Japanese community organizes
‘Operation Turtle’ beach clean-up
By Mujahid Iqbal
The Japanese Society organized ‘Operation Turtle’, a clean-up of Shuwaikh Beach on Saturday morning with support from the Japanese Embassy in Kuwait, Environment Public Authority, Kuwait Environment Protection Society, Kuwait Oil Company, Dasman Bilingual School and the Boy Scouts Association. The beach clean-up, which has been organized every year since 2000, has seen broad participation by young and old volunteers concerned about the protection of Kuwait’s marine environment.
“The operation is called Operation Turtle because it is trying to clean the beach so that turtles can come back one day. Protection of the marine environment is important both for Kuwait and Japan. Operation Turtle is an attempt by the Japanese society to spread environmental awareness in Kuwait and express our gratitude for the generous hospitality we have received in Kuwait,” Japanese Ambassador to Kuwait Takashi Ashiki said.
He thanked the organizations and volunteers who participated in the event and underscored the importance for everyone living in the region and enjoying the resources of the environment to play their part in safeguarding it for the benefit of future generations.