Arashiro Goya, President of Brazilian Society of Japanese Culture and Social Services, visits Vice President Benton

On November 1, 2017, President Harumi Arashiro Goya of the Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa e de Assistência Social (Brazilian Society of Japanese Culture and Social Services) made a courtesy visit to Vice President Caroline Benton at the University of Tsukuba.

The Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa e de Assistência Social is an association that plays a central role in disseminating Japan’s culture in Brazil, and also introduces Brazilian culture in Japan. The association and the University of Tsukuba concluded a partnership agreement in August 2014 to disseminate cultures of both Japan and Brazil, to help develop and utilize the two countries’ human resources effectively, and to contribute to the promotion of education, research, and sports in the two countries.

At the meeting, the University of Tsukuba reported on “Brasil Week” and extended its gratitude to the association for the support at providing information resources for the event held last September 2017. In addition, President Arashiro Goya also confirmed cooperation with University of Tsukuba’s Inter-University Exchange Project (Re-Inventing Japan Project) on short-term student exchanges scheduled for February 2018 to the Latin American region. President Arashiro Goya also mentioned that a commemorative ceremony of the 110th anniversary of Brazilian Japanese immigrants will be held in 2018 during the Japan Festival in Sao Paulo. She mentioned that the presence of our university officials will be welcomed during the ceremony.