Qatar Tourism Authority participates in Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo

Qatar, Doha, 2012-10-9 — / — Celebrating Qatar’s 40 year relations with Japan, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will be participating in Qatar Week: Ferjan Tokyo, the five day celebration taking place in Tokyo.

Taking part in the excitement and festivities, Qatar will be strongly represented by a host of strategic partners in addition to the MIA, such as the QTA,  Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Qatar, Embassy of the State of Qatar in Japan, Qatar Airways, Doha Film Institute, Katara, Ministry of Business & Trade, Qatar 2022, Qatar Foundation and Reach Out to Asia.

From the 27th of September to the 1st of October, Feerjan will promote mutual understanding, and appreciation of the cultures, traditions and people of the State of Qatar and Japan. In addition to presenting a set of traditional and cultural activities at its booth, QTA will be collaboration with the Ritz-Carlton to bring mouth watering Qatari recipes to the Japanese audience.

Mr. Issa Al Mohannadi, Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority said: “Qatar Week is a great opportunity to showcase Qatar’s rich culture and its diverse set of offerings to the Japanese community. Through the set of activities organized for the week, we will be able to share our heritage and traditions with the nation that appreciates an affluent history. The number of Japanese tourists and residents in Qatar has considerably increased over the past few years, and we are certain that the numbers will increase further after the Frejaan week that is set to celebrate the long friendship and business relation with between Qatar and Japan.”

Ferjaan in Tokyo
Ferjaan, which means ‘neighborhood’ in colloquial Qatari Arabic, will feature a 1,500 m2 Cultural Village that will showcase modern Qatari culture through a historically accurate representation of a souk, the traditional Arabic market place. The souk will host exhibits from Qatari companies and will showcase a number of cultural projects. Accompanying this will be Qatari entertainment, a number of informative talks and presentations, and a selection of Qatari products.

Over the past 40 years, the strong ties between Japan and Qatar have transformed the relationship into friendship. They have resulted in ever improving educational opportunities, business relations, and increasing cultural exchange. Qatar-Japan 2012 seeks to celebrate this friendship by showcasing these various elements in a series of activities that range from fashion to the performing arts and cinema to educational exchange programs.