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Beijing deepens cultural exchanges with Tokyo

(bjwzb.gov.cn)|Updated : 2018-10-16

A Beijing culture promotion event was held in Tokyo, Japan from Oct 12 to 15.

The opening ceremony received the attendance of Du Feijin, director of Beijing Publicity Department; Hu Sishe, vice-president of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; Yang Shuo, director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television; Zhang Qian, deputy director of Beijing Foreign Affairs Office; and Dong Dianyi, deputy director of State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Office (SOCASAO).


Du Feijin (first from the left), director of Beijing Publicity Department, visits the Beijing culture promotion event in Tokyo, Japan. [Photo/bjwzb.gov.cn]

According to Du, the event represented the solid foundation in culture area between Tokyo and Beijing. He expressed his hopes that two sides could have more future cooperation in the area.

The event creates a great opportunity for Japanese residents to learn about China and Beijing, which further helps increase mutual friendship and interaction, said Hu.


Two culture firms based in Beijing and Tokyo respectively sign an agreement at the opening ceremony. [Photo/bjwzb.gov.cn]

At the opening ceremony, many cooperation agreements were also signed. For example, Beijing International Design Week Co Ltd signed an agreement with Tokyo Design Week Co Ltd, in an effort to jointly promote the construction of the World Design Week Network. 

Highlights of the four-day event included Beijing cultural and creative exhibition, culture industry promotion conference and cultural firms exchange activity. The exhibition mainly displayed traditional Chinese cultural products such as paintings, ceramics and enamel sculptures.

The event was hosted by SOCASAO, Japan-China Cultural Exchange Association and Tokyo Design Week Co Ltd.

Tokyo is the first international city to build sister ties with Beijing. And this year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship.


Dong Dianyi, deputy director of State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Office (SOCASAO) introduces the development of Beijing cultural and creative industry in Tokyo. [Photo/bjwzb.gov.cn]