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Japanese Film Festival at Uganda National Cultural Centre
The Embassy of Japan is hosting our Japanese Film Festival from February 17 (Fri) to February 19 (Sun) at Uganda National Cultural Centre. This is a great opportunity for people in Uganda to enjoy Japanese films and experience Japanese culture without having to fly to Japan! Please come in big numbers to the Festival with your families, friends, and relatives. We look forward to seeing everyone at the event.
<Date> February 17 (Fri), 18 (Sat), and 19 (Sun)
<Venue> Uganda National Cultural Centre
Feb 17: A DROP OF THE GRAPEVINE (from 4pm) / SILVER SPOON (from 7pm)
Feb 18: KARAAGE USA (from 4pm) / AKANEZORA BEYOND THE CHRIMSON SKY (from 7pm)
Feb 19: THERE IS NO LID ON THE SEA (from 4pm) / SILVER SPOON (from 7pm)
(2) Uganda-Japan Festival
The Embassy of Japan will host the "UGANDA-JAPAN FESTIVAL" at "YUJO" Japanese restaurant. This year, a variety of Japanese cultural activities will be showcased at the Festival. We look forward to your participation. Entry is free of charge.
- SCHEDULE & VENUE -
3rd December 2016 at "YUJO" Japanese restaurant
12:00 noon - late: Japanese Festival Schedule
See the details
(3) Visit Embassy
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda welcomes students' visit to learn Japanese politics, economies, and cultures. On 22, April, 15 students and a teacher from Kampala Diplomatic School visited the Embassy and enjoyed fruitful discussion. One of the students presented a poem, which expresses her pray for Japan who experenced the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
Contact for more information to Culture and Information Section.
(4) Learn more about Japan
Materials to introduce Japanese culture, including Japanese books, DVDs, cultural goods, are avaidable at the Embassy. Contact us or visit the links for more information.
The Uganda Japan Cultural Society (UJCS) was founded in 2014 by Ugandans and Japanese who are promoting the Japanese culture in Uganda and bridge the unique culture, history, and legacy of Japanese and Ugandans for the benefit of all humanity, aiming to improve on the bilateral co-operation between Uganda and Japan in arts and culture, business, language and education.
(1) Japanese Government Scholarship
Japanese Government (MEXT; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) offers number of scholarship programs every year to international students who wish to study in Japan. So far, 79,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan on the programs. Every year about 10 Ugandan students are selected to receive the scholarships to study in Japan. Working with the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Embassy of Japan makes the first selection and recommends nominees to MEXT, and then MEXT performs final selection and pick scholarship grantees.
For All Applicants:
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda will accept applications for 2018 by 5th June 2017 (Sharp). Please check the information about the important deadlines and date of academic examinations and interviews from the outline above.
Applicants must submit the following numbers of application forms:
Research Studnets Undergraduate Students Students for College of Technology (Reference: Guldelines for application) Application Form 3 originals 2 originals 2 originals Identification Documents 3 copies of current ID and Birth Certificates 2 copies of current ID and Birth Certificates 2 copies of current ID and Birth certificates Placement Preference Form (prescribed form) 1 original 1 original (optional) (Reference: Key terms of majors) Photographs (4.5 x 3.5 cm, Upper body, Full-faced, Uncapped) taken within the past 6 months (name and nationality should be written on the reverse) 3 3 2 Academic transcript for the past 3 years 1 certified photocopy and 2 copies 1 certified photocopy and 1 copy (UACE (A' Level) and UCE (O'Level) cetificates) 1 certified photocopy and 1 copy (UACE (A' Level) and UCE (O'Level) cetificates) Reccomendation Form from University (prescribed form) 1 original and 2 copies 1 original and 1 copy 1 original and 1 copy Reccomendation Form from Employer (same prescribed form as that from University) 1 original and 2 copies Graduation certificate of the last school attended 1 certified photocopy and 2 copies 1 certified photocopy and 1 copy 1 certified photocopy and 1 copy Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university) 1 certified photocopy and 1 copy 1 certified photocopy and 1 copy Field of Study 1 original and 2 copies Abstruct Graduation Thesis 1 original and 2 copies Curriculum Vitea 3 copies Medical Form 1 original and 2 copies 1 original and 1 copy 1 original and 1 copy
*Thier hardcopies are available at the Embassy.
(2) Japanese Alumni of Uganda Association (JAUA)
The Japanese Alumni of Uganda Association (JAUA) was officially launched on February 25, 2014, along with a celebration by Ambassador Junzo FUJITA. The purpose for which the Association is formed is to bring together as a family all Uganda Alumni of Japan to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between Japan and Uganda through the Members and current students by building a network of friends and supporters. Its membership is open for any Ugandan that has studied or studies in Japan
Contacts for more information
Cultural and Information Section
Embassy of Japan
Plot 8 Kyadondo Road, Nakasero