Ahmedabad Hosts Indo-Japan Cultural Meet

| Updated: February 2, 2023 7:41 pm

The 11th Japan Festival was held in Ahmedabad, India to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan. The festival was organized by the Japan Information Centre, Indo-Japan Friendship Association, and the Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai. 

The event included a delegation Toshihiko Yasui, Chair, Kobe City Assembly and Masao Imanishi, Vice Mayor, Kobe City Government; and eight members from Otemon Gakuin University.

At the event, IJFA president Mukesh Patel said that “Kobe is the creative design city of Asia, and Ahmedabad is India’s first world heritage city. A delegation from business, cultural and academic fronts visited Ahmedabad to extend further friendship between the two cities i.e. Kobe-Ahmedabad sister city friendship.”

During the event, the mayor of Ahmedabad Kirit Parmar, former mayor of Ahmedabad Bijal Patel and M. Thennarasan commissioner of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation extended greetings with the Kobe City Business and Goodwill Delegation.

To mark the golden jubilee of Indo-Japan, the Japanese martial arts expo was organised with a student exchange program between Gujarat university and Otemon Gakuin university. Notably, Gujarat shares a special relationship with Japan ever since January 2009, when Japan became the first country partner at the then-vibrant Gujarat celebrations.

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