Yemeni-Japanese association meets [Archives:2003/02/Local News]

January 13 2003

The Yemeni-Japanese Friendship Association (YJFA) held its periodical meeting in its headquarters in Sana’a on Jan. 5.
A report about the activities of the administrative staff in the association through the previous years was read, accompanied by financial report. The two reports were authorized and an election for a new administration was held.
Businessmen Mahfoud Shamkh, Dr. Ahmed al-Hamdani and Ali Hashem observed the election that resulted in the winning of a trip to Haj for Mohammed Mubark Adhban, chairman of the association, Ali al-Rawee a deputy chairman, and Ahmed Abu Baker Ba Zaraha relations manager.
The Yemeni-Japanese Friendship association was officially founded in 1990. The first general assembly was held in November, 1990.
The association attracts a number of personalities like businessmen, journalists and intellectuals who are interested in supporting the bilateral relationship between Yemen and Japan.
The association has exerted many efforts to develop the friendly relations between the two countries, starting with receiving Japanese delegations to Yemen, and the participation of the association chairman in the coronation of Japanese emperor.
The association has a periodical bulletin titled “Al-Saeeda and the Bright Sun.” Besides supporting al-Khlood, it also has a charitable woman association and assists the Association of Tuberculosis Fighting.
The association also encourages teaching the Japanese language for whom are interested.
It also had a prominent participation in the official, economical and commercial delegation that accompanied the Republic president to Japan in March 1999.