Picture report of Japan-Hungary Days

The Tourism Conference and Junior High School Competition "Who knows more about Japan" brought quite an excitement to the Education Center of Kodolanyi University College


Picture report about the "Japan-Hungary Days in Siofok"

an official event of  "2005 EU-Japan Year"

H.E. Ambassador Inagawa have been welcomed by Dr. Arpad Balazs Mayor of Siofok, Dr. Peter Szabo president and Dr. Csilla Sardi dean of education of Kodolanyi University College.

welcome to H.E. Ambassador Inagawa

We had a nice turnup of attendants at the Tourism Conference, about 80 persons came (see pictures below) in the morning. His Excellency Ambassador Inagawa gave an excellent opening speech and he could stay with us for 3 more lectures.

Lecture by H.E. Ambassador Inagawa

Other lectures were dealing with the survey of the Japanese tourists in Hungary, the Hungary-Japan Friendship sumo cup, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary this year, marketing and beyond the marketing of tourism, and finally how the Japanese investments are effecting tourism in Hungary. Also we had a Japanese AISEC student who shared his experiences in Hungary with the audience.
The audience. Few members of the club also could join us in spite of a working day.
The audience
The most exciting part of the event was the competition for the junior high school student in the afternoon. The question was: Who knows more about Japan?
The competition starts...
...competition starts
From the six teams five were very good in solving problems and competing head to head for two and half hours. Until the last moment the competition was open. Finally the Szent István Grammar School came first, second was the Terezvarosi Bilingual Gimnazium and the third prize went to Prohaszka Gimnazium Budakeszi.
Here is the jury validating the answers (deeply in thoughts)
First prize one week travel to Japan. The winner is Szent Istvan Grammar School (Budapest)
...be happy and smile
Handing over the second prize to the team of Terezvaros Bilingual Gimnazium
...be happy and smile
Third prize winner is Prohaszka Gimnazium. National Geographic Map album
...be happy and smile
  • The first prize "One week travel in Japan" is sponsored by Academia Humana Foundation, Herend Porcelain Manufactory, K+F Consulting, Ventura and Kodolanyi University College.
  • Second Prize "Digital camera for all" is sponsored by Fujifilm.
  • Third prize "National Geographic Map album" is sponsored by Nomura.
We are confident that without the active participation and support of the Japanese Embassy and without our club members' support we could not have such a success.
Congratulation to all winneres and thanks for all 108 participating teams.
Sandor Kiss