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Book to help Japanese kids understand Saudi culture

Last updated: Monday, March 04, 2013 12:18 AM

Abdul Majeed Dawood
Saudi Gazette


JEDDAH — The Saudi Cultural Attaché in Japan has published a book written in Japanese for primary school children in the country to learn about life in Saudi Arabia.

The book, “Our Friends in Saudi Arabia”, was written with the support and supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, and will give children the opportunity to learn about the Saudi people, culture, customs and traditions, tourist attractions and moral values.

The book includes an explanation about King Abdul Aziz and how he unified the Kingdom.

Dr. Issam Amanullah Bukhari, the Saudi cultural attaché in Japan, explained that the book is part of Saudi efforts to build relations with the Japanese people, especially as there are many Saudi students in Japan.

He thanked Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari and his deputy Dr. Ahmed Al-Saif for their support for the project.

The culture attaché organizes periodic programs that help describe the Kingdom to primary school children in Japan.

The book contains information and photographs on the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.

It also discusses the Kingdom’s role in spreading the message of Islam, how the country serves Haj and Umrah pilgrims and the great efforts to expand the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah.

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