The annual founding anniversary of the Ostasiatischer Verein Bremen (OAV, or East Asian Association Bremen) is of special significance for the trade city Bremen. Also the 114th edition in late February turned again out to be a highly valued platform for cultivating contacts and exchanging information about Asian topics. Links to the Asian region are close. The charity work of the relief organisation Hilfswerk Ostasien was supported with a collection of donations. The festive curry dinner with some 400 guests took place in the upper hall of the town hall. Previously, the traditional reception was held at House Schütting. Vice-President Eduard Dubbers-Albrecht welcomed the guests at the chamber of commerce. Among the guests were six diplomats from the East Asian region: Karunatilaka Amunugama, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Rodney Harris, Ambassador of New Zealand, Takeshi Nakane, Ambassador of Japan, Soe New, Ambassador of Singapore and Muhammad Ali Sorcar, Ambassador of Bangladesh.