Japanese film festival opens

The Japanese film festival organized by the Japanese embassy in
Addis Ababa and the ministry of culture and tourism opened on Tuesday at the national theater. The festival stayed for three days and four selected Japanese films were screened.
In the opening speech state minister of culture and tourism, Mohamoud Gaaz said that such cultural exchanges would strengthen the long extended diplomatic relation between Japan and
Ethiopia. He reminded that among the first published books the book entitled “Japan Endet Seletenech”, “how Japan developed” is notable in its objective of emulating the ways
Japan passed through civilization.
 “Night Train To The Stars ” was the movie selected for the opening. The film is one of the two biographical films made to commemorate the centennial of the birth of
Miyawaza kenji, Japan’s most beloved fantasy novelist. The movie emphasizes Miyawaza’s idealism as a solution to the cynicism of the 1990’s.
“Take Me Out to The Snow Land” and  “Children on The Island” were screened in the following days after the opening.Ambassador of Japan Kinchi komano said that
Japan will continue its technical assistance especially for the coming Ethiopian millennium. “We hope that Ethiopians will introduce the new
Ethiopia to the world in the coming millennium. And we enthusiastically expect to be part of the celebration,” he added.

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