City-based Indo-Japan Friendship Association (IJFA) will organise a four-day 'Japan festival' here beginning January ten, along with the Consulate General of Japan, Mumbai.
"For the first time, we will have an exquisite exhibition of Japanese kites, a scintillating photo exhibition of classics on fall colours in Japan, besides screening of six international award winning Japenese films," IFJA President Gujarat Mukesh Patel said.
The festival assumes significance as Japan is the international country partner for 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit-2009' (VGGIS) to be held here on January 12-13.
An 18-member delegation led by Japanese Ambassador Hideaki Domichi will arrive here for the summit in order to strengthen bilateral ties between Gujarat and Japan.
"We also plan to open an exclusive centre for Japanese studies in cooperation with Ahmedabad Management Association, that promotes learning of Japanese and research on various aspects related to the country," he added.
The festival will be inaugurated by Gujarat Governor Naval Kishore Sharma, while Japan Counsel General, Mumbai, Hirotsugu Hagiuda is scheduled to launch the centre for Japanese studies.