Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD:Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda cut the ribbon during the inaugurating of “Japan Festival 2019” at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in federal capital.

ISLAMABAD—Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda has said that since Japan and Pakistan share many cultural similarities, Japan Festival 2019 will definitely provide a window of opportunity for the Pakistani people to discover many facets of Japanese culture and its age-old traditions.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Artists from Japan demonstrate martial art skills on the eve of day long Japanese cultural festival in NUML.

The ambassador expressed these views during Japan Festival 2019 at the premises of the National University of Modern Languages on Tuesday. The festival was organised to celebrate A Month of Japanese Culture together with the Pakistani people.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: A Japanese woman artist performing during the “Japan Festival 2019” at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in federal capital.

The day-long Japan festival was inaugurated by Kuninori Matsuda, the Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan, together with the Rector NUML Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Jaffar.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Artists from Japan demonstrate martial art skills on the eve of day long Japanese cultural festival in NUML.

The Ambassador reiterated that the year 2022 would be celebrated to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan and a variety of such events would be organized to commemorate this auspicious occasion.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Artists from Japan demonstrate martial art skills on the eve of day long Japanese cultural festival in NUML.

Ambassador Matsuda stressed upon the need of making continued efforts to further flourish the strong bond of friendship between Japan and Pakistan.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Japanese artists perform during Japanese cultural festival held at NUML, on Tuesday.

Japan festival which was organized with the cooperation of National University of Modern Languages began with the Japanese Language Speech Contest among the students of Japanese language department at NUML and was followed by other colorful cultural performances such as Kendo demonstration.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda

Taiko performance, Karate and Judo demonstration, Ninja performance, Origami workshop, Bonsai and Ikebana demonstrations.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Visitors and students taking interest in various pieces of Japanese art during Japan Festival 2019 at National University of Modern Languages (NUML).

Also, a robotic performance by the Robotics department at NUST greatly entertained the viewers at the festival. The visitors in the festival were also served with the delicious Japanese cuisine Tampura, Sushi etc..

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Young Japanese Artists performing during the“Japan Festival 2019” at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in federal capital.

As a part of the activities organized to celebrate A Month of Japanese Culture, an exhibition of photographs titled “Japan through the lens of Pakistani photographers” will be inaugurated on 21st November at the National Art Gallery of PNCA.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Japanese women take keen interest in seasonal flower during the “Japan Festival 2019” at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in federal capital.

Around 35 photographs captured by the photographers of the Photographic Society of Pakistan (PSP) would be displayed in the exhibition which they had captured during their recent visit to Japan.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD: Japanese karate players are in action during the “Japan Festival 2019” at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in federal capital.

Also, Japanese films such as Grave of the Fireflies, His Master’s Voice and Samurai Cat would be screened at the Islamabad Club auditorium on 22nd, 27th and 28th November during the film festival being organized by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts during the Islamabad Art Festival 2019.

Japan, Pakistan have many cultural similarities, says Ambassador Matsuda
ISLAMABAD:Japanese karate players are in action during the “Japan Festival 2019” at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in federal capital.

On November 24th, Japanese music show titled “Nihon Unplugged-Cultural Music Performance” would be held at the auditorium of PNCA where artists arriving from Japan featuring with local musicians would demonstrate their talent.

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