National Day of Jamaica


Dr. Ritter Diaz, Representative Director of the Japan Association for Promotion of Latin America and the Caribbean (JAPOLAC), participated at the National Day of Jamaica at a prestigious hotel in the center of Tokyo.

On behalf of JAPOLAC, Dr. Diaz conveyed his congratulations to H.E. Shorna-Kay Richards for the 60th Anniversary of the Independence of Jamaica, expressing his wishes of health and prosperity for the Jamaican people.

 

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Rhythms of the Caribbean


Public Information about the Event “Rhythms of the Caribbean”

Event Name: Rhythms of the Caribbean
Date and time: Friday, October 7, 2022, 18:30-21:00 (Open at 18:00)
Location: Foreign Press Correspondents Club of Japan “FCCJ”
3-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Marunouchi Duplex Building 5F https://bit.ly/3TpAAM3

Event Details:

  • Musical performance by Singer Roberto the Specialist, DJ Heat, Reggae, Caribbean music, and American classics of the 70s and 80s, Rock ‘n’ Roll, R&B。
  • Caribbean dance lesson for beginners by professional dancer Sean Kulsum
  • Authentic Homestyle Jamaican cuisine
  • Video show about Caribbean attractions
  • Exhibition and Product Sale

 

■ Admission: Advance payment of 5,000 yen per person by bank transfer (please include transfer fee).

Payment at the Reception on the day of event: 6,000 yen per person in Cash or PayPay.
* The payment includes everything indicated above, except the purchase of products on the site, which will be paid by participants when making the purchase at the respective stand.
※ Drinks and meals are also included and will be served in standing buffet style for 2 hours.

■ Dress code: Jacket without tie, Cool Biz.

Organizer: Japan Association for Promotion of Latin America and the Caribbean (JAPOLAC), 4-12-2-806, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
TEL :(Japanese) 03-6264-3858 (English, Spanish) 03-6264-3859
Email: info@japolac.com

Sponsors:
Kiyomura Co., Ltd.
Japan Partnertship Holdings Co., Ltd.
Unidos, Co. Ltd (KYODAI)
Saza Coffee Co., Ltd.
Sukoruni Wine Co., Ltd.

* A portion of the funds raised at this event will be donated to a Jamaican welfare organization specializing in educating economically disadvantaged people.

 

If you want to participate, enter your name, number of people and email address in the link below and choose the payment method.
https://forms.gle/kUU2w634msrpaH3j8

If you have any questions or queries, please write to us at: info@japolac.com

* Please cooperate with COVID-19 prevention measures
Participants are required to take their temperature, disinfect their hands and wear a mask at the venue. We also appreciate and ask participants to take their own prevention measures to avoid possible contagion.

We hope you can join us and enjoy the food, music and dance, and especially the friendly and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere.

 

National Day of the Republic of Ecuador


On August 10, 2022, Dr. Ritter Diaz, Representative Director of the Japan Association for Promotion of Latin America and the Caribbean (JAPOLAC), participated at the National Day of the Republic of Ecuador at the official residence of the Embassy of Ecuador.

On behalf of JAPOLAC, Dr. Diaz conveyed his congratulations to H.E. Cesar Montaño, expressing his wishes of health and prosperity for the Ecuadorian people.

 

Online Meeting between Chiba University and the University of Technology, Jamaica


JAPOLAC organized an online meeting between Chiba University and the University of Technology, Jamaica to discuss the content of online courses on Jamaica energy and Jamaica ecology and climate change.

One of the objectives of JAPOLAC is the promotion of academic exchanges between Japanese and Latin America and Caribbean universities, as well as the creation of an academic and research network between Japan and LAC.

JAPOLAC Held the Latin America and Caribbean Tapas Party


After two years of social restrictions due to the pandemic, JAPOLAC held the first cultural event called Latin America and Caribbean Tapas Party on May 14, 2022 at Sumida Industry Hall.

The event showcased a variety of tapas (light dishes) from various Latin American and Caribbean countries such as choripan (Argentina), coixinha (Brazil), cold Cuban salad (Cuba), Tamalitos de Yuca con Pescado (Colombia), Pastelitos Redondos de Pollo (Dominican Republic), quesadillas (Mexico), carimañola (Panama), causa (Peru), arepas (Venezuela/Colombia) and empanadas, shared by the countries of the region with their respective national tastes.

The word tapas in Spanish refers to light dishes served and eaten in the company of friends, family, coworkers or any other acquaintances. Through this type of social gathering, JAPOLAC is seeking to create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere to deepen and strengthen human bonds between Japanese and Latin America and Caribbean people.

The event also included professional dance teachers, who carried out dance demonstration of tango, salsa, merengue and bachata and taught basic steps of each musical gender to participants.

During the event, JAPOLAC also hosted a drawings exhibition of the Florian Paucke Foundation depicting the life of native people as well as the fauna and flora of Argentina in the XVIII (18th) century, and which is considered a historical and cultural treasure of colonial times.

Over 150 people attended the tapas party, including Mr. Toru Yamamoto, mayor of Sumida district, Mrs. Noemi Inoue, assemblywoman of Sumida district, ambassadors of Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru, and representatives of the embassies of Argentina, Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.

Part of the funds raised at the event were donated to the Florian Paucke Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to support musical training for children experiencing economic difficulties in Argentina.

 

Greetings from JAPOLAC, local authorities and toast with diplomatic representatives.

 

 

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