Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador Morteza Rahmani Movahed said professor Nobuaki’s contribution in introducing Iran's various cultural and historical aspects and works to Japanese people was valuable and effective, iranpress.com reported.
He further appreciated the successful and continuous scientific and research efforts and cooperation between prominent Iranian and Japanese professors and researchers.
Professor Nobuaki, for his part, thanked the Farabi Foundation and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Japan and expressed hope that the scientific cooperation between the two countries would be further developed.
At the end of the ceremony, a plaque of appreciation of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, along with other certificates of appreciation of the Farabi Foundation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Secretariat of Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) were handed over to the Japanese Iranologist.
Professor Nobuaki is a distinguished professor at the Institute for Persian and African Languages Research at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, an Iranologist, and a manuscript researcher.
He has published numerous works and researches, the most important of them is "A selection of Persian documents," which was published in 2003.
"Farabi International Festival" is held annually by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran in cooperation with two international organizations, UNESCO and ISESCO, and a number of other important scientific and research centers of Iran.
The theme of this festival is to appreciate the research in the field of humanities and Islamic sciences.