The Munch Exhibition in Tokyo: Where to Go and What to See

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 Our ED Anette Yamamoto-Hansen at the Munch Exhibition

Our ED Anette Yamamoto-Hansen at the Munch Exhibition

The Exhibition “Munch: A Retrospective” taking place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum October 27 (Sat), 2018 – January 20 (Sun), 2019 marks the very first Japan appearance for Munch’s tempera and oil version of “The Scream” (1910?) , and also features a total of around 100 pieces of his art works.

Munch and the exhibition have attracted a lot of interest in Tokyo, and you might have noticed many Munch-related PR materials popping up all over the city for the occasion. There are currently 8 different Munch posters at 21 stations in Tokyo, Yokohama and Saitama, and new posters of different supporters will be on display from November. 

We’ve gathered some Munch-related information below for those who want to stay updated on what’s going on in town.

Basic information on the Munch Exhibition, including ticket prices and opening hours:
https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2018_munch.html


■Related Side Events:

October 27, 14:00-
Lecture by Jon-Ove Steihaug, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Munch Museum
@Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum lecture hall

December 2, 14:00-
Lecture by Tsutomu Mizusawa, Director, Museum of Modern Art Kamakura & Hayama
@Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum lecture hall

Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 11 (2019)  18:30-19:00
Evening lectures by a Japanese curator
@Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum lecture hall

Dec 25, 09:30-16:00
Special viewing day for children (closed for the general public)
Junior high school students and younger children can attend for free.
Two guardians can accompany 1 child.  Grownups will have to pay.

November 2-18
«New Munch” Exhibition - An exhibition of artworks of young Japanese artists inspired by Munch
@Parco Museum in Ikebukuro
https://art.parco.jp/parcomuseum/detail/?id=82

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 ■Innovative ideas and funny Munch goods:
https://munch2018.jp/goods/

BEAMS – Fashion items
Koikeya – Snacks
Lupicia – Tea cans 
Pokemon
+ more


■Special supporters:

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a TV celebrity
Eiji Kotoge, a comedian
Junji Takeda, a comedian (TV Asahi Jun Walk)
Guide navigator: Jun Fukuyama, a voice actor

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The Munch Exhibition gives us all a rare chance to see Munch’s works on display in Tokyo. We hope you’ll have the chance to visit Ueno and admire his art too!

Member Update: VisitNorway - A Walk in Edvard Munch's Footsteps

 Kjell Ellefsen from Visit Norway presenting Oslo in the footsteps of Edvard Munch - and the vikings

Kjell Ellefsen from Visit Norway presenting Oslo in the footsteps of Edvard Munch - and the vikings

Last week marked the opening of the Munch Exhibition in Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, and we at NCCJ had a busy week with Munch-related events. One of the highlights of the week was a seminar hosted by VisitNorway at the Norwegian Embassy, and as one of our Corporate Members we were present to facilitate for the occasion.

 The Munch Museum’s Marketing and Communication Director Gitte Skilbred giving a presentation on Munch

The Munch Museum’s Marketing and Communication Director Gitte Skilbred giving a presentation on Munch

The purpose of the event was to position Oslo as a must visit city in Norway, with Munch and his works as the spokesperson for Oslo. While most Japanese tourists visit Oslo, they mostly end up staying only for one night. Through the seminar VisitNorway wanted to show the travel industry in Japan that more time should be spent in Oslo, as part of their strategic shift to include more about Norwegian culture (art, architecture, food, design) in addition to pushing Norway's natural endowments. Munch is very much a part of this strategy, as not only the Munch Museum but also the area that provided backdrop for his famous painting “The Scream” can be visited while in Oslo.

 It is believed that Munch got his inspiration for “The Scream” just outside Oslo at Valhallveien road on the Ekeberg hill.

It is believed that Munch got his inspiration for “The Scream” just outside Oslo at Valhallveien road on the Ekeberg hill.

A New Japanese VisitNorway Homepage

Another great news from VisitNorway is that their new Japanese web page finally has been launched! If you’re interested in tourist information about Norway in Japanese you can check out their new site here:
www.visitnorway.asia 

Member Update: TOMRA Japan Ltd. - 10 Year Anniversary Event

 TOMRA Japan celebrating their 10-year Anniversary in Japan at the Aurora Hall

TOMRA Japan celebrating their 10-year Anniversary in Japan at the Aurora Hall

Plastic pollution in the nature is increasingly being recognized as a global problem, and one of the companies that are proving that a clean nature and successful business can go hand in hand is the global market leader in reverse vending, TOMRA. This year marks their 10th year anniversary in Japan, and a small celebration was held at the Norwegian Embassy under the facilitation of NCCJ on October 19th.

We at the Chamber are tremendously proud that technology from Norway is being used to tackle the issue of global plastic pollution, and we offer our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for the years to come!

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About TOMRA Japan (TOMRA Collection Solutions)

TOMRA Japan provides reverse vending machines (RVM) for the collection of used PET bottles and cans. Additionally, they sell collection systems for used paper. Both are installed mainly at supermarkets (including leading players such as 7&i Holdings, the AEON Group and other retail locations around Japan. Their customer types include municipal governments including Adachi and Nakano wards of Tokyo as well as PET and paper recycling companies. As of today, they have an installed base of 1,200+ RVMs and 450+ paper systems.

➡ TOMRA Home page

Member Update: Laerdal Medical Japan - 20 Year Anniversary Event

 From the left: Chief Operating Officer Alf-Christian Dybdahl, Ambassador Signe Brudeset, VP Director Sales Marketing and Services Tor Hartvig Bryne and President of Laerdal Medical Japan Svend Haakon Kristensen.

From the left: Chief Operating Officer Alf-Christian Dybdahl, Ambassador Signe Brudeset, VP Director Sales Marketing and Services Tor Hartvig Bryne and President of Laerdal Medical Japan Svend Haakon Kristensen.

Few Norwegian companies can claim more success on the Japanese market than Laerdal Medical. Representatives of the company and a handful of their clients came to celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of Laerdal Medical Japan at the Norwegian Embassy on October 15th, under the facilitation of NCCJ. The event included everything from a seminar to CPR exercises, and even a live performance by Hardangerfele (a traditional Norwegian fiddle from Hardanger).

We at NCCJ are sincerely delighted to convey our warmest congratulations to Laerdal Medical Japan on their anniversary, and express our heartfelt wishes for success in the years to come.

Event Report: NCCJ Autumn Shrimp Party 2018

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On Thursday, October 18 over 50 people joined us at the Norwegian Embassy for the NCCJ’s annual Shrimp Party, one of our most popular social events.

This year the Shrimp Party was conducted later than usual due to our recent change in ED. Despite the cooler weather than at previous Shrimp Parties the embassy’s pool side yet again proved the perfect place to spend a casual evening with old and new friends and colleagues. Normally we have served shrimps with the shell on, and part of the fun was that participants had to remove the shell themselves, a very common thing for Norwegian shrimp parties. This year our provider had a last-minute delivery problem and could only bring us shell-less shrimp, but some participants pointed out that the lack of shell had made it easier to eat a lot of shrimp this year. Less sticky fingers might also have been a positive aspect of this year’s delivery challenge.

We would again like to thank NCCJ Members and friends for joining us this week, and hope to see you again at future events.

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Member Update: Fuglen Asakusa Grand Opening

 Fuglen’s founder Einar Kleppe Holthe presenting his opening remarks

Fuglen’s founder Einar Kleppe Holthe presenting his opening remarks

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【日本語下記】
September 21st marked the grand opening of the NCCJ member
Fuglen’s second café in Tokyo, Fuglen Asakusa.

Present at the event was not only a large crowd of coffee lovers, but also Fuglen’s founder Einar Kleppe Holthe and Japan’s General Manager Kenji Kojima. Even the new Norwegian Ambassador to Japan, Signe Brudeset, was there to honor the event with her presence.

 Einar Kleppe Holthe together with Japan’s General Manager Kenji Kojima

Einar Kleppe Holthe together with Japan’s General Manager Kenji Kojima

 The new Fuglen is located in Asakusa, in the same building as the capsule hotel Nine Hours

The new Fuglen is located in Asakusa, in the same building as the capsule hotel Nine Hours

Referred to by some as an informal Norwegian embassy in Tokyo this café will bring you not only Norwegian style coffee, but also vintage furniture and Norwegians’ beloved waffles with brunost (Norwegian brown cheese). We are excited to see the great success Fuglen has had so far, and are convinced that they will play an even more important role here in Tokyo in the years to come.

A big congratulations from us at NCCJ!

 Even Fuglen’s staircase looks good on pictures…

Even Fuglen’s staircase looks good on pictures…

ノルウェー発祥のカフェ・フグレンの2号店開業イベントが浅草で9月21日に行われました。多くのコーヒーファンの方々と共にフグレンの設立者アイナル・クレッペ・ホルテ氏や日本のジェネラルマネージャー小島賢治氏、そして駐日ノルウェー大使シグネ・ブルーデセット氏が参加されました。フグレン浅草を通して、美味しいノルウェースタイルの高品質コーヒー、ビンテージデザインの北欧家具、そしてノルウェー人に愛されているブルノスト(ノルウェー独特の茶色のチーズ)をのせたノルウェースタイルのワッフルを東京の皆さまに体験頂けることを期待しています。

 Jazz music was presented by The Tronosonic Experience on the opening event.

Jazz music was presented by The Tronosonic Experience on the opening event.