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ASEF Unplugged - Tokyo

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Fatima AVILA Culture Department ASEF Unplugged - Conversations on the Arts in Asia and Europe Culture

Aux Bacchanales
Tokyo, Japan

ASEF Unplugged: Conversations on the Arts in Asia and Europe

ASEF Unplugged is the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)'s new event-series offering more informal and intimate spaces for open, authentic and peer-to-peer conversations. Designed as a meet-and-greet session, ASEF Unplugged is a format responsive to the rapidly changing needs of an increasingly interactive and engaged audience.

ASEF Unplugged - Tokyo

The Tokyo edition of ASEF Unplugged will be held in partnership with EU-Japan Fest, a cultural exchange programme between the European Union and Japan, that is arranged with the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, a Japanese organisation that has worked to create such exchanges between the European Capitals of Culture, and Japan. 

ASEF Unplugged - Tokyo will be held within the General Committee Meeting of the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee in Tokyo on 21-23 February 2019. Ms Anupama SEKHAR, Director, Culture Department, ASEF, will present ASEF's work in culture and discuss possible synergies with the audience which include:

  • Representatives from at least 11 European Capitals of Culture
  • Japanese cultural institutions
  • International cultural managers that do collaborative work in Asia and Europe

When & where:

Part 1: Thursday, 21 February, 16:30 - 20:30 (doors open at 16:00)

What:    ASEF Unplugged @ 11 European Capitals of Culture: Presentations and Networking 

Where:    Belle Salle Iidabashi Ekimae, 1 & 2F, 3-8-5, Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

To register, please email with the following information:

Subject:ECOC presentation 2019
Your title:
Your artistic genre:(e.g. Theatre, dance, fine art)
Your contact(E-mail, phone):
*Reservation is required.
*Max.450 audiences. First-come basis and it will be closed when reaches the capacity.
*You can sign up for 3 people at the same time. Please provide all participants information by email.
*You will receive reservation number in return
*Try to sign up ASAP if you are planning to come, since the list is filling up quickly.

Part 2: Friday, 22 February, 12:00 - 15:00

Aux Bacchanales
Shin Kioicho Bldg. 1F, 4-1, Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (next to the Hotel New Otani)

Please note that this is a closed-door event by invitation only. For more information, kindly send an email to EU-Japan Fest at


  • EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee
  • Pecha Kucha