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ICC Myanmar Culture Night – Asia’s last hidden gem – (Nov. 15)


Myanmar, a country filled with glittering brightly coloured and historical temples and spots like Pagan popular with tourists from all over.

With the change of government in 2011 and the movement toward democracy which has led to a spectacular period of economic growth and dynamic investment from many different countries.
Also, Myanmar’s population is broadly divided into 8 main ethnicities, combined with other minorities it can be said to have 135 different peoples each with their own unique languages and cultures, making Myanmar truly multiracial nation.
Myanmar has also received a great deal of attention in Japan recently thanks to the activities of entertainment stars like Nogizaka46’s Asuka Saito and actor Win Morisaki who have Myanma roots.

Many people know that Takadanobaba is also known as Tokyo’s “Little Yangon”.
There are many shops there selling Myanma food and ingredients, as well as the largest Myanma community in Japan just down the street from here.

Now at the ICC we have created an event focusing on this mysterious culture of Myanmar!

There will be a presentation from the Embassy of Myanmar introducting the history and culture of the country, as well as presentations by Waseda students from Myanmar about daily life and student life there.
Then there will also be a special performance of traditional Myanma dance!

Alongside that there will be a display of Myanmar’s ethnic clothing the “Longyi” as well as an introduction of the traditional cosmetic “Thanaka”. During the mixing time at the end, you will have the chance to try some Myanma food like tea leaf salad and Myanma black sugar, as well as drink Myanma tea.

Don’t miss this amazing chance to feel the charm of Myanmar’s culture directly on your skin!

Date & Time

Nov. 15 2019, (Fri) 6:15pm~7:45pm (Doors open: 6:00pm)


Okuma Garden House (Bldg. 25), 1F


Waseda Students, Staff and General Public


MC in English and Japanese. Embassy presentation in English, Myanmar students presentation in Japanese.




Not required (seating for 80 people)


1. Presentation by Embassy of Myanmar
2. Presentation by Waseda students from Myanmar
3. Myanma Quiz
4. Myanma Dance Performance
5. Mixing time (with Myanma food and tea tasting)


Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Mrs. Khin Moe Moe (Traditional Myanmar Dancer)


Fujie Shokai


Tel: 03-5286-3990
E-mail: [email protected]

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Okuma Garden House (1F, Bldg 25)


Mon, 28 Oct 2019

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