ASEAN Day 2022
The Philippine Embassy in Japan and Sentro Rizal – Tokyo join the nation in the celebration of ASEAN Day.
Philippine Embassy Promotes Philippine Culture and Arts Through Book Donation to ASEAN-Japan Centre
04 August 2022 – As part of an ongoing effort to promote awareness of Philippine culture and arts to the Japanese public, Philippine Embassy in Japan Chargé d’ Affaires (CDA) Robespierre Bolivar met with ASEAN – Japan Centre (AJC) Secretary General Dr. Kunihiko Hirabayashi to officially turnover a collection of books to the AJC library.
CDA Bolivar noted that the Embassy remains committed to proactively promoting the Philippines and increasing awareness of the country in Japan. For his part, Dr. Hirabayashi extended his appreciation to CDA Bolivar for the books, which will be featured in the AJC library in Tokyo.
The package includes coffee table books on Philippine art and cuisine, a photo book featuring the official residence of the Philippine Ambassador to Japan, and books on Philippine-Japan relations, most of which were provided by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The collection also includes the manga on the life of Jose Rizal, written and drawn by Japanese artists, which the Embassy publicly launched in December 2021.
The Embassy, through its Sentro Rizal, has been proactively partnering with libraries and schools in the Tokyo area to provide more information about Philippine culture, history, and heritage to the Japanese community, especially the youth, through the book donation drive.
The book donation coincides with the celebration of the 55th Anniversary of ASEAN and Philippine National History Month with the theme, “Kasaysayan, Kamalayan, Kaunlaran” (History, Consciousness, Development) in August 2022.
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The Philippine Embassy Congratulates Four Philippine Students Whose Artworks are Featured at the International High School Arts Festival in Japan
02 August 2022 – The artworks of four students of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) will be featured at the annual International High School Arts Festival in Japan sponsored by the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) this August.
Out of the thousands of submitted art pieces, the work of the following four Philippine high school students were among the approximately 500 selected works brought to Japan to form part of the exhibition during the Festival:
- Mr. Albert Emir B. Reyes (top photo) – (winner) artwork title “Bustling Little Town”
- Mr. Ethan Luis Andrade (lower right photo) – artwork title “Storms”
- Ms. Kyla Gabrielle Puyat (lower middle photo) – artwork title “Self-portrait”
- Mr. Eicyd Timothy Rico (lower left photo) – artwork title “Michelangelo’s Pieta”
The Philippine Embassy congratulates these talented young artists as they represent The Philippines in this Festival. An online awarding ceremony for the winners will be held on 3 August 2022. The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila assisted IFAC and PHSA in order to send the four artworks from the Philippines to Japan.
The 23rd International High School Arts Festival will be held from 10 to 21 August 2022 at The National Art Center in Tokyo. The Festival aims to foster cultural exchange by sharing the students’ original perspectives and messages as portrayed in their art.