Introduction of JAPAN WEEK IN BHUTAN 2019

The Embassy of Japan, JICA Bhutan Office, and Japan Foundation New Delhi, will jointly conduct the “JAPAN WEEK IN BHUTAN 2019”, in Thimphu and Paro, from 29th September to 6th October 2019, in cooperation with the Royal Government of Bhutan.
On the Opening Day, on 29th September at 3:30pm at Clock Tower in Thimphu, a Judo and Karate demonstration, along with a Japanese anime medley performance, will be presented by young Bhutanese students.

O’Strangers will present Japanese and Bhutanese songs to enthrall the audience. 

JICA Bhutan will present the charms of Japanese culture to Bhutanese people by offering an experience of wearing Yukata, tasting Japanese Cuisine and getting their health checked.

One can also enjoy viewing the latest Japanese film “Dad’s Lunch Box”, which showcases the warmth and love between a father and his school-going daughter.
Japan Foundation will be conducting JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) for the first time in Bhutan this year and in order to encourage language learners, they will hold a seminar on 1st October 2019. All are welcome to join.
Mononoke – Animation program, sponsored by Japan Foundation, will start broadcasting on BBS TV 2 from 1st October 2019 at 5:00pm
Professional soccer team, Omiya Ardija of Japan, will conduct a special Football class for Bhutanese children on 6th October 2019. Prior registration is required.

Pamphlet of JAPAN WEEK IN BHUTAN 2019

The detailed schedule of events of Japan Week in Bhutan is as follows:
28 Sep
PM  Pre-Opening Reception hosted by Ambassador and
Mrs. Hiramatsu
Taj Tashi Hotel
Thimphu (invitees only)
29 Sep
1530 hours  Opening Day
- Judo Demonstration by Bhutan Judo Association
- Karate Demonstration by Bhutan Karate Association
- Performance of Japanese Anime Medley by the Pelkhil School
- Music Performance by O’Strangers
Experience of Japanese Charms by JICA Bhutan Office
- Experience of Yukata
- Japanese Cuisine
- Health Check
Screening of a Japanese Film: Dad’s Lunch Box
Clock Tower, Thimphu
(Public event)
30 Sep
1400 hours  Interactive Session including screening of Japanese Film: Swing Girls Rinchen Higher Secondary  School, Thimphu (Invitees only)
1 Oct
0900 hours   Interactive Session including screening of Japanese Film: Crayon Shinchan-Bravo! Samurai Battle
1100 hours  JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Seminar
1630 hours   Interactive Session including screening of Japanese Film: Dad’s Lunch Box
1700 hours  Mononoke - Animation program on BBS TV 2
Utpal Junior, Paro (Invitees only)

Gakyil Hotel, Thimphu (Public event)
Paro College of Education, Paro (Invitees only)

6 Oct
9:00-12:00 hours  Football Class with “Omiya Ardija” co-presented by JICA Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu (Prior registration required. For details, visit JICA Bhutan Office’s Facebook: