Ja­pan week in Bhutan

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Ahigh-level del­e­ga­tion from Ja­pan led by Kat­suyuki Kawai, Mem­ber of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Ja­pan and Spe­cial Ad­vi­sor to the Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­pan ar­rived in Bhutan yes­ter­day to at­tend the open­ing cer­e­mony of the Ja­pan week in Bhutan.

Ja­pan Week was for­mally launched on 22 Oc­to­ber 2006 in Thim­phu dur­ing the celebration of the 20th an­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo- matic re­la­tion be­tween Bhutan and Ja­pan Foun­da­tion. Dur­ing the Ja­pan week, cul­tural events like Ja­panese cul­tural per­for­mances, Judo, karate and soc­cer demon­stra­tions, Ja­panese lan­guage sem­i­nars, and screening of Ja­panese films are held. Ex­changes be­tween the two sides dur­ing the Ja­pan week have served the very im­por­tant pur­pose of sup­ple­ment­ing the ef­forts of the two gov­ern­ments to en­hance co­op­er­a­tion’s in the field of cul­ture, sports, academia and peo­pleto-peo­ple con­tact. Ja­pan week 2016 is sched­uled from 24 Septem­ber – 1 Oc­to­ber 2016.

As the Ja­pan week this year co­in­cides with the 30th an­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Bhutan and Ja­pan, the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs of the Royal Gov­ern­ment along with the Min­istry of Home and Cul­tural Af­fairs, Tourism coun­cil of Bhutan and Bhutan Post are col­lab­o­rat­ing with or­ga­niz­ers to en­sure the suc­cess of the Ja­pan Week.

The Ja­pan Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League pre­sented the “Soc­cer School” pro­gram in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Em­bassy of Ja­pan and the Bhutan Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion at the Changlingmithang sta­dium along with the open­ing cer­e­mony at the clock tower square.

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