From 20th to 21st of June, Ambassador KITAOKA made his 7th visit to the City of Tartu, invited by Prof. Toomas Asser, the honorable rector of the University of Tartu, and his wife Karin-san.
Prof. Asser had the experience of staying in Japan, conducting research works in Tohoku University from 1988 to 1989.
The purpose of the Ambassador’s visit this time is to learn “Southern Estonia (Lõuna-Eesti)”, which is the birthplace for Prof. Asser and his wife, with their guidance. On the 1st day, Ambassador enjoyed walking around the City of Tartu together with dinner at the Prof. Asser’s house.
On the 2nd day, Ambassador spent the whole day travelling around “Lõuna-Eesti”, and climbed up to the top of “Big Egg Mountain (Suur Munamägi)”, which is the place the Ambassador wanted to visit most since his arrival in Estonia in October last year. It is as high as 317 meters, the highest point not only in Estonia but also all over the three Baltic countries! The Ambassador, without using lift, climbed up to the top of the observatory, and was so much impressed by the breathtaking beauty of “Lõuna-Eesti”, celebrated by such a fair weather.