The Embassy of Japan in Qatar received the CSR Leadership Award from Qatar University in recognition of its contributions to the country, at a ceremony hosted to launch the CSR Report, ‘The National Book Qatar 2016′. The award ceremony was held in the presence of HE Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, who also received the CSR person of the Year award.
Representative of the Ambassador,Charge d’Affaires Toshio Odagiri, received the award from QU President Dr Hasan Al Derham. The Japanese ambassador highlighted in the CSR Report 2016 article the embassy’s contributions to the community over the past year.
Qatar-Japan relations have progressed over the past 50 years based on mutual trust and respect, as our bilateral ties have been characterised by a harmonic fusion of cooperation, support and mutual benefit.’
In addition to the summit diplomacy between His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the cooperation between the two countries have steadily expanded beyond the economic and energy fields, as to encompass wider aspects in culture, medical care, agriculture, technology, research and human resource development. The ambassador also said that the Embassy pays special attention to its social responsibility in Qatar at all levels out of the steadfast belief of the importance of acting for the benefit of the society at large.
The Japan Embassy has organised many activities in Qatar such as workshops, lectures and entertaining performances that showcase the culture of Japan. They also supported several training and exchange programmes sponsored by the Japanese government and Qatar-based Japanese companies. The Embassy has been organising annual book donations to Qatari public institutions since 1987. These institutions include Qatar National Library, Qatar University, Qatar Olympic committee, Museum of Islamic Art and some select independent schools.
The Embassy also offers scholarships for Qatari undergraduate and Research Students, fully covered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, to study at Japanese universities which we promote in the various College Fairs organised in Qatar.
The Embassy of Japan remains committed to fulfilling its social responsibility in Qatar to promote the bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels.