The Japan Ambassador impressed on the launching of the Centre for Japanese Culture and Language

NILAI, March 2, 2017 – Faculty of Major Languages Studies (FPBU) has launced the Centre for Japanese Culture and Language, and it is grandly officiated by the Japan Ambassador of Malaysia, Dr Makio Miyagawa.

The Centre is established in 2016 through the offer of Japanese Language Level 1 and 2; and it mainly serves as a medium to expose students on international culture. It is aimed that through this Centre, students would be equipped with multi language skills and be aware of cultural diversities.

”USIM emphasises on the integration elements of Naqli (revealed) and Aqli (conventional) knowledge in its teaching and learning activities. We extremely hope that through the mastery of second and third language, our students are able to perform excellent in their future career as well as being globally competitive,” said the Vice Chancellor of USIM, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Musa Ahmad.

”I am deeply impressed and proud to see such carnival is conducted in a public university, to encourage students to explore and learn about our culture and uniqueness. I believe that this would be a good exposure to them,” said the Japan Ambassador of Malaysia, Dr Makio Miyagawa.

Students also voice out their happiness to participate in this carnival since they get a closer look on the Japanese culture and language through the activities conducted throughout the day.

”To me, learning the second or third language can make us to be more aware of other cultures. For example, if we can communicate in Japanese, we have an added advantage over others, and we can have closer relationship with the Japanese people. It also leads us to think out-of-box,” commented Afeqah Ahmad, a second year student who used to be a member of the centre.

Among the activities conducted in the carnival are exhibition, Japanese food booth, the robing of Yukata (the Japanese traditional dress), forum from invited speaker, Dr. Hiroko Shiozaki from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, an NGO alumni of myJAD through sharing session or ‘Keiken Talk’ on the positive values of the Japanese that can be applied in Malaysia.

This programme is supported by representatives from several Japanese associations such as the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur, Teikyo Language Institute, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and MAJAS (Malaysia Association of Japanese Studies).

Prepared by:
Syazlyna Jamil
Strategic Communication Centre (StraComm)
Level 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
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