Dispatch of a Cultural and Sports Exchange Mission to Myanmar


From Wednesday, June 27, to Saturday, June 30 2012, the Government of Japan will dispatch a mission for cultural and sports exchanges, headed by Dr. Takashi Shiraishi, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), and consisting of experts from various fields, to Myanmar in collaboration with the Japan Foundation.

The mission aims to discuss future policies for the expansion and enhancement of cultural and sports exchanges and cultural cooperation between Japan and Myanmar. It will report the results of the discussion to the Japanese government as a policy recommendation.

The Japan Foundation cooperates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the project to dispatch professionals of respective fields. A photo exhibition, a lecture presentation, presentation of a Japanese movie, and other cultural events are to be held in Myanmar in line with the expertise of each member of the mission.



Mission Members

■ Leader

Takashi Shiraishi, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies


■ Advisor to Leader

Takashi Tajima, Former Ambassador to Myanmar


■ Members

Yoshiaki Ishizawa, Director of the Asia Center for Research and Human Development, Sophia University
Kazutaka Kato, President and CEO of the Organization to Promote Japanese Restaurants Abroad
Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, Special Duty Director of the Japan Football Association
Junko Koshino, Fashion Designer
Aiko Doden, Senior Commentator for Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
Suzuko Nishihara, Executive Director of the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa
Hiroshi Yanai, President and CEO of PIA Corporation
Yasuhiro Yamashita, Vice-Chancellor of Tokai University


Official(s) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Official(s) the Japan Foundation



June 27 (Wed.) Yangon
June 28 (Thu.) Naypyitaw
Evening: Film Screening "ALWAYS Sanchome no Yuhi '64" at the Embassy of Japan in Yangon
June 29 (Fri.) Yangon
Evening: Photo exhibition of Junko Koshino fashion shows & reception at the Strand Hotel
June 30 (Sat.) Yangon
Morning: Lecture by Yasuhiro Yamashita "Challenge to Your Dreams" at the Park Royal Hotel

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