August 28 - September 6, 2019
Japan Week in Venice is a program of events of institutional, economic, environmental and cultural nature taking place in Venice from August 27 to September 6, 2019.
The program is organized by the Italy-Japan Foundation, with the support of the Mayor of Venice, Mr. Luigi Brugnaro, and the support of Venice International University, and its President, Amb. Umberto Vattani.
The rich and varied program of cultural events, business meetings and a scientific workshop aim to develop and strengthen the bilateral relations between Italy and Japan.
THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
9.30 am Meeting of business representatives from Italy and Japan, with the participation of the Mayor of Venice and Japanese Authorities, at Ca' Vendramin Calergi
Organized in collaboration with the Japanese Embassy in Italy
1.45 pm Meeting of students from Ca’ Foscari University and Japanese business representatives
3.30 pm Press conference and workshop on the “Hydrogen Revolution” - Mestre, Town Hall, Via Palazzo.
With the participation of:
Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of Venice
Massimo Inguscio, President of the Italian Research Council - CNR
Nobutaka Takeo, Director General of the NEDO - New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Office in Europe
Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Refining & Marketing Officer, ENI
Mauro Caruccio, CEO of Toyota Italy
Afternoon with the Architect Tadao Ando, in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana
3.30 pm Gallery Talk with the Architect at Punta della Dogana
The gallery will be open to the public free of charge from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm
6.00 pm Conference by the Architect Tadao Ando at the Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi
Followed by book signing with the Architect
FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
6.30 pm Island of San Servolo – campus of Venice International University
Vernissage of the exhibition “Fragility” by Uemon Ikeda, curated by Architect Olimpia de Sanctis, in collaboration with San Servolo – Servizi Metropolitani di Venezia
To follow Award Ceremony: the Italy Japan Foundation will be giving special awards to three personalities from Italy and Japan for their contribution towards developing relations between the two Nations
The Japan Week in Venice takes place during the same period as the Venice Film Festival, which includes strong participation from Japan with 5 productions, including the opening film "The Truth" by Hirokazu Koreeda on Wednesday 28 August.
There will also be exhibitions of Japanese Photography at the Musei Civici di Venezia, an exhibition of hand-painted Japanese porcelain at the Hotel Excelsior, Lido di Venezia, and a performance of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at the Teatro La Fenice featuring stage and costume designs by the Japanese artist Mariko Mori.
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