Kuwait, Japan discuss joint cultural relations.
Assistant Minister for the Japanese Foreign Ministry and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Japan TOKYO, Sept 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to Japan Hasan Mohammad Zaman and Advisor to the office of the Director General of Kuwait's National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), Dr. Walid Al-Saif met at Tokyo's foreign ministry on Wednesday with Japanese Director-General for Cultural Affairs and Assistant Minister for the Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino and her deputy. Japanese Director-General Shino expressed appreciation to Kuwait's support for Japan in elections of 2018 Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in which Kuwait and Japan are members. She pointed out that Japan has been successful in developing its museums by using children's favorite cartoon characters to explain the objects in museums, which increased their desire to visit those museums more. For his part, Al-Saif said that there is massive cooperation between the Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Ambassador Adam Al-Mulla in the cultural, science and technology fields, with the coordination of the membership of committees within United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as well as cultural cooperation between the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature and the Japanese Embassy in Kuwait. Kuwaiti ambassador Zaman told KUNA in a statement Kuwait is keen to enhance cultural relations with Japan as well as museums, media, international cultural organizations. The intangible cultural heritage is a practice, representation, expression, knowledge, or skill, as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts, and cultural spaces that are considered by UNESCO to be part of a place's cultural heritage. (end) mk.hs
Assistant Minister for the Japanese Foreign Ministry and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Japan
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|Publication:||Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)|
|Date:||Sep 11, 2019|
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