Arab News Japan
TOKYO: The Embassy of Bahrain in Japan held a concert and reception at Min-On music museum in the Shinjuku district on Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Ambassador to Japan Ahmed Aldoseri in his welcoming remarks said: “Today we are holding an event to mark the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Japan and we are honored to celebrate this event through music.”
“Over the past 50 years, the relationship between the two countries has been significantly strengthened not only in political and economic fields but also in the fields of education, culture and art.”
Ambassador Aldoseri added that people in the music industry in Bahrain are working hard to preserve authentic folk music and traditional instruments, noting that Japan also values and preserves musical heritage, traditional music, festivals and other forms of art.
At the concert, musician and UNESCO Peace Artist Missa JOHNOUCHI celebrated the bond between Japan and Bahrain, by performing original music such as “Road to Oasis,” “Song of Silkroad” and Bahrain’s “Naam Naam”.
Johnouchi had visited Bahrain with her “World Heritage Torch Run Concert”, where she received high praise for her work based on inspiration from Bahraini and Japanese culture.
The concert was held in cooperation with Min-On Music Association.