Timor-Leste no Japaun "Tinan Amizade no Dame" (Year of Peace to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Timor-Leste)
Japan has been supporting Timor-Lestes endeavor to build a sovereign nation proactively through grant aid, technical cooperation, dispatch of Self-Defense Forces and civilian police, and election observation mission since the first Timor-Leste Development Partners Meeting in 1999 (held in Tokyo). The year 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Timor-Leste since May 20, 2002, the independence day of Timor-Leste. Therefore, Japan and Timor-Leste have designated the year 2012 Timor-Leste no Japaun Tinan Amizade no Dame (Year of Peace to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Timor-Leste), and are planning to conduct associated programs.
The Japan Foundation asserts the concept of this anniversary project, and will participate in it actively through a wide range of cultural exchange programs.
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