Hello everyone.

In order to inform more generations know about the GEM-JC project, we held an online workshop for junior high and high school students on December 5th at JICA’s Global Plaza in Ichigaya, Tokyo, titled ” An Introduction to Egyptology and Archaeology: Learning from the Grand Egyptian Museum”!


JICA Global Plaza, from where the workshop went live, is a facility run by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and is a hands-on international exchange facility that introduces the challenges faced in the world, including developing countries, to the younger generation through an easy-to-understand presentation.

The following three speakers took the stage.

Mr. Mikio Nakamura

General Manager, Joint Conservation Project of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)


Ms. Akiko Nishisaka

Deputy Director of the Joint Conservation Project of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Visiting Professor, Institute of Egyptian Archaeology, Higashi Nippon International University

Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)


Dr. Nozomu Kawai

Joint Conservation Project of the Grand Egyptian Museum (in charge of diagnostic analysis, Egyptian archaeology and historical verification)

Professor, Research Organization for New Science and Innovation, Kanazawa University

(A Screenshot from the workshop)

The event started with each speaker maintaining a social distance from each other, introducing the GEM-JC project and explaining the work of an archaeologist, how to read and write hieroglyphs, using photos and videos. 24 junior and senior high school students who participated were as knowledgeable as adults, much to the surprise of the speakers! In the future, a second Dr. Sakuji Yoshimura may emerge from among these participants.


(This was done while maintaining a social distance.)

We’re planning to hold a second workshop next spring! (Details to be announced next year)

We look forward to seeing you at the next workshop.