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“In Celebration of International Working Women's Day·China-Japan Friendship Spring Ikebana Workshop ”Held in Beijing

Time:2019-03-06Editor:Pan Lin, Dong DandanResource:Department of Japanese AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

“In Celebration of International Working Women’s Day·China-Japan Friendship Spring Ikebana Workshop” was held by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and China-Japan Friendship Association (CJFA) on March 6 in Beijing. Mme. Li Xiaolin, President of CPAFFC, Mme. YOKOI EIKO, wife of Japanese Ambassador to China delivered speeches respectively. Mme. Lin Yi and Mr. Song Jingwu, Vice Presidents of CPAFFC, Mr. Li Xikui, General Secretary of CPAFFC and Mme. Wang Xiuyun, Vice President of CJFA, and others attended the activity.

President Li Xiaolin said, during the past two thousands history of friendly exchange, the cultural mutual learning between China and Japan produced many forms of art which were popular with the two peoples. Cultural mutual learning could communicate minds and enhance understanding of the two peoples. In recent years, CPAFFC made endeavor to host large-scale cultural performances including, the exhibition of Chinese Characters: A Legacy and Marvel Perfected over Three Millennia, the dance drama Crested Ibises, which were very popular with the two peoples. After co-hosting China-Japan Friendship Spring Tea Party with Japanese Urasenke Chado Tradition in last April, CPAFFC organized China-Japan Friendship Spring Ikebana Workshop this year, so as to attract more people engaging in the Sino-Japanese cultural exchange through this new exchange platform. Sino-Japanese relations currently confronted with important opportunities to further develop under the base of returning normal track. CPAFFC would like to take culture as a bond to connect more people in the two countries, pool greater strength and push the cause of the friendship between China and Japan for improvement. Moreover, CPAFFC expected the women in the two countries to play their advantages to make more contributions for the development of Sino-Japanese relations.

Mme. YOKOI EIKO said, on the occasion of International Working Women’s Day, CPAFFC held China-Japan Friendship Spring Ikebana Workshop, which exerted a far-reaching significance. Making all women full of confidence and pride in life and work, and playing more important role in society are the topics two governments and societies concerned. Continuing to develop cultural exchange would benefit to improve the sense of happiness for the women of the two countries and also deepen and expand the cornerstone of the friendly relations between China and Japan.

Mr. Wang Zhongyi, the member of National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the editor-in-chief of People’s China delivered a keynote speech on Chinese Pai Praising Chinese Solar Term. Mme. HORIE MORIKA, the Vice Professor of ikenobo origin of ikebana made a speech on Japanese flower arrangement and display ikebana arrangements. Over 80 personages including women representatives from all walks of life of the two countries, Japanese overseas students and media attended the activity. 








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