Confucius Institute at Sapporo University in Japan celebrates its 10th anniversary

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Sapporo University [Time]    2016-11-03 15:36:10 
 

On October 15th, the Confucius Institute at Sapporo University in Japan held activities to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Masanori Aoki, Chairman of the Hokkaido Japan-China Friendship Association, Hu Zhiping, Minister Counselor of the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Japan and Sun Zhenyong, Chinese Consul-General in Sapporo, attended and addressed the ceremony.

In her congratulatory message for this event, Xu Lin, Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Director General of Hanban, extended her congratulations to the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Sapporo University and hoped that the Confucius Institute would continue to integrate into the host university, serve local communities, meet local demands and facilitate the development of the local society.


Oota Hiroshi, President of Sapporo University and Board Director of the Confucius Institute making an opening speech

At the opening ceremony, Oota Hiroshi,President of Sapporo University and Board Director of the Confucius Institute reviewed the development of the Confucius Institute over the past ten years. He noted that in the following ten years, the Confucius Institute at Sapporo University would make consistent efforts to promote Chinese language teaching and deepen local people’s understanding of the Chinese culture.


Minister Counselor of Education Hu Zhiping addressing the ceremony

In their speeches, guests attending this event paid great compliments to the contributions made by the Confucius Institute at Sapporo University to promoting Chinese language teaching and China-Japan cultural exchanges, fully recognized its achievements over the past ten years and wished the Confucius Institute a brighter future so as to serve a bridge of culture and friendship between Hokkaido and China.


Art performance at the ceremony

The art troupe from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, the Chinese partner institution of this Confucius Institute, staged art performances with unique Lingnan characteristics, winning warm applauses from the audience.

Over the past ten year, the Confucius Institute at Sapporo University has always been committed to promoting the Chinese language and culture and enhancing China-Japan cultural exchanges and has acquired a wide range of influence in Hokkaido.

Story by Yu Liuyi

 
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