|Conferment ceremony of the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation to Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135
|On 31th August, Ambassador Yamanaka hosted the Conferment Ceremony and Reception in honour of Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 (I.I.Singapore), which was awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation in July
Since 1969 when it was established, I.I.Singapore has made distinguished contributions to fostering cultural exchanges between Japan and Singapore through the promotion of Ikebana (Japanese traditional art of flower arrangement)
Her Excellency YU-FOO Yee Shoon, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Mrs. Itsuko Nakayama, International President of Ikebana International who flew all over from Japan joined the ceremony with about 70 members from I.I.Singapore and its close associates.
In celebration of the Commendation, I.I.Singapore will organize an exhibition “In Love With Ikebana” and demonstrations from 14 to 16 September at Japan Creative Centre (JCC).