Thursday 30 November 2023
By Noboru Ogasa, President of Sumitomo Benelux and BJA Board Member
End of May 2020 the BJA Cultural Committee presented through the ‘BJA Cultural Channel’ on YouTube a special cooking video series, ‘Delicious life of Japan in Belgium’, by Mr Tomoyasu Kamo, Master Chef of restaurant Kamo and BJA Member, about the fundamentals of the Japanese cuisine – ‘Ichiju Sansai’.
There were 4 parts in this video series, covering well-balanced ‘Ichiju Sansai’ representing three dishes and one soup. In each video Mr Kamo emphasized that eating small portions from a variety of dishes is central in Japanese cuisine and showed us how to cook simple but healthy, delicious dishes that can be prepared easily at home.
Successively at end of June 2020, with the collaboration of Mr Koh Ichi Masaki, Head of European Affairs at the Japan Management Association and Chair of the BJA Cultural Committee, and Dr Takeshi Morisato, a specialist in comparative and Japanese philosophy and member of the BJA Cultural Committee, the BJA Cultural Channel featured the first episode of the new video series on ‘Virtual Forum on Philosophy’.
In this first episode Dr Morisato discussed the notion of “wa” (和) or “harmony” in reference to the history of Japanese philosophy, especially in the works of Prince Shōtoku, and highlight its relevance to the cross-cultural community of the BJA.
This is the beginning of the ‘BJA Cultural Channel’ on YouTube in action - an initiative devoted to offer cultural activities to the BJA members using dynamic digital platforms.
So please follow, like and share the ‘BJA Cultural Channel’ - stay tuned, stay connected!