Within the framework of the “EU comes to your school” initiative, which is organized annually by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Japan, Petar Nikolaev, First Secretary at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Tokyo, gave lectures on November 9 and 10 in two schools in Miyagi Prefecture. This was announced on their website by our diplomatic mission in Tokyo.
In front of students of Sendai Second High School and Iwagasaki High School, the Bulgarian diplomat spoke about the origin and history of the EU, its main achievements and policies, as well as the relations between the EU and Japan. The students also got acquainted with the culture and traditions of Bulgaria, learned interesting facts about our country, such as, for example, that after Bulgaria’s accession to the EU, the Cyrillic alphabet became one of the three official alphabets of the Union. In the discussion that followed the lectures, the students showed interest in current issues, including the fight against climate change, energy, policies to deal with low birth rates and population aging, etc. A number of students asked questions about the diplomatic profession and work in a diplomatic mission, the Bulgarian Embassy says.
The project is being held for the 16th time and this year 29 diplomats from the EU Delegation and the diplomatic missions of the EU member states participated in it, who visited a total of 31 schools throughout Japan, our mission in Tokyo adds.