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Cultural Attaché visits Sendai after March 11th major earthquake

Dr. Essam Bukhary, Cultural Attaché in Japan visited Sendai City to express his gratitude and give a certificate of appreciation to Sendai International Japanese Language School and Mr. Shoji of Tempstaff Kamei Corporation for their tremendous support in ensuring Saudi students’ safety when the earthquake hit Tohoku area on March 11th.


Students of the 6th stage of King Abdullah Scholarship program arrives in Japan

On May 10th, 2011, students of the 6th stage of King Abdullah Scholarship Program arrived at Kansai International Airport accompanied by Mr. Mohammed Al-Bogami, General Advisor for Saudi Students in East Asia, Ministry of Higher Education.


The 2nd Saudi-Japan university presidents’ conference held in Riyadh

Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Khalid Al-Anqary, Minister of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia, the 2nd Saudi-Japan university presidents’ conference was held on April 19th, 2011 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The conference was held during the 2nd International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) with participation of presidents and representatives of 32 universities. Aiming to further develop scientific and academic exchanges between Saudi Arabia and Japan, the participants shared their past achievements and information, then had active discussions.


The cultural office held a meeting with Japanese universities to talk about Saudi students’ return to Japan

Because of the earthquake, Saudi students on scholarship have been sent back to their home country. However, as new academic year starts in Japan, they need a smooth reentry. To discuss this matter, the Cultural Office in Tokyo held a meeting with Japanese universities under the instruction of the Ministry of Higher Education. At the meeting, Cultural Attaché Dr. Essam Bukhary and approximately 50 representatives from Japanese universities had a discussion on how to respond to problems that students might face upon their late arrival in Japan. Measures such as late registration and make-up lessons are considered. In cooperation with universities, the Cultural Office intends to support Saudi students so that they can successfully continue their study in Japan.


Cultural office established a website “We Are with Japan” in solidarity with victims of the earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan

A massive magnitude 9 earthquakes on March 11 wreaked enormous damage on northeast Japan, causing a large number of deaths and missing. After this tragic disaster, the Saudi Cultural Office in Tokyo launched a website “We are with Japan” to express solidarity with victims of the disaster and people in Japan. The website includes news that messages of condolence from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince were sent to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. It also reports that the Japanese Prime Minister expressed his appreciation to all countries and organizations that have sent condolence messages and supported Japan. Along with the information on damages and how Japan has been coping with this serious problem, photos and video clips that show the devastation of the affected areas are uploaded on the website.  Dr. Essam Bukhary, the Saudi Cultural Attaché in Japan, has sent words of condolence and sympathy in his name and the name of all Saudi students in Japan on scholarship to managers of Japanese universities and Japanese people. In his message, he stresses his confidence that Japan will rise from the devastation and show the world Japan’s miracle once again as it did after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were burned to ashes. He also expects Saudi students to learn from the experiences that Japan has gone and is going to go through as well as to contribute to Japan’s reconstruction.


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