First “Japan Festival” opens in Turkey

Turkey’s first festival to promote Japanese culture began in the country’s capital Ankara on Saturday (10.02.2018). More than 300 people took part in the opening ceremony of the “Japan Festival”, NHK World reported.

Increased interest in learning Japanese among young people in Turkey has been put down to the popularity of Japanese comics and animation.

The number of people who have taken an exam to gauge their proficiency in Japanese has increased by more than 50 percent this fiscal year, compared to last year, the news service reported.

Minister for the “Cool Japan” strategy adopted by the Japanese government, Masaji Matsuyama, said he hopes those attending the festival will serve as bridges between Japan and Turkey.

Numan Kurtulmus, Turkish minister for culture and tourism pointed out that the number of Japanese tourists in Turkey is now increasing after a decline due to concerns over the security situation. He too expressed his hope for further cultural exchanges between the countries, NHK said.

Entertainment at the festival included music played on a Japanese “koto” harp and a traditional Turkish flute called a “ney,” as well as a dance performance.

Source: NHK World

————————————————————————————————

The Japanese Connection offers a wide range of professional Japanese translation or interpreting services worldwide, with specialists in many areas including lawbusiness and engineering.  Indeed, our level of specialism coupled with excellent customer service accounts for our ever-expanding list of clients from around the world. To find out how our services can assist you, please visit our website or contact us directly by email. You can also visit our blog guide to doing business in Japan.

Member of: ATCITIProz

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s