Minister to attend cultural center opening in Japan
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.