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Japan National Day commemorations at Expo 2023 Doha

January 15, 2024

Japan took centre stage at Expo 2023 Doha as it commemorated its national day in the presence of the Japanese delegation, Expo 2023 Doha Secretary-General, His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Khouri, and esteemed guests.

Commemorations kicked off with an official ritual that saw the national anthem of Japan and the state of Qatar played followed by a flag-raising ceremony in the vicinity of the Expo House.

Japanese delegations accompanied by their Qatari counterparts, were then ferried to the Japanese pavilion within the international zone, where they were able to immerse into a millennial multi-faceted culture, renowned for its historical fondness of nature preservation and gardening. As part of the pavilion tour, visitors were given the opportunity to purchase handmade Japanese household decorations in the form of traditional plates adorned with iconic Japanese patterns and many other accessories such as traditional Japanese vases.

The commemoration also saw esteemed guests discover and learn about native Japanese plants, renowned worldwide for their ability to capture natural elements in their ideal form, which creates captivating and safe natural spaces for contemplation and tranquillity.

The commemorations were also a stark reminder of the close ties that bind Qatar and Japan and their common commitment to the preservation of nature and sustainability for the benefit of future generations.

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