Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society Annual Dinner

Malaysian-Japanese Society - 'Takara Ogi
Mrs Rumiko Shimizu dancing 'Takara Ogi'

The Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society (PMJFS) held their annual dinner at Ipoh City and Country Club recently. Attended by about 400 members and guests, the event was graced by the Consul-General of Japan in Penang, His Excellency, Mr Tetsuro Kai together with his wife Mrs Kai, and Mr Shoichi Toyoda, the Director of The Japan Foundation in Kuala Lumpur.

There were a variety of dances and a string performances presented by the society’s members and their children, with the highlight of the evening being a hanatamae demonstration (offering to God for peace and prosperity for the New Year) by Mrs Sasaki and her granddaughter Yuki. Awards were also given to top students for the society’s Japanese proficiency test concluded recently.


Malaysian-Japanese Society - Mrs Sasaki demonstrating 'Hanatemae'
Mrs Sasaki demonstrating 'Hanatemae'

The Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society aims to promote mutual understanding and enhance relationships between Malaysians and Japanese in Perak through volunteer activities. The society offers Japanese language classes and cultural exchange demonstrations of both Malaysian and Japanese culture.

For more information on their activities, contact the PMJFS at 05‑2537530 or email