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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • CULTURE

  • 29 July 2019

    The history of relations between Poland and Japan and the touristic, cultural, culinary charms were the subject of the presentation prepared for the members of the International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) during a meeting organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo on July 23, 2019.

    The meeting consisted of short speeches by representatives of the organization and the presentation given by the First Counsellor, Head of Political and Economic Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo – Mr. Radosław Tyszkiewicz, the presentation was titled “Poland – land of opportunities”. During the speech, the history of Poland, famous Polish people, traditional cuisine, tourist and cultural attractions were presented. In particular, attention was drawn to the daily, direct flight connections between Poland and Japan and the recent first official visit of the Successor to the Throne, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko to Poland. The event was attended by forty members of the FEC organization, including the presidents of Japanese companies, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations and former employees of the Japanese Diplomatic Corps, including former ambassadors of Japan to various countries around the world. The meeting was organized as part of a series of events that are aimed at reaching influential members of the Japanese society with information about Poland.

    The event ended with a speech by Mr. Ken Matsuzawa, President of the International Friendship Exchange Council, who thanked for the presentation about Poland, event organization and presenting Polish values. Then, the guests took part in a joint lunch, during which they had the opportunity to meet, talk and taste the Polish delicacies.

    The International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) was established in 1983 as a non-profit international organization, that on the private-sector level, promotes relationships of friendship and cooperation between Japan and other countries. Members of the FEC include many people with rich experience and careers in diplomacy, international relations and business. The International Friendship Exchange Council is committed to developing and promoting relationships with people of other countries, also often supports events of a promotional and cultural nature organized by diplomatic missions in Tokyo. The Council was one of the institutions supporting this year's Second Forum of Regions: Poland-Japan, that was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo.

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