3 May – Speech by Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, President of the America Japan Society
Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, President of the America Japan Society and former Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America, gave a speech at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) on the current political situation in East Asia and Japan’s diplomacy and relations with the U.S.A. Following the lecture, there was a lively exchange of opinions on the topics discussed in the lecture.
8 May – Tea Ceremony Event
28 members of Urasenke tea master Sato Soshu’s tea ceremony school from Sendai visited Dublin and held tea ceremony events that were well received.
(1) Cultural exchange between students from Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School and Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge
(2) Tea ceremony at Ambassador Miyoshi’s official residence
(3) Tea ceremony at Chester Beatty Library