| Message from Mr. Akira Ouchi, Consul General of Japan in Karachi
interview by the Kobe Shimbun Newspaper and the article on my remarks mainly about my experience abroad was carried in the newspaper.
| The period from June 30 to July 28 was the month of Ramadan this year. And the Eid holiday will be
from July 29 to August 1. The Eid holiday is like the New Year holiday in Japan when the family
and relatives get together and celebrate the holidays. My message to the Pakistani people on the occasion
of the Eid holiday has been recorded and will be broadcasted on Metro One and PTV soon.
I would like to make a report on the activities done by the Consulate-General of Japan from June to
July this year as written below.
On June 6, I delivered a lecture at the Kakogawa Higashi Senior High School, my alma mater in Kakogawa City,
my home town in Japan. Over 50 students attended and eagerly listened to my lecture which focused on my past
experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and overseas establishments of Japan. On the same day I had an
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks at the Jinnah International Airport on June 8 and I would like to mourn
the victims and express my condolences to the bereaved families. We strongly condemn such act of terrorism and Japan intends to
support efforts by the Government of Pakistan to fight terrorism in cooperation with the international community.
In the evening on June 28, Tanabata Summer Festival was held at the Japanese School in Karachi. Tanabata is a traditional Japanese festival
held in Japan on July 7 when people write their wishes on narrow strips of paper and decorate them with bamboo grass. On that day,
the students of the Japanese School performed a picture-story show and played music on Tanabata. The participants of both students
and adults wrote wishes on strips of paper and hung on bamboo grass and danced Japanese Bon-dance, etc.
Early July, I visited two factories of Japanese related companies: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company and Engro Polymer & Chemicals.
The management staff are Pakistani people but the products have been produced based on Japanese technology and sold widely in
Pakistan and have contributed greatly to the Pakistani economy.
Consul-General of Japan in Karachi