Japan-Malta Friendship Association
Annual General Meeting
Saturday, October 19, 2002
On October 19, 2002, Japan-Malta Friendship Association held its Annual
Professor Masahide IIZUKA, Professor of History in the University of
Electro-Communications, Tokyo, lectured on "Ancient Religion and Maltese
Stone Circles". More than 60 participants gathered and listened to his
In the Meeting, Japan-Malta Friendship Association announced to
send 'Friendship Mission' to Malta from Saturday, March 1, to Saturday, March 8, in 2003.
Prof. Masahide IIZUKA lectured in the meeting
Group photo at the meeting
Reception for Mr. and Mrs. Mizzi
In evening on Tuesday, June 26 2002, Japan-Malta Friendship Association
held a Welcome Reception for Mr. and Mr. Charles Mizzi, famous journalist in
Malta. Mr. Mizzi visited Japan to attend a conference in Okinawa.
After the introduction of Mr. and Mrs. Mizzi by Mr.
Katsumi Yamamoto, Professor Rei Shiratori, President of Japan-Malta
Friendship Association addressed "Words of Welcome".
Message from Mr. Edward Sammut, President of 'Friends
of Japan in Malta' was also read.
Around 30 participants of the reception enjoyed the
evening very much.
Prof. Shiratori, Mr. and Mrs. Mizzi, and Mr. Yamamoto
Group photograph at
Friendship Mission Visited
From December 7 to 12 in 1997, Japan-Malta Friendship Association sent its 'Friendship
Mission' to the Republic of Malta.
The mission consisted of 69 members of the Association, and was led by
Professor Rei Shiratori, president of the Association, and Mr. Masato Fujii, secretary
general. With Mr. Edward Sammut, president of 'Friends of Japan' in Malta, they met
H.E. Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, President of Malta, and Dr. Alfred Sant, Prime Minister.
They also enjoyed nature, culture and hospitality of the people of
Malta during their stay in the 'islands of world heritage', Malta. The followings are the
pictures taken during the visit.
Dance at the dinner
With Prime Minister Alfred Sant
At Hagar Qim, the oldest construction of mankind
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