Public Relations and Culture

February 21, 2014

The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste and the Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Secretariat of State for Youth and Sports and the Timor-Leste Karate Federation, invited Karate experts from Indonesia and held Karate demonstration and workshop to promote the understanding of Japanese culture through Karate at GMT on February 20th and 21st. Prior to the event, the Embassy of Japan held a kick-off reception in the evening of February 19th and H.E. Mr. Adriano do Nacimento, 1st Vice President of the National Parliament, and H.E. Mr. Miguel Manetelo, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, were among the distinguished guests present. Through this three-day event, Timorese people were presented with great opportunities to learn about the spirit of Japanese martial arts.

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December 2, 2013

The Embassy of Japan held the National Day Reception celebrating the Emperor’s Birthday with the attendance of H.E. Mr. Vincente da Silva Guterres, President of the National Parliament.

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November 21, 2013

The Embassy of Japan held the send-off ceremony for the participants of two Youth Exchange Program (“JENESYS”), Asia International Children’s Film and Movie Festival and Japan-ASEAN-Oceanian Student & Youth Exchange Program. At the ceremony, with the presence of H.E. Mr. Guterres, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, three movies filmed by Timorese students were previewed, and the representatives of respective group expressed their aspirations to the upcoming visits. Participants of both groups are expected to experience Japanese culture, through school visits and home stay, and interact with Japanese and other Asian youth.

 

October 25, 2013

The Embassy of Japan held the reporting session for the participants of the Youth Exchange Program (“JENESYS 2.0”). The students spent 10 eye-opening days of experiencing cutting-edge Japanese pop culture. They shared their experiences based on their group (Fashion, Animation and Entertainment), their images of Japan before and after their stay, and what they want to reflect onto their daily life from Japanese culture. Additionally, they addressed their action plans to introduce what they learned in Japan to their friends and community.

 

September 30, 2013

The Embassy of Japan held the send-off ceremony for the participants of the Youth Exchange Program (“JENESYS”) and two school teachers who will participate in the Teacher Training scholarship Program. H.E. Mr. Teme, Minister for State Administration, H.E. Mr. Soares, Minister for Justice, H.E. Mr. Mendonca, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports,H.E. Mr. Ximenes, Vice Minister for Higher Education, were among the distinguished guests attended the event.

 

August 22, 2013

On August 15, the signing ceremony for the “Project of River Training for the Protection of Mola Bridge” was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste.

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August 20, 2013

On August 15, the signing ceremony for the “Project of River Training for the Protection of Mola Bridge” was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste.

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May 28, 2013

On May 24, 2013, the Embassy of Japan held an event to enhance mutual understanding between the Government of Timor-Leste and the Japanese private sector to promote economic exchanges between Timor-Leste and Japan. The Embassy had a variety of guests such as President of the National Parliament Guterres, Foreign Minister Guterres, Secretary of State for Industry and Cooperative Pereira, Vice President of the National Parliament (President of the Japan-TL Parliamentary Friendship League) Nacimento, media, and diplomatic corps on this occasion. During the event, The Embassy welcomed a wave of business expansion by a Japanese camera maker to Timor-Leste as saying “Timor-Leste is now on the path to full-fledged development. And, job creation, growth of the private sector, and foreign investment are quite vital. It is very significant to have the Japanese private sector come and directly see Timor-Leste’s full-fledged development by themselves.” Also, a Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteer who is volunteering at a local NGO introduced the importance of photo education for youths in Timor-Leste in order to promote photo culture in Japan.

 

April 25, 2013

Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi visited Timor-leste on April 22 and 23, 2013. This was the first high level visit to Timor-Leste after the new Japanese Government was formed last December. The Parliamentary Vice-Minister paid courtesy calls on President Taur Matan Ruak, Vice Prime Minister La Same de Araujo, and Foreign Minister Jose Luis Guterres to further enhance the bilateral ties. The Parliamentary Vice-Minister described that he would like to promote the cordial relations between the two countries through the President’s official visit to Japan and youth exchange programs in addition to Japan’s support to Timor-Leste’s infrastructure maintenance and human resources development. The Parliamentary Vice-Minister was also warmly greeted by Vice President of the National Parliament Adriano do Nacimento, who has been the President of the TL-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League, to share their views on parliamentary diplomacy, and then visited the Post-CAVR Secretariat and the Dili Institute of Technology, where Japan’s economic and technical cooperation is underway.

 

 

April 8, 2013

A press conference was held with 4 scholarship students at the Embassy on March 27, 2013. The scholarship students consist of 2 F-FDTL cadets for the National Defense Academy of Japan, and 1 UNTL teaching staff and 1 official from the Ministry of Justice who are going to enter Japanese national universities. Vice Education Minister for Higher Education and Science Marcal Ximenes and Secretary of State for Defense Julio Pinto attended the press conference and encouraged the 4 scholarship students to study hard in Japan for a future of Timor-Leste.

 

March 15, 2013

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami, a seminar on reconstruction and recovery in Japan and disaster reduction in Timor-Leste was held at the Embassy. From the Government of Timor-Leste, Vice Minister Ximenes for Higher Education and Science and Vice Minister Rigoberto for Social Solidarity attended the seminar. All participants including government officials concerned, university lecturers, university and high school students and civil society members shared the experience of the participants in the Kizuna (Bonds) project as well as deepened their understanding of disaster reduction in Timor-Leste. Prior to the seminar, a high school whose students visited Japan under the Kizuna project held a memorial ceremony in the morning that day and drew up messages on a board to show their sympathy for and solidarity for the people of Japan and presented it to the Embassy in the seminar.

 

March 4, 2013

An orientation session for 43 participants in the Kizuna (Bond) program was held by the Embassy on March 1. Four supervisors made presentations on the purpose of program, the schedule, culture of Japan, etc. The participants left Timor-Leste for Japan the following day.

 

February 17-20, 2013

The final commemorative cultural event of the 10th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations

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February 4, 2013

An orientation session for 40 participants in the Kizuna (Bonds) program implemented by JICE was held by the Embassy on February 2. Four supervisors made presentations on the purpose of program, the schedule, and culture of Japan, etc. The participants left Timor-Leste the following day.

 

January 22, 2013

Mr. Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, JICA Official Supporter and former national football team player, visited the Embassy of Japan.

 

January 18, 2013

The participants in the Kizuna (Bond) project reported their experience in Japan at the Embassy of Japan on January 18. Besides, the principals of their schools, he coordinators of the groups that will visit Japan in February and March, and a representative from the Ministry of Education were also present at the reporting session and shared the participants’ heartfelt experience with the people of Japan and their volunteer activities in the affected areas of the Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011.

 

December 3, 2012

National Day Reception Celebrating H.M. the Emperor of Japan’s Birthday

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November 28-December 3, 2012

Presentation and Demonstration on Ikebana

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Novmber 19, 2012

“The Project for Renovation of Orphanage Dormitory in Baucau District”

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November 14-19, 2012

Timor-Leste Performance “Creating a Circle of Music Together” by the Japan Foundation.

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November 8, 2012

A press conference was held for the “TL-Okinawa Youth Exchange Program” Coordinated by the “O Rai Timor Association” at the Embassy of Japan.

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September 25, 2012

A press conference on Japan’s support for human resources development in Timor-Leste, especially through scholarship programs was held with Vice Education Minister Virgilio Smith at the Embassy. 3 Timorese school teachers will enter university in Japan from this October to learn the Japanese language and the teaching methodology for one and a half years. The number of young Timorese people studying in Japan will increase from 15 at present to 22 after 7 more Timorese including the 3 teachers mentioned above will enter university by the end of next March.

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September 24, 2012

30 participants of the Kizuna (Bonds) Short Term Stay Program implemented by AFS attended an orientation at the Embassy. They will visit Japan in December under the Program. The Government of Japan will invite 160 Timorese youths to Japan under youth exchange programs by the end of next March.

 

September 10, 2012

The Chuo University Associate Professor Dr. Sakisaka and her students studying international cooperation, especially conducting research on Community-Led Total Sanitation, visited the Embassy of Japan and reported their experience in hearing worked with Japanese NGO AFMET, which has been implementing health promotion projects with the local partners. The students interviewed the inhabitants in the local communities with the help of AFMET.

 

September 5, 2012

4 Timorese youths visited the Embassy of Japan before they leave Timor-Leste for Japan to attend the Kizuna (Bonds) Long Term Stay Program. From September 9 they will visit Iwate Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, which are the Earthquake-and-Tsunami affected areas last March, to directly experience the reconstruction efforts by the people of Japan underway at the disaster sites and to deepen their understanding on reconstruction in Japan.

 

June 5, 2012

The Health Promotion Quiz Competition organized by NGO SHARE was held in Ermera district with participation of 36 students from sub-districts.

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May 19-23, 2012

Cultural Performance by a Japanese Drum Troupe.

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May 10-15, 2012

Two Japanese marathon athletes were dispatched to Timor-Leste through the JENESYS program.

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May 4, 2012

Mr. Casimiro Valentim, a Timorese artist who belongs to Arte Moris, paid a courtesy call on the Embassy of Japan. Mr. Valentim is going to visit Japan on a youth exchange program, called the JENESYS program. He will work on artistic activities with Japanese and other Asian artists living together.

 

March 26, 2012

Two Timorese scholarship students who are going to study in Japan from this April paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Hanada and expressed their goals and hopes. Mr. Macarius is going to study International Relations at University of Osaka. Ms. Olga is going to study Engineering at Nagaoka University of Technology.

 

March 11, 2012

On March 11, 2012, the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunamis, the UNTL Solidarity Committee (KSNUJTL) and their families offered candles in memory of the lost lives and as a token of solidarity in front of the Embassy of Japan.

 

March 2, 2012

Students from the Global Cooperation Center of Ochanomizu University visited the Japanese Embassy. (Photo: Courtesy call on Minister Counselor Mr. Nakajima.)

 

February 6-10, 2012

Three experts of Japanese traditional plays dispateched by Japan Fundation visited Dili, Baucau and Liquica.

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December 28, 2011

Ambassador Hanada along with H. E. Mr. Paulo Assis Belo, Vice Minister of Education, and H. E. Mr. Virgilio Smith, Secretary of State for Culture conferred certificates of merit and medals upon 8 Timorese children in praise for their distinguished achievements in the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa 2010 - 2011. Twenty-four Asian countries participated in the Festa and 373 children from Dili, Aileu and Ermera districts joined in the contest from Timor-Leste. Enikki is a characteristic form of diary popular among Japanese schoolchildren in which each entry contains the text and an accompanying picture that depicts the main idea of the text.

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December 6, 2011

Embassy of Japan made a interactive presentation of Japanese culture to students at Saint Peter Senior High School as a sign of friendship and gratitude in response to the students’ expression of heartfelt sympathy and condolence to those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake that killed more than 20,000 people on March 11, 2011.

 

 

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