Japan related events in Aberdeen

On 11th September, Consul General Nozomu Takaokoa attended the Scottish Samurai Dinner was held at Trinity Hall in Aberdeen and gave a short speech to mark the occasion.
The Scottish Samurai Association’s Founder and President, Mr Ronnie Watt OBE arranged a dinner for the recipients of the Samurai Award, who have been recognized for their achievements in promoting Japan-Scotland relations. Lord Charles Bruce, Mr Albert Thomson, Mr Kazuo Yamazaki, Mr Kozo Hoshino, Ms Hayley Bloodworth, as well as the President of the Nagasaki Karate Federation, and Hatsumi Kataoka, head referee of the Nagasaki Karate Federation attended.
In the same hall on the 15th September, as part of Japan-UK season of culture, an Aberdeen Japan Day was held featuring Kendo, Karate and Judo demonstrations.
For the Karate demonstrations, the Nagasaki Karate Federation members took part and deepened their friendship with Scotland’s Karate enthusiasts,
In addition to Japanese martial arts, the event was an opportunity to experience other Japanese arts such as origami, tea ceremony and flower arrangement.