By Laman Ismayilova
Baku has hosted a colorful Japanese Film Festival aimed at promoting the Japanese culture in Azerbaijan.
The three-day festival featured five Japanese films such as "You're a good kid", "Letter", "Around Us", "The meeting with the mother of Pekoros" and "Tales of the city Kaytan".
Japanese Ambassador to Baku Tsuquo Takahashi, addressing the opening ceremony, spoke about political, economic and cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Japan.
He stressed that this kind of events will contribute to further strengthening the friendly bilateral relations between the two nations.
The ambassador expressed his hope that Japanese film festival will help Azerbaijani people to better understand Japanese culture.
Last the year Baku hosted Japanese Culture Day, while an exhibition of Azerbaijani and Japanese artists entitled "Azerbaijan meets with Japan” took place in Berlin.
Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Japan were established in 1992. Relations between the two countries have continued to develop steadily. Japan was one of the first countries to support Azerbaijan's forward-looking oil strategy.
Japan has a fascinating and multifaceted culture; on the one hand it is steeped in the deepest of traditions dating back thousands of years; on the other it is a society in a continual state of rapid flux, with continually shifting fads and fashions and technological development that constantly pushes back the boundaries of the possible.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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