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Yiddish Language Coursesrenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-19 18:00 - 2018-07-03 19:30
Location: Nyčės Ūsai, Pilies g. 1, Kaunas

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Japanese Day Camp “Totoro”renginys


Date and time: 2018-06-25 8:00 - 20189-08-10 18:00

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Japanese Coir and Drumsrenginys


Date and time: 2018-07-27 19:00 - 2018-07-27 22:00
Location: Valdovų Rūmai, Katedros a. 4, Vilnius

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Conversations with Theravada Buddhism Monkrenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-15 18:00 - 2018-06-22 19:00

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Rumi Eveningsrenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-07 19:00 - 2018-09-20 21:00
Location: Rumi namai, Utenos g. 38, Vilnius

Mystical stories of Mathnavi Jala-al din Mohammad Balkhi (Rumi) with reciting, translating and discussions about the philosophy of Sufism in Persian culture. Mathnavi shows how to live in spiritual way in our daily lives. At the end we invite anyone who can play on any instrument for the jam session, we will play for peace and love.

We try to meet every Thursdays regularly in Rumi Namai and talk about Rumi and his poems. More…

Exhibition of Japanese Post Stamps “Prefectures”renginys


Date and time: 2018-05-24 12:00 - 2018-06-30 12:00
Location: VDU Daugiafunkcinis mokslo ir studijų centras, V. Putvinskio g. 23, Kaunas

On May 24 – June 30 VMU Centre for Asian Studies invites you to visit Japanese post stamps exhibition “Prefectures”. The exhibition displays a part of Mr. Leonas Veržbolauskas collection of Japanese post stamps. The exhibition is located in the 4th floor gallery at the VMU Multifunctional Research and Studies Centre (V. Putvinskio st. 23, Kaunas).

Japan began issuing stamps for its prefectures, also known as furusato (ふるさと – hometown) stamps in 1989. 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…

Past events

Mitsuteru Ueshiba Seminar in Vilniusrenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-16 9:00 - 2018-06-17 19:00
Location: DELFI sporto centras, Ozo g. 14C,Vilnius

We invite all aikidoka to visit a special event for Lithuanian Aikido community and for the whole Baltic countries as well. The Director of Aikikai Hombu Dojo (Dojo-cho) Mitsuteru Ueshiba, a great-grandson of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba, is coming to lead an International Aikido seminar. We strongly hope that this seminar will gather many aikidoka from all around the Europe since it is the extraordinary visit of the successor of O-Sensei and the first time for Aikido history in Baltic countries. More…

Open Lecture by Mitsuteru Ueshibarenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-15 12:00 - 2018-06-15 13:00
Location: VU Filologijos fakultetas, Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius

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Japanese Garden Openingrenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-17 13:00 - 2018-06-17 17:00
Location: Japonų kultūros namai, T. Kosciuškos g. 26, Vilnius

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In Search of Path of Haiku (Haiku do)renginys


Date and time: 2018-06-16 14:00 - 2018-06-16 18:00
Location:  "Senas kluonas" Kanavos 7, Papiškių kaimas, Zapyškio sen., Kauno rajonas

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Seminar by Sohaku Macušitarenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-12 18:00 - 2018-06-12 19:30
Location: VU Azijos ir transkultūrinių studijų institutas, Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius

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Sumi-e Paintingrenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-09 11:00 - 2018-06-09 13:00
Location: Japonų kultūros namai, T. Kosciuškos g. 26, Vilnius

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Public Lecture “The Invitation to Zazen Practice”renginys


Date and time: 2018-06-11 19:00 - 2018-06-11 20:30
Location: MRU Azijos centras, Ateities g. 20, Vilnius

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Lecture by Dalai Lama – “Human Values in Education”renginys


Date and time: 2018-06-13 10:00 - 2018-06-13 11:00
Location: Vilniaus universitetas, Universiteto g. 3, Vilnius

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Lithuania on 13-14th of June, invited by the House of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama will congratulate Lithuania on the centennial of restored statehood and later deliver a lecture titled “Human Values in Education”. The lecture will be held on 13th of June, at 10 AM at the Grand Courtyard of Vilnius University. More…

Lecture by the XIV Dalai Lama “The Art of Happiness”renginys


Date and time: 2018-06-14 10:00 - 2018-06-14 12:00
Location: Siemens arena, Ozo g. 14, Vilnius

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Knyga apie šalies įvaizdžio politikąknyga


It seems that Nietzsche was right saying that “All things are enlinked, enlaced and enamoured”. Dr. Aurelijus Zykas, the professor of Vytautas Magnus University and the head of the Centre for Asian Studies during the Vilnius Book Fair 2018 introduced his new monograph Lead by Soft Power: Communication of Country’s Image and Japan. Precisely in this, his already second published book, A. Zykas, while using his own and referring to works and researches of other sociologists, More…

Pasirodė Rumi poezijos vertimasversta-literatura


Poet of the Middle Ages, the Sufi mystic of Rumi (1207-1273) is one of the most popular poets in the Western world. There is nothing new that the name of Rumi in Lithuania was heard at least for those who were interested in Oriental culture and poetry, but his work is still a little known. Therefore, it’s urgent to introduce a poetry book: Rumi’s little book of life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit – to collect translations from various works of Rumi and to allow the More…

Pasirodė naujas H. Murakami knygos vertimasversta-literatura


This novel is about a 21 year old guy, who studies biology and came back home for summer holidays. Having a lot of free time leads narrator and his old friend called “Rat“ spending a big portion of it in J‘s bar. There they just drink beer and smoke. The main character of the novel is quite a silent guy but he ponders about many different things. Most of his contemplations revolve around his three ex girlfriends, strange accidents, carnal love and his new friend who has lost one More…

Pasirodė nauja knyga apie Korėjąknyga


Kuksando is a thousand years old Korean education system of body and spirit. It is a Korean wisdom school which helps people to discover the harmony of their emotions, body, and mind, recover youthful energy and overcome stress. Due to meditation, physical movements, specific breathing techniques human beings can become persevering and strong both physically and spiritually. More…

Išsami knyga apie Japonijąknyga


“I will see what can I do for Japan and what Japan can do for me. This book is the result of that project.” with these words, the author presents the idea of this book. Because of such words reader is able to understand that this book will certainly not be a dry academic textbook or information guide, how to survive in Japan. A. Kleiva describes this book as an entirety of his personal experiences, thoughts, and stories he was able to collect during his life in Japan. More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU