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Cultural Exchanges

Kenya's women volleyball team

Kenya's women volleyball team

2007 Tokyo Marathon

2007 Tokyo Marathon

Cultural exchange between Kenya and Japan is dynamic and focuses on people to people exchange in various fields such as, performing arts, music, and sports (like volleyball and athletics).

Kenya's Women National Volleyball team has participated in several prominent events in Japan, including two World Cups and a World Championship and the team has also benefited from a Japanese Coach sponsored by Japan Foundation. Kenya also has the largest number of Foreign athletes resident in Japan taking an active part in high school, college and company sponsored teams. Meanwhile, Kenya has hosted visits from Japanese teams including a little league baseball team, a demonstration team from Japan's National Sumo Association and Japan’s athletes at Kenya's world famous high altitude training camps.

The Japan Foundation has also dispatched several musicians including jazz and traditional Japanese drummers who held well attended joint concerts with Kenyan performers. Japan also provides extensive cultural grant aid and grant assistance for grassroots projects as well as invites journalists from Kenya for working tours and sponsors Foreign Press Centre Fellowship programmes.

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