Japan embassy screens ‘a tale of samurai cooking’

ISLAMABAD: The embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Islamabad Serena Hotel yesterday screened a Japanese film “a tale of samurai cooking”.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan. As a part of celebration, the embassy of Japan has organized a variety of cultural events across Pakistan to commemorate the 65 years of friendly relations between the two countries. Directed by Yuzou Asahara, the film “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” was released in Japan in 2013 and revolves around an excellent cook Oharu who has married into the legendary “Kitchen Samurai” family. But her husband who is the successor of the family can’t cook at all. Oharu makes a vow to make him a superb samurai chef, and starts teaching her husband how to cook. Ambassador Takashi Kurai while welcoming the guests expressed hope that the film will acquaint the guests with some features of Japanese culture, tradition and art.

“I hope that today’s event will provide an opportunity for the guests to understand more about Japan and its culture, and thus for us all to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Japan and Pakistan,” said Ambassador Kurai. He thanked the management of Islamabad Serena hotel for extending their collaboration in arranging the film screening at their premises.–STAFF REPORT

 RWMC directed to hire additional workers

 RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Waste Management Company was directed to hire additional sanitary workers to clear chocked drains, particularly during rains.

According to the spokesman, Mayor Rawalpindi and Chairman Rawalpindi Waste Management Company Sardar Naseem Khan directed Managing Director RWMC Dr Rizwan Ali Sherdil to arrange additional sanitary workers who could be used to clear drains of the city. The MD on the special directives of Sardar Naseem also visited different city areas, particularly low-lying areas, to observe sanitation arrangements.–APP

He issued on-spot orders to the concerned to ensure cleanliness in the areas where some sanitation related problems were found.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that during recent rainfall, the citizens did not complain about blockage in sewerage lines and drains. The company, he said, had made arrangements and also completed cleanliness operation and dredging of major drains with the help of heavy machinery to avoid any flooding. The company would continue its cleanliness operations, he added.

He said that the staff had been assigned duties and urged the citizens to cooperate with the workers as without their support the cleanliness drive could not be made a success.  He asked the citizens not to throw garbage and plastic bags in drains which cause obstruction. He said that the RWMC would utilise all its resources to keep the city clean but in case of any problem the citizens can call on helpline 1139.