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Our Activities (October 2014)

15 October 2014 – Lecture at Trinity College Dublin by Ambassador Atsumi

On 15 October, Ambassador Atsumi gave a lecture entitled “Japan in East Asia” at Trinity College Dublin. The lecture was attended by Dr Hussey, Vice-President for Global Relations, and Trinity College staff and students, as well as members of the Japanese and Irish business community, who all listened with great interest. 

9 October 2014 - Japanese Ambassador’s Commendation presented to Ms Karen Ruddock, National Co-ordinator, Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI), Department of Education and Skills

On 9 October, Ambassador Atsumi presented the Ambassador’s Commendation to Ms Karen Ruddock, National Co-ordinator of the PPLI, Department of Education and Skills, in recognition of her contribution to the deepening of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Ireland through Japanese-language education. From 1991 to 1994, Ms Ruddock taught English in Iwate Prefecture on the JET Programme, and then studied in Japan as a Japanese Government Scholarship student from 1996 to 1999. Since joining the PPLI in 2009, she has been involved in developing the teaching of a range of foreign languages, including Japanese. 

6, 14 October 2014 – Japanese film screenings

Screenings of the Japanese anime film The Garden of Words were held at the Embassy of Japan for students of Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock on 6 October, and students of St Joseph’s College, Lucan on 14 October.