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Reception in Commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake

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Reception in commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake

The Consulate-General of Japan held a reception on 12 March in commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake which took place on 11 March 2011.  Guests included T.Y.T.Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas and Toh Puan and YB Law Heng Kiang (on behalf of The Right Hon. Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang) as guests of honor and, representatives of organizations and individuals who showed support to the victims in Japan were invited.







Consul-General of Japan, Mr Tetsuro Kai expressed his appreciation to the people in Penang for their support.



Moment of silence observed by the guests.
YB Law Heng Kiang, Penang EXCO member, representing The Right Hon. Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, showed his support and confidence in Japan’s recovery.
         The Japanese duo playing Japanese songs.



T.Y.T. Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas and YB Law Heng Kiang were presented memento showing drawings of Japanese elementary students in the disaster stricken area.
Guests looking at the photos of damages in the disaster-affected area and their recovery.
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Spring Akari (light) Festival

Spring Akari (Light) Festival in commemoration of one year anniversary of The Great East Japan Earthquake was held at Straights Quay on 10th and 11th March, organized jointly by The Pink Hibiscus Club and Consulate General of Japan in Penang and supported by Penang Global Tourism and Straights Quay.

Consul-General of Japan Mr. Tetsuro Kai appreciated people in
Penang and Malaysia for their support to the victims in Japan.
Visitors looking at the impact of the earthquake and tsunami
in the Tohoku Region as well as progress of recovery.
Message flowers to be sent to victims in Japan after the event.
Visitor taking photo wearing Japanese Kimono.
Bizarre Food Tasting.
Young performers and audiences danced together.
Children played Takeuma (Bamboo poles).

Visitors also played various Japanese traditional games such as KomaMawasi, Fukuwarai, Taketonbo and etc. At the end of the two-day event, Nagashibina ceremony in which Japanese paper dolls were floated out to the sea as a symbolic representation of the passing on of a loved one was held in the evening.

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Tourism Promotion "Japan: Endless Discovery ~Ganbaro TOHOKU~"

In an effort to promote Tohoku region after the disaster on 11th March 2011, the Consulate-General of Japan organized a tourism promotion event on 12th January together with Japan Tavel Aganecy and Japan National Tourism Organization in collaboration with MATTA Penang Chapter, in order to provide leading agents in the tourism industry with the charms in Tohoku, HJapan and tips of ease of travelling Japan. A traditional drum/dance group from Akita, "Namahage Sato-Kagura", was invited to perform "Namahage", a traditional folk art in Oga Peninsula, Akita.

Mr. Kai welcoming the participants from the tourism industry in Penang.
YB Pho refering to the endless discovery in Japan.
Professor Badaruddin, USM sharing his experience in Japan.
Mr. Shimizu, JNTO, Singapore talking on ease of travelling Japan.
"Namahage Sato-Kagura" from Akita made debut in Penang
with thundering drums and power.


Namahage performers coming down from the stage.

YB Poh and Mr. Kai appreciate energetic perfomance of
Photo exhibition on charms of Tohoku region.
Namahage Sato-Kagura at the press conference.
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University Science Malaysia : USM International Day
USM International Day 2012 was held on 15th March organized by School of Languages, Literacies and Translation. A part of the exhibition corner, Tohoku photo exhibition was also held to show the reconstruction progress from the earthquake disaster.
Photo exhibition on Tohoku Region.
Japan Prime Minister Noda's message was displayed.
Goods for sales at the Japanese food stall.
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