The dinner, a gesture of appreciation, was hosted by the Perak office of the Ministry of Tourism led by its director, Syahruddin Hamiid. Dato’ Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, Tourism Minister, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Josai International University earlier this month.
During the dinner, which was supported by key players in the Perak tourism industry, a video was presented to guests showcasing the ten iconic destinations in Perak and the state’s ongoing homestay programmes.
Besides serving as a networking platform and bringing academicians and students together, it was an opportunity for the Japanese to be better acquainted with their local counterparts. The 90 students from Josai University were at UTAR on a two-week exchange programme.
After dinner, everyone was invited to witness the Citra Perak Amanjaya, a street fiesta at nearby Dataran MBI.