Japan Culture House opens in Myanmar

(5 September 2016) Most foreign culture centres around Yangon are found in villas or large houses, with security guards and guest to greet visitors. The Japan Culture House, which opened to the public on August 31, is in a small house in Bahan township, decorated with traditional Japanese tatami mats where guests can nap, recline, read or watch any number of Japanese animations available

The Japan Culture House opened to promote a cultural exchange between Japan and Myanmar and is sponsored by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA).

The culture house features of vast library of books on business, art, and culture in Japanese, English, and Myanmar. The library is also home to a number of Japanese cartoons, manga series, anime movies, otaku magazines – quite popular among Myanmar’s youth – as well as a selection of magazines, newspapers and journals.

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