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Language exchange opens doors to Japanese culture

A fascination with Japanese history and culture inspired Yalu Zhou to travel to Japan to study Japanese language. She says to truly know a culture you must understand its language, and vice versa.

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Simon Draper's February 2020 update

It would be fair to say that the novel coronavirus – now named Covid-19 – has been making our work at the Asia New Zealand Foundation a bit more challenging.

Research / News
People links central to the New Zealand-India relationship

A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono highlights the dynamic connections between New Zealand and India – and outlines plenty of opportunities to grow the relationship.

Leadership / News
Leadership Network member
building ethical cosmetics brand

Kiwi makeup brand and social enterprise Indigo and Iris is looking to Asia to source its next cosmetic offering for conscious consumers. It’s a business move that’s surprised CEO and Leadership Networ

Entrepreneurship / News
Thailand visit helps hat designer break into Asia

Adrien Taylor says being part of a Foundation trip to Thailand in 2018 helped him see the full potential of Asia for his business and was the start of an ongoing relationship with the region.

Arts / News
East Meets West in Wellington

The three women who founded Wellington’s Chinese New Year Festival reflect on how it has developed since the early days and talk about the significance of perennial festival favourite East Meet West.

Arts / News
Artists inhale Mayurbhanj

Artist Lipika Sen describes her residency in Mayurbhanj, India, where she and her co-artist Prabhjyot Majithia stayed in a palace with an erstwhile royal family and silently roaring tigers.

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Foundation’s Christchurch expansion reflects growing demand

The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono is strengthening its work in the South Island by extending a formal presence to Christchurch.

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Internship an education in S. Korea's entertainment industry

Halfway through her three-month internship with South Korean entertainment company CJ Culture Foundation, Ankita Singh reflects on living and working in one of the world's cultural capitals, Seoul.

Leadership / News
Q&A with Chengdu-based Leadership Network member Kristen Ng

After falling in love with Chengdu's bustling street life while visiting the city with friends, Leadership Network member Kristen Ng decided to escape the "international student bubble" of Beijing and

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Albany schools unite for Chinese cultural festival

With help from an Asia New Zealand Foundation Experience Asia grant, Albany Junior High School and Albany Primary School held a day of activities to celebrate Chinese culture. We talk to teacher Susan

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First XV Japan tour "trip of a lifetime"

Playing rugby in Japan was an eye-opening experience for Wainuiomata High School's First XV, but it was experiencing the culture and generosity of the locals that really impressed the team.

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