Tokyo, August 23: With a major change in Olympic hosts, countries from Asia will be hosting next three Olympic and Paralympic Games. Hence it is a golden chance to uphold and promote rich Asian culture. Japan, China, and South Korea agreed Saturday to jointly hold cultural promotion projects during the next three games.
Though the region is facing political tension and internal conflict, the three countries don’t want to miss the opportunity to promote East Asia’s traditional culture to the world. The countries want to promote it through culturally influential cities in the region.
“We’ll be working on the details of developing a joint cultural program for next year’s Olympics in the months ahead,” Japan’s education minister Hayashi told. He held a meeting with Chinese Cultural Minister Luo Shugang and South Korean Culture, Sports, and Tourism Minister Do Jong-hwan.
“The East Asian region shares a long history of exchanges. Here in Kyoto, you can see and feel the cultural elements of the region. The power of culture can help bring the region together, and lead to peace,” Kyoto Mayor Kadokawa said.