The Hashiya Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to nine outstanding Indonesian students to continue their studies in Japan. The scholarship awarding event was held at the Tsukishima Foods Industry Co., Ltd. complex (27/10), according to the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo.
Yusli Wardiatno, the Education and Culture Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo, expressed his appreciation for the Hashiya Scholarship Foundation, which has been granting scholarships to more than 800 Indonesian students for over 40 years.
He stated, “The continuous grant of scholarships by the Hashiya Scholarship Foundation is a concrete form of cooperation between Indonesia and Japan, which has been established for 65 years. The Indonesian Embassy highly appreciates this, and hopes that Mr. Hashiya’s industry and business will continue to grow, ensuring ongoing support for the education of Indonesian citizens. Congratulations to the scholarship recipients.” He also emphasised the importance of education and the exchange of culture in strengthening Indonesan- Japan relations.
As reported from Kemlu.go.id, the nine scholarship recipients are Chaerun Raudhatul Islam (Hokkaido University), Arvin Patria Mudranta Putra (Shizuoka University), Caroline Amadea (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University), Dedy Ariwansa (Hokkaido University), Prameswari Aiko Humaira (Hokkaido University), Steven Hiandy (Tokyo University of Science), Farrel Vidi Putra (Hyogo University), Sarah Hendrita Coralia Rotinsulu (Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University), Michael Melkior Kanugroho (Teikyo University), Kezia Jedidiah Mey (Ryukoku University), Wynsom Filbert Wiyarta (Fukui University), and Atika Natalia Sasmita (Tokyo University).
The Hashiya Scholarship Foundation was established in December 1981 by Ryosuke Hashiya with the aim of providing scholarships to Indonesian students studying in Japan. Shiotani Takanori, the Managing Director of the Hashiya Scholarship Foundation, expressed hope that the scholarship award would strengthen the relationship between Indonesia and Japan.
The scholarship award ceremony was enlivened by a performance of the angklung by the School of the Republic of Indonesia in Tokyo (SRIT), presenting songs from Indonesia and Japan. There were also Okinawa songs and dances performed by a Taiko group (large drum percussion instruments) of Japanese students.