Bhutan and Japan bilateral relationship have benefitted both the countries, according to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) executive senior vice president, Kazuhiko Koshikawa. He was in the country for a four-day visit from September 15 to18.
Kazuhiko Koshikawa said that the Japanese learned a lot from Bhutan in terms of Gross National Happiness (GNH) concept. “We work too many hours and the idea of happiness shocked our people,” he said. “That’s why today many people in Japan talk about GNH.”
He said young Japanese volunteers, who stay in the country learn GNH. “This is Bhutan’s contribution in developing the human resources of Japan.”
Kazuhiko Koshikawa also said that His Majesty the King’s speech in 2011 was the inspiration to the Japanese people. “Japan has learned many lessons over the years as it developed.”
He said the machinery that Japan donated about 40 years ago was still in use indicating proper care and maintenance. “The taxpayers in Japan would be happy to know that their money has been used productively.”
News Sources- Kuensel Online