As part of an agreement between the Sharjah Archaeology Authority and Kanazawa University in Japan, an exhibition was held at Kanazawa University in 2020, under the slogan: “The Arabian Heritage from Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates.”
This exhibition was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah. At the exhibition opening, His Highness was awarded with an honorary doctorate degree from Kanazawa University.
The award was given as a recognition of His Highness being one of the most prominent Arab symbols in support of education, culture and art in Sharjah, the Emirates in particular, and the Arab world in general. The award was also a symbol of appreciation to His Highness as one of the most prominent individuals in extending bridges of cooperation and harmony between Arab culture and other cultures and civilizations.
His Highness opened the exhibition in the presence of Nakamura Shin-ichi, President of Kanazawa University, as well as a number of Japanese professors and scientists, and a large delegation from the Emirate of Sharjah.
As part of the exhibition, various archaeological discoveries from the Emirate of Sharjah were placed on display, among them the discoveries of the Japanese archaeological excavation mission in the Eastern Region of Sharjah.
The exhibition also contained paintings, manuscripts, rare historical maps, and other art works inspired by Arabian traditions and heritage. The exhibition also contained other aspects, reflecting issues of folklore and Arabic manuscripts, as well as samples of rare historical maps, from the contents of the circle of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.
It is noteworthy that other Japanese universities then hosted the aforementioned exhibition for 6 consecutive months.