Events

2023/12/1
  • JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL 2023 (21-26 November 2023)                
From November 21 to 26, the Embassy of Japan in Kosovo, the Japan Foundation, and Kino Armata co-organized a Japan Film Festival in Pristina, Kosovo, where many people came to enjoy Japanese film culture.
  • Shamisen Concert (8-9 November 2023)                
Shamisen Concert was held in the Faruk Begolli Theater of Kolegji AAB on November 8, 2023.
Tsugaru Shamisen player Mr. Hibiki ICHIKAWA, the only professional player in Europe, and traditional Japanese singer Ms. Akari MOCHIZUKI, the only Enka singer in the UK, performed songs unique to each region from the north to the south of Japan. More than 150 audiences enjoyed the beautiful sounds of Tsugaru Shamisen and traditional music of Japan. The workshops for students at UBT college and University of Pristina held on November 8 and 9 respectively.
  • JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL 2022 (22-27 November 2022)
                          

From November 22 to 27, the Embassy of Japan in Kosovo, the Japan Foundation, and Kino Armata co-organized a Japan Film Festival in Pristina, which many Kosovars attended and enjoyed the Japanese film culture. We were able to hold this event this time without limiting the number of visitors, which was impossible in the previous two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Koto and Japanese Dance Concert (19-21 October 2022)            
     
The Koto and Japanese Dance Concert was held in the Amphitheatre of the University of Pristina on October 19 and held in the theater of AAB College on October 20, 2022. The Koto player Ms. Atsuko SUETOMI and the traditional Japanese dancer Ms. Rokufumi IZUMI performed their arts and in the end of the concert entertained over 200 audiences with a popular song of Kosovo “Lule Borë”. The workshop for students at University of Pristina held on October 21.
  • JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL (25-28 February 2021)

Video message by Ambassador Mizutani
 
The Embassy of Japan, the Japan Foundation, and Kino Armata co-organized a Japan Film Festival in Pristina from February 25 to 28. While the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult to visit Japan, Kosovars were able to enjoy Japanese culture through the films at the festival, which took place in compliance with the Kosovo Government's measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • JAPAN WEEK – Celebrating 10 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Kosovo (6-10 November 2019)
      

The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Kosovo. On this occasion the Embassy of Japan in Austria and the Japan Foundation organized the JAPAN WEEK in Pristina, Kosovo from November 6th to 10th. At the opening on November 6th H.E. Ambassador Kiyoshi Koinuma delivered his welcoming remarks, followed by a Japanese music concert featuring taiko, koto and shamisen (a 2nd concert was held on November 7th). Additionally Japanese films were screened from November 6th to 10th. The Kosovo audience highly appreciated the presentation of Japanese culture.

  • JAPANESE FILMFESTIVAL (19-22 March 2018)

From March 19 to 22, 2018, the Embassy of Japan in cooperation with the National Theatre and the Japan Foundation organized the first Japanese Film Festival in Kosovo, bringing the best of new Japanese cinema to the audiences in Pristina.
 

  • Report: "WA-LEAGUE" CONCERT with TSUGARU-SHAMISEN and SHINOBUE
CONCERT with TSUGARU-SHAMISEN and SHINOBUE CONCERT with TSUGARU-SHAMISEN and SHINOBUE

A wonderful concert of Japanese traditional instruments Shamisen and Shinobue took place on September 23nd at the National Theatre of Kosova in Pristina. The young and famous musicians Chie HANAWA (Shamisen – Japanese string instrument) and Kazuya SATOH (Shinobue – Japanese traditional flute), both also well known for their appearance on Japanese television, played a fascinating medley of traditional and modern melodies. In the second half of the concert they were accompanied by the talented piano player Tamami HIROTA. The audience spent an evening enjoying the charm of those traditional Japanese instruments.
 

  • REMEMBER 3/11 - Lessons from Japan (26 March 2014)

The event, composed of film-screening and talk session, aims to commemorate the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 and contributes to enhance awareness of the importance of disaster prevention among Kosovo citizens.

Organizers: United Nations Delevopment Programme, United Nations Volunteer
Co-Organizers: Kosovo Institute of Seismology, Kosovo Red Cross, Kosovo Security Forces
 

  • Concert of WARIKI (21 February 2012)

At National Theatre of Kosovo, Pristina
Co-organized by the Embassy of Japan and Kosovo National Theater, subsidized by the Japan Foundation
 

  • "JYOURURI – The Power of Japanese Traditional Vocal Music" (11 October 2011)

At Red Hall, Pristina and in Gracanica City
Co-organized by the Embassy of Japan and Municipality of Pristina (Pristina City), organized by the Embassy of Japan (Gracanica City)
 

  • Japan Foundation travelling exhibition "Counter-Photography: Japan’s Artists Today" (7 July to 11 August 2011)

At Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina
Co-organized by the Embassy of Japan, Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina, and the Japan Foundation
 

  • Concert of WARIKI (20 February 2011)

At Red Hall, Pristina
Subsidized by the Japan Foundation