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Japanese studies centre now in Cairo University

Amira Ezzat

06 Mar 2017 9:55 am

Cairo University has decided to establish a centre for Japanese studies to be

concerned with the research and study of Japanese literature, art, and science. The

aim is that the new centre would act as a bridge of communication and cooperation

in Egyptian-Japanese relations on the official and public levels.

The Cairo University decision comes in the framework of the keenness of the

Egyptian government to benefit from Japanese experience, especially in education

methodologies and theories.

The Head of Cairo University’s Japanese Department, Adel Amin, spoke of

Egyptian admiration of the Japanese experience and the ability of Japan to rise

from the ashes of WWII to become an industrial powerhouse in the world. “The

centre new centre,” he said, “will be a part of the Japanese Department at the

Faculty of Arts, which was established in cooperation with the Japanese

government in 1974. Ten Japanese researchers will work the new centre, hand in

hand with the professors of Japanese language at the Faculty of Arts. There will be

close cooperation with Japanese universities where education and technology are


Establishment of a centre for Japanese studies had been discussed between Cairo

University President Gaber Nassar and Mayor of Tokyo Koike Yuriko during a

visit by Mr Yuriko to Cairo.

Watani International

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