Japan – Cultural diplomacy - “Japonism 2018: souls in harmony” (June 2018 to February 2019)


On occasion of the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Japan in 2018, we welcome the announcement on November 24 by the Japanese prime minister regarding the holding in France of a series of cultural events entitled “Japonism 2018: souls in harmony,” for which President Hollande expressed his support on May 2, 2016, during his meeting with Shinzo Abe.

This large-scale initiative organized by the Japan Foundation from June 2018 to February 2019, will highlight traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through major exhibitions and artistic events.

This initiative is rooted in the tradition of French-Japanese cultural relations dating back to the 19th century and highlights the exceptional partnership between France and Japan.