Bilateral Event

January 15th, 2018 New Year Reception in Qatar

Ambassador and Mrs. Otsuka hosted a reception at his residence, inviting the Japanese community in Qatar to celebrate the New Year 2018, wishing for their good health and introduced achievements by Japanese people. In his address, he underlined Japan’s contribution to Qatar in various fields. More than 160 guests attended the reception and enjoyed the traditional Japanese New Year dishes and its atmosphere.

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Ambassador and Mrs. Otsuka, Counselor and Mrs. Yamamoto welcoming the guests Ambassador Otsuka delivering his remarks
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Tasting Japanese cuisine Many Japanese residents gathered at the reception

December 16, 2017 Participated in the Qatar National Day Parade

Embassy of Japan in the State of Qatar and voluntary members of Japanese Community participated in the Qatar National Day Parade on December 16 upon the request by the government of Qatar among other nations. Some participants wearing kimono were highlighted in local TV with Japanese flag.

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Parading members of Japanese Community and Embassy

December 3, 2017 Emperor’s Birthday Reception

Ambassador Seiichi Otsuka hosted the 84th birthday reception of His Majesty the Emperor, who was born on the 23rd of December. His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, His Excellency Ambassador Ibrahim Fakhroo, Director of the Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approximately 270 people participated in the reception. The distinguished guests have appreciated the delicacy of an assorted array of Japanese food such as “Sushi”, “Tempura” and “Yakitori”. At the counters where the quality rice from Japan and Japanese sake were served, many guests enjoyed the taste of Sake and the rice balls. In his remarks, Ambassador Otsuka talked about His Majesty the Emperor’s activities, Japanese economy, International and regional situations as well as the bilateral relationships in Arabic.

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Ambassador and Mrs. Otsuka welcoming the guests Qatari and Japanese flag Cake-Cutting Ceremony
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Ambassador Otsuka delivering his remarks National anthem by acappella
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Tasting Japanese cuisine Rice balls prepared by rice from Hokkaido

October 17 Presentation for junior diplomats at Diplomatic Institute, MOFA, Qatar

On October 17, Ambassador Otsuka gave a presentation for the junior diplomats at “the Diplomatic Institute” of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar. Questionnaires asked by participants reflect high level of interest on Japan and bilateral relationship between the two countries.

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Ambassador Seiichi delivering his presentation Junior diplomats asking questions to Ambassador Otsuka

October 5 Orientation for the future leaders of Qatar before their visit to Japan

On October 5, Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) held an orientation meeting for the participants of the “Rising Leaders Program” prior to their visit to Japan. Participants of the meeting were Ambassador of Japan, Seiichi Otsuka, Dr. Mohammad Najdawi, Program Director of QLC, Mr. Shoji Kiuchi, General Manager of Itochu Doha Liaison Office and participants of this program scheduled to visit Japan. Ambassador Otsuka encouraged the participants and said that he hoped their visit to Japan would be an invaluable experience.

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Ambassador Otsuka delivering a speech Ambassador Seiichi Otsuka, Dr. Mohammad Najdawi, Program Director of QLC, Mr. Shoji Kiuchi, General Manager of Itochu Doha Liaison Office and Rising leaders program participants

February 5, 2017 Ambassador Otsuka visited Qatar University

Ambassador Otsuka visited Qatar University and met with Dr. Hasssan Al Derham, the President of Qatar University. During the meeting, they discussed ways to further enhance cooperation in educational field including Japanese language program.

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Ambassador Otsuka (center) and Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham(second from the right)

January 30, 2017 Ambassador Otsuka exchanged views with His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Saad Al Buainain, Director-General of Qatar News Agency (QNA)

Ambassador Otsuka met with His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Saad Al Buainain, Director-General of Qatar News Agency (QNA). Talks touched upon cooperation in media and other fields between the two countries.

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His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Saad Al Buainain(left) and Ambassador Otsuka (right) Logo of Qatar News Agency

January 26, 2017 New Year Reception in Qatar

Ambassador and Mrs. Otsuka hosted a reception at his residence, inviting the Japanese community in Qatar to celebrate the New Year 2017, wishing for their good health and introduced achievements by Japanese people. In his address, he underlined Japan’s contribution to Qatar in various fields. More than 160 guests attended the reception and enjoyed the traditional Japanese New Year dishes and its atmosphere.

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Ambassador and Mrs. Otsuka welcoming the guests at entrance Welcome speech by Ambassador Otsuka
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Japanese traditional dishes to celebrate New Year Japanese traditional dishes to celebrate New Year
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Many Japanese residents gathered at the reception

   

December 13, 2016 Emperor’s Birthday Reception

Ambassador Seiichi Otsuka hosted a reception at Ambassador’s Residence, to celebrate the 83rd birthday of His Majesty the Emperor, who was born on the 23rd of December. His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, His Excellency Ambassador Ibrahim Fakhroo, Director of the Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approximately 230 people participated in the reception. The distinguished guests have appreciated the delicacy of an assorted array of Japanese food such as “Sushi”, “Tempura” and “Yakitori”. At the special counter to promote the rice from Niigata prefecture, one of the finest quality rice produced in Japan and bars, many guests enjoyed the taste of Sake and the rice balls. In his remarks, Ambassador Otsuka talked about series of summit meetings that have been taking place between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and expressed his strong wish to make bilateral relationship and further cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

Qatari and Japanese flag Cake-Cutting Ceremony Ambassador Otsuka delivering his remarks
Guests enjoying the high quality rice from Niigata prefecture, Japan Japanese Sake
Enjoying “Washoku” (Japanese dishes) Live Sushi stand was very popular
Ikebana Many guests enjoying in the garden

 

December 11, 2016 Presenting Credentials to His Highness Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Thani

On December 11, 2016, Ambassador of Japan to the State of Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Seiichi Otsuka, had an audience with His Highness Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Thani, Deputy Emir of the State of Qatar, where he presented his Credentials. Ambassador Otsuka discussed with His Highness on bilateral relations.

Ambassador Seiichi Otsuka presenting his Credentials

 

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