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Japanese TV programs handed over to Tonga Broadcasting Commission

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31 January 2013 H.E Dr. Kazuchika Hamuro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, donated two sets of Japanese television programs to the Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) during a brief presentation ceremony at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 30th at the Commission's Office, Nuku'alofa.

Lady ‘Eseta Fusitu'a, Chairperson of the TBC Board of Directors, received the program sets. Ms. Nanise Fifita, General Manager of TBC and staff of TBC, also attended the ceremony.

The Government of Japan provided "Ningyo-geki (Puppet Theatres) (Episode 1 -20)," which has been a famous classic masterpiece of Japanese education TV program produced by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation).  Another set is a series of documentaries on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, broadcasted in Japan in recent years, the product of NHK's intensive efforts to discover and preserve memories and documents of survivors and victim as well as relevant institutions at that time.   It is envisaged that these programs will contribute to promote better understanding of Japan by the people of the Kingdom of Tonga and to further strengthen the friendship between the two countries.

This donation is made possible by the Japan Foundation, one of the independent administrative bodies of Japan, dedicated to enhance cultural exchange and promotion of Japanese culture between Japan and the rest of the world.  Tonga Broadcasting Commission has been one of the partners since 2010 to broadcast Japanese Television Programs throughout the Kingdom of Tonga not only to entertain but to educate and provide viewers an insight into Japanese culture and life style.  The Government of Japan wishes to continue this partnership through the Japan Foundation and more programs are to be broadcasted in the coming years.


Issued by the: Embassy of Japan Office, Nuku'alofa, 2013.

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