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Overseas Dispatch Series

Min-On has played a major role in introducing Japanese culture abroad. To date, numerous Japanese musicians and dancers have been sent to other countries by Min-On, among them leading musical and theatrical groups such as Kikunokai, Minbunren, and Maidaiko Aska-Gumi, as part of Min-On’s mission to conduct significant worldwide cultural exchanges. These overseas tours, which have featured regular cooperation with the Jeunesses Musicales de France (JMF) and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), aim to enhance appreciation of Japanese culture overseas and contribute to mutual exchanges. Min-On has also been introducing performing arts from all over the world to Taiwan since 1989.

Overseas Series, Kiku-no-Kai

Kikunokai Malaysian Dancers Exchange in 1988

Taiko Drum Performance

Overseas Dispatch Series

1966   First US tour by King’s Roar Orchestra, Hiroshi Moriya, Fumiyo Fujimoto and Kikunosato Onoue


1973   India tour by Kikunokai (Japanese Traditional Dance Group)


1976   Tour in the Republic of Hungary and the People’s Republic of Bulgaria by Min-Bun-Ren (Japanese Folk Arts Association)


1988   Collaboration and joint performance tour in Malaysia between Kikunokai (Japanese Traditional Dancing Group) and the Malaysia National Folk Dancing Company


1989    Concert France-Japonais de Musique Contemporaine in Paris by Teizo Matsumoto, composer; Akira Miyoshi, composer; Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor; and Minoru Nojima, pianist


1989    Europalia Festival ’89 in Belgium by Minbunren (Japanese Folk Arts Association)


1991   Min-On Vienna Week, conductor Jun’ichi Hirokami, violinist Yuzuko Horigome


1991   France tour by Maidaiko Aska-Gumi (Japanese Drum Troupe) in cooperation with the Jeunesses Musicales de France (JMF)


1991   UK tour (Japan Festival in UK) by Kikunokai (Japanese Dancing Group)


1992   Egypt tour by the Japan Arts Ensemble


1993   Lecture and lessons in Egypt by violinist Takeshi Kobayashi


1994   Taiwan tour by Japanese singers, tenor Kiyoshi Igarashi, soprano Marie Igarashi, and soprano Kyu Gyokuran


1995   Spain performance tour by Minbunren (Japanese Folk Arts Association)


1996   epal tour by Kikunokai (Japanese Traditional Dance Group)


2000   Netherlands tour by the selected young Japanese virtuosos (friendship exchange with the Princess Christina Concours Foundation)


2002   Taiwan tour by Maidaiko Aska-Gumi (Japanese Drum Troupe)


2008   Netherlands tour and friendship exchange concerts with the Princess Christina Concours Foundation by award-winning young Japanese virtuosos: violinist; Airi Suzuki, pianist; Machiko Masazumi, Tsugaru-Shamisen; Shou Asano, and flutist; Seiya Ueno


2008   Taiwan tour by Maidaiko Aska-Gumi (Japanese Drum Troupe)


2009   Taiwan tour by Minbunren (Japanese Folk Arts Association)


2010   Taiwan tour by Masao Sen (Japanese singer)


2010   Taiwan tour by Amaral Vieira (Brazilian Pianist)


2011   Taiwan tour by Russian Folk Ensemble


2011   Taiwan tour by Mac Salvador, El Colectivo Palenke, and Juan Medrano “Cotito”


2012   Taiwan tour by Ballet de Yoko Komatsubara


2012   Taiwan tour by The Seoul Performing Arts Company


2013   China Tour by Min-On Japanese Arts Troupe


2013   Taiwan tour by The Mongolian Folk Music Group “Sky Melody”


2013   Taiwan tour by Anata Bolivia


2014   China Tour by Min-On Japanese Arts Troupe


2014   Taiwan tour by The Irish traditional band “TÉADA”


2014   Taiwan tour by Shunzo Ono (Trumpet)


2015   China Tour by Min-On Japanese Arts Troupe


2015   Taiwan tour by Orquesta Juan D’Arienzo


2015   Taiwan tour by Maidaiko Aska-Gumi (Japanese Drum Troupe)


2016   China Tour by Min-On Japanese Arts Troupe


2016   Taiwan tour by Uma Dogra and Indian Classical Dance Troupe


2016   Taiwan tour by The Real Group from Sweden


2017   Taiwan tour Sururu na Roda from Brazil


2017   Taiwan tour by New Orleans Jazz Orchestra


2017   India tour by Min-On Japanese Arts Troupe

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