(MENAFN - Arab News) A delegation of Japanese businesswomen concluded its six-day visit to Kingdom yesterday, under the leadership of Mariko Bando, president of Showa University for women in Japan.
This visit further cemented the growing bilateral relations between the two countries.
The delegation visited Dar Al-Hekma College for women yesterday and held talks with Vice Dean Saleha Abdein to enhance the cooperation between them and Showa University.
Consul General of Japan Jun Yoshida hosted a reception in honor of visiting Japanese delegation at his residence on Friday, which was attended by several women dignitaries from Saudi Arabia.
"The visit of Japanese women delegation to Saudi Arabia is an important step in moving further between two countries," said Yoshida.
The visit is arranged by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), which is exploring the Saudi Arabian market for cosmetic products and women fashion.
Japan's prestigious Waseda University's delegation had visited King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah last week, after a Saudi youth delegation had visited Japan.
Apart of traditional economic relations, both countries are cooperating in technical and educational fields. Japan is extending its expertise to Saudi Arabia in technical education to achieve the national goal of Saudization.
The Saudi Japanese Automobile High Institute is an icon in the field of technical education. A significant number of Saudis are graduating in Japan, where admission criteria for Saudi students are relaxed.
Any Saudi student who completed a two-year term in any university in the Kingdom can seek admission into Japanese universities.