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Lecture by Ambassador Kamo at Doshisha University, Kyoto

 

24 September 2014

 

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Ambassador Kamo gave a lecture titled ‘<Report from the UAE> What you need as a future global citizen’ at Doshisha University, Kyoto, on 24 September 2014. The audience, whose majority was students, showed great interest in the UAE, a forerunner of the globalization.

 

 

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20 ATHS students completed 3 years Japanese Program

 

15 June 2014

 

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On 15 June 2014, Mr. Kenji Hirata, Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Japan, attended a celebration ceremony in honor of 20 students who have completed their 3 years Japanese Language Course. In his remarks, Mr. Hirata congratulated the students and praised their achievements.  
The Ritsumeikan University, Cosmo-Oil Co. and Abu Dhabi Oil Co. took this opportunity to sign a memorandum with ATHS to extend this program for 3 years.

 

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Japan Day with Book Donation Ceremony at Petroleum Institute

 

6 May 2014

 

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On 6 May 2014, Yoshihiko Kamo, Ambassador of Japan, attended a ceremony for the donation of around 500 titles of Japanese books at the Petroleum Institute. The Books were exhibited in Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2012 and 2013,.
At the main hall of Arzanah building, Mr. Ambassador was received by Dr. Ismail A. Tag, Provost, Dr. Ahmad Al Shoaibi, Dean of Academic Affairs, and the students.
The ceremony included Ikebana presentation, Calligraphy, Origami and Manga. 
Mr. Ambassador, Dr. Tag and Dr. Al Shoaibi toured the place and listened to the participants' presentations.

 

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Book Fair 2014

 

30 April ~ 5 May 2014

 

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The annual event “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair” was held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from April 30th - May 5th. In the Japanese booth, around 250 titles were displayed with a variety of subjects and topics such as manga, anime, origami (Paper Folding), Japanese foods, Japanese language, mentality and history.

 

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has become a good opportunity to introduce the attraction of Japanese culture towards the people of UAE.

 

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Ikebana Demonstration for Spouses of Ambassadors at the Ambassador’s Residence

 

14 April 2014

 

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On April 14th 2014 Ms. Oki, Ikebana Master(Ohara) presented “Ikebana” Demonstration for spouses of Ambassadors from more than 30 delegations at the Residence of Ambassador of Japan. The Master showed various techniques of “Ikebana” in front of honorable guests and answered their questions on “Ikebana” and Japanese culture, which inspired and amazed the guests.

 

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The Eighth International MANGA Award

  1. On March 27, 2014, the Eighth International MANGA Award Executive Committee (Chairman: Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs) was held and the committee formally decided to hold the Eighth International MANGA Award.

 

  2. The Award’s entry acceptance information is as follows:

 

  (1) Application period: Tuesday, April 15 to Saturday, May 31, 2014
  (2) Application to be sent to Japanese diplomatic missions abroad (excluding permanent missions) or the P.O. Box of the Eighth International MANGA Award

 

  3.The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of then Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso with the aim of rewarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchange through MANGA. The award has been held every year since its establishment.

 

  The MANGA judged the best among all the submitted works will be awarded the Gold Award, while the next three shall receive the Silver Awards. The recipients will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During their stay in Japan, they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese MANGA creators, visit publishing companies and make an excursion to local sites. http://www.manga-award.jp/


 

 

 

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Tea Ceremony at Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi

 

19 March 2014

 

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On March 19, 2014, Urasenke Chadou Abu Dhabi Study Group, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan, participated in the International day at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The Group offered Japanese tea to 120 visitors at the Japan booth. And some members of the Group impressed the audience with Kimono at the World Fashion Show.

 

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2nd Japanese Language Speech Contest

 

11 March 2014

 

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On March 11, 2014, the 2nd Japanese Language Speech Contest, organized by the Embassy of Japan, was hosted by Khalifa University to share knowledge of the Japanese culture through learning the Japanese language. The event was attended by H.E. Yoshihiko Kamo, Ambassador of Japan, and Dr. Tod A. Laursen, President, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, to encourage Japanese language learners from various schools and academic institutions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Students were required to write a text, composed in Japanese, about topic of their own.

 

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Reception for ATHS Students

 

26 February 2014

 

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On February 26, 2014, a reception for the Applied Technology High School (ATHS) students was held at the official residence of the Ambassador of Japan, as an cultural activity organized by the Embassy of Japan.  The students, who had their experience from the educational tours in Japan last summer, gave group presentations with a good command of Japanese to other attendants.

 

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New Japanese Language Courses start again in April 2014

 

14 August 2014

 

  • New Japanese Language Courses will start again on September 14, 2014.
  • Guidelines for Applicants is available here
  • For application form, please click here. (Deadline of submission is Thursday 4 September 2014)
  • Class schedule is available here
  • Consent form is available here
  • If you are not a beginner and not sure about your level, please click here for the level check sheet.
  • Courses will be conducted at Abu Dhabi Japanese School (map).

 

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11-15 November 2013

 

A Japanese famous natural textile artist holds cultural events in the UAE

 

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On November 11-15, Mr. Akihiko Izukura, a famous Japanese natural textile artist who is active in the U.S. and Europe, visited the UAE for the first time. Under the patronage of Embassy of Japan, he mounted exhibitions in both Abu Dhabi Art Hub and Sharja University where he presented his own philosophy in dying clothes using traditional Japanese nature-friendly method.

 

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Lecture on recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

 

26+27 June 2013

 

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On 26 and 27 June, Mr. Gouta Matsumura, Representative Director of the Ishinomaki NPO center, held two lectures respectively at the University of Sharjah and at the General Secretariat of the Executive Council – Abu Dhabi. Mr. Matsumura talked about his city, Ishinomaki; which was severely hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and presented his center's unique experience in developing revival activities in and around Ishinomaki.

 

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MEXT scholarship programs 2015

21 May 2014

 

Only UAE nationals may apply.
Applicants for the Research Program must have been born on or after 2 April 1980.
Applicants for the Undergraduate Program must have been born between 2 April 1993 and 1 April 1998.
Deadline to apply: (Tuesday 10 June 2014)
Exams and interviews on (Saturday 14 June 2014) at 9:00a.m. at the Embassy premises.

Applications are accepted by post or by courier only to the following address:

 

Culture and Information Section

Embassy of Japan

P.O.Box: 2430

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Attention Mr. Kaneko

 

(Kindly write down on the top of envelope "Scholarship Application")

For applications and more information on the program, please scrol up to the right side

 

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MEXT Scholarship Programs 2015

 

The Government of Japan offers scholarships to UAE national students who wish to join as:

(1) Undergraduate Student

Terms and conditions of Undergraduate Scholarships 2015

 

1. Application Form

2. Placement Reference Form

3. Certificate of Health

 

or

(2) Research Student

Terms and conditions of Research non-degree Scholarships at Japanese Graduate School 2015 (Research, Masters through research or PhD through research)

 

1. Application Form

2. Placement Reference Form

3. Research Program Plan

4. Recommendation Form

5. Certificate of Health

 

 

General Information about study in Japan

 

If you are interested in studying in Japan, these Websites below would be useful to you:

*Study in Japan
(A Comprehensive Guide)
*Japan Student Services Organization
(JASSO)

 


 

The Japanese Language Course held by the UAE-Japanese Society

 

 

The United Arab Emirates-Japanese Society has been running Japanese Language Courses since 2004.
The courses offer levels of Japanese language Courses from L1 (for beginners) to L8. All courses are arranged depending on the number of students for each level, except L1.
Each level has 8 sessions in one term, 90 mimutes per class and will be held only once a week.