The ambassador of Japan to Namibia visits its Olympic host town Miyako City
On December 12th, H.E. Hideaki Harada, the Ambassador of Japan to Namibia, visited the country’s Olympic Host Town, Miyako City of Iwate Prefecture, to give a talk on Namibia. In all, 180 local middle school students and teachers gathered to learn about the country’s culture and people, as well as the work of Japan’s diplomats.
“We hope to expand relations between Japan and Namibia in a number of different ways, and increases our mutual understanding as we plan cultural exchange activities going forward,” he said.
About the event
Date: December 12 (Thu), 2019
Place: Citizen’s Exchange Center (Eastopia 2F Multipurpose Hall), Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture
Lecturer: H.E. Hideaki Harada, the Ambassador of Japan to Namibia
Participants: Students from Miyako #1 Middle School, Tsugaruishi Middle School, Taro #1 Middle School, and Niisato Middle School
About Namibia and Miyako City
Miyako is a coastal city in Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Host Town to Namibia. Namibia originally held an official rugby training camp in Miyako last year, ahead of the Namibia vs Canada match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup™ (held in Kamaishi, Iwate), and both parties decided to continue the relationship for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lifelong Learning Division, Board of Education Miyako City
TEL: 0193-68-9120 FAX: 0193-63-9112 (Japanese language inquiries only)
Office of International Affairs Iwate Prefectural Government
TEL: 019-629-5764 Email: AB0011@pref.iwate.jp (English or Japanese language inquiries)