Place: Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), Lobby Hall In the campus of RUPP, Russia Blvd, Khan Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Co-organized by Japan Foundation and CJCC Supported by Embassy of Japan, JICA, Japanese Association of Cambodia (JAC)
「The Japan Foundation has been holding The Asian Cartoon Exhibition every year since 1995 in various countries, employing the friendly medium of cartoons for introducing Asian societies, cultures, and peoples’ ways of life from various perspectives. And this is a first exhibition in Cambodia.
The theme for this year is “Asian Environmental Issues”. The burdens placed on the environment have serious consequences not only for us living in Asian nations but also everybody all over the world and the entire world needs to tackle them as a shared responsibility. In this exhibition, 10 leading cartoonists from 10 Asian nations namely Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam have produced a total of 77 new works depicting the environmental as well as for promoting our awareness about our shared responsibility.」
While producing works on the environmental problems characteristic of each nation, the various cartoonists flavored them with unique senses of humor and satire. Hoping you could find the works amusing and insightful into Asian society, culture, and ways of living, as well as potent food for thought.