Our Activities (March 2012)
10th Japanese Speech Contest
On 3 March, the Japanese Speech Contest organised by the Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland (JLTI) was held and Ambassador Atsumi gave the opening remarks. 34 learners of Japanese from high school students to adults spoke on topics such as "My Dream" at the contest which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
Reception in Commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake
On 9 March, a reception in commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake was held at the Ambassador's residence to thank the people who kindly provided various kinds of support following the earthquake, such as fundraising events. Guests were shown audiovisual materials on the earthquake and traditional crafts from the Tohoku region.
Charity opera concert commemorating the Great East Japan Earthquake
On 11 March, Ambassador Atsumi and Embassy staff attended a charity opera concert commemorating the Great East Japan Earthquake organised by an Irish citizen. Japanese musicians performed at the concert which was held in a church in Dublin city centre.