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13 May, 2011
At the end of April 2011, I moved to Hong Kong from Kenya, in Africa, and assumed my new post as Director of the Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Division at the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong. I had overall responsibility for public relations and cultural affairs at my two most recent overseas posts, namely in Kenya and Taiwan, for a period spanning almost six years in total. Based on that experience, I will do my best to bring about the further development of friendship and exchanges between Japan and Hong Kong. In particular, I will explore the possibility of further developing study opportunities in Japan, including the Government of Japan scholarship, promotion of the Japanese language, cultural activities and exchanges between universities.
In all these respects, I trust I can count on your co-operation and assistance.
We organise Japanese cultural events and activities (e.g. paper-folding and Shodo workshop) which take place in the multi-function room of the Consulate-General or venues of your institute. For application, please contact us by e-mail email@example.com Sincerely yours
Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Division
Consulate-General of Japan
Introduction of services provided by Public Relations and Cultural Affairs
The aim of the Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Division is to bring about better understanding of Japanese culture and facilitate cultural exchanges between Japan and Hong Kong. Our services can be summarised as follows:
Exchange programmes in Japan
（a） The Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship programme enables scholarship students to study in Japan and the selection process is co-ordinated via the Consulate-General. （b） We answer telephone and email enquiries about exchange programmes. In addition, exchange programme information seminars and exchange student advisory services are jointly organised by the Consulate-General, with the Japan Universities Alumni Society (JUAS), and are held during the summer vacation each year. （c） We provide support to the Japan Education Fair, which is jointly organised by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional Studies (CU SCS) and the University of Hong Kong’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE). (d) We hold exchange briefings and workshops for students on request from educational institutions such as The Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University (CityU). During these briefings, exchange students are able to familiarise themselves in advance with the lifestyle in Japan. (e) The Consulate-General plays a supportive role in co-ordinating the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), which is administered twice a year in Hong Kong. 2. Japanese Cultural Activities （a） Promoting Japanese Culture at the Consulate Going forward, a variety of Japanese cultural activities will take place in the multi-function room of the Consulate-General. Please check out our homepage from time to time for the schedule of upcoming activities that are open to the public. （b） Cultural CARAVAN
We arrange for teachers to demonstrate the tea ceremony, ikebana and traditional Japanese dance etc., in secondary schools, high schools and universities. Schools and universities interested in inviting teachers to give demonstrations on Japanese traditional culture should contact us at least two months prior to the date of the proposed event. (Report of cultural activities)
（c） Cultural Events
We also organise a number of Japanese cultural events and activities which will be announced through our homepage along with further details and dates. Please come along and take part in these events! (Report of cultural activities excluding Cultural CARAVAN, events jointly organised by the Japan foundation.)
3. Lending out cultural items for educational purposes （a） Cultural items are lent out to facilitate and support promotion of Japan or Japanese culture for educational purpose in school lectures or at cultural festivals.
These items are lent to educational institutions, as well as to public and non-profit making organizations, to encourage activities intended to deepen understanding of Japanese culture and intensify cultural exchange between Japan and Hong Kong.
（b） Concerning procedures and policies on the lending out of cultural items, please contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org （c） Cultural items are not lent out for commercial or profiting-making activities. 4. Nominal Sponsorship of events by the Consulate-General Upon the invitation of organisers, we may offer nominal sponsorship to selected Japanese cultural events and cultural exchange activities that take place in Hong Kong. For further details, please contact us by e-mail email@example.com 5. Japanese Language Learning
The Consulate-General encourages study of the Japanese language in Hong Kong and Macau, and reinforces Japanese language-learning with activities like the Japanese Speech Contest. We also provide support to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), which is organised twice a year in Hong Kong.
6. Supporting Japanese cultural organizations In order to further increase the popularity of Japanese culture in Hong Kong, the Consulate-General of Japan actively supports events organised by Japanese societies, clubs and associations. These include: The Japan Society of Hong Kong, one of the most important organizations promoting Japanese culture in Hong Kong; the Society of Japanese Language Education in Hong Kong, which was founded by a group of Japanese language professionals; and the Japan Universities Alumni Society Hong Kong (JUAS), which was established by and for alumni in Hong Kong who studied at Japanese universities on exchange programmes. Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Division Tel: 2522-1184 Fax: 2845-5360 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org