Kenya-Japan relations hailed through Japanese Cultural Day

On Thursday July 6th 2018, JKUAT community were treated to a one of a kind special event dubbed the “Japanese Cultural day” in a bid to demystify the Japanese language and Culture. The event was organized by Ms. Asuka Mizuguchi, a third year undergraduate student from Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan, Department of Language Sciences; and twenty JKUAT Undergraduate students and staff. Ms. Asuka, is currently doing an internship in JKUAT through the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project.

JKUAT Students try out their proficiency with the Japanese Chopsticks

The event was staged at the Assembly Hall where there were three booths which included “introducing games and folding origami”, “collecting messages from students and taking pictures to be collated as a video message to Japanese students” and “Japanese food display”.

The audience was later treated to some Japanese documentary and animation films, performance singing, dancing and reciting poems.

The event was sponsored by Aviva Technologies Limited and supported by JKUAT students. Christopher Maitai, popularly known as Maitai-San, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Aviva Technologies undertook his Master’s studies in Japan and the event was expected to continue strengthening the cordial relationship between Japan and Kenya.

 

                Students dance to a Japanese song