photo: Michil YAKOVLEV / NEFU editorial board of corporate media
The Society for the Promotion of Peace in the World (Kansya no Kai) and the Japanese Organization for the Promotion of Economic Relations of Yakutia and Japan handed over one hundred teaching aids for language studies to the Institute of Foreign Philology and Regional Studies of North-Eastern Federal University on December 1.
More than a hundred methodological aids for studying the language, textbooks on business Japanese and other publications were awarded to the Department of Oriental Languages and Country Studies of NEFU Institute of Foreign Philology and Regional Studies.
The delegation from Japan was led by Tanaka Doko, a businessman and chairman of the Kansya no Kai Society. Members of the society and Japanese tourists, 95 people, participated in the festival "Winter begins from Yakutia". "We are very happy to cooperate with the university and hope that our gift will be of great benefit for students. In the future, we plan to bring not only books - we will share experiences and communicate, so that our culture will give birth to something new", Tanaka Doko said.
NEFU Vice Rector for International Relations Vladlen Kugunurov told the guests about the University's activities. "Almost all the scientific interests of our university are related to improving the quality of life in the north: it is the study of climate change, and the creation of materials and technologies that are suitable and effective in operation in harsh climatic conditions", he said.
"Annually, more than 100 teachers and scientists come to work in our university on short-term employment contracts, and more than 50 - on a long-term basis in these areas and other, including from Japan. We hope that academic ties between our countries will develop, because the contribution to the education of our young generation is the most valuable investment", said the Vice Rector.
Let us remember that the Department of Oriental Languages, opened in 2000, provides training of qualified specialists with knowledge of Japanese, Korean and Chinese languages from the beginning. The department closely cooperates with the General Consulate of Japan and Korea, the State Chancellery for the dissemination of the Chinese language abroad under the Ministry of Education of the PRC and others.
Photos from the solemn event can be viewed here.