Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said that the festival of Russian culture in Japan has become an important part of cultural exchanges between the two countries, and also made a great contribution to the deepening of mutual understanding and strengthen relations. “Russian culture festival, held since 2006, this year celebrated its decade. The festival was fixed on Japanese soil as an event that introduces Japanese culture to the highest level of the Russian – her ballet, music, drama, circus. This year the event took place in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and other cities across the country. The festival contributes to the deepening of mutual understanding between the peoples of Russia and Japan, which contributes to the development of bilateral relations “, – quotes” RIA Novosti “words of the minister.
At the closing ceremony of the jubilee 10 th festival Russian culture, which was held today in one of Japan’s largest convention centers – Tokyo International Forum, the Russian side was attended by Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin.
Russian culture festival held in Japan each year 2006. According to organizers, this year alone it was visited by more than 652 events thousand. People, and in 10 years this number has exceeded 13 million. “Various activities were conducted in a total of 40 of the 47 prefectures of Japan. From June to December were attended by nearly 900 representatives of Russian culture: artists, musicians, artists, filmmakers, critics. The festival enjoys notable success: in 2006 he attended the event more than 13.3 million people “, – the representative of the organizing committee told Tass.