VMU Asian Week 2019


The Centre for Asian Studies (CAS) at Vytautas Magnus University together with the student clubs Hallyu, Hashi and Wu Wei invite all students, Kaunas residents and city guests to the VMU Asian Week 2019. This year the event will take place on March 4-8 in the venues of VMU and other public places in Kaunas.

VMU Asian Week is a week-long series of events dedicated to East Asian countries – China, Japan and Korea. The series provides the public with a great opportunity to get more familiar with Asian culture, cuisine, and arts. CAS’ social partners were also actively involved in the organisation of the Asian Week.

Events organized last year were a great success and attracted a lot of attention from the general public and media. More information is available on the Asian Week’s Facebook page.


Monday (March 4) – Day of Words

13:00 – 13:50 Opening Ceremony of VMU Asian Week (VMU Small Hall, S. Daukanto st. 28, II floor);

14:00 – 17:00 Japanese language reading contest. Registration. (VMU Small Hall, S. Daukanto st. 28, II floor);

14:30 – 17:00 Chinese language speech contest. Registration. (VMU Aula Magna, Gimnazijos st. 7);

14:30 – 17:00 Korean language contest. Registration. (Room 310, V. Putvinskio st. 23);

17:30 – 19:20 Korean movie night: “Ode to my Father”. (Room 103, V. Putvinskio st. 23).

Tuesday (March 5) – Day of Taste

14:50 – 18:00 Chinese, Japanese and Korean food workshop. Registration. (Restaurant “Metropolis”, S. Daukanto st. 21);

18:20 – 19:50 Taiwan movie night: “Meeting Dr. Sun”. (Room 103, V. Putvinskio st. 23).

Wednesday (March 6) – Day of Movement

14:30 – 17:40 Martial arts, dances and other performances and workshop. (VMU Great Hall and its Lobby, S. Daukanto st. 28);

17:50 – 19:50 Chinese movie night. (Room 103, V. Putvinskio st. 23).

Thursday (March 7) – Day of Experiences

12:00 – 16:00 Cultural Fair – presentation of Chinse, Japanese and Korean cultures, demonstration of national costumes, cultural workshops, student club presentations etc. (VMU Great Hall Lobby, S. Daukanto st. 28);

12:00 – 12:20 Chinese music and thai chi performance. (VMU Small Hall, S. Daukanto st. 28);

12:20 – 12:30 Korean music performance: the sounds of gayageum. (VMU Small Hall, S. Daukanto st. 28);

15:40 – 16:30 Mikoshi carrying. (VMU Great Hall Lobby, S. Daukanto st. 28);

16:45 – 17:45 Opening of exhibition by VMU Centre for Asian Studies. (4 th floor gallery, V. Putvinskis st. 23);

17:50 – 19:20 Japanese movie night: “Swing Girls”. (Room 103, V. Putvinskis st. 23).

Friday (March 8) – Day of Ideas

15:30 – 19:00 Brain Battle and the closing of the VMU Asian Week. Registration. (Room 414, V. Putvinskis st. 23).

18:00 – 19:00 Closing of VMU Asian Week.

The partners of VMU Asian Week are: Global Japan Office, Hiroshima University Lithuanian Centre.

Sponsors: Embassy of Republic of Lithuania to Japan, Embassy of Japan in Lithuania, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Poland, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Lithuania, Korean Culture Centre in Warsaw, Confucius Institute, KSI Kaunas, KSI Vilnius, Taiwan Centre, Korean Community in Vilnius, Sugihara Foundation – Diplomats for Life, Restaurant “Metropolis”, Ltd “Kimono”, Japanese garden, Ltd. “Choya Umeshu”, Formosa Bubble Tea, “Bėglys” escape room, etc.

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