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Russia and Japan to extend cooperation in the field of education

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Russia and Japan to extend cooperation in the field of education


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About 250 agreement between Russian and Japanese high education institutions have been signed, and Russia is eager to move forward, RIA Novosti reports.

A Deputy Chairman of the Government of RF Olga Golodets has noted that almost 100 Japanese students currently study in Russian universities during her speech at the Russian-Japanese forum.

Golodets is sure that the firm base for cross-country cooperation has to be supported by the personal contact between Russian and Japanese students and total immerse into the Russian culture. Exchange study programs have to be created to serve that goal.

The head of the RF Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, The Business Russia ( Деловая Россия) President Aleksey Repik, and Russian institutions representatives participated in the Symposium. From the Japanese side the Minister of Economics Hiroshige Seko, and the Chairman & CEO of the Kansai Economic Federation and Sumitomo Electric Industries Masayoshi Matsumoto took part in the event.

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“I was astonished by power of the Vologda church, and its spirit,” said the famous Italian architect Elisabetta Fabbri having visited the dilapidated Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit. While spending a few days in Vologda, the Master of Architecture, a member of the Venice Order of Architects and Conservation Professionals, the conservation architect of Teatro alla Scala and other opera houses in Italy, and the recipient of the presidential order supported the restoration of the church and gave valuable recommendations. She inspired Vologda students to restoration feats and told her Russian colleagues about modern restoration trends and techniques used in Europe.
The first Winter School of the Russian language was held for Japanese citizens at Pacific State University. At the request of students, the opening of the Winter School was timed to coincide with the Russian winter holiday - Maslenitsa. The students used their spare time to get acquainted with the sights of the Khabarovsk Territory.