Arrival of one of the senior figures of the Mataken Gakko increased the vivacity of the students and volunteers to make this non-profit educational institution more advanced and give a positive contribution to the Bali-Japanese relations in the future.
Mr. Gohto with Mr. Yamaguchi visited Mataken Gakko, Sunday (Jun 23). Mr. Gohto was a closed friend to Matake Sensei, the founder of the Mataken Gakko few decades ago. Mr. Gohto helped the late Matake Sensei to initiate the educational cooperation between Bali and Japan.
Mataken Gakko is an educational institution that has often bridged some non-profit educational cooperation of both sides. Last year, the agency sent a student having outstanding achievement to Japan. This year, two students would be sent, namely AA Gede Wiradarma and I Gusti Agung Gede Nirartha.
Arrival of Mr. Gohto, a holder of Dan V in the Kendo traditional Japanese martial art was warmly welcomed by the students, teachers and administrators of the Denpasar-Fukuoka Brotherhood. Mr. Gohto expected all the students could learn Japanese from the Mataken Gakko harder so that it could tighten the relationship of the Island of the Gods and of Sunrise Country. The man who had begun to turn elderly but still energetic had been to Bali since 1980 delivering some Kendo athletes.
Pioneers of the Denpasar-Fukuoka Brotherhood, Nagaoka Sensei, I Gusti Kompiang Pujawan and AA Gede Ngurah Widiada considered it a very positive measure to further improve the relationship. Focus of the relationship was on education, but it would be subsequently developed into the field of culture, health and employment. It has pioneered the sister city relationship between Denpasar and Fukuoka.
At the end of his visit, Mr. Gohto handed over two badminton rackets received by one of the teachers, Arif, witnessed by the other students. (BTN/adv)
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