QU honor Japanese Embassy with CSR award

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Japanese Embassy has received the CSR leadership award in recognition of its contributions at a ceremony hosted by Qatar University to launch the CSR Report, ‘The National Book’ - Qatar 2016. The award ceremony was held in the presence of HE Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, who received the “CSR person of the Year” award.

Representative of the Ambassador Mr. Toshio Odagiri, Charge d'Affaires, received the award from Dr Hasan Al Derham, President of Qatar University. The Ambassador highlighted in an article in the CSR Report 2016 its contributions to the community over the past year “The Qatari – Japanese relations have progressed over the past 50 years based on the mutual trust and respect, as our bilateral ties have been characterized by a harmonic fusion of cooperation, support and mutual benefit”.

In addition to the summit diplomacy between His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the cooperation ties between our two countries have been steadily expanding beyond the economic and energy fields, as to encompass wider aspects in culture, medical care, agriculture, technology, research and human resource development.

The Embassy of Japan pays special attention to social responsibility in Qatar at all levels out of our steadfast belief of the importance of acting for the benefit of the society at large.

In this regard, The Embassy has organized many activities such as organizing workshops, lectures and entertaining performances that reflect the culture of Japan and supported several training and exchange programs sponsored by the Japanese government and Qatar-based Japanese companies, to foster qualified human resources who can effectively contribute to the future of Qatar.

The Embassy has also been organizing annual book donations to Qatari public institutions since 1987 such as Qatar National Library, Qatar University, Qatar Olympic committee, Museum of Islamic Art and some independent schools.

As we recognize the importance of reading in shaping minds, the Embassy has been keen on participating at the annual Doha International Book Fair, exhibiting latest editions of Japanese books in addition to the cultural activities such as Origami and Japanese calligraphy.

In terms of education, the Embassy continues to hold annual Japanese speech contests for the 9th consecutive year aiming to forge new bridges of understanding between the two communities as well as to offer Qatari and expat learners chances to present their language skills in a competitive and encouraging environment.

The Embassy also offers scholarships for Qatari undergraduate and Research Students, fully covered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, to study at Japanese universities which we promote in the various College Fairs organized in Qatar.

The Embassy of Japan remains committed to fulfilling its social responsibility in Qatar and to promote the bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels.