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Japanese now sell culture in Africa


The Japanese artists have started selling their country’s culture to Africans. The Japanese on wendsday brought their stage performances at College Saint André in Nyarugenge District in Kigali.

The show that was staged for the second time in East Africa was organised by the Japanese embassy in Rwanda to mark the Japanese Day. Japan is fond of staging culture performances in countries such as Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal among others.

The Japanese cultural shows in Africa are mainly attended by students and members of the Association of Rwandans who studied in Japan and friends of Japanese in Africa.

They show the audience French documentaries commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, which demonstrates the evolution of Japanese technology, such as the Ultra-Light weight vehicle, sightseeing Train, and Hydroponic Farming together with the Japanese way of life and lifestyle.

They also show karate demonstrations, martial arts that was developed and followed in Okinawa, located in the southern island of Japan.

After showing the demonstrations, the Japanese invite some of the members of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) Alumni association to address the audience about the lifestyle they experienced while they pursued studies in Japan.


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