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Belgian Economic Mission in Kyoto – Business & individual rights, culture and video game jam

Follow the Belgian Financial Mission to Japan upon social media: #BEmissionJPN Princess Astrid will be accompanied by a ministerial delegation with Federal Minister for Foreign Matters, European Affairs, Foreign Business and Federal Cultural Organizations, Hadja Lahbib, Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, January Jambon, and Brussels Condition Secretary responsible for Urbanism and Heritage, European and Worldwide Relations and Foreign Industry, Pascal Smet. Federal Secretary of State Mathieu Michel will also participate in activities from the economic mission in the field of digitisation. The abordnung will start their programme with Doshisha University with a seminar on Business and Human Rights, with a focus on equal rights. Gender equality is a plan priority for Belgium, each nationally and in foreign policy. The seminar in Kyoto will focus on the youth’s perspective and expectations on gender equality in business, accompanied by a panel-discussion with high-level participants from Japan plus Belgium, who will share their experience and messages for future years.   The full programme and all useful information on the Belgian financial mission to Japan are available on the following website: https://www.belgianeconomicmission.be After attending the opening of the exhibition of photographs by Thierry Renauld of sculptures by Folon at the Hakuso Sonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden & Art gallery, Princess Astrid will web host the award ceremony associated with Game Jam: Japanese Assistance in Graphic Arts plus Video Games. The Game Jam is challenging race in which teams associated with young graduates from Belgium and Japan have taken part online to produce a video game in just two days. Princess Astrid may announce the winning group and give them the prize. As such, Japanese and Belgian talent and creativity is going to be connected and introduced in order to Japanese editors at the heart of Japan’s video and video game industry. This program in Kyoto concludes the Belgian economic mission to Japan. On Dec 9, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing His Majesty the King, is leading the Belgian economic mission in order to its final destination, Kyoto. Kyoto – Japan’s capital from 794 until 1869 – is usually today considered the cultural capital of Japan and lots of of its landmarks have been designated collectively as a World Historical past Site by UNESCO. Kyoto is also an academic middle with several highly rated organizations including Kyoto University, the second oldest university in The japanese. The city is also the centre of Japan’s television and film industry and and  home to the internationally famous video game company Nintendo.   Little princess Astrid and the delegation will likely commemorate the 100th wedding anniversary of the 1920s Japanese book donation to the University of Leuven (KUL-UCL) and prize the involvement of the Imperial Palace and of the University or college of Kyoto in this monetary gift. The venue of the commemoration is  the historic Seifuso villa and gardens associated with former Prime Minister Fight it out Saionji Kinmochi. Duke Saionji Kinmochi led the Japanese abordnung to the Paris Peace Conference at the  end of the First World War within 1919, where he was requested if Japan would invest in the international effort to rebuild the library from the University of Leuven.


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