On 16th July 2016, the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan organized the “Khmer Speech Contest 2016”, followed by the “Awarding Ceremony and Reception of Khmer Speech Contest” at the Embassy.
The purposes of the Speech Contest are to promote Khmer language and encourage Japanese people studying and using Khmer language in Japan, as well as celebrating the direct flights for the first time launched by ALL Nippon Airways (ANA) from Narita International Airport toPhnom Penh Capital City of Cambodia on 1st September 2016.
A total of 25 Japanese applicants submitted their speeches to attend the “Khmer Speech Contest 2016”.
About 70 people from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan-Cambodian Association, Cambodian Community in Japan, Cambodian Students Association in Japan and Tokyo Universities of Foreign Studies participated in the above event. The former Ambassadors of Japan to Cambodia were also present at this event.
On 10th July 2016, H.E. Ambassador Chea Kimtha handed over the appreciation certificate to the Festival Committee, comprising the Cambodian Community in Japan, Cambodian Students Association in Japan and Japanese volunteers, at the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Tokyo for their contribution to the great success of the Cambodia Festival 2016 which was held on 7-8 May 2016 at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo.
During the Ceremony, H.E. Ambassador expressed her heart-fell thanks to the Festival Committee for their cooperation in organizing the Festival in order to further promote Cambodia’s culture and tradition in Japan.
The hand-over ceremony of Appreciation Certificate took place after the evaluation meeting of Cambodia Festival 2016.
Under the arrangements by Mr. Seiroku Takizawa, Honorary Consul of Cambodia in Sapporo, H.E. Ambassador Chea Kimtha, visited Hokkaido Prefecture on 8th-9th June 2016 in order to further strengthen the cordial relationship between Cambodia and Japan, and promote tourism and investment opportunities in Cambodia.
During the visit, H.E. Ambassador met important local leaders – H.E. Ms. Harumi Takahashi, Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture, and H.E. Mr. Katsuhiro Akimoto, Mayor of Sapporo City – on 8th and 9th June 2016, respectively.
Taking the opportunity of visiting Hokkaido, H.E. Ambassador met Cambodian students studying at Hokkaido University and had lunch together.
On 12th May 2016, H.E. Ambassador Chea Kimtha attended the annual Dinner Party of Toyama-Cambodia Friendship Association in Toyama Prefecture, at the invitation of Mr. Junichi Takata, Chairman of the Association.
On the occasion of the visit in Toyama Prefecture, H.E. Ambassador also paid the courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Takakazu Ishii, Governor of Toyama Prefecture, and H.E. Mr. Masayoshi Imamoto, Deputy Mayor of Toyama City.
In addition, H.E. Ambassador visited some companies in Toyama, namely Kitanippon Shimbun, Hokuriku Electric Power and Taiwa Seiki.
Besides, H.E. Ambassador met and talked with Cambodian trainees working for the garment factory in Toyama Prefecture.
At the annual Dinner Party of Toyama-Cambodia Friendship Association
Chairman of the Association delivered welcome remarks to the participants
At Taiwa Seiki Corporation
Meeting with Toyama Governor
At Kitanippon Shimbun
Meeting with Deputy Mayor of Toyama City
At Hokuriku Electric Power Headquarter
Meeting with Cambodian trainees before the annual Dinner Party