On November 27, Mr. Hajime MATSUMURA, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in Estonia attended a regular monthly meeting of the Nordic Cultural Society of Japan and made a lecture on recent developments in Estonia.
The Nordic Cultural Society of Japan is an organization established in Tokyo, 1949 and has been providing vivid information on the five Nordic and three Baltic countries.
Mr. MATSUMURA mentioned in his lecture about several events which were held in connection with the centenary celebration of Estonian independence from 2018 to 2020, 800 years’ anniversary of Tallinn City and 150th jubilee of Estonian Song Festival in 2019, referring to history of Estonia..
He gave an overview of the e-governance of Estonia, Estonian Government’s measures against spread of coronavirus and Japan-Estonia bilateral relations. He finished his lecture by introducing rich opportunities through which we can enjoy Japanese culture in Estonia such as the Japanese garden in Kadriorg Park in Tallinn, cherry blossoms donated by Japan Estonia Friendship Association, Japan Animation Film Festival and “Animatsuri” (Japanese pop culture festival).
In the Question and Answer session after the lecture, Mr. MATSUMURA enjoyed fruitful talks with participants about development of digital transformation in private sector as well as judicial bodies, freedom of the press, security policy of Estonia.