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2004 (2nd)

2004(2nd) REPORT (PDF format, 1.3MB)

Films and Film Festivals - up till now and into the future

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 (16:00-17:00) / Oribe Hall (Tokyo)

Yamada Yoji (Film director), Lee Chang-Dong (Film director and former Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism)
This session provides with a dialogue between Mr. YAMADA Yoji, Japanese film director, and Mr. Lee Chang-Dong, Korean film director and the former Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism. The two exchanges views on notable developments in Japanese and Korean cinema of today, and also discusses what film makers expect from a film festival. This dialogue was set by taking an opportunity which the two had served as a chief judge and member of the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Cultural Diversity

Sunday, November 7, 2004 (13:00-17:00) / Conference Room A, Kyoto International Conference Hall (Kyoto Prefecture)

Jacques Attali (Writer; President of PlaNet Finance; Special Advisor to French President Mitterrand; Founder and First President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and the Others
Local and international intellectual figures will explore the significance of the concept of "cultural diversity" in the light of the current international situation.

The Silk Road and Buddhist Culture

Monday, November 8, 2004 (13:00-17:45) / Honbo, Todaiji Temple (Nara Prefecture)

Hirayama Ikuo (President, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) and the Others
Looking back over the changes that took place in the process of the dissemination of the Greek and Roman cultures to East Asia via the Silk Road, the participants of the Forum will discuss the relationship between the Greek, Japanese and other polytheistic cultures born within the zone where such dissemination took place and the monotheistic cultures of the Judaistic, Christian and Islamic worlds. The discussion will also focus on the history of the tribal coexistence seen in Iraq and Afghanistan and the syncretism between Buddhism and Shitoism found in Japan to examine the scope for human coexistence within cultural diversity.

Two Revolutions in the Modern History of Japanese Music

Friday, November 12, 2004 (13:00-17:30) / Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga (Shiga Prefecture)

Ebisawa Bin (Vice-President, New National Theatre Tokyo) and the Others
Just as the Japanese musical world at the time of the Meiji Reformation saw the introduction of western music, now, in this current Heisei Reformation, a time of internationalization and information technology innovation, a variety of musical forms are flowing into Japan. The Forum will compare the national musical situation at these innovative times, focusing on factors different and common to these periods. Participants will also shed light on music in the Tokyo and Kansai cultural zones.

Japan-Korea Student Summit Meeting in Osaka

Sunday, 14 November, 2004 (13:30-18:00) / The National Museum of Art, Osaka (Osaka Prefecture)

Ohira Mitsuyo (Deputy Mayor, Osaka), Hirata Oriza (Playwright, Director; Associate Professor, Oberlin University) and the Others
Korean and Japanese high school and university students will watch "Chirusoku no natsu", a movie exploring communication and first love experienced by Japanese and Korean high-school students over summer, and exchange opinions on the future of cultural exchange and communication between the young people of both countries while discussing the movie they have just seen.

Young Creators of Art and Culture from Japan and Korea

Monday, November 15, 2004 (13:00-17:00) / Studio 2, NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station (Osaka Prefecture)

Akasaka Mari (Novelist), Egawa Tatsuya (Cartoonist) and the Others
Focusing on the current strengthening of the Japan-Korea relationship represented by such events as the launching of the fourth phase of easement of restrictions on Japanese culture in Korea commencing in January 2004 and the forthcoming launching of the Japan-Korea Friendship Year 2005, the Forum will provide both young and developing artists and cultural figures of Japan and Korea working in various fields - including film, contemporary theater, music, animation, comics and subcultures - with the opportunity to meet each other to explore the intersections in Japan-Korea cultural exchange and find new directions for cultural exchange oriented towards the concept of "collaborative creation".

The Future of Japan-Korea Cultural Exchange

Wednesday, November 17, 2004 (17:00-18:00) / MEGABOX (Seoul, Korea)

Lee Chang-Dong (Film director and former Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism, Korea ), Kawai Hayao (Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Japan)

A New Age of Cultural Diversity - The Challenges Facing Museums in the 21st Century (Part2): Museums in an Era of Internationalization

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 (13:00-17:20) / Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Hyogo Prefecture)

Takashina Shuji (Director, Ohara Museum of Art) and the Others
In the contemporary climate of internationalization, museums and the world of modern art are engaged with public art and a variety of community activities that go well beyond the conventional framework. The speakers will introduce the situation in their countries with particular reference to the relationship between their activities and society, international linkages and cultural diversity issues, and then seek to identify the way ahead for museums and modern art.