| Message from Mr. Akira Ouchi, Consul General of Japan in Karachi
people are interested in Japanese martial arts and this event would further strengthen the relationship
| Ramadan has just started on July 11 in Pakistan.
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 19, Japan Information and Culture Center of the Consulate-General
of Japan and Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation co-organized a Ju-Jitsu Training Camp and
“The Ju-jitsu demonstration” at Japan Information and Culture Center. Ju-Jitsu is
one of the traditional Japanese martial arts. In this event, 15 young people received
qualified training and afterwards they demonstrated their brilliant Ju-Jitsu
techniques. I made a closing remarks stating that it is good to see many Pakistani
between Japan and Pakistan.
In the morning on June 29, the 99th Midshipmen Commissioning and 8th SSC Class Passing Out
Parade was held at the Pakistan Naval Academy. I also attended and watched the parade and observed
the event with great interest.
In the evening on June 29, 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 demonstrated performances of Wadaiko (Japanese drum), unicycle, rope-jumping, ensemble,
etc and the participants of both students and adults wrote wishes on strips of paper and hung on
bamboo grass and danced Japanese Bon-dance, etc.
On July 3, I delivered a lecture on “Bilateral Relations between Japan and Pakistan” at the National
Institute of Management, Karachi. About 45 senior civil servants of Pakistan attended and listened
to the lecture. At the Q & A session after the lecture, the questions concerning Japan-Pakistan economic relations, prospects for investment from Japan to Pakistan and export from Pakistan to Japan, Japanese economic cooperation, Japanese energy policy, etc. were asked.
Consul-General of Japan in Karachi