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Sun Yat-sen's 150th birth anniversary marked in Japan's Fukuoka

by October 31, 2016 General

TOKYO, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) — A forum marking the 150th birth anniversary of Sun Yat-sen, forerunner of China’s anti-feudalism revolution, kicked off Monday in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan.

The forum, gathering some 200 scholars, entrepreneurs and college students from countries including China, Japan, Singapore and Canada, was dedicated to reviewing and studying Sun’s ideals and their significance.

Scholars shared their views on Sun’s ideals and answered questions from students attending the forum.

The gathering also witnessed a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jonathan Choi Koon-shum Japanese Cultural Center located in Kyushu University which was designed to provide a platform for cultural communication between China, Japan and other Asian countries.

Jonathan Choi Koon-shum is chairman of Sunwah Group and permanent honorary president of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong.

The forum was initiated by Sunwah Foundation and co-organized by Kyushu University, the Institute of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Studies of Sun Yat-sen University, Kyushu Economic Forum and Kyushu Association of Independent Entrepreneurs.