• In late August 2011, I became the third director of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam succeeding Mr. Ando Kazuo and Mr. Yoshikawa Takeji.



    The Japan Foundation was founded in 1972 as a Japanese governmental organization with the purpose of promoting cultural relationships between Japan and other countries through various exchange activities especially in the fields of Japanese language education, art and culture and Japanese studies. The Japan Foundation has 22 overseas offices including us, the Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam which was established in March 2008 and is still developing its network in Vietnam.


    Japan and Vietnam, especially Hoi An City, have been known for years to have a close relationship. This has become closer in recent years reflecting the increasingly high status and image of Vietnam in international society. In this context I am proud to be able to host numerous Japanese cultural events in your vigorously developing country.


    It is obvious that cultural exchange begins with human relationship and will end as well with it. I hope to get more Vietnamese people to understand about our Japanese culture, and at the same time I will try my utmost to accomplish my task which can be considered as a catalyst in creating a new trend in cultural exchange between the two countries.


    Our Center not only has a website where our updated information is published but also such facilities as a small space for exhibitions, a library and a DVD room. So please feel welcome to come and visit us. We would be delighted to see you!



    23rd September, 2011

    The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

    INAMI Kazumi

  • [Office hours]        08:30 – 12:00 / 13:30 – 17:30
  • [Library hours]      09:30 – 11:30 / 12:30 – 18:00
  • [Exhibition hours] 09:30 – 18:00
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