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Upcoming events

Lecture “Japan and its People”renginys


Date and time: 2018-09-22 10:00 - 2018-09-22 12:00
Location: Alytaus Jotvingių gimnazija, Topolių g. 20, Alytus

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Korean Culture Club “Hallyu” Season Openingrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-20 18:00 - 2018-09-20 20:30
Location: V. Putvinskio g. 23, Kaunas

As the Fall semester begins, so do “Hallyu” events! We will kick off this new season by playing various fun games and getting to know each other so everyone is welcome!

As usually, we will be serving some tea so you can bring some snacks.

Place: V. Putvinskio st. 23 (VMU Centre for Research and Studies), 414 classroom. More…

Japanese Fiber Art Exhibition “Basketry”renginys


Date and time: 2018-09-14 17:00 - 2018-11-10 12:00
Location: Janinos Monkutės-Marks muziejus-galerija, J. Basanavičiaus g. 45, Kėdainiai

ARKA Gallery continues the collaboration with Japanese artists. In 2017 the exhibition of Japanese fiber art from the collection of Janina Monkute-Marks Museum-Gallery in Kėdainiai was exhibited along with the international Textile Miniatures Biennial ETHNO.

This year, the visitors will be introduced to the world-famous art of Japanese basketry. The exhibition of small scale artworks by Japanese artists complements the Textile More…

Japanese Speech Contestrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-24 11:00 - 2018-09-24 14:00
Location: VDU Didžioji aula, Gimnazijos g. 7 , Kaunas

On the 24th of September Vytautas Magnus University’s Center for Asian Studies alongside the Komaru–Koutsu foundation and Hiroshima University Lithuanian center invites you to participate in the Japanese speech contest. The main topic for this year is: transportation.

The best contestant in each categories will be rewarded with great prizes provided by the organizers and the sponsors of this contest. The author of the best speech will win the opportunity to participate in an international More…

Japanese Language Courses for Beginnersrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-11 18:00 - 2018-12-11 19:00
Location: Japonų kultūros namai, T. Kosciuškos g. 26, Vilnius

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Introduction to Kouk Sun Dorenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-22 12:00 - 2018-09-22 13:00
Location: Laisvės pr.79, Kaunas

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Visit to the Japanese Garden with a Streamrenginys


Date and time: 2018-06-24 11:00 - 2018-12-30 16:00
Location: Japoniškas sodas SEI SHIN EN, T. Kosciuškos g. 26, Vilnius

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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…

Past events

Hashi Club Season Openingrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-14 18:00 - 2018-09-14 20:00
Location: Sugiharos namai, Vaižganto g. 30, Kaunas

After the summer vacation VMU Japanese culture club Hashi is back with the one of a kind season’s first meeting at the Sugihara house!

If you have interest in Japanese culture and thinking of a way to head start your weekend, this event is just for you! A picnic will be organized, therefore bring some snacks, a friend and some good mood on the way. More…

Lithuanian and Japanese Choir Festivalrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-16 15:00 - 2018-09-16 16:30
Location: VDU Didžioji aula, Gimnazijos g. 7 , Kaunas

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Korean Calligraphy Workshoprenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-10 14:00 - 2018-09-10 17:00
Location: KSI Kauans, 414 aud., V. Putvinskio g. 23, Kaunas

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Chiune Sugihara Kendo Tournamentrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-09 10:00 - 2018-09-09 13:00
Location: Kauno Jurgio Dobkevičiaus Progimnazija, V. Čepinskio g. 7, Kaunas

Kyumeikan Kendo Dojo together with “Iniciatyvos Kaunui”, Lithuanian Kendo Association and Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Asian Studies presents Ch. Sugihara Kendo Tournament for mixed (ladies, men) teams.

The Team can consist maximum of 3 players with the following positions and grades: “senpo” VII kyu – I kyu, “jiho” VII kyu – I kyu, and “chuken” I kyu – dan grades. More…

Japanese Kites Festivalrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-08 13:30 - 2018-09-08 15:30
Location: Nemuno sala, Kaunas

On September 8th, all students, families and citizens of Kaunas are invited to participate in Kite festival and picnic which will take place in Nemunas island.

13.30 to 15.00 a Kites making workshop to learn how to make Japanese style kites Rendako.

15.00 Kites flying festival. Kites made in Japan and Lithuania will rise with wind, thus giving a meaning to the More…

Sugihara Week closing Concertrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-08 17:00 - 2018-09-08 20:00
Location: VDU Didžioji salė, S. Daukanto g. 28, Kaunas

Saturday evening we gladly welcome to join a free Sugihara Week closing concert which will be accompanied by harmonious Japanese and Lithuanian voices.

The event will await 26 Japanese performers from Ichinoseki city, which was one of the areas that endured damages during the Great East Japan earthquake. The joined Ichinoseki choir includes representatives from Ichinoseki Glee Club (conducted by Yokoyama Izumi), musical troupe Hiraizumi (director Chizuko Kajiga) and More…

29th International Annual EAJRS Conference in Kaunasrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-12 08:30 - 2018-09-15- 14:00
Location: VDU Mažoji salė, S. Daukanto g. 28, Kaunas

On September 12-15, 2018 VMU Centre for Asian studies together with the Global Japan Office invites you not to miss the 29th international EAJRS (European Association of Japanese Recourse Specialists) conference. This year the topic is “(G)localizing Japanese Studies Resources”.

The Conference will attract 97 participants from such countries as Japan, China, USA, More…

Cinema and Music: “Shiraz” and Indian Music Band “Sangha”renginys


Date and time: 2018-09-07 09:00 - 2018-09-07 23:00
Location: Skalvijos kino centras, Goštauto g. 2/15, 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