アハラン ワ サハラン！
Aharan wa Saharan! (Arabic greeting)
However,This is the third time for me to live in Cairo. So I feel at home here.
Speaking of Egypt, the revolution in January is still fresh in our minds.
You might worry about worsening security in Egypt.
So I would like to show you some pictures from Taharir Square, the center of revolution.
Is this a picture of summer festival?
Steep reduction of the number of tourists had a big impact on souvenir shops,
We have held “Kids Japanese course” (8 lessons total) since 3rd of July.
This is special course for kids to learn Japanese and Japanese culture trough games and singing and dancing.
24 Egyptian kids from 6 to 12 years old have enjoyed Japanese lesson.
Some kids got nervous at beginning , but now they got used to study Japanese and enjoy games
such as shopping game and FUKUWARAI and singing and dancing.
We hope this course become wonderful memory in their long summer holiday.(more than three months)
The second topic is IGO.
Egyptian IGO club was formed on 19th of May.
The member are mainly participants of IGO course last year, studying and playing IGO on IGO Web site everyday
and come together in Japan culture center every Thursday to learn IGO with self learning program which they made
and enjoy playing IGO together.
Chess is very popular in Egypt. But I couldn’t expect they are so fascinated by IGO too!
The members are getting better day by day, so Egyptian IGO player would play in the world tournaments in the near future.
The last topic is interview from TV program.
We had interview from Channel1.They also did a shoot of Japanese language lesson.
It is going to be a special program for Ramadan to introduce Japan.
Ramadan will start soon. How Egyptian Muslim will manage Ramadan in midsummer?
I am going to report it next time.