Qatar Friendship Fund (QFF) participated in 'Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo' a five day event celebrating 40 years of friendship between the State of Qatar and Japan.
Qatar Friendship Fund (QFF) participated in 'Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo', a 5 day event which was held from September 27th to October 1st. Held in Roppongi Hills, 'Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo' celebrated 40 years of ties between the State of Qatar and Japan. QFF was present to highlight the rehabilitation efforts made in the fishing industry of Onagawa, a town located in the Miyagi prefecture.
'Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo' was an ideal opportunity to share fascinating insights intothe first mega project, 'Maskar' a 24.3 million USD multifunctional fishery processing facility in Onagawa, Kiyagi prefecture, which is scheduled to be operational by mid-October 2012.
QFF also presented an exhibition which included interviews with people of Onagawa's fishing industry on special customized screens. In addition, information panels documented the damage sustained in Onagawa from the Tohoku Earthquake and highlighted the anti-tsunami technology that is soon to be deployed in the seafood processing plant.
During the exhibition, complementary samples of Onagawa's signature products 'Samma Karinto' or saury crackers were available for visitors to experience. Saury crackers are made from a mixture of domestic wheat, okara soybean and dried saury fish.
'Qatar Week: Fergaan in Tokyo' attracted an impressive 5,000 visitors per day to over 1,000 m2 of cultural village featuring an historically accurate 'souk' or traditional Arabic marketplace. The event was one of many activies organized as part of 'Qatar Japan 2012' a year-long series of cultural, sporting and business-related activies, which celebrate 40 years of friendship between the State of Qatar and Japan.