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Japanese Tea Ceremony to be presented at VMUrenginys


Date and time: 2015-09-02 18:00 - 2015-09-02 19:30
Location: (Lietuvių) VDU Teatro salė, S. Daukanto g. 27.


EBA and ESA Convention and IV Japanese culture festival to take place in Vilniusrenginys

Date and time: 2015-09-04 10:00 - 2015-09-06 20:00
Location: (Lietuvių) LITEXPO parodų rūmai, Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius



International conference “Shifting Inter-Regional Balance: EU-East Asia Economic Cooperation” in Kaunasrenginys


Date and time: 2015-10-21 10:00 - 2015-10-22 15:00
Location: (Lietuvių) Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto Mažoji salė, Daukanto 28, Kaunas

Every year the Centre for Asian Studies at VMU organizes a conference on East Asia from the perspective of various research disciplines. In the past, annual conferences have focused on sociological or religious aspects of East Asian societies. This year’s topic is economy, and in particular – trade and other economic relations between the EU, its Eastern neighborhood, and East Asia. The event will take place on October 21-22, in VMU Small Hall (Daukanto 28, Kaunas).

“Information about the spectacular economic growth and rising global prominence of East Asia is abundant, but the role of the academic community is to make sense of the processes, connections and implications of this,” says the coordinator of this conference, CAS junior researcher Daiva Repečkaitė. More…

World Premiere of movie “Persona Non Grata”renginys

Date and time: 2015-10-13 18:00 - 2015-10-13 21:00
Location: (Lietuvių) Kino teatras "Romuva", Laisvės al. 54

This October 13th the first screening of a movie about Chiune Sugihara will take place in the historical movie theater “Romuva” in Kaunas. During this exclusive premiere the viewers not only will be the first ones in the world to watch the film (the Tokyo premiere is set in December), but also will have a rare opportunity to meet with the director Cellin Gluck as well as the actors who played main roles in it – Toshiaki Karasawa (as Chiune Sugihara) and Koyuki (as Yukiko Sugihara).

The start of the premiere – 18:00, doors open at 17:00. The event is free of charge. The film will be shown in an original language (Japanese and English) with Lithuanian subtitles. More…

Japanese traditional dance and demonstration by Takamasa Fujimarenginys


Date and time: 2015-12-04 16:00 - 2015-12-04 17:00
Location: (Lietuvių) VDU Azijos studijų centras, Vaižganto g. 30, Kaunas

The history of Japanese traditional dance can go back to 400 years ago. The dance expresses life style and entertainment of Japanese people. VMU Centre for Asian studies and Japan Embassy in Lithuania invite everyone to a lecture-demonstration by Mr Takamasa Fujima, distinguished Japanese traditional dancer, who will perform the dance, and demonstrate what Japanese traditional dance is. The event will take place on the 4th of December (Friday), 16:00 in the Centre for Asian Studies, Vaižganto 30. The event is free of charge. More…

Japanese culture festival in Alytusrenginys


Date and time: 2016-09-02 9:00 - 2016-09-04 15:00
Location: Alytus city Theatre, Rotušės a. 2, Alytus

Lithuanian Bonsai Association, a member of Black Scissors Community, will host the first international Black Scissors convention in Alytus, Lithuania, the 2nd – 4th September 2016 in collaboration with the 5th Japanese Culture Festival.

Masters from 21 countries, 5 continents, will present their bosai trees and suiseki compositions. Visitors of the festival will be able to know more about various aspects of Japanese culture – tea ceremony, Japanese koi carps, calligraphy, etc.

Please, click this link to see more information about the events. More…

International Conference on Creative Industries “Made in Japan”renginys


Date and time: 2016-10-06 19:00 - 2016-10-08 18:00
Location: (Lietuvių) Menų spaustuvė, Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius


International Conference in Kaunasrenginys


Date and time: 2016-10-20 9:00 - 2016-10-21 12:30
Location: Vytautas Magnus University Small Hall, Daukanto st. 28, Kaunas

The Centre for Asian Studies is inviting scholars and the general public to an international academic conference “Travel and Mutual Understanding: East Asia, Europe and Beyond“ that will be held October 20-21 in Kaunas, Lithuania at VMU Small Hall (Daukanto st. 28, 2nd floor).

The conference focuses on travel as an opportunity for inter-cultural learning and both material and immaterial exchanges. The conference papers will review the history of travelers’ contacts, tourism policy, tourist industry and other related topics spanning from early 20th century until today, with most focus given to East Asian countries. More…

Public lecture by the professor from Tokyo University in Kaunasrenginys


Date and time: 2016-10-24 11:15 - 2016-10-24 13:00
Location: Vytautas Magnus University, Donelaičio str. 52-322, Kaunas

Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Asian Studies starts a new cycle of events under the title “Time for Asia”. The first event will take place on the 24th of October, at 11:15, in Daukanto str. 52-322. The first presenter will be Professor from Tokyo University, Dr Tomoko Ako, holding a lecture under the title „Is China on the Cusp of a Middle-Class Revolt?“.

The aim of the lecture is to unveil the peculiarities of middle-class in China, delineating differences between urban and rural dwellers. Click here for the abstract of the lecture. The lecture will be succeeded by the discussion and Q&A session in which we encourage you to participate as well. We are grateful for the partners of the event, Embassy of Japan in Lithuania. More…

“Time for Asia”: “The Two Koreas in Post-Cold War era: Cooperation and Crisis”renginys


Date and time: 2016-11-28 11:15 - 2016-11-28 12:45
Location: (Lietuvių) Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, Donelaičio g. 52-322, Kaunas

Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Asian Studies continues cycle of events under the title “Time for Asia”. The second event will take place on the 28th of November, at 11:15, in Daukanto str. 52-322. The presenter will be visiting professor from Korea Foundation Dr. Yu-Ree Kim holding a lecture “The Two Koreas in Post-Cold War era: Cooperation and Crisis”.

This lecture will go through the process and changes of the North-South relations focusing on the 25 years of economic More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU