Head of the Information Policy Ministry’s sector of the media communication and cooperation with media, Maryna Sobotyuk told Ukrinform that yesterday, January 26, the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Japan was marked.
She recalled that in order to enhance the bilateral cooperation and strengthen relations between Ukraine and Japan, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko issued a decree declaring the year 2017 the Year of Japan in Ukraine. Therefore, the Information Policy Ministry in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine are planning to hold a range of events aimed at acquainting Ukrainians with the culture, traditions and history of Japan. According Sobotyuk, the Student Council at the Informational Policy Ministry, experts of international communications are gathering information about ten unique features of Japan that may be useful for Ukraine. She also added that the ministry is planning to hold joint activities that will render the experience of Japan in the information technology sector.
As a reminder, on January 20, a ceremony of signing of agreements on grant assistance for grassroots projects (Kusanone programme) of the Japanese government was held at the Embassy of Japan in Kyiv. On January 21, a tea ceremony with the participation of the Ukrainian branch of the Japanese School of Tea Ceremony Urasenke was held at the National Art Museum of Ukraine.
Thus, according to the program of events foreseen within the Year of Japan in Ukraine, which is available to Ukrinform, on February 19, the National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kyiv will host an exhibition of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. The event organizers are the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine and the National Art Museum of Ukraine.
On January 27-29, classes of Japanese are to be held at the National Art Museum, as well as lectures about the Japanese culture on January 29 and February 5-12.
On February 1-15, an art project "Internal Japan" is to take place at Kyiv History Museum. The organizer is the Fund for Cultural Initiatives ArtHuss.
On February 5-12, the Ukrainian-Japanese center at the National Technical University of Ukraine KPI will host Hatsugama, the festival of the first cup of tea in the new year. The organizer is the Ukrainian branch of the Japanese School of Tea Ceremony Urasenke.
On February 8-12, an origami exhibition is to take place at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, as well as origami master classes scheduled for February 11. The organizers are the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine, the National Art Museum of Ukraine and Kyiv Origami Club.
On February 17-19, the Japanese Film Festival is to take place at Kinopanorama cinema.
On March 3-16, the National Museum in Lviv will host an exhibition of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints.
On March 11, the National Museum of Chornobyl in Kyiv will host an exhibition of Okiagari-koboshi dolls.
On March 17-18, the 9th International Symposium on Japan and Japanese Studies 2017 "Study and Research of Japanese language and literature: the impact and understanding of Japanese realia" is to be held at the Institute of Philology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
On March 18, the Ukrainian-Japanese Center at the National Technical University of Ukraine KPI will host the 16th all-Ukrainian workshop on problems of teaching the Japanese language. The organizer is the Japanese Language Teachers' Association of Ukraine.
On April 2, a joint performance of Terada Ballet Art School and Kyiv State Choreographic School is to take place in Kyiv Operetta Theater. The organizers are Terada Ballet Art School and Kyiv State Choreographic School.
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