How is Japan seen in Myanmar?
- May 18, 2012
- Department Name:
- International Department
- Seminar Name:
- Myanmar Seminar in Japan
When in Osaka, have takoyaki (octopus dumpling)!
Participants turn their attention to making takoyaki. So how was the taste?
What did the seminar participants from Myanmar who came to Japan actually feel about Japan?
In their descriptions of Japan, they mentioned such keywords: “diligent,” “teamwork,” “punctual,” “organized,” “harmonious,” “creative,” “innovative,” “high-tech,” and so on. There were also comments that would make a Japanese person blush, such as: “Although the country has been success with its industrialization, it takes care of its history and culture while not neglecting its sensitive spirit.”
Their views made me reflect on how Japan is portrayed to the people of the world. Conversely, I get the sense that I’ve learned we should maintain Japan’s merits. As for Myanmar’s merits, what would they be? I would like to verify this using my own eyes, rather than relying on the images reported by the media only. So I would like to visit the seminar participants I met this last time around in search of answers.