Embassy of the State of Kuwait
4-13-12, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
For consulate inquiry:
Application hours 9:30 am -11:30 pm
Receiving hours 15:00 pm - 16:00 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Japanese Holidays
10 minutes by walk from JR Tamachi Station
9 minutes by walk from Subway Mita Station Exit A3
The youth of today and the youth of yesteryear bear some resemblance to each other in being bound by Arab and Islamic culture. One must draw the line there, however, and consider the impact of being hurtled from a nomadic existence in to the 20th Century with little time either to evolve properly or to digest culturally.
Kuwaiti youths, with their trappings of relative wealth, are in some ways the popular opposite of the youth of just a generation ago. Money has brought everything and more. They can spend their time exploring the wonders of instant modern technology.
The women, despite their more traditional status, have been accorded more freedom than their mothers. They are now freer to pursue outside interests, including careers, business, and shopping for the latest consumer goods from all over the world. They are also free to drive, though they do not do it with quite the same unfettered gusto as their brothers.
Clubs and societies have been formed which sponsor sporting, artistic, or scientific activities. They remain of some interest to the present-day youth, but all the time one feels an undercurrent of restlessness despite everything. It would be interesting to look in on Kuwaiti society in 100 years' time. What will it be like? What will have changed? Who knows? As the Kuwaitis tell you, it is all in the hands of God.