The Ambassador of Japan in Cairo, Masaki Noke, granted Prof. Isam Hamza, Director of the Liberal Arts and Culture Center at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, a certificate of appreciation by the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs. This certificate is granted to individuals and groups who have made outstanding achievements in international fields, in order to appreciate their contributions to strengthening friendship between Japan and other countries and regions.
Ambassador Noke expressed his sincere appreciation of Prof. Isam Hamza for his significant contributions to the development of Japanese studies and the promotion and dissemination of Japanese culture in Egypt for more than 40 years.
The ambassador also emphasized that Prof. Hamza was a very active Chair of the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, the first Japanese language department to be established in the Middle East, in addition to his contributions during his tenure as Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation at Misr University for Science and Technology. He also played a prominent role in promoting bilateral academic relations as the General Secretary of the Association of Japanese Universities Alumni and Scholars in Egypt for more than 10 years.
Hamza is currently the Director of the Liberal Arts and Culture Center at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), which was founded and operated with support from Japan. His efforts in teaching the Japanese language, promoting Japanese culture, and deepening academic connections with Japanese research institutions are highly regarded in both Egypt and Japan.