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Japanese panda portray exhibition held in Tokyo

TOKYO, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — A Japanese panda portray exhibition was held Thursday in Tokyo, as China and Japan rejoice the fiftieth anniversary of the normalization of their diplomatic relations.

Zhan Kongchao, counselor and consul common of the Chinese embassy in Japan, attended the opening ceremony.

The exhibition featured greater than 300 work from throughout Japan with completely different types, which replicate the love for large pandas and greatest needs for China-Japan friendship by Japanese folks and abroad Chinese dwelling in Japan.

Among the individuals, the youngest is simply two years previous and the eldest is 92 years previous, in keeping with the organizers.

“The foundation of China-Japan friendship lies in the people. It is gratifying that so many Japanese teenagers participated in the painting exhibition,” Zhan mentioned on the opening ceremony.

“Pandas arrived in Japan in 1972, when the two countries saw the normalization of diplomatic ties. The exhibition will help us relive our original aspiration to normalize China-Japan relations, and bring people of the two countries to cherish the friendship between each other even more,” mentioned Zhan.

Lan Lan and Kang Kang, the primary batch of big pandas despatched to Japan, arrived at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoological Gardens on October 28, 1972. The big panda has been cherished by folks in Japan for half a century.

Koji Kimura, a retired Japanese desk tennis participant lengthy devoted to Japan-China friendship, mentioned on the ceremony that the large panda now has turn out to be a messenger of peace within the pleasant exchanges between Japan and China.

Kimura mentioned he was moved to see so many buddies utilizing work to specific their love for large pandas and greatest needs for Japan-China friendship, including that he hopes people-to-people exchanges between the 2 international locations will turn out to be even richer.

More than 300 work can be displayed in batches in Tokyo till subsequent spring.