Colombian Night At Colombian Ambassador’s Residence

KIF Japan and Colombian Embassy Tokyo hosted the 3rd "Colombian Night", a cross-cultural people-to-people networking event, with approximately 50 Colombian and Japanese government, business and nonprofit leaders at the Colombian Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo on June 6th, 2017.

At the Colombian Night, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Gabriel Duque opened the remarks and welcomed everyone to his residence, followed by a presentation about Colombia by a Japan director of ProColombia, a government agency of Colombia in charge of promoting Colombian non-traditional exports, international tourism and foreign investment to Colombia.

KIF President Nia Lyte shared her hands-on experience of visiting Japan for many times in the past few years and speaking before hundreds of Japanese women about women's empowerment in Kagoshima, Japan as well as the cultural difference she has experienced between Colombia and Japan.

In closing, KIF Chairman Shin Koyamada gave the audience the Colombia and Japan activity reports in PowerPoint presentation with his experience of visiting different cities in Colombia and shared the educational and cultural programs that KIF Colombia and KIF Japan have hosted in Colombia and Japan.

After the event, the attendee enjoyed eating the real Colombian foods and drinks and networking to strengthen the friendship between Colombia and Japan.