Opening Ceremony

Saturday November 17&18, 2012

 

The Bhutan Museum of Fukui, located Ote St., Fukui City, held its official opening this Saturday. Invited guests include representatives from various levels of governments, academic communities, and business world across the world. The following are those who gave opening remarks, greetings, and messages at the ceremony:

 

Mr. Genji Nosaka(President of NPO “The Land of Happiness, Bhutan Museum”)

Mr. Takashi Tsuji(Former Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Bhutan)

Mr. Hideaki Domich (Former ambassador of Japan to India and Bhutan)

Dr. Minoru Oya (Chancellor of Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan)

Mr. Kenji Higashimura (Head of Department of City Planning and Coordination, Fukui Prefectural Government

 


 

Also we had several academic talks on Bhutan and modern society.

Dr. Yasuyuki Kurita (Professor Emeritus at National Museum of Ethnology, Tokyo,Japan) gave a keynote speech titled “The Bonds Between Bhutan and Japan.” .

Mr. Kenji Mori (Director, Institute of Circulatory Society) gave another speech on how to create a recycle-oriented society.

Dr. Toshihiro Tsukihara (Professor of Education and Regional Studies at University of Fukui) talked about climbing and trekking of Bhutanese mountains.

Mr. Hiromi Sakaguchi (Counselor for Policy Promotion, Department of City Planning and Coordination, Fukui Prefectural Government) talked about “Happiness and Hope in Our Local Community.”

 

In addition to these formal elements of the ceremony, we provided a different kind of fun for guests. A variety of music with Bhutanese and conventional Western-style musical instruments and chorus entertained all the guests.

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