Philippines-Japan Friendship Anniversary Symposium by three Laureates


In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Philippines-Japan Diplomatic Relations, the Japan Foundation and Fukuoka Prize Committee, in cooperation with the Japanese Studies Program and Department of History of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will revisit history and development and explore its future achievements.

The symposium will engage Filipino “Fukuoka Prize Laureates” – Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto (2003 Academic Prize), Mr. Kidlat Tahimik (2012 Arts and Culture Prize) and Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo (2016 Academic Prize) as resource speakers; Dr. Yoshiko Nagano (Specialist on Asia society and economic history, Kanagawa University) will share her views on the aforesaid theme. Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta (former Ambassador to the ASEAN and ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General) will be the moderator.


Event Details
Title Philippines – Japan Friendship: Thoughts on 60 Years and Beyond
Date Friday, November 25, 2016 13:00-17:00
Venue Ateneo de Manila University
Schedule 13:00-13:10 Opening Remarks (Master of Ceremonies: Jina Umali)


Dr. Reynaldo Ileto (2003)
Dr. Ambeth Ocampo (2016)
Prof. Yoshiko Nagano
Mr. Kidlat Tahimik (2012)
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:45 Discussion
Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta (Moderator)
16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks: Dr. Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua
Organization The Japan Foundation, The Fukuoka Prize Committee
Cooperation Japanese Studies Program and Department of History of Ateneode Manila University


Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto
Reynaldo C. ILETO Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto is a leading scholar of the Philippine revolution, Southeast Asia's first anti-colonial and pro-independence conflict. He has developed an interdisciplinary field of research that incorporates history with literature, religion, and cultural studies. While assiduously pursuing his own studies that are critical of U.S. conducted research on Asia that had been the dominant approach in the field, he continues to teach at universities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Kidlat Tahimik
Kidlat Tahimik Mr. Kidlat Tahimik has made a great contribution to global film culture as one of the pioneering independent filmmakers in Asia. Besides directing, he is involved in script-writing, shooting, editing and acting. His works have won international acclaim for the unique sense of humour with which he presents the Filipino qualities of proudconsciousness as developing nation, and resistance to cultural imperialism.
Dr. Ambeth R. OCAMPO
Ambeth R. OCAMPO Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo is an outstanding historian and an intellectual who has contributed to academic, cultural and social progress in the Philippines, through his positions as an academic and a newspaper columnist, and through his service in executive and advisory roles in historical and cultural administration. By providing a clear explanation of the global context within which Philippine history has developed, he has played an important role in promoting an open-minded nationalism and international exchange.


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