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Japanese Calendar Exhibitions 2022 held in Islamabad


Islamabad, March 15 2022 (TDI): The inauguration of the Japanese calendars Exhibitions 2022 took place in Islamabad at Quaid-e-Azam University and National Skills University. The exhibitions were held on March 8 and 15.

To clarify, the embassy of Japan held Japanese Calendar Exhibitions 2022 at the premises of Quaid-e-Azam University and National Skills University but with the collaboration MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan.

On March 15, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, H.E. WADA Mitsuhiro, and Vice-Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University, Dr. Muhammad Ali, inaugurated the exhibition at the Quai-e-Azam University. On the other hand, Counsellor and head of Cultural Section, Iwasaki Ryuji, and Vice-Chancellor of the National Skills University, Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, inaugurated the other exhibition on March 8th.

Japanese Calendar Exhibition
H.E Mr. WADA Mitsuhiro, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, together with Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice-Chancellor, Quaid-e-Azam University

Moreover, the President of MAAP, Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari, and other guests participated in both ceremonies held in Islamabad. It is pertinent to note that MAAP is the organization of the previous Japanese Government Scholarship alumnus of Pakistan.

Significance of Japanese Calendar Exhibition

Furthermore, the Japanese Calendar Exhibition is a significant event of the cultural activities. Thereupon, the Japanese embassy held this ceremony annually. In addition to that, this ceremony is popular among the people of Pakistan.

To date, the Embassy of Japan has displayed 65 calendars in exhibitions with the collaboration of numerous Japanese companies and the Japan Calendar Association. These exhibitions feature Japanese Heritage and cultural identities.

Besides, they also aim to reflect images of both contemporary and traditional areas of culture including sports, automobiles, nature, arts, architecture, and heritage of Japan. At the inaugural ceremony, Ambassador WADA said that the sole aim behind such exhibitions is to present Japanese culture before the people of Pakistan.

Japanese Calendar Exhibition
Ambassador WADA inaugurating the Annual Japanese Calendar Exhibition in Islamabad

He further highlighted that these calendars introduce the true image as well as the beauty of Japan. Moreover, he emphasized that for the first time the exhibition is held twice in Islamabad.

Along these lines, he pointed out that this development will help Pakistani students to feel and observe Japanese culture so closely. In the same vein, he reiterated that this development will impact the celebrations of the 70th anniversary.

Similarly, the ambassador encouraged the efforts of MAAP, the Quaide–azam University, and the Skills University for upholding such an inspiring event. Above all, the calendars of these exhibitions mostly belong to private Japanese Companies. Japan is eco-friendly and, thus, printed these calendars on recycled paper.

This year, Japan and Pakistan are also marking the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Therefore, the Embassy of Japan is holding various events to encourage and support mutual understanding and people-to-people contact.


Tahira Khan
Tahira Khanhttps://thediplomaticinsight.com
MPhil Scholar at Centre of South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore

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