On 5th May 2021, H.E. Mr. MIZUUCHI Ryuta, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, handed over Japanese books, donated by the Nippon Foundation, to Dr. Charles Banda, Librarian of the University of Zambia, in the presence of Prof. Luke Mumba, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia and Mr. Charles Mulenga, Director of University Education, Ministry of Higher Education.
Since 2008, the Nippon Foundation has been donating books on Japan with an aim to promote understanding of Japan through books under the “READ JAPAN PROJECT”. Today, 90 books, covering areas of history, politics, economy, science, technology, literature, philosophy and culture, were handed over, making the University of Zambia Library the first recipient in Zambia.
During the handover ceremony, Ambassador MIZUUCHI stressed the importance of promoting the academic relations between Japan and Zambia through the University of Zambia, particularly touching upon the history of our cooperation with the School of Veterinary Medicine and expressing his hope that this occasion will serve as a new departure for further collaboration.
The Embassy of Japan in Zambia hopes that many students in Zambia grow their interests toward Japan through these books and contribute to further interaction between the two nations.
To read the speech by Ambassador MIZUUCHI at this ceremony, please click here.