Cultural Exchange

Japan Foundation Programs

The Japan Foundation is a semi-governmental organisation based in Tokyo. Its purpose is "to contribute to a better international environment, and to the maintenance and development of harmonious foreign relationships with Japan, through deepening other nations`s understanding of Japan, promoting better mutual understanding among nations, encouraging friendship and goodwill among the peoples of the world, and contributing to the world in culture and other fields through the efficient and comprehensive implementation of international cultural exchange activities". The Japan Foundation carries out programs and activities in the following three major categories:

  • Arts and Cultural Exchange
  • Japanese-Language Education Overseas
  • Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange

The Japan Foundation invites individuals and organizations that are planning international exchange projects to participate in the programs of the Japan Foundation. For further information on the different programs please see the program guidelines on the website of the Japan Foundation.

Events in Macedonia organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan since 2006:

  • September 27, 2014
    Introduction to Japanese Noh theatre by Kyutaro Hashioka IX
  • May 21 - 22, 2014
    Kumihimo and Kusakizome Workshops by Ms. Hoko Tokoro, Skopje
  • March 14 - 20, 2014
    Japanese Film Week at Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje
  • March 7, 2014
    Tea Ceremony Demonstration and Presentation of Japanese Confectionary, Skopje
  • June 4 - 5, 2013
    Kumihimo and Kusakizome Workshops by Ms. Hoko Tokoro, Skopje
  • April 24 - 30, 2012
    Japanese Film Festival at Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje
  • April 20 - 26, 2012
    Japanese Film Festival at Centar za kultura, Bitola
  • May 31 - June 1, 2012
    Kumihimo and Kusakizome Workshops by Ms. Hoko Tokoro, Skopje
  • October 19 - 25, 2011
    Japanese Film Festival at Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje
  • September 17 - 30, 2011
    Japan Foundation travelling exhibition "Counter Photography: Japan`s Artists Today" at the Museum of the City of Skopje
  • April, 2011
    Kumihimo and Kusakizome Workshops by Ms. Hoko Tokoro, Skopje
  • March 9 - 15, 2011
    Japanese Film Festival 2011 at Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje
  • February 9 - 10, 2011
    Koto and Shakuhachi Concert and Workshop with Hiroshi Yonezawa and Eriko Kumazawa, High School for Music and Ballet, Skopje
  • March 4 to 10, 2010
    Japanese Film Festival 2010 at Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje
  • September 26 to October 12, 2009
    Japan Foundation travelling exhibition "Painting for Joy - New Japanese Painting in 1990s" at the Museum of the City of Skopje
  • October 30, 2007
    Concert by BU-SHI-DO at Army Hall, Skopje
  • October 11 - 16, 2007
    Japanese Film Festival "The new Japanese Film" at the ART CINEMA, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje
  • September 29 - October 14, 2007
    Japan Foundation travelling exhibition "Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques" at the Museum of the City of Skopje
  • May 2007
    Kumihimo Workshops by Ms. Hoko Tokoro, University SS Cyril and Methodius, Skopje
  • May 25 - 30, 2006
    Japanese Film Festival at the ART CINEMA, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje