TIEC International Symposium 2016

princess akiko

keynote speech


1.Title of the Symposium

“Japanese Art in the global context”


The fine arts transcend linguistic and national boundaries and make people presents of the great gratification and admiration, and more they aroused much sympathy to the cultures that conceived all those arts. In our time, the Japanese arts became the world accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. The symposium seeks provoke the receptive context for the Japanese modern arts, animation and traditional arts in the international society. The participants will touch upon genuine pieces of arworks and share opinions which build our understanding of culture insights both in differences and common features. The symposium aims to provide a space to deepen respect and value each other’s culture.



Friday, July 29, 2016, From10:00am to 17:50pm


International Conference Hall, Plaza Heisei 3F, Tokyo International Exchange Center
Address: Tokyo Academic Park, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Japan
3 minutes walk from "Fune-no-Kagakukan"station on "Yurikamome" line
15 minutes walk from "Tokyo Teleport" station on "Rinkai" line

6.Number of Participants





(Japanese-English simultaneous translations will be provided)

Time Details
10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks
Katsuhiro Endo (President, Japan Student Services Organization)
Toshikazu Inoue (President, Gakushuin University)
10:15-10:45 Key-note Speech,“Do you think international culture exchange is necessary or not?”
Mami Mizutori (Executive Director, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
10:45-12:30 Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Midori Sano (Professor, Gakushuin University)
14:00-14:30 Special Lecture,“Exploring and thinking through activities in the Shinyu-sha - the inheritance of traditional culture”
Princess Akiko (Research Fellow of GEORE, Gakushuin University, Special Visiting Professor of Kokugakuin University)
14:40-17:40 Workshop <Pleasure with Japanese Traditional Arts> “Zashiki-kazari and Cha-no-yu”
  • This symposium is subsidized by the Nakajima Foundation
Strategy Planning Unit
Student Exchange Programs Planning Division
Student Exchange Department
Japan Student Services Organization
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