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Premiere of the Documentary “Kaunas, the City of Sugihara and Japan”renginys


Date and time: 2018-04-26 17:30 - 2018-04-26 18:30
Location: Romuvos laikinoji kino salė, Kęstučio g. 62, Kaunas

VMU Centre for Asian Studies invites you to the premiere of a new documentary “Kaunas. The city of Sugihara and Japan”. The premiere will be taking place on April 26, 5:30 P.M. in Kaunas cinema centre’s “Romuva” temporary hall, Kęstučio st. 62 (entrance through the inner yard).

The story of Kaunas – Japan bilateral relations are revealed through four personalities More…

Yozakura. Night Sakurarenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-21 20:00 - 2018-04-21 23:00
Location: VU botanikos sodas, Vingio skyrius, Čiurlionio g. 110, Vilnius

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Ring of Solomon: Reading Jewish Talesrenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-22 12:00 - 2018-04-22 13:30
Location: Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus, Naugarduko g. 10 - 2, Vilnius

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Lecture Series by Prof. Smadar Lavierenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-19 17:30 - 2018-04-26 19:00
Location: VU Azijos ir transkultūrinių studijų institutas, Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius

This endowed four lecture series introduces the diversity and heterogeneity of family, kinship and gender relations in Middle Eastern societies and their diasporas. It traces religious observance as a culturally lived experience, spanning from the local to the transnational.

The lectures are based on classic and new works by feminist scholars, listed below, introduce theoretical arguments from the Humanities and Social Sciences, and juxtapose these to complex case studies from various More…

Exhibition “Hope from the ashes: tales from Afghanistan”renginys


Date and time: 2018-04-26 18:00 - 2018-05-16 18:00
Location: Kauno įvairių tautų kultūrų centras, Šv. Gertrūdos g. 58, Kaunas

Vaiva Bezhan is a Lithuanian-born artist based in Prague, Czech Republic. Vaiva received her Master’s degree in Art Photography from UJEP FUD, following her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at Vienozinskis art faculty and additional studies in Turkey. Currently, Vaiva is studying her PhD in Art Communication at UJEP.

Vaiva’s interest in documentary photography began during her Master’s studies. She made a photo series on Roma people in the Czech Republic that was selected and exhibited at the National Gallery in Prague in 2012. More…

Series of Lectures: “Chinese Tea and its Drinking Culture”renginys


Date and time: 2018-04-19 18:00 - 2018-05-10 19:00
Location: Vilniaus universiteto Konfucijaus institutas, M.K. Čiurlionio g. 21, II korpusas, Vilnius

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The Exhibition of the Contemporary Japanese Wood Carvings “Wood Carving Effect”renginys


Date and time: 2018-04-06 17:00 - 2018-06-10 12:00
Location: M. K. Čiurlionio memorialinis muziejus, M.K. Čiurlionio g. 35, Druskininkai

The idea of ​​the exhibition is to reveal the range of wood carving opportunities and to show the variations of ancient graphic art techniques in today’s art. The project partner Kyoto International Wood Print Association (KIWA) has provided the opportunity to get acquainted with Japan’s contemporary xylography. For the first time in Lithuania, the exhibition presents modern wood carvings which allow to get acquainted with unique features of mokuhanga woodcarving technology developed in Japan: water-based More…

Kayhan Kalhor – Treasures of Persian Music (Iran)renginys


Date and time: 2018-04-28 19:00 - 2018-04-28 21:00
Location: Raudondvario dvaro Menų inkubatorius, Pilies takas 1, Raudondvaris, Kauno rajonas

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R. Požerskis Photography Exhibition “Children of Bangladesh”renginys


Date and time: 2018-04-10 17:00 - 2018-05-12
Location: Kauno Vinco Kudirkos viešoji biblioteka, Jaunimo, meno ir muzikos skyrius, A. Mapu gatvė 18, Kaunas

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Israel Cinema in your Cityrenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-05 18:00 - 2018-05-03 20:00
Location: Palangos miesto savivaldybės viešoji biblioteka, Vytauto g. 61, Palanga

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Conference on Aesthetics and Art Philosophyrenginys


Date and time: 2018-05-05 - 2018-05-05
Location: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, Saltoniškių g. 58, Vilnius

On May 5th, 2018 the 17th Republican conference on aesthetics and art philosophy “COMPARATIVISM, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE OF CURRENT AESTHETIC AND ARTIFICIAL PHILOSOPHY DISCUSSIONS” is going to take place in Lithuanian culture research institute (Saltoniškių g. 58, Vilnius).

Applications with summary must be submitted due to April 25th, 2018. More…

Call for Papers: 2018 EAJRS Conference in Kaunasrenginys


Date and time: 2018-03-01 - 2018-09-15
Location: Kaunas

We are now accepting registrations and proposals for presentations for the 28th EAJRS conference to be held in Kaunas 12-15 September 2018, organized by the Centre for Asian Studies of Vytautas Magnus University. The partners of the event are Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Global Japan Office and VMU Library.

If you plan to attend, please complete the registration form and return it to More…

Japanese Language and Culture Coursesrenginys


Date and time: 2018-03-26 18:00 - 2018-06-01 19:30
Location: Bitėnų g. 2C, Vilnius

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Past events

Shibori Workshoprenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-21 17:00 - 2018-04-21 19:00
Location: Ideas Block LT, Pylimo g. 60, Vilnius

Shibori textiles dyeing workshop with Liucija Textiles.

Shibori is a traditional Japanese textiles dyeing technique, where by folding, tying, stitching, twisting, compressing a fabric, patterns are created.

This dyeing technique is a great way to make your plain clothes more interesting or renew old clothes. So bring More…

Public Lecture by Vivek Shuklarenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-19 17:00 - 2018-04-19 18:30
Location: Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius

Languages are dynamic and they keep on changing, evolving and Hindi is no exception. The uses of social media have increased rapidly in last few years in India so had been the case with web based content.  This change had come not only on the level of content but also on the level of language. This talk is an attempt to underline those changes in the language of social media and of web based content. More…

Concert Shalom Israelrenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-19 19:00 - 2018-04-19 20:30
Location: Šv. Kotrynos bažnyčia, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius

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Colorful Indiarenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-14 17:00 - 2018-04-14 19:00
Location: Jaunųjų geografų klubas, M. K. Čiurlionio g. 21/ 27, Vilnius

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Open Lecture of Prof. C. Upender Rao from Indiarenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-17 11:15 - 2018-04-17 13:00
Location: Putvinskio g. 23, 310 auditorija, Kaunas

On April 17 we are inviting everyone to an open lecture called “World peace through ancient Indian wisdom” which will be held in Putvinskio str. 23-310 from 11:15. The lecture will be given by Prof. C. Upender Rao who is a scholar of Sanskrit and India studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India). Prof. Rao has been involved in Sanskrit studies for more than 30 years already, and plans to talk about the concept of “peace” in ancient Indian tradition and how that connects with both global and individual attempts to achieve peaceful coexistence. More information about the lecture is in the provided PDF file. More…

Club of Export: Malaysiarenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-13 10:00 - 2018-04-13 12:00
Location: A. Goštauto g. 40a, Vilnius

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Networks of resilience: legal precarity and transborder citizenship among the Karen from Myanmar in Thailandrenginys


Date and time: 2018-04-12 15:30 - 2018-04-12 17:00
Location: Gedimino g. 44, 103 auditorija, Kaunas

Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Social Anthropology invites you to the seminar “Networks of Resilience: Legal Precarity and Transborder Citizenship Among the Karen from Myanmar in Thailand”. Speaker of the seminar – Indrė Balčaitė.

The paper probes the relationship between legal precarity and transborder citizenship through the case of the Karen from Myanmar (Burma) in Thailand. Collected during ethnographic fieldwork More…


(Lietuvių) Išsami knyga apie japonišką arbatos ceremonijąversta-literatura


In this book you will find easy to follow The Japanese tea ceremony also called the Way of Tea , which you can perform both at home and in a special place called the Tea room. Clearly written links to every move will help you easily understand tea ceremony’s meaning, artistic value and make your meeting with friends different.

In the first chapter of this book, you will be introduced to the Way of Tea and main used dishes, later on you will be able to learn about etiquette and secrets of this ceremony. So first of all, when you will start this book you will be introduced to The Japnanese tea ceremony and just then, when later in the book you will start to learn about the real Way of Tea. More…

New book on the history of Japanknyga


\”History of Japan\” written by Dr. Dalia Švambarytė revolves around history of Japan since the islands division to nowadays. All the eras, periods, rulers who are worth mentioning are mentioned in the book as well as the progress of art and science. The book is divided into parts and every era has its own part, so you don\’t have to read the book from the beginning in order to find out about certain event. In the beginning of the book we can find the explanations how Japanese names and names of places are translated into Lithuanian. The book is also full of illustrations and various useful maps. \”Japanese history\” is one of the first books about Japanese history released by a Lithuanian writer and the first one which is so informative.

The book about Japanese gardensknyga


Kestutis Ptakausko interest in Japanese gardens started by one incident in 1996. While on a holiday in Palanga, he accidentally saw a picture of a Japanese garden, which has made a significant impact on his life, because by seeing the picture he became interested in Japanese culture and wanted to create a similar garden that he saw. Even before the end of holiday in Palanga, he came back and threw himself into the garden development work.

This book, \”Ryto rasos sodas\”, the author wants to introduce Lithuanian readers with his hobby. More…

(Lietuvių) Pasirodė naujas H. Murakami knygos vertimasversta-literatura


Haruki Murakami is a japanese writer, born in 1949 on January 12th. He was raised in Kiyoto but currently lives in Tokyo. According to the majority H.Murakami is contraversial and has a Western outlook. In his homeland he is criticized for abandoning the typical style and some of the Western countries believe that he is being toady towards them. Disregarding that, no one can deny that Haruki Murakami is one of the greatest writers that are still alive and his work is constanly in the bestseller list. One of his most recent books “Men without women” is a six-story collection which is about men that are parted from or left by their women. Protagonists suffer from loss in every single novelle. More…

(Lietuvių) Pasirodė naujas knygos vertimas iš hebrajų kalbosversta-literatura


Abraham B. Yehoshua (born in 1936) – he is one of the most prominent Jerusalems writers. His novel “A Woman in Jerusaem” is written about forty years old woman who was killed in a market place during terrorist attack and a man who is working in one of the most popular Jarusalems bakery as human resources management division. He got a task to take a good care of now dead woman’s body. This novel is divided into three parts: ,,The manager”, ,,The Mission” and ,,The Journey”. More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU