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Our Activities (December 2017)

3 December 2017 – Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

Approximately 100 people sat the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) held in Ireland for the ninth time. As of this year, University College Dublin (UCD) was the test centre, and the Embassy provided information about Japanese-language studies and Japanese culture at the venue on the day.
6 December 2017 – Emperor’s Birthday Reception

On 6 December, a reception was held at the Ambassador’s official residence to celebrate the 84th birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan on 23 December. As the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland nears an end, photo panels showing various events held during the year were on display, along with products and pamphlets provided by Japanese local government authorities and companies with connections with Ireland. 
9 December 2017 – All Ireland's 2017 Judo Championship

The Irish Judo Association hosted the All Ireland's 2017Judo Championship (with approximately 300 contestants from under-10s to senior ranking players taking part) at the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena, Dublin 15, completed in February 2017. Ambassador’s Cups were awarded to the winning male and female players. Ambassador Miyoshi met Mr Seán Fleming, President of the Irish Judo Association, and Mr John Treacy, Chief Executive Officer of Sport Ireland.
13 December 2017 – Gorey Community School visit

A group of 35 students from Gorey Community School visited the Embassy, and were given a talk on the functions of the Embassy, Japanese Government scholarships, the Japan Working Holiday Programme, and the JET Programme, followed by a discussion.
14 December 2017 – Japan-Ireland 60th Anniversary Steering Committee

An expanded meeting of the Steering Committee, which met 4 times last year to prepare for the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland, was held at the Ambassador’s official residence to review this year’s events and discuss the development of bilateral relations into the future.