The Fiji Embassy in Tokyo, together with Akita City in Akita Prefecture organized a two-day Bula Akita Festa from 1st to 2nd September 2018. The Akita Festa coincided with the Commissioning of Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita, serving the Tohoku region, and marked the visit of the Nasinu Secondary School U15 Rugby Team who were in Akita City from late August 2018, for a week-long Sports/Cultural/Education visit program, fully funded by Akita City.
Fijian Community members promoting Fiji at the Fiji Festa
The Fiji Embassy, together with the assistance of the members of the Fiji community in Tokyo and Akita, and likewise the Nasinu team ran a good and effective campaign and Fiji promotion in Akita throughout the 2-day event.
The promotional activities in Akita, included the following:
- Fiji Tourism Promotion;
- Fiji Culture Promotion;
- Fiji Sports Promotion (Nasinu Secondary School U15 Rugby;
- Fiji Education Exchange Programmed Promotion (Nasinu Secondary School)
- Fijian Made Products Inc. Bati & Ratu Rum [Fiji Rum Night] Promotion; and
- The Commissioning Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita, Mr. Hiroki Miura.
Nasinu Team entertaining the guests at the Fiji Festa
These promotional activities and outreach are even more crucial now with the relaunch of the direct Fiji-Japan flights, and the need to generate and ramp-up interest in Fiji from Japan,
During the two-day festa, the Nasinu Sec School U15 Rugby Team who were in Akita City from late August assisted in performing cultural items, and sports exchanges with two-schools in Akita.
Fijian Community and Fiji Friends assisting with the promotion at the Fiji Festa.