December 1, 2010
On December 1, the NPO SAPESI-Japan held a "Ceremony Celebrating the Departure of Twelve Mobile Libraries Leaving Japan for South Africa" in the Communication Zone Opus, at the 8th floor of the Sony Building, in Ginza, Tokyo.
In seven countries and regions of the World, Sony has been supporting the collection of books in English or local languages by its employees and customers to equip these mobile libraries.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Mr. Tadashi Hasunuma, Managing Director of SAPESI-Japan, offered greetings from the organizer, expressing his recognition to the persons involved with or sponsoring the project, who made it possible to donate a total of twelve mobile libraries this year, in continuation of last year's achievements. His Excellency Gert J. Grobler, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in Japan, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to hold a ceremony attended by a delegation of seven members of the South African Parliament on visit to Japan. He also expressed his satisfaction to see the relations between Japan and South Africa growing stronger in 2010, a year which has marked the hundredth anniversary of exchanges between Japan and South Africa.