Mar. 26, 2020
Sumitomo Corporation introduces Japanese culture in the United Arab Emirates
Sumitomo Corporation conducted activities to introduce traditional Japanese culture in three cities in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai) from February 17 to February 20, 2020. We have been implementing similar activities since 2015 with the aim of establishing good relationships between our overseas business bases and their local communities.
In Abu Dhabi, Sumitomo Corporation collaborated with the “Japan Day” event that was co-hosted at Zayed University by the Embassy of Japan in the U.A.E. and the university’s Japan Club for two days. The university has just established a Japanese language course. There are many students who have an interest in Japan and many of them visited our booth. In the zone for experiencing Japanese culture, such as wearing kimono, calligraphy, origami, furoshiki (traditional wrapping cloth), and kendama (cup-and-ball), our employees interacted with local students.
Events for introducing Japanese culture were also well received in Sharjah and Dubai. Sumitomo Corporation will strive to deepen mutual understanding beyond differences in culture and values not only in the United Arab Emirates but also in countries all over the world.