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Main Events

Serbian Charity Bazaar and Serbian Night held in Tokyo, January 24-February 27

Serbia Cultural Exchange Association (www.japan-serbia.org), supported by the Embassy of Serbia in Japan and the company "Adria International Co. Ltd.", hosted another Serbian Charity Fair in Tokyo.

The visitors were able to buy products ranging from best quality Serbian wines, spirits, to some home made fruit preserves and pickles.

On February 27, Serbian Night was organized for the third time, aiming to bring closer Japanese and Serbian community in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere.

Visit of representatives of Serbian Institute of Contemporary History and Meiji University to our Embassy, January 13

On the occasion of the opening of International Symposium on Balkan wars and First World war at the Meiji University in Tokyo, Serbian participants - Director of Institute of Contemporary History Dr Momcilo Pavlovic and Prof. Predrag J. Markovic – paid a visit to our Embassy accompanied by Prof. Tetsuya Sahara of Meiji University and his associate Mr. Yoshinori Hanonoi.

Professors informed us about their recent joint activities and future plans for strenghtening scientific relations between Meiji University and institutes and universities in Serbia, like the one with the University of Belgrade.

Ms. Aleksandra Kovac, Charge d'Affaires a.i., greeted their efforts in enchancing the expert ties of Serbia and Meiji University and informed the guests about the current situation in the area of academic and student cooperation between our two countries.

H.E. Mr. and Mrs. Mrkić attend the annual Wild Duck-Netting Event, December 14

On the occasion of Siberian and Alaskan wild duck migration, traditionally marked at the Imperial Estate in Shinhama where His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Japan organized a special shelter, representatives of diplomatic corps are invited each year to participate in the event aiming for their preservation and protection on his estate.

Ambassador Mrkić with his wife attended the Duck Netting Event and met with the members of the Imperial Family, Princ Akishino and Princess Kiko, who were kind to be the hosts to diplomatic corps for this years' gathering.

H.E. Mr. & Mrs. Mrkic with H.I.H. Princess Kiko Ambassador with H.I.H. Prince Akishino

Visit of Ambassador to Okayama University, December 10

On the invitation by Okayama University and Prof. Michitaka Suzuki, Ambassador and Ms. Kovac, Head of Culture and Press Section, visited the University and paid a courtesy call to President Prof. Kyozo Chiba. The academic collaboration between Okayama University and Serbia was praized on both sides and the great contribution of Prof. Michitaka Suzuki from the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences was particularly acknowledged. A joint conclusion was reached to pursue further strengthening of ties, especially with the University of Belgrade.

Ambassador and Ms. Kovac then visited one of the classes of Serbian language study course at the University, which has 160 hard-working and enthusiastic Japanese students enrolled. Ambassador expressed his gratitude to Prof. Suzuki, without whom the course would not be possible, and his wish to students to study hard and visit Serbia one day. Afterwards, Ms. Kovac held a presentation on Serbia in Japanese language.

Ambassador also met with Serbian students, studing at the Okayama University and gave an interview for the local "Sanyo Shimbun".

Ambassador, Ms. Kovac and Miss Nikolic with President Chiba and his colleagues, proffessors Nagata, Takahashi, Taniguchi and Suzuki At the Serbian Language Class

Tourism promotion of South-east Serbia at the JATA Seminar, December 9

On December 9, the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) held a seminar to promote the tourism resources and attractions of Serbia and it Balkan neighbours, Macedonia and Albania, with the cooperation of our and the respective embassy and representation in Tokyo. At the JATA Headquarters, around 30 tourism representatives from Japanese agencies attended the event.

Head of Culture and Press Section, Ms. Aleksandra Kovac, gave a presentation in Japanese about tourism attractions, cultural and historical heritage and natural beauties of Southern and Eastern Serbia. The aim of this promotion was to introduce this less known Serbian region to Japanese market and stress the tourist advantages, especially in view of regional package tours by Japanese agencies.

Ms. Kovac during her presentation at JATA HQ Representatives of Japanese Tourism Agencies at the Seminar

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