Min­is­ter to at­tend cul­tural cen­ter open­ing in Ja­pan

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Cul­ture Min­is­ter Hung Mengchi will be in Ja­pan from June 11 to 15 to at­tend the open­ing of the Tai­wan Cul­tural Cen­ter in Tokyo and meet with peo­ple from Ja­pan’s cul­tural sec­tor, he said Wed­nes­day.

It will be Hung’s first over­seas trip since he took over as cul­ture min­is­ter in Jan­uary.

Dur­ing his trip, he will also visit the Tokyo Na­tional Mu­seum and the Mori Art Mu­seum in Tokyo, Hung said.

The Tai­wan Cul­tural Cen­ter, which was pre­vi­ously known as the Taipei Cul­tural Cen­ter be­fore be­ing re­named in Jan­uary, will hold its open­ing cer­e­mony on June 12. The cen­ter is re­spon­si­ble for pro­mot­ing cul­tural ex­changes be­tween Tai­wan and Ja­pan.

A Tai­wan Cul­ture Week fea­tur­ing mu­sic, drama and dance per­for­mances will also be held at the cen­ter be­tween June 12 and 17 to cel­e­brate its open­ing.

Among t he artists and groups to per­form are in­dige­nous singer Sang­puy Katatepan, the XinXin Nan­guan En­sem­ble, the Taiyuan Pup­pet Theatre Com­pany and Leg­end Lin Dance Theatre.

The Min­istry of Cul­ture has sev­eral over­seas of­fices and cen­ters around the world, and they use four dif­fer­ent English names.

They are called the Taipei Cul­tural Cen­ter in New York, the Tai­wan Academies in Hous­ton, Los An­ge­les and New York, the Tai­wan Cul­tural Cen­ters in Paris and Tokyo, and the Kwang Hwa In­for­ma­tion and Cul­ture Cen­tre in Hong Kong.

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