Young Vietnamese artist Hoang Duong Cam will join his Japanese colleague Takayuki Yamamoto in an exhibition of their joint works in Hanoi from July 23 to August 5. The exhibition entitled “On each kilometre” is part of the arts cooperation assistance project of the Japan Culture Exchange Centre in Vietnam.

Asako Kato, one of the volunteers serving as a teacher at the Kimironko-based centre, said that the event particularly targeted local communities interested in understanding the relationship between the Rwandan and Japanese cultures.

Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari has reiterated Saudi Arabia’s commitment to become a knowledge-based economy. The minister said Saudi universities have established partnerships with leading institutions of higher learning in the world, including those in Japan, to develop a knowledge-based society. “We want greater cooperation with Japan in this respect,” he added.

Two works by Cuban artist Raul Hermina were displayed at the recently concluded 15th International "Art Mirai" Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, as one of the representatives of Latin American art.

Thirty students from across the United States traveled to Kyoto last month under a new U.S. government initiative to boost the country's supply of Japanese speakers, part of its effort to make the country more competitive globally. The student trip is sponsored by the U.S. State Department...

Japanese diplomats say they are working hard to stop the decline in the number of British participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET). They recognize the concerns of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group which recently highlighted the drop in the number of British JET participants since 2001...

Gifts in the forms of dance and films and literature are coming from Spain and Japan... It is truly interesting to see these two countries make use of soft diplomacy, as cultural exchanges and presentations are sometimes described.