Public Forum Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Establishment of Confucius Institute at OSU

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Okayama Shoka University [Time]    2010-11-05 09:48:51 
 


Mr. Akio IJIRI, president of Okayama Shoka University, delivered the opening remarks

A public forum was held on Oct. 28th to celebrate the third anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute at Okayama Shoka University.

Mr. Akio IJIRI, president of Okayama Shoka University, delivered the opening remarks. In his speech, the president extended his gratitude to all the community for their tremendous support during the past three years and expressed his expectation that the Confucius Institute would play an even greater role in China-Japan exchanges. Mr. Nanbu Minoru, director of the Confucius Institute, introduced the keynote speaker, Mr. Osamu Tanaka, a research fellow in the Japan-China Organization for Business, Academia and Government Partnership, Ministry of Finance. A graduate from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Osamu Tanaka has been the first secretary in the Office of Economics, Embassy of Japan in China from 1996 to 2000. After returning to Japan, he has worked as a budget examiner in the Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance, and then professor in the Department of Economics, Shinshu University, and now as counselor for the Cabinet Office.

Mr. Tanaka’s speech was entitled “China’s Economy: Current Situation and Issues”, in which he discussed China’s economic situation in nine aspects, including price, industry, consumption and investment. He also pointed out the existing problems in China’s economy in his speech.


Mr. Tanaka’s speech was entitled “China’s Economy: Current Situation and Issues”:

More than 300 people attended the forum, including college students and Okayama citizens. Ever since the establishment of the Confucius Institute, Okayama Shoka University has held many such cultural activities during the past three years. These activities have promoted the cultural exchange between China and Japan, provided good opportunities for Japanese people to understand China, and helped to project a positive image of China as an economic and cultural power in today’s world as well.

(Yang Li-guo from the Confucius Institute, Okayama Shoka University)


More than 300 people attended the forum