Ambassador of Japan to Maldives, Kazumi Endo, donated books on contemporary Japan to Hiriya School in capital Male on Monday.
A special ceremony was held at Hiriya School where the 92 books were handed over to Principal Rinzy Ibrahim Waheed.
The books were donated by the Nippon Foundation under their "Read Japan" initiative to promote a deeper understanding of contemporary Japan.
The Nippon Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization founded in 1962. From 2008 till 2012, the foundation has donated 54,071 volumes to 857 libraries in 115 countries.
The Foundation has donated 100 books to the Ministry of Tourism, 'Arts and Culture Library' of the National Library of Maldives, and the Library of former Maldives College of Higher Education (now Maldives National University).
During the ceremony, Endo said that he hoped that the donation would give students and teachers a "big boost" in gaining better knowledge on Japan and its politics, economy, society, history and culture.
The state minister for Education Dr. Abdulla Nazeer, Hiroshi Saito, the Resident Representative of JICA Maldives Office, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Hiriya School's management, leading teachers and students were also in attendance.