Unlike Ukraine, where the academic year begins in September, schools and universities in Japan start work in April. For many Japanese, the arrival of spring is associated with the ceremonies of the beginning of the school year, which are held in abundant bloom of sakura.
Thus, in full reverence to the traditions of the Crane of the Rising Sun, on April 7, at the premises of the Ukrainian-Japanese Center of Igor Sikorsky KPI held the opening ceremony of the new school year of the Kyiv Japanese School, which began functioning on the basis of the university. This year, twenty students will study the language and culture of their native country.
This school, the Japanese school for children, including for children of diplomats and other Japanese citizens working in Ukraine - was created as a new direction of activity of the Ukrainian-Japanese Center of Igor Sikorsky KPI at the request of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Mr. Shigeki Sumi. Its opening will contribute to the strengthening of ties with the Japanese community in Ukraine, the development of Ukrainian-Japanese cooperation in the humanitarian sphere.
Congratulations to the guests of the ceremony were given by the Secretary-Counselor of the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine, Michio Harada, and the head of the Japanese school, Keysuke Nishino. Among the invited were also Vice-rector of the Igor Sikorsky KPI, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Serhiy Sydorenko, who, in his turn, wished for a successful and productive academic year non international cooperation.
Classes at the Japanese School for children will be held every Saturday. They will walk in the premises of the Ukrainian-Japanese Center of Igor Sikorsky KPI in the G.I. Denysenko Scientific and Technical Library. So the necessary assistance to the Ukrainian-Japanese Center of Igor Sikorsky KPI in the organization of the school will also be provided by a university library.