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Pre-events

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11:00-12:30 IST (April 2)

Tech Fair: Tech Talks

Zoom Webinar

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Organized by JETRO, IJCCI and IEEE-IISc, in this Zoom Webinar, Japanese companies from across various sectors of industry will introduce some interesting new-age Japanese deep-tech solutions. The participants are: FUJIFILM Corporation, TBM Co., Ltd., Rakuten India, YASKAWA India Pvt. Ltd.

11:00-12:00 IST (April 3)

Tech Fair: Startup Talks

Zoom Webinar

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Organized by JETRO, IJCCI and IEEE-IISc, in this Zoom Webinar, 3 Japanese and 1 Indian startup will get together to discuss Japanese technological solutions to challenging problems. The participants are: Allm Inc., DEX, Global Marketing Association Co. Ltd. and Inspektlabs Inc.

16:30-18:30 IST (April 3)

Tabla Taiko Performance @ NKKS In-Nichi Bunkasai

Live Stream

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A performance of the two Indian and Japanese percussion instruments, the Tabla and the Taiko by the Students of Pandit Tanmoy Bose. This will be a part of the In Nichi Bunkasai event in Kolkata by NKKS sponsored by Japan Habba, and can be watched on their YouTube channel.

18:00-19:30 IST (April 7)

Igo Night

Zoom Webinar

Learn how to play the traditional Japanese game of Go (of AlphaGo fame), a game with simple rules but one that is more complex than Chess. Did you know: the number of legal board positions in Go is vastly larger than the number of atoms in the observable universe?





April 8

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17:00-18:00 IST (April 8)

Inauguration

Live Stream

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The official beginning to Japan Habba, listen in to catch musical performances in Japanese, Hindi and Kannada by Kazumasa Kuboki, a beloved figure in Bangalore; and Japan Habba's founder, Hata-sensei!

18:00-19:00 IST (April 8)

Shodo Workshop

Online Workshop

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Organized by Ms. Shouko, this is a primer to Shodo: the art of Japanese calligraphy. We will accept up to 30 participants on Zoom, while others can watch along on our live streams.

19:30-20:30 IST (April 8)

Walk Around Tokyo

Interactive Tour

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A live interactive tour around the famous Asakusa region of Japan: a district of Tokyo that still retains an atmosphere of decades past. Come along and explore the sights, from the comfort of your homes!

21:00-21:45 IST (April 8)

Pop Culture Hiroshima: The Final in India

Online Contest

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A unique cosplay contest, where the criteria for selection is your passion. Handmade cosplay not required required, and winners goes to Japan to participate in the finals! Entry through prior submissions only.





April 9

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10:00-11:00 IST (April 9)

Haiku Workshop

Online Workshop

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A treat for Haiku lovers and newbies alike! Ms. Geethanjali Rajan of Cattails, an international editor of Haiku, will deliver a workshop on Haiku at Japan Habba.

11:30-12:30 IST (April 9)

Animation Workshop

Online Workshop

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An introductory animation workshop in Blender and Grease Pencil by Nazo of Pop Circuit. Learn how Blender is used to make anime, why you should use Blender, and how you can get started. For Q&A, join our Discord server. Will also be streamed live to YouTube and other streams.

12:30-13:00 IST (April 9)

Utatte Mite: Singing Workshop

Online Workshop

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Singing is a waza in its own right. Engage live on Zoom with this webinar that is a primer for singing in Japanese! Up to 30 participants on Zoom, others can watch along on our live streams.

13:30-15:00 IST (April 9)

120 Seconds: Finals

Online Contest

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A short extempore style speech contest. Participants will be given a topic on the spot and can speak in Japanese on the topic for 1-2 minutes. May the best speaker win!

15:30-16:00 IST (April 9)

Meme Contest

Online Contest

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Submit a meme related to Japan, anime or Japanese culture to Instagram with the tags #japanhabba #jh22memes. In this session, Udit will showcase some of the best submissions and announce the winners!

16:00-16:30 IST (April 9)

Cultural Bites

Cultural Program

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Cultural Bites brings the bunkasai experience to your home, featuring a collection of performances by Japanese enthusiasts and others. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

17:00-18:30 IST (April 9)

Japan Next Door

Interactive Session

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Ever wondered what kind of Japan-related events, activities, organizations, anime clubs exist right under your nose? Find out from our collaborators from all across India, and engage with your local communities!

19:00-22:00

Animathon Vol. 4 (Anime Quiz): Finals

Online Contest

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India's biggest Anime Quiz is back for an encore! Pit your skills against the country's biggest anime fans, and show off your Anime Quotient! Note that the Prelims were on April 2 (now).





April 10

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10:00-12:20 IST (April 10)

You're Hired

Pre-Recruitment Talks

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Looking to get the foot through the Japan door? Listen to a series of pre-recruitment talks for jobs posted by a wide array of Japanese companies in India. Remote and internship positions also available.

12:30-13:20 IST (April 10)

Cosplay Workshop

Online Workshop

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A workshop in collaboration with Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Center (SNRC), will feature cosplayer Christina. For Q&A, join our Discord server. Will also be streamed live to YouTube and other streams.

13:30-14:00 IST (April 10)

Hayabusa

Live Contest

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A live kanji writing contest for Japanese learners and enthusiasts, with no knowledge of kanji required. Tune in to our live stream to participate, with no prior registration.

14:00-15:30 IST (April 10)

Ghostwire Tokyo: Myths and Legends

Game Stream

Japanese Myth Explainer

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Join game streamer Udit Singh and Japan Foundation's Yoshifumi Murakami as they navigate the deserted streets, explaining the various classical myths, legends and locales of a game set in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo.

15:30-16:15 IST (April 10)

異国 Ikoku

Interactive Session

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The word Ikoku means a mystical foreign land: that's what India has been to the Japanese expats with whom we sat down for an interview. Watch accounts of their personal journies, and ask questions on our live streams.

16:15-17:00 IST (April 10)

ಉಪನಿವಾಸ Upanivasa

Interactive Session

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In this interview series, we spoke to a number of Indian nationals, about their best experiences and greatest challenges in their second home or upanivasa: Japan. Tune in and ask them your questions if you're planning to someday move to Japan!

17:30-18:00 IST (April 10)

Cultural Bites

Live Stream

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Cultural Bites brings the bunkasai experience to your home, featuring a collection of performances by Japanese enthusiasts and others. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

18:00-19:00 IST (April 10)

Are you Smarter than a Shougakusei?: Finals

Online Contest

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In this open quiz, put your knowledge to the test by answering questions that can be found on a Japanese elementary school exam. Are you smarter than a Japanese grade schooler? Register today, and find out!

19:30-21:45 IST (April 10)

Karaoke (Singing Contest)

Online Contest

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A musical note on which to close out the Japan Habba festivities, listen to the best entries, and vote for the audience favorite! Entry through prior submissions only.





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