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Academic Forum “Korea Today”renginys


Date and time: 2016-11-28 14:00 - 2016-11-28 18:00
Location: Karaliaus Sedžiongo institutas, I-414 auditorija, Ateities st. 20 Vilnius, Lithuania

28 th of November King Sejong Institute Vilnius invites you to academic forum : Korea today. The focus of the Forum is Korean presence in the modern world, the rapid and forcefull growth of the Korean business, social and culture institutions. Korean presence in global community is communicated through language teaching, opening up world class education opportunities, sharing ideas of the modern world view, business world and emerging opportunities for cooperation. All are welcome to take part in the discussion.
Click here for the program of the event.

(Lietuvių) VDU Azijos savaitė 2017renginys


Date and time: 2017-03-06 13:00 - 2017-03-10 18:00
Location: (Lietuvių) Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto ir partnerių patalpose

We would like to invite you to participate in Vytautas Magnus University Asian Week 2017 (VMU Asian Week 2017), will take place on March 6–10 in various venues of VMU and other public places.

VMU Asian Week is a one-week long cycle of events, related to East Asia region. It aims to provide a better understanding of the region and to raise awareness about Japan, Korea and China in an accessible and attractive way. The events are open not only to university‘s community but also to everyone interested in East Asia. Asian Week is organized by VMU Centre for Asian Studies together with student clubs „Hashi“, „Wu Wei“ and „Hallyu“, in cooperation with our social partners.


Movie “Across Mongolia on bikes”renginys


Date and time: 2017-02-21 17:30 - 2017-02-24 19:00
Location: Kaunas: temporary venue of cinema "Romuva", Kęstučio str.. 62; Vilnius: cinema "Pasaka", Šv. Ignoto str. 4/3

New documentary about Lithuanians, adventurously travelling in Mongolia on their bikes. Click here for tickets in Kaunas and here for sessions in Vilnius.
Bilietus į seansus kino teatre “Romuva” galite įsigyti paspaudę čia.
Bilietus į seansus kino teatre “Pasaka” galite įsigyti paspaudę šią nuorodą. More…

Open discussion about Syrian and Afghan culturesrenginys


Date and time: 2017-03-09 17:00 - 2017-03-09 18:30
Location: VU Centre of Oriental Studies Hindi room(Universiteto str. 5, Vilnius).

Vilnius University Centre of Oriental Studies together with “Caritas” invite everyone to an open discussion about Syrian and Afghan cultures. Farah, a girl from Syria and Barak, an Afghan girl, will present their native cultures. The head of “Caritas” organization will lead the discussion.
The event will be in English, no registration or fee.

Tea Ceremony Demonstration during VMU Asian Weekrenginys

Date and time: 2017-03-08 11:00 - 2017-03-08 12:00
Location: VMU Great Hall, Daukanto str. 28, Kaunas

金剛の 露ひとつぶや 石の上 「川端茅舎」

A drop of dew
Sits on a rock
Like a diamond

(Kawabata Bosha)

Before the colourful cultural fair we would like to invite you to experience one of the most outstanding Japanese rituals by participating in demonstrations of tea drinking ceremony, held by the wife of the ambassador of Japan to Lithuania Mrs. Shgeeda Michiko. More…

Japanese Speech Contest 2017renginys

Date and time: 2017-03-06 14:00 - 2017-03-06 18:00
Location: VMU Small Hall (S. Daukanto 28, Kaunas)

On the 6th of March we would like to invite you all to Japanese language reading contest, organized by VMU Japanese Culture Club HASHI. This time we will hear myths from Japan and Lithuania in Japanese. The best contestants will be rewarded with presents from Japan!
Participants will be divided into 3 levels according to their Japanese language skills and will face different tasks. Beginners will have to fluently read the given Japanese myth. Intermediate students will be reading a longer Japanese myth and will have to come up with a short summary of the text in Lithuanian. More…

Open Lecture and Meeting with the Ambassador of South Korearenginys

Date and time: 2017-03-06 14:00 - 2017-03-06 15:00
Location: Putvinskio str. 23-312, Kaunas

On March 6, Ambassador of South Korea Choi Sung-joo will deliver a lecture “Lithuania, Korea and the world”. The lecture will be held at VMU Multifunctional Research and Study Center (V. Putvinskio str. 23) auditorium 312.
It is the first time Ambassador of South Korea visits Vytautas Magnus University. Therefore, he is willing to meet with the students interested in Korea and Korean language.
The Ambassador will deliver a speech in the opening at the VMU Asian Week 2017.
Korean Language contest will be held after the lecture.

Korean language contest during VMU Asian Weekrenginys

Date and time: 2017-03-06 15:00 - 2017-03-06 17:00
Location: (Lietuvių) Putvinskio g. 23 - 312, Kaunas

The first day of VMU Asian Week will be dedicated to languages. As a result of it, Korean culture club “Hallyu” and VMU Asian Studies Centre are inviting you to participate in the Korean language contest.
During the contest the participants will have to answer a few questions about a given text.
The tests will be evaluated immediately and the best contestants will be awarded with Korean-themed prizes.
Everyone is welcome to come and cheer the participants!

Chinese Language Speech Contest 2017renginys

Date and time: 2017-03-06 14:30 - 2017-03-06 17:00
Location: (Lietuvių) VDU Didžioji Aula, Gimazijos 7, Kaunas

6th of March chinese language and culture club „Wu Wei“ together with Asian Studies Center (VMU) invites you to participate in Chinese language speech contest.
This year all participants should present mythological creatures/free topic (topic on mythology will get bonus points). Participants from beginner and intermediate levels have to present Chinese creatures/chose their own topic, participants from advanced level can choose to present either Chinese or Lithuanian creatures or chose their own topic. Speech duration should depend on level you chose: beginners ~ 2 minutes, intermediate ~4 minutes, advanced ~ 6 minutes. More…

Asian Food Workshop during VMU Asian Weekrenginys

Date and time: 2017-03-07 14:00 - 2017-03-07 17:00
Location: (Lietuvių) Hof hotel (Maironio g. 21A, Kaunas 44250)

VMU Asian Week once again invites you to participate in Japanese, Korean and Chinese food workshop. You will be able to watch the cooking process as well as participate in tasting the meals. Different East Asian snacks will also be available for trying throughout the whole event. This is a great opportunity not to only try traditional dishes but also get to know Asian cuisine better.

ATTENTION! Registration is required and will run until February 28th
In order to register, check the link provided below.

Place: Hof hotel (Maironio g. 21A, Kaunas 44250)

Time: March 7th, 2PM

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU