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East Meets North: Annual Japan Festival in Iceland

The Japanese Embassy in Iceland and the Japanese Studies Division within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Iceland invites anyone interested to its annual Japan Festival held today between 1 and 5 pm in the main university building in Reykjavík.

Enthusiastic students and members of the Japanese community in Iceland cooperated on organizing the festival. Guests are invited to experience Japanese culture through various activities and presentations, including Budo, a combination of Judo, Karate and Aikido, and Origami paper folding.

This year’s special attraction is a demonstration of the Urasenke Tea Tradition.

The Japanese Studies course was first offered as a one-year university program in fall 2003, the first in Iceland focusing on an Asian country. In 2007, a second year program was added to the course. After two years of study in Iceland, participants can spend their third year in Japan and earn their graduate degree.

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