Japanese Language and Judo Centres to be Established in Bhutan

At the meeting with Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay in Tokyo, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe said that Japan would support the establishment of a Japanese Language Proficiency Testing Centre and a Judo Centre in Bhutan.

Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Summit meeting in Tokyo. (Source: https://thebhutanese.bt)

 

By Staff reporter | The Bhutanese

 

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay was in Japan for a four-day official visit to thank the government and the people of Japan for their friendship and generous assistance in realising the successful implementation of the 11th Plan.

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and his delegation arrived in Tokyo on April 10. While in Japan, Lyonchhen received an audience with His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, the Prince and Princess of Akishino and Princess Mako.

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay also visited various Japanese Ministers, according to a foreign ministry press release.

Lyonchhen met with Mr. Katsunobu Kato, the Minister of Health, Mr. Ken Saito, the Minister of Labour and Welfare and Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Establishment of a Japanese Language Proficiency Testing Centre and a Judo Centre in Bhutan

At the meeting with Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay in Tokyo, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe said that Japan would support the establishment of a Japanese Language Proficiency Testing Centre and a Judo Centre in Bhutan.

The language centre is expected to enhance the employment prospects for Bhutanese youth. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay also met and interacted with young Bhutanese studying the Japanese language under the Earn and Learn programme.

Joint JICA-Bhutanese activities in Bhutan.

Images Source: www.facebook.com /pg/JICABhutan

 

On 11th April, a Summit meeting was held between Lyonchhen and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At the meeting, the two Prime Ministers had wide-ranging discussions on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest and concern.

Lyonchhen thanked Prime Minister Abe for Japan’s assistance which contributed to the successful implementation of the 11th FYP. He also requested for Japan’s continual support in the areas of agriculture, including farm mechanisation, infrastructure, health, education, human resource, information technology, rural development and employment, the press release stated.

Japan’s continual support to Bhutan’s socio-economic development needs

Prime Minister Abe said that Japan-Bhutan relations have advanced remarkably over the years. He recalled the visit of Princess Mako to Bhutan and the state visit to Japan by His Majesty The King in 2011. Prime Minister Abe assured Lyonchhen of Japan’s continual support to Bhutan’s socio-economic development needs.

Lyonchhen also visited Soma City in Fukushima on 12th April, 2018 and presented a consecrated statue of the Thangtong Gyalpo to the Mayor of Fukushima.

The statue was a gift from His Majesty The King to the people of Soma city. The statue was presented along with a Kasho from His Majesty The King.

Lyonchhen also visited the IHI Green Energy Centre in Soma City and the Nissan Motor Corporation in Tokyo.

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and his delegation returned to Bhutan on 15th April, 2018.

 

This article first appeared in The Bhutanese and has been edited for the new Bhutan Times.

 


Related Posts

Japan Provides 353 More Power Tillers

The Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu handed over 353 sets of power tillers and accessories worth Nu 137...

Jan 11, 2018 14:18

Indulge in Awesome Japanese Food in Bhutan

On our various visits to the first ramen joint in Thimphu, we have seen Japanese diners as well as Bhutanese families...

Dec 06, 2017 07:40

A Japanese GNH Factory Employs the Intellectually Disabled

Yasuhiro Ohyama, former CEO of NRI, advocates a society where everyone could work. It is the society where everyone...

Nov 28, 2017 10:29

Japan commits to continue its assistance to Bhutan

Since its inception in 2006, the annual consultation continues to serve as an avenue for the two countries to review and...

Aug 24, 2017 16:16

Learning to burn and shine like the Japanese

The indefatigable stamina and patience to work for any stretch of time defines how robust they could be in chasing their...

Jul 30, 2017 12:54

JICA to Reconstruct Passang Zam in Gelephu

The deputy representative said that the replacement of the existing bridge will not only benefit the hydropower projects...

Jan 07, 2018 12:20

Latest

News

15th National Job Fair Offered Over 3,600 Vacancies Overseas And In Bhutan

Companies from Kuwait, India and officials from the language institutes in Japan also offered job opportunities and trainings at the fair.

May 20, 2018 08:52

Bhutan Observes World Telecommunications And Information Society Day

The theme of the celebration this year is “Enabling the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for all.”

May 18, 2018 14:27

Features

Meet Bhutan's cerebral palsy 'foot' artist Pema Tshering

He was abandoned after his parents found out he had cerebral palsy. But a chance meeting with the Queen Mother turned his life around.

May 20, 2018 14:28

How Social Media Is Changing Lhuentse – A Remote Province In Bhutan

Lhuentse has achieved over 98% of telecommunication connectivity.

May 15, 2018 15:23

Sports

Bhutanese Athletes Preparing For The Tokyo Olympics

Japanese coaches and experts will visit Bhutan to train the athletes in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

May 05, 2018 15:46

Phub Zam Monger - First Judoka from Bhutan to Win a Medal

Of the five judokas that took part in the senior level’s 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Nepal, Phub Zam Monger was the lone athlete to...

May 02, 2018 15:12

Business

Azista Bhutan - A Pharmaceutical Plant To Be Set Up In Samdrup Jongkhar In 2019

The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the pharmaceutical plant at Motanga Industrial Park was held on 17 May.

May 19, 2018 00:35

Seven Business Ideas Win Cash Prizes At The Business Idea Competition Of Bhutan

"A business idea’s real worth lies in the successful execution and not in the idea itself."

May 14, 2018 10:58

Travel

Therapeutic Power of the Gasa Hot Springs

Known for its healing powers, the Gasa tshachu attracts about 3,000 visitors every year, making it the most visited places of the country’s...

Apr 29, 2018 03:45

New Film Shows How These Elite Runners Finished World's Hardest Trek In Just 2 Weeks

It usually takes a month to complete the Snowman Trek, but this group of athletes have done it in just two weeks.

Apr 23, 2018 10:41

Lifestyle

Dish8Door Delivers Food And Happiness Right To Your Doorstep

Dish8Door is a delivery service with the motto ‘You Pick, We Deliver’.

May 17, 2018 17:17

A Woman Of Pure Heart Wins Best Short Film Award

A film with a message, A Woman Of Pure Heart touches on various social issues in Bhutan.

May 08, 2018 18:33

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!