Akita Prefecture’s Noshiro City× Embassy of Jordan Held a joint event
①Akita Prefecture’s Noshiro City and the Embassy of Jordan signed to their partnership.
Noshiro City and the Embassy of Jordan committed themselves to the host town partnership and agreed to engage in exchange activities related to sports, culture, economy, and education in the future. Jordanian Ambassador, Lina Annab, and Noshiro City Mayor Saito signed and exchanged a certificate of partnership during the event.
②Jordan Fair held in Akita Prefecture’s Noshiro City showcases Jordanian history and culture
This special event was held with the goal of learning more about the history and culture of the host town country Jordan, and getting the community excited for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It featured a presentation by the Jordanian Ambassador to Japan, and the country’s traditional food and clothing. About 250 people, including locals and high school students attended this meaningful event.
H.E. Jordanian Ambassador, Lina Annab, presented on Jordanian culture, tourism, and the exchange between Noshiro’s people and the Jordanian taekwondo team earlier last year.
The Jordanian Embassy’s chef, Ms. Phitayapha, cooked traditional food and sweets for the event.
Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Rasheed Arekat, helped locals try on Jordan’s traditional clothing. People were excited to take pictures with the photo booth frame.
[About the event]
Date: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
Time: 13:00 ~ 17:00 Jordanian history and culture photo display, traditional clothing and food
13:30 ~ 15:00 Ambassador Annab’s presentation
Place: Noshiro Bunka Kaikan, Chu (Medium) Hall (Akita-ken, Noshiro-shi, Oiwake-machi 4-26)
Presenters: The Embassy of Jordan, H.E. Ambassador Lina Annab
JICA Expert, Heritage Tourism Development Advisor, Mr. Koji Oyama
Noshiro City Environmental Industry Department, Tourism Promotion Division
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