Handover Ceremony of Japanese TV Program “Carnation”
On 23 February 2016, the Handover Ceremony of the Japanese TV Program “Carnation” took place in Lusaka. H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia attended the ceremony and delivered the speech. Also, Mr. Costa Mwansa, General Manager of MUVI TV expressed his gratitude to the Embassy of Japan for its support.
Japan has been providing Japanese Television programs to Zambia’s leading TV stations since 2008 through the Japan Foundation’s project. Between 2010 and 2015, eight TV programs including human drama and educational program were provided to MUVI TV.
“Carnation” depicts the turbulent life of a remarkable mother who achieved success in the fashion industry at the times when it was difficult for women even to go out into society, while raising her three spirited daughters who would become internationally known designers in the end.
H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia delivered the speech at the ceremony, mentioning that a motif of the drama is appropriate for women empowerment which is one of the fundamental pillars of Japan’s policy. He also asked the audience to use this opportunity as a spring board for learning, hoping that more women will take roles in economic and social fields. In response, Mr. Costa Mwansa, General Manager, MUVI Television, expressed gratitude for Japan’s assistance.
It is hoped that the provision of Japanese drama will expand the cordial relationship between Japan and Zambia by enhancing mutual understanding of each culture, being a stepping-stone into the realization of a society where women shine in Zambia and the world over.
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