Asian studies in Lithuania

(Lietuvių) VDU Azijos savaitė 2017

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.

This is the third time VMU Asian Week is organized. Last time (18–22 of April, 2016), the events were a great success and we attracted a lot of attention from the society. Photo gallery of previous events.

2017 programme of VMU Asian Week:

Monday (March 6) – Language Day and Opening Ceremony
1.00 pm Opening ceremony of VMU Asian Week (VMU Small Hall, S. Daukanto str. 28, 2nd floor);
2.00 pm Japanese language reading contest (VMU Small Hall, S. Daukanto str. 28, 2nd floor);
2.30 pm Chinese Language Speech Contest;
2.30 pm Korean Language Speech Contest;
6.00 pm Evening with the movie (VMU Small Hall, S. Daukanto str. 28, 2nd floor).
Tuesday (March 7) – Food Day
2.00 pm Various workshops of all the three countries. Registration is needed. (Hof hotel, Maironio str. 21A)
6.00 pm Evening with the movie (Putvinskio str. 23, 103).
Wednesday (March 8) – Culture Day
11.00-12:00 am Demonstration of Japanese Tea ceremony, by the Spouse of the Ambassador of Japan (VMU Great Hall, S. Daukanto str. 28);
12.00-16:00 am Various activities are planned – student clubs‘ presentations, cultural workshops (origami, calligraphy, cosplay), Flea Market, events by our partners, demonstration of national costumes, tea ceremony presentation, etc. (VMU Great Hall and around it, S. Daukanto str. 28);
6.00 pm Evening with the movie (Putvinskio str. 23, 103).
Thursday (March 9) – Martial Arts Day
2.00 pm Various martial arts presentations (Auditorium of Lithuanian Sports University, Sporto str. 6);
6.30 pm Lecture “Buddhist meditation in everyday life” by K. Šlenčekas (Lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukanto str. 28).
Friday (March 10) – Knowledge and Career Day
11.00 am Workshops by social partners, representing governmental, tourism, business sectors;
4.00 pm Quiz tournament and the closing event of the VMU Asian Week (PuntoJazz, Kęstučio str. 6). Registration is needed.
Among other partners, VMU Asian Week 2017 is supported by: Embassy of Japan in Lithuania, Embassy of the Republic of South Korea to Poland, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Lithuania, Korean Cultural Center in Warsaw, “Hof Hotel”, Salon “Cosy Home”, Sugihara foundation “Visas for Life”, JSC “Joldija”, Punto Jazz, Kaunas anime club “Kurokawa”, Vilnius University Confucius Institute, Lithuanian Sports University, Diamond Way Buddhist Center, Kyumeikan Kendo Dojo Lithuania.

More detailed program (time and place) will be presented in few weeks before the actual event. Check the details in Facebook page and website.

Web link: (Lietuvių)

Partners and sponsors:

Japonijos ambasada Lietuvoje
Korėjos ambasada Lenkijoje
Kinijos Liaudies Respublikos ambasada Lietuvoje
Korėjos kultūros centras Varšuvoje
„Hof Hotel“
salonas „Jaukūs namai“
Sugiharos fondas „Diplomatai už gyvybę“
UAB „Joldija“
Restoranas Punto Jazz
Kauno anime klubas „Kurokawa“
Vilniaus universiteto Konfucijaus institutas
Lietuvos sporto universitetas
Baltijos Wing Tsun KungFu asociacija
Deimantinio kelio budizmas Karma Kagju tradicija ir kt.

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU