40th Year Anniversary of ASEAN - Japan Friendship and Cooperation
Calligraphy Performance by Mr. Souun Takeda

August 29, 2013

    On 22 August, Mr. Souun Takeda, very well-known Japanese calligrapher and Japan's Cultural Envoy for the Year 2013, gave a demonstration of calligraphy at the official residence of Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, H.E. Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane. At the demonstration, Dr. AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Siti Dahsiar Anwar, Former Chief of Japan Study Center of University Indonesia and Dr. Tadatoshi Ogawa, Director General of Japan Foundation were invited as guests.

    Mr. Takeda presented his writing of "wayaku", which literally means "harmony and dynamic progress" to express the relationship between Japan and ASEAN.

    Mr, Takeda has been sent to have workshops in Vietnam and Indonesia to introduce Japanese calligraphy and exchange with people of these countries as one of the commemorative events for the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.