YANGON, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar professional puppet players from the ancient city of Mandalay has been invited to perform in Japan's capital of Tokyo under the title of "Puppet Opera In Myanmar", the local weekly Yangon Times reported in this week's issue.
As the third invitation by the Japan Modern Foundation Puppet Center, the six-member Myanmar Mandalay puppet players will stage the two-week performance in Tokyo with its high-standard performing art.
Myanmar and Japan have been cooperating closely in the culture sector. Aimed at strengthening the mutual friendship and boosting cultural exchange between the two countries, a Japanese film festival was held in Myanmar's commercial city of Yangon last Sunday.
Four Japanese films, namely "Nabbie's Love", "Water Boys", "Linda Linda Linda" and "Ping Pong Bath Station" were introduced in the festival which lasted for four days.
The Japanese film festival will continue in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay from Feb. 23 to 26 with the same four films on the screen.
Meanwhile, an annual Japanese Literature translation contest at three levels is scheduled to take place in Yangon and Mandalay on Feb. 28, according to the Embassy of Japan.