LOOKING FOR JAPANESE ARTIST?
The Japan Foundation offers various resources on Japan’s arts scene: performing arts, film, literature and web magazine with the topics on international cultural exchange all over the world. JFBP plays a role to introduce these resources as well as helping your program with grant, cultural material loans and by consultation.
Performing Arts Network Japan is a Website dedicated to disseminating information about the stimulating and highly diverse Japanese performing arts scene. And, with an eye to the international performing arts scene, each month we will also introduce presenters who are presently active on the international stage.
The Japan Foundation has previously published English language introductions to drama and dance artists in Theater Japan (1989 and 1993), and an organized survey of the genres of contemporary theater, contemporary dance, butoh, contemporary music, and popular music, in Performing Arts Now in Japan (1995). We also presented the most up-to-date information on the Japan Performing Arts Net Website during 1997-2003 to provide a view of trends in Japanese performing arts.
We sincerely hope that these efforts and this brand new project of Performing Arts Network Japan will contribute to the promotion of international exchange in the performing arts.
Wochi Kochi is an online magazine run by the Japan Foundation, cultivating friendship and ties between Japan and the world through culture.
Wochi Kochi was established in 2010 to publish information about international cultural exchange. It is the successor to the paper-based magazines International Exchanges (1974-2004) and Wochi Kochi (Far and Near) (2004-2009), publications by the Japan Foundation that were the only magazines in Japan dedicated to the topic of international cultural exchange.
The Wochi Kochi online magazine follows in the spirit of its printed predecessor, Wochi Kochi (Far and Near), bringing you articles on a special topic in each edition. It includes interviews with and articles contributed by professionals at the forefront of cultural exchange, and also has reports on cultural exchange programs by Japan Foundation staff located across the globe. Experiencing a variety of different cultures helps to broaden horizons and enrich lives. Continually sharing new discoveries, surprises, and joys, Wochi Kochi aims to bring you the latest on cultural exchange involving Japan throughout the world.
AIR_J is a Website dedicated to disseminating information about Artist-in-Residence programs across Japan in both Japanese and English.
Artist-in-Residence (AIR) is a short-term residence program to support creative activities of artists, creators, and scholars. AIR_J website provides information on AIR programs in Japan, such as the outline, achievements, and application requirement of each program, to those living abroad who are interested in AIR programs and culture of Japan.
It also offers the cross-searchable database of AIR programs, FAQ, interviews and essays to update the user with the latest information of AIR programs in Japan and abroad.
JFDB is a Japanese Film Database managed in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and UNIJAPAN.
It provides search for information on Japanese films according to title, film cast and staff, or film industry related companies.
JFDB also offers information on Japanese films released in period from year 2002 to 2010 together with contact details on Japanese film industries, bilingually in Japanese and English.
Worth Sharing is a website aimed at giving people overseas a better understanding of contemporary Japan by selecting recommended outstanding books for translation. The titles recommended on this list are works that the Japan Foundation would prioritize for its own support program, provided the translations are of adequate quality and appropriate publication plans are submitted.
We aim for the Japan Foundation list to bring together literary works and their authors with translators and publishing companies so that the books can reach overseas readers, thereby enhancing their interaction with Japan.
In order for effective international exchange in the field of publication, the Japan Foundation provides a database of Japanese literary works translated into foreign languages.