Japanese students’ Study Tour in Holland

1.Youth journeys from Japan On August, 2017, 8 elementary and middle school students from Higashi Sonogi in Nagasaki visited Leiden in The Netherlands. Higashi Sonogi is an area in Nagasaki prefecture which prospered along Nagasaki Street in the Edo era. Siebold, who is a German and visited Japan at that time as a surgeon of … Meer lezen

New life and New work in a New country

Hello! My name is Jo Wakebe. I started working in JCE from today as an intern. I’m an exchange student and I’m going to stay in the Netherlands for a year.   Today, I was given an introduction about what I’ll work on here.   I’ll work on a lot more various things than I … Meer lezen

JCE intern’s blog: Potteries

Goeddemiddag! I already came back to Japan but still, have something which I’d like to write in this article, please bear with me. Today’s theme is “Pottery”. During these months, I met some interesting potteries, I’d like to sum up my interest and impressions in this article. I went to Delft, in the Netherlands, Boleslaviec, … Meer lezen

JCE intern’s blog: Florence

Hello, I’m Tomoko. I haven’t written this for a long time. I’d like to write about a craft fair in Florence, Italy. Since it was held at the end of this April, it’s a short while ago. Its name is ‘Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato’. First, about the city Florence. It is very famous, called a city … Meer lezen

Nieuwe stagiaire, Tirza

Hallo allemaal Ik ben Tirza en ik ben de nieuwe stagiaire bij Japan Cultural Exchange. Ik studeer Japans aan de hogeschool Zuyd in Maastricht. Ik heb een jaar in Kyoto gestudeerd aan de Kyoto University of Foreign Language waar ik een onvergetelijke tijd heb doorgebracht. Ik heb veel geleerd, nieuwe ervaringen opgedaan en lieve vrienden … Meer lezen

MONO JAPAN by Tomoko

Hello, this is Tomoko. I would like to look back and talk about MONO JAPAN, which I joined as volunteer staff. Even though I cannot write sentences like Masako, but I hope you will read it like an experience report. Because MONO JAPAN is the reason I started to think about an internship at JCE, … Meer lezen

Opening Time & Style

*Nederlandse versie onderaan* Living overseas, we tend to observe our own culture objectively in the neutral position and feel vividly and strongly on both positive and negative respective. By going through this, we sometimes re-discover new acknowledgements on our own culture that we’ve never noticed.  Unfortunately, we scarcely admit that we carry on definite traditional … Meer lezen

COOL JAPAN in Museum Volkenkunde!

COOL JAPAN Wereldwijde fascinatie in beeld Vanaf 14 april tot en met 17 september 2017 presenteert Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden de tentoonstelling ‘COOL JAPAN’, waar de hedendaagse populariteit van Japan geplaatst wordt in historische context. Er is van alles te beleven voor fans én nieuwkomers! Japan staat natuurlijk bekend om haar eeuwenoude tradities en cultuur, … Meer lezen

Deepening our imagination over crafts

Nederlandse versie onderaan At JCE, we have one more volunteer, Mrs Masako Tashiro, she’s supporting JCE’s activities and she worked as interpreter for one of the exhibitors of MONO JAPAN. Through the experience of introducing her our own culture to the Dutch and European people, she gained new insights and inspiration. Generally speaking, people take … Meer lezen

Nieuwe stagiaire, Loes

Hoi! Mijn naam is Loes Janssen, en ik ben de nieuwe stagiaire bij Japan Cultural Exchange. Ik heb meer dan vier jaar Japans gestudeerd in Maastricht. Al sinds dat ik klein ben heb ik een interesse in Japan en de Japanse cultuur en een van mijn grootste wensen is dat de mensen om mij heen … Meer lezen