Japan Embassy donates 26 books to Community College of Qatar
H.E. Mr. Kenjiro Monji, Ambassador of Japan today visited the Community College of Qatar and presented 26 Japan-related books to CCQ with the presence of Dr. Butch Herod, Acting Dean of the Community College of Qatar.
The books were donated by the Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Japan Foundation that participated in the 22nd Doha International Book Fair last December.
This was the first donation from the Embassy to CCQ since it was established in 2010. The books in English, Arabic and Japanese, cover various aspects of Japan and the Japanese life including history, literature, social sciences, art, cooking, comics and so on. Ambassador Monji hoped that those books would contribute to the better understanding of Japan by the students of the Qatar Community College.
Ambassador Monji said “It is very timely that the donation takes place in 2012, the 40th anniversary year of Japan-Qatar diplomatic relations and around the time of the first graduation ceremony of the CCQ. As the Embassy of Japan has been enjoying good cooperative relations with Qatar in the area of education, I hope that this new relationship with the CCQ would be further promoted in the future”.
Ambassador Monji mentioned that the Embassy of Japan and the Qatari side would organize many Japanese cultural events for the remaining of the year under the project “Qatar Japan 2012” including monthly Japanese Cinema Showcase, Japanese Speech Contest in June, Japanese Popular Theater performance and Japanese Musical Instruments performance in October, Japanese Films at the 4th DTFF in November and the participation to the 23rd Doha International Book Fair in December as a guest of honor. Japan will bring a lot of Japanese culture to Qatar, both traditional and contemporary including Pop culture such as Manga and Anime.
Reiterating his sincere appreciation to the State of Qatar and people in Qatar for supporting Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, H.E. Ambassador Monji said “Japanese people are very grateful to your help and I am pleased to report to you that Japan is moving steadily towards reconstruction.”
Dr. Butch, the acting dean thanked H.E. the Ambassador of Japan for the books and wished for further enhancement in cooperation between the Embassy of Japan and CCQ. The ceremony was witnessed by the professors, library staff and the students of CCQ.
- ILQ news