| Message from Mr. Akira Ouchi, Consul General of Japan at Karachi
On March 29, Pakistan Japan Business Forum (PJBF) held its annual meeting and the report on the
|| I would like to make a report on the activities done by the Consulate-General
of Japan from Late March to Middle of May this year as written below.
On March 27, I attended the Ceremony to inaugurate the water filtration plant in
Gulshan-e-Iqbal. This project is to supply safe drinking water to 7 districts in Karachi
and this plant is the 7th and last plant to be completed. The grant contract of about
90 thousand US dollars under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human
Security Projects (GGP) Scheme was signed with the implementing body of the
Al-Khidmat Foundation in July 2010. The GGP Scheme is to benefit the local people
in responding to their basic human needs in a small scale but in a prompt manner.
activities done in FY2012 was made and the budget for FY2013 was endorsed. I attended the meeting
and spoke about the activities being done by PJBF are contributing to the promotion of economic
exchange between Japan and Pakistan.
On March 30, the Consulate-General of Japan and the Pakistan Japan Cultural Association held
“Haiku Mushaira” at the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi.Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, which
consists of 17 syllables, in the three phrases of 5,7 and 5 syllables respectively. It conveys the essence
of the experience of the nature and the season in a concise way. Over 30 poets participated in this event
and presented Haiku in Urdu. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Haiku Mushaira.
On April 2 and 3, PJBF organized a training course on “Lean Production System” and JICA expert
made a lecture on Lean Production System of Japan. About 50 people participated in this training and
learned about the efficient ways of production without wastes of Japan.
On April 16, the Japanese Society in Karachi held its annual meeting and decided on the budget and the
executives of the society for FY2013.
On May 11, the election was held all over Pakistan.The Government of Japan dispatched an observation
team, comprising of 16 members, headed by Mr. Nobuaki Tanaka, Former Ambassador of Japan
to Pakistan, which conducted election observations in some cities in Pakistan. I myself together with
2 other staff of our Consulate also made observations in several polling stations in Karachi, as the
head of Karachi Team.
Consul-General of Japan in Karachi