On September 14, 2016 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi held a meeting with Mr. Hiroyasu Kobayashi, the President of the Min-On Concert Association. Mr. Kazuto Ito, Divisional Director – Business Affairs Division of the Min-On Concert Association, Mr. Masahiro Takei, Director of the Department of International Relations of Soka Gakkai International, Mr. Hajime Mizushima, Vice Director of the Department of International Relations and Ms. Mika Fujino, Officer of Department of International Relations also attended the meeting.
Mr. Hiroyasu Kobayashi, on behalf of the leadership of Soka Gakkai International and the whole team of the organization congratulated the Tajik side with the 25th Anniversary of the State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan. The sides thoroughly exchanged views on enhancing cultural exchange through conducting joint cultural events with the participation of the two countries' artists.
It should be noted, that at the invitation of the Min-On Concert Association legendary Tajik dance ensemble «Zebo» in past visited Tokyo. In this regard, the sides expressed their interest in the continuation and intensification of this existing tradition. Interlocutors agreed that the organizing such cultural visits, promotes mutual understanding and contributes to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation. They also outlined ways holding such events in the future. At the end of the meeting Ambassador of Tajikistan invited Mr. Hiroyasu Kobayashi to visit Tajikistan on the days of national holidays, which are conventionally followed by cultural events.