Kuwaiti embassy in Tokyo becomes popular spot for Japanese students

Situated in the heart of Tokyo and elegantly designed, the Kuwaiti embassy building in Tokyo gains high reputation in Japanese schools by taking a cooperative stance toward study tour and receiving a steady flow of young visitors, including those from distant regions.
Two groups of Japanese junior high school students made study tours to the building of the Kuwaiti diplomatic mission to deepen understanding of bilateral relations and get a sense about the Kuwaiti-Japanese cultural interaction, the embassy said Wednesday.
Joined by Second Secretary Mohammad Al-Mutairi at the embassy, the students from Seki City in Gifu Prefecture, about 430 kilometers west of Tokyo, learned historical and geographical information about Kuwait.
The students showed surprise when they found that Japanese animated cartoons are on-air in Kuwait and draws a lot of attention there.
Reflecting increasing awareness of environment issues in both countries, one student asked how the Kuwaiti government approaches to environmental problems.
They also explained that Seki City is well-known for producing Japanese samurai traditional swords, and tried wearing both male and female traditional Kuwaiti costumes. Last week, the embassy also welcomed junior high school students from Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, some 720 km west of Tokyo.
The teenagers had fruitful discussions with Al-Mutairi on such issues as Kuwaiti students' life, social life and bilateral relations.