Pakistan’s Cultural Treasure documented by Japanese Archaeologist

Sana Jamal Islamabad – A renowned Japanese professor and archaeologist, Prof. Koji Nishikawa has spend more than two decades to come up with an excellent publication on Pakistan’s brilliant chapters of cultural history, titled ‘Ranigat, a Buddhist Site in Gandhara, Pakistan, surveyed 1983-1992’. The comprehensive report, based on two volumes, is a fine photographic record…

Rhythmic display of Japanese drums and dance

Young Performers captivate the audience   Islamabad – On Friday evening, the Auditorium of National Art Gallery rang with the thunderous drumming and energetic dancing show presented by the Japanese students. The Japanese Musical Performance was an impeccable example of esprit de corps of the Japanese people towards their revival from the devastating Japan Earthquake.…

Pakistani poets share their feelings for Japanese victims

Islamabad – To express solidarity with tsunami-hit Japanese people and to pay rich tribute to the Haiku master of Japan, Pakistani poets gathered in Islamabad today at ‘Haiku Mushaira’. Iftikhar Arif, chairman of Pakistan Academy of Letters presided over the ‘Haiku Mushaira-Issa Evening’ which was organized by the Embassy of Japan in cooperation with Pakistan Haiku…

Haiku – cultural bridge between Pak, Japan

A Japanese traditional poetry – ‘Haiku’ Mushaira “Basho Evening” was held at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad on Tuesday to pay a tribute to Matsuo Basho, the father of Haiku. The event started with screening of Japan Video Topic (Hiraizumi: Home City of Bosho) and was co-organized by Embassy of Japan, Pakistan Haiku Society,…

‘PARO’ – Curative Robot inroduced in Islamabad

Edited story published in Pakistan Observer on 8 Oct. 2010Sana Jamal Islamabad – In this modern technological age when human beings have become machines and can spend little time with their aging elders or ailing children, a friendly mechanical robot named PARO has emerged to fill gap of emotional attachments and psychological therapy. PARO –…

Japanese Film Festival in Islamabad

Published in Pakistan Observer on Sept. 23, 2010. Sana JamalISLAMABAD: The Japanese Film Festival screened two films “Sumo do, Sumo don’t” and “Tokyo- Tower” at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) auditorium on Wednesday 22nd September, 2010.This Film Festival arranged by the Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the PNCA and Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association,…