At the Ministry of Defense of Japan, Her Excellency Ambassador CHEA Kimtha accompanied Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Cambodia, to meet with his counterpart, Mr. Itsunori ONODERA, Minister of Defense of Japan. Samdech Pichey Sena has visited Japan to attend the 9th ASEAN-Japan Deputy Defense Ministerial Forum in Fukuoka on 12-14 September 2017.
During Samdech Pichey Sena’s visit to Japan, Royal Embassy of Cambodia organized the meeting between Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh and Cambodian military students studying in Japan at the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Tokyo, on 12thSeptember 2017.
Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan held the “Khmer Speech Contest” on 14 October 2017 at the Embassy.The Contest, designed for only Khmer-speaking Japanese people, was aimed at promoting and encouraging Khmer-language using in Japan.Mr. Yukio Saita, Director of First Southeast Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Ishizawa, Director of Sophia-Asia Center for Research and Human Development; Mr. Hayato Negoro, President of Overseas Network Co. LtD and the Official Representative Officer of the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia in Japan; and Professor Kayoko Hayasi, Executive Director and Vice President of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, graced the Awarding Ceremony and Reception of the Khmer Speech Contest with their presence. Around 70 people attended the Awarding Ceremony and Reception which served the invited guests with Cambodian food. The participants also enjoyed Khmer dancing at the end of the event.