The Cambodia embassy in Japan recently organised a festival to showcase the country’s rich culture and promote it as a tourism destination.
It took place on May 3 and 4, held at Yoyogi Park,Tokyo. Attended by over 50,000 participants.
“Cambodia Festival 2023” featured an exhibition of art, cultural items, agricultural products, Khmer handicrafts, souvenirs, and books. The aim of the exhibition was to market the Kingdom and attract investors and tourists to Cambodia. Let Japanese get to know Cambodia better, and encourage them to visit Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder.
The event was attended by several senior Japanese officials, including Masahiro Imamura, Member of Parliament and chairman of the Japan-Cambodia Parliamentary Alliance and Kei Takagi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Chuon Dara, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce, as well as diplomats, businessmen, students and members of the Cambodian community in Japan were also present.
A total of 81 booths exhibiting a diverse range of Cambodian and Japanese products. Attendees enjoyed an array of Cambodian dishes and products, as well as traditional Khmer dances, Cambodian-made scarves, fashion shows, and Khmer-Japanese concerts,” according to Cambodia embassy statement.
During the closing ceremony, ambassador Ry presented certificates of appreciation to the traditional dancers, and Cambodian and Japanese singers, who participated in the event and made it a success.
The event also marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan.
Both country have a long-standing friendship that promotes cooperation and partnership, which was upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership this year.
In addition to the festival, the Cambodian embassy also participated in The Asia-Pacific Festival and Charity Bazaar 2023, which was organised by The Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society Inc. (ALFS), and involved 19 foreign embassies in Japan.
The event was presided over by Hanako, Princess Hitachi which held on May 10, at Meiji Kinenkan Hall in Tokyo.
“The purpose of the charity bazaar was to raise funds to support and promote welfare, education, and natural disaster relief as well as offered the participating countries to promote their products and services, and share their achievements,” said the embassy.