Southern Governor His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa has opened this evening the "Japanese Village" – the first Japanese Expo at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). The Southern Governorate is organising the event in cooperation with the Bahraini-Japanese Friendship Society and the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), with the support of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen).

More than twenty-eight parties from Bahrain and abroad are participating in the three-day expo which reflects cultural exchanges between the two countries. In a statement to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa stressed the importance of the event, stressing keenness on consolidating relations binding Bahrain and Japan.

He expressed delight at hosting the expo, in cooperation with the Bahraini-Japanese Friendship Society, stressing the support of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) to establishments taking part in the Japanese Village. The Governor hailed deep-rooted bilateral relations binding the Kingdom of Bahrain and Japan, underscoring the importance of exchanging expertise and cultures and benefiting from creative Japanese ideas.

Labour and Social Development Ministry Undersecretary Sabah Al-Dosary expressed thanks and appreciation to HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, hailing his keenness on supporting tourism, development and heritage projects.