4 November – Eirtakon
“Eirtakon”, Ireland’s largest anime and cosplay event, was held at Croke Park in Dublin and the Embassy, together with the London office of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), had a stand to introduce Japan to people at the event. In addition, Embassy staff, the JET Programme Coordinator and CLAIR gave talks on Japanese culture and the JET Programme.
8 November – JET Programme Returnee Reception
A reception for JET Programme participants who had returned from Japan was held at Ambassador Miyoshi’s official residence. It was a lively party with university students who had participated in this year’s MIRAI Programme in September, members of the Japanese business community and the Ireland Japan Association (IJA) also in attendance.