The 1st Indonesia-Japan Friendship Day 2023 was held in Hamamatsu City

The 1st Indonesia-Japan Friendship Day 2023 was held in Hamamatsu City – The 1st Indonesia-Japan Friendship Day (IJFD) 2023 was held in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture on January 28-29 to welcome his 65th anniversary of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Japan .

“2023 will be an important year in 65 years of bilateral relations for Indonesia and Japan. Hamamatsu City is special in that it will host his first IJFD series,” said Jon Chajanto Boestami. The Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Japan spoke in Hamamatsu on Sunday.

John said 2023 will also be the year of Indonesia and Japan’s leadership in the region, where Indonesia holds the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan holds the chair of his G7 (G7). explained.

“Both are global organizations that influence global politics and the global economy. In 2023, the two countries will celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations. In short, 2023 will be a dynamic year that is expected to further strengthen the relationship between Indonesia and Japan,” he said.

His IJFD Hamamatsu, a collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy and business partners and the Japanese community his group, has been recognized for the performances of Record Dance, Jaipong Dance, Wonderland Dance, Lenser Dance, Ballet, Angklung Games, and Badjidor Kahoto. enlivened by cultural festivals and culinary bazaars. By Indonesian Student Association (PPI) Hamamatsu and Shizuoka, and Indonesian Friendship Association – Hamamatsu.

On the same occasion, Hamamatsu Mayor Yasutomo Suzuki paid tribute to the implementation of the IJFD in Hamamatsu.

He also brokered several cooperations with Hamamatsu’s sister city, Bandung, including cooperation on water resource management. Japanese citizens also watched a Balinese shadow puppet show by Professor Hideharu Umeda, an Indonesian friend of Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (SUAC).

Hideharu Umeda, who performed a Balinese shadow puppet show, said he was happy to participate in IJFD Hamamatsu.

“I first became interested in Indonesian art when I was still a student of the professor. I learned about gamelan through a lecturer. I am happy to be able to participate in this event,” Umeda said.***

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