Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Cultural performances highlight FSM day at Japan EXPO 2005

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Service): September 9, 2005 - The unique culture of the Federated States of Micronesia was showcased in Japan on August 22nd during the FSM National Day at the EXPO 2005.

The Aichi EXPO-2005 is the first world exposition of the 21st Century, and it is being proudly hosted in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. EXPO 2005 advocates the pursuit of a sustainable world where mankind can co-exist harmoniously with nature.

The exposition of "Global Harmony" offers the numerous participating organizations and the multitude of civilizations a platform to address today's shared global issues. Various solutions are proposed and highlighted through the many exchanges offered by EXPO 2005's numerous remarkable displays, symposiums, the plethora of amazing and very exciting exhibits of technological progress and futuristic visions.

Paramount to this interchange of technology and information is the invaluable intercultural exchanges offered by the over 100 participating countries from every corner of the world.

The EXPO 2005 has, since opening its doors on March 25, accorded each participating country - a national day to showcase its people, its culture, its traditions and its Pacific Islands unique ways of harmonizing with nature.

The Federated States of Micronesia is amongst the 11 participating Pacific Island countries sharing their cultures and traditions with visitors to the EXPO 2005.

Headed by Vice President Redley Killion, FSM's delegation to its National Day at the World EXPO 2005 introduced the participants and visitors to the world exposition in Japan the cultures that uniquely defined the FSM. The States of Chuuk and Yap provided the cultural performances for FSM National Day.

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FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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