Foundation donates books


A JAPANESE foundation recently donated 117 books to the Pacific Adventist University to boost learning and promote interest in Japan through economic cooperation and cultural exchange.
The Japanese embassy said the books, written in English, were donated by the Nippon Foundation on July 29 to mark the opening of the university’s Japanese Learning Centre.
Japanese Embassy deputy chief of mission Shinichi Maruo said the books involved a range of fields such as history, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science and others.
“These books were written by academic people and if they match your interest, they will surely satisfy your academic curiosity about Japan,” Maruo said.
He said students could learn about Japan’s history, especially its miraculous economic recovery after a devastating defeat in World War II to being one of the most powerful countries in the world.
The donation was undertaken by the Nippon Foundation.