Raising children Swedish style

| Oct 15, 2014

Raising children Swedish style

Children and parents enjoyed Swedish products for kids during the Sweden Kids Week event last weekend at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo. It is an important opportunity for manufacturers to meet their users and listen to them, Swedish Ambassador Magnus Robach said to ...

In commemoration of Lithuanian Jews

| Sep 22, 2014

In commemoration of Lithuanian Jews

Sept. 23 is Lithuania’s Holocaust Memorial Day that pays tribute to the victims of the destruction of Vilnius ghetto in 1943. Prior to this national memorial day remembering the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews, a presentation of a book on Jews who escaped wartime persecution ...

Exchange constructive for Mexican students

| Aug 11, 2014

Exchange constructive for Mexican students

A group of Mexican students gave speeches in Japanese at the Mexican Embassy last week to cap the month-long Japan-Mexico Student Exchange Program, which ran from July 12. As part of the projects commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the visit to Mexico of a ...

| Jun 10, 2014

Appeal for Serbian flood relief aid

In the wake of the recent floods and heavy rainfall in Serbia, donations, which can be made at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo, are being sought. Since March, Serbia has been hit by heavy rain, which caused flooding in many ...

Japan seen through diplomats' eyes

| Apr 30, 2014

Japan seen through diplomats' eyes

An event to promote the photo exhibition “Japan through Diplomats’ Eyes” was held on April 23 at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tokyo. Since its inception in 1998, the exhibition has been held annually and features photographs taken by diplomats, their family members ...

Philippine historical landmark in Tokyo

| Mar 4, 2014

Philippine historical landmark in Tokyo

On March 3, a marker declaring the Philippine Ambassador’s official residence a national historical landmark was unveiled at the building in Fujimi in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. A five minute’s walk from the Imperial Palace, the residence sits on a 4,500 sq. meter piece of ...

Charity from Japan for Syrian refugees

| Feb 18, 2014

Charity from Japan for Syrian refugees

The Society of Wives of Arab Ambassadors in Japan organized a charity event to gather humanitarian donations to be sent to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan in order to help alleviate the pain and suffering of the refugees. The first shipment of donations was ...

150 years of Swiss-Japanese friendship

| Feb 7, 2014

150 years of Swiss-Japanese friendship

The Switzerland of today is being presented during the Swissdays event in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills through Feb. 9. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland, the event has officially launched the year-long celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of Swiss-Japanese diplomatic relations. On Feb. 6, the ...

Celebrating V4 plus Japan Exchange Year

| Feb 4, 2014

Celebrating V4 plus Japan Exchange Year

On Jan. 31, the Embassy of Hungary in Tokyo hosted a party to celebrate the launch of the V4 plus Japan Exchange Year 2014. The V4, made up of the Visegrad Group or Visegrad Four, is a regional cooperation uniting the four Central European ...

Aquino gets honorary degree

| Dec 15, 2013

Aquino gets honorary degree

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by Tokyo-based Sophia University on Friday, for his significant achievements in the promotion of good governance and peace in the Philippines, which have contributed to the remarkable economic development of the ...

Saudi Arabian man cycles through Japan

| Dec 3, 2013

Saudi Arabian man cycles through Japan

A Saudi Arabian man cycled from the northern tip of the mainland of Hokkaido to the southern tip of Kyushu island on a journey that took 39 days. Omar Al-Omair, 34, started his 3,152-km trek from Cape Soya on Oct. 16 and ended it ...