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April 23, 2012

Japanese Language Course

This course aims at teaching the participants basic vocabulary and conversational skills in Japanese language so that they can continue to learn it by themselves. It is not intended to provide them with reading or writing skills.

The course will be held under the auspices of the BiH-Nippon Association and taught by a native Japanese speaker.

Participants are expected to attend at least 8 of the 10 classes and come to class well-prepared.

No certificate will be issued after the completion of the course.

Priority will be given to those who have not taken a Japanese language course previously.

Course schedule: 18:30 – 19:30, 24 May – 26 June (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Course fee: Free of charge

Location: Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Number of participants: Due to limited space, we expect to have 10-12 participants.

Applications: To apply for the course, please fill in the application form below and send it to bna.jpcourse@gmail.com by 17:30, 9 May (We do not accept applications submitted by post or hand delivery).

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

Application Form

Questions: If you have any questions, please call us at 033-277-520 or email bna.jpcourse@gmail.com.

April 19, 2012

MEXT Scholarship Presentation and Japanese Film Night in Tuzla

For the purpose of promotion of cultural exchange between Japan and BiH, Ms. Tamaki USUDA, Cultural Attache to BiH, will hold a presentation of the scholarship programs offered by the Government of Japan for 2013, as well as a Japanese film screening in Tuzla.

The program schedule is as follows:

Tuesday,  April 24, 2012

12:00-Scholarship presentation at the University of Tuzla (Faculty of Philosophy, amphitheatre A2)

17:30-Screening of a short film on Japan at Teatar Kabare Tuzla

18:00-Screening of a Japanese animation film ’5 Centimeters Per Second’’ at Teatar Kabare Tuzla

19:30-Screening of a Japanese film ‘’Happy Flight’’ at Teatar Kabare Tuzla

Films are shown with English subtitles and the entrance is free of charge.

Embassy of Japan in BiH pays special thanks to Teatar Kabare Tuzla and hopes that these activities will help to open up the opportunities for the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn more about the people and culture of Japan, as well as to visit this country.

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March 23, 2012

Former Scholarship Students Reunion

The Former Scholarship Students Reunion was held on March 23th at the Residence of Ambassador of Japan in BiH, and some former JICA trainees also joined the event.The guests enjoyed Japanese food and shared their experiences from Japan as well as their life since the return home.

March 19, 2012

Presentation of MEXT Scholarship Programs at the School of Economics and Business, Sarajevo

On Monday, March 19, Ms. Tamaki Usuda, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in BiH held a presentation on scholarship programs offered by the Government of Japan for 2013., at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo.

The scholarship grantee for 2012, Selma Mašić, attended the presentation and shared her experience of the application process for postgraduate studies in Japan.

 

March 14, 2012

Japanese Drama "Love in Kyoto"

Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan Foundation, in cooperation with Radio and Television of BiH (BHRT), present a Japanese drama Love in Kyoto.

With its unique landscape, historical and cultural legacy, the former capital Kyoto conveys Japan's beauty and traditions to this day.

The story follows a geisha, Shino Sawai. She retired when she married ten years ago, but took it up again when her husband died in an accident. Shino lives with her ten year old daughter Akira, and her father-in-law Kohzo. Shino is a so called ''Mrs Meddler'' who cares for couples with love troubles, trying to help people achieve happiness. One night on the way back from her parlour engagement, the strap of her sandal breaks and Shino is helped by Keigo, a farmer who grows Kyoto-vegetables. This was exactly how she met her late husband Taro for the first time. However, Keigo is sceptical about love altogether due to a bitter experience in the past...

This 5-episode drama will be broadcasted on BHT on the following dates:


Episode 1. ''Love Gives You Strength'' March 15, 22:30
Episode 2. ''A Meal Cooked With Love'' March 22, 22:30
Episode 3. ''The Memory of Love Lasts Long'' March 29, 22:30
Episode 4. ''Love Duet at the Yasaka Tower'' April 5, 22:30
Episode 5. ''The Jizo Helps Lovers'' April 12, 22:30

The Embassy of Japan in BiH hopes that this drama will serve as an opportunity for the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn more about the people and culture of Japan.

February 27, 2012

Presentation of MEXT Scholarship Programs in Banja Luka

On Monday, February 27, Ms. Tamaki Usuda, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in BiH held a presentation on scholarship programs offered by the Government of Japan for 2013, at the Rectorate of University of Banja Luka.

The scholarship grantee for 2012, Ms. Vedrana Ikalović, attended the presentation and shared her experience of the application process for postgraduate studies in Japan.

February 27, 2012

Concert of Japanese Band ''Wariki''

Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina organizes a concert of Japanese band Wariki, which will be held on February 27, 2012, at cultural centre Banski Dvor, Banja Luka (Trg srpskih vladara 2), starting at 20:00.

Besides continuous performances at various venues including regional theatres in Japan, Wariki has also had performances in Europe and USA, including Italy, Los Angeles, New York, Slovenia, Montenegro…

In 2011, Wariki first time visited BiH as a part of their regional tour through the Balkans. Dom Mladih in Sarajevo was filled with visitors who were very satisfied and enthusiastic about the Wariki performance. 

As a part of this year’s tour, Wariki will also visit Banja Luka. The entrance to the concert with a symbolic title “The touch of the Japanese lion of good fortune” is open to public and free of charge.

The band’s repertoire is inspired by street performances, like the shishimai (dance of the lions), kagura (folk music pieces and dances dedicated to Shinto and Buddhist deities) and festive music and dances. They play traditional Japanese instruments such as taiko (drums), yokobue (Japanese flute), koto (Japanese harp), shamisen (three-stringed instrument) and kokyu (string instrument played with a bow).

Embassy of Japan in BiH hopes that this event will help to open up the opportunities for the citizens of Banja Luka to learn more about the people and culture of Japan, and thus contribute to strengthening friendly relations between our two countries.

February 20, 2012

Japanese Film Week 2012

Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with XXVIII International Festival “Sarajevo Winter 2012” and Japan Foundation, will organise Japanese Film Week in Art House Cinema KRITERION in Sarajevo.

The film week will last February 22-28, 2012 and the entrance fee for all 7 days is free of charge. All films will be shown with BCS and English subtitles, starting at 18:00.

The film week will be opened with ‘’Boiling Point’’ (1990) by a Japanese actor, screenplay writer and director Takeshi Kitano. This is Kitano’s second directorial feature, but the first one for which he developed a screenplay. Two other films by Takeshi Kitano will also be screened: ‘’Getting Any’’ (1994) and ‘’Violent Cop’’ (1989).

The Japanese Film week will also be marked by another noted Japanese director. ‘’The Ballad of Narayama’’ (1983) by Shohei Imamura won the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1983.

 In ‘’The Man Who Raised a Storm’’ (1957) by Inoue Umetsugu, Yujiro Ishihara a young actor playing the role of the protagonist, is a young brother of the current governor of Tokyo, Mr. Shintaro Ishihara.

The rest of the films, filmed between 1957 and 1995 range from action to love story, all made to leave a lasting impression in the minds of the viewers.

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