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Shimane Prefecture, Japan, Holds the NEAR Subcommittee Meeting on Educational and Cultural Exchange2022-11-11

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Shimane Prefecture of Japan, the coordinator of the NEAR Subcommittee on Educational and Cultural Exchange, held the “Wings of Northeast Asia Exchange 2022" in Shimane Prefecture on October 22 and 29.  


The subcommittee meeting was attended by young foreigners now residing in Shimane Prefecture due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local youths. The participants numbered 21 and 23 on October 22 and 29.  


Secretary-General KIM Ok-chae emphasized in his video congratulatory remarks that mutual respect and understanding of one another without prejudice toward the ideology or culture of neighboring countries would lead to regional peace and stability.


The opening ceremony on October 22 covered the opening remarks, followed by youth exchange activities, including self-introductions and ice-breakers. On October 29, there were field activities such as making bamboo bowls, preparing meals, eating bamboo rice meals, 

walking in the forest park, and Japanese paper folding origami, among other htings.



The meeting of the Subcommittee on Educational and Cultural Exchange has been held every summer since 2002 to strengthen mutual understanding and friendly exchange through youth educational and cultural exchange programs.