13 May 2018 – 12:06
DOHA: Japan’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Seiichi Otsuka, visited two schools in Al Khor — Al Khor Primary School for Girls and Abdulla bin Ali Al Misnad Independent School for boys, separately in order to deliver pictures and calligraphies drawn and written by pupils in Asa town, Hiroshima city, Japan.
Ambassador Otsuka handed over the pictures and calligraphies to Abla Saleh Al Kawary, Principal at the girls ‘school, and Ibrahim Al Mannai, Principal at the boys’ school.
Toshiaki Hato, Managing Director of Doha Office of Marubeni Corporation, who has been supporting the activities of the Qatar Association in Asa community and Hamad Ali from Public Relations Department of Qatargas, were present.
Asa town in Japan and Qatar have historical links. When the 12th Asian Games was held in Hiroshima in 1994, Hiroshima carried out “one-town-one country support” project. It was decided at that time that Asa town would support the Qatari team. This relationship did not end with the Asian Games.
The “Qatar Association in Asa” was established in July 1996 with the aim of maintaining friendship with the State of Qatar. The Asa community decided to visit Qatar and has been to Qatar three times. Each time, the Asa community has come with pictures and calligraphies drawn and written by pupils from schools in Asa town.
On the other hand, Qatargas’ Japan Liaison Office in Nagoya city, Japan, has visited high school in Hiroshima to give lectures about Qatar as well as the students from Qatar University have visited Japan and met with junior high school students in Asa town to introduce the State of Qatar.