Japanese wind with Sakura Festival at Sabancı University – Last Minute Economic News

Japanese wind with Sakura Festival at Sabancı University – Last Minute Economic News

Sabanci Universityhosted the “Sakura Festival” on the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Japan. The Sakura Festival, which was held for the first time at Sabancı University, which has the largest Sakura population in Turkey, with nearly 2 thousand Sakura trees, was a Japanese festival. While introducing its culture closely, it also strengthened the traditional Turkish-Japanese friendship.

The festival held on the Sabancı University campus, which has the largest Sakura tree population in Turkey, was attended by Sabancı University Founding Board of Trustees Chairman Güler Sabancı, Japan’s Ambassador to Turkey Katsumata Takahiko, Sabancı University Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Leblebici and Sabancı University Secretary General Ali Çalışkan also attended.

Among the guests attending the festival were Japanese Consul General Kasahara Kenichi, Mitsubishi General Manager Yasunori Sakamoto, Toyota CEO Ali Haydar Bozkurt, Bolez Tavuk Chairman Athisiko Chikuhama, Itochu General Manager Takashi Kisimoto, Bridgestone Japan Representative Manager Tomio Fukuzimi, Marubeni General Manager Shigeru Yamaguchi. took place.

The festival, decorated with the flowers of Sakura trees, symbolizing rebirth in Japanese culture, also created a resource that will provide support to successful and needy young people studying at Sabancı University within the scope of the “Promise the Future” Scholarship Program.

Guler Sabanci

Sabancı University Founding Board of Trustees Chairman, who made a speech to Turkish and Japanese guests, employees and students at the Sakura Festival on the Sabancı University campus. Guler Sabanci Emphasizing that they are passionately committed to growing sakura trees, he said:

“Our relations between Türkiye and Japan have always been good. As Sabancı, we are privileged and honored to have extremely reliable partnerships with Japanese companies. Today, our partnerships are very successful because we share the same values ​​with these companies and our collaborations are based on many years of trust. We no longer count the years and today we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Japan-Türkiye relations.

Sakuras are an important detail of Japanese culture. It all started with Komatsu, an incredible partner we have been working with for many years, they brought us Sakura trees. Our students now experience and enjoy Sakura with pleasure every year. I would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Sakura Festival. “I think this festival is a nice way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Japan.”

Ambassador of Japan to Türkiye Katsumata Takahiko He pointed out that Sakura is a symbol of the deep Turkish-Japanese relationship and said:

“Sakura and tulip are very symbolic national flowers. Growing thousands of Sakura in the beautiful climate of Istanbul is a very difficult task. But it’s a great feeling to see him grow in this special campus area. In Japan, these trees bloom in the first or second week of April. Here, I relived the feeling I had in the parks in Japan. Sakura trees opened a new page for the beginning of the friendly story between the two countries. In terms of economic relations between Japan and Turkey, with the cooperation initiated by Sabancı Holding in 1980, mutual trust was established with various Japanese companies.


This friendship made significant contributions to the investment and encouragement of Japanese companies in Turkey. I congratulate Ms. Güler Sabancı for her achievements over many years in improving the relations between Japan and Türkiye. I am grateful for organizing such an event on the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Japan. If you allow, I say Türkiye is my second country.”

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