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    • received_450448115781410.jpeg RSS Ambassador G. Varvuolis takes part in meetings in Singapore Added2019.06.14

      From June 12 to 16, 2019, Ambassador G. Varvuolis is visiting Singapore, where he takes part in ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation, Board of Governors meeting and other bilateral meetings. In his speech, the Ambassador underlined the importance of increasing of visibility of the Foundation, particularly among the youth, and thanked ASEF for presentation of ASEF programs to Lithuanian artists, who are looking for support to their projects in Asian countries. During the meeting, attention was also paid to the reform of the Foundation and current issues.

      In his meetings with Singapore headquartered international shipping and seaport infrastructure development companies Ocean Network Express Japan, Port of Singapore Authority and Portek, Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis presented investment opportunities into Klaipeda Seaport, its expansion potential, and invited these companies to consider more active engagement in shipping activities in the Baltic Sea region. Excellent transport and logistics infrastructure, geographical centricity of Lithuania could serve as a perfect hub for Asian goods to enter EU, CIS and even further markets.

      Ambassador Varvuolis also had an opportunity to meet Professor Tan Eng Chye, President of National University of Singapore, and deliver invitation to international science, innovation and business forum “Life Sciences Baltics 2020”, which will be held in Vilnius on September 30 – October 1, 2020. Strong life sciences and bio-tech sectors in both countries is an excellent stepping stone to increase mutual synergies and expand R&D cooperation.

      In his meeting with the representatives of Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Ambassador Varvuolis discussed possibilities to deepen relations between business communities of both countries, and invited SBF to consider the possibility of Singaporean business mission to Lithuania in the nearest future.

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    • The_Ancient_Woods_1-1.jpg Lithuania represented in EU Film Days in Japan Added2019.06.06

      Lithuania was represented at the EU Film Days in Japan by a documentary „The Ancient Woods“ . The author of the film Mr. Mindaugas Survila attended the screenings at the National Film Archive in Tokyo on June 2 and 5 and gave a guest talk. Lithuania‘s participation in the EU Film Days was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and the Embassy of Lithuania in Japan.

      It is the 50th film festival for „The Ancient Woods“, the film has been screened in 27 countries. Lithuania traditionally participates in the EU Film Days in Japan – in 2018 that was a movie „Emilija“.

      „The Ancient Woods“ will be screened in other cities in Japan:

      Kyoto - June 23 (Sunday) at 17:00 and June 26 (Wednesday) at 13:30,
      Fukuoka - July 18 (Thursday) at 11:00.

      Filmed in one of the last remaining patches of old growth forest in Lithuania, "The Ancient Woods" is a place where the boundaries of time melt and everything that exists does not wither or age but “grows into” eternity. A poetic and atypical nature film takes its viewers on the endless journey – from the forest thickets to the wolves’ caves and up to black stork’s nest, and then deep into the water to the underwater forest, returning after to the human beings inhabiting the edge of the woodland. There is no commentary, only rich, almost palpable sounds of the forest and the magical situations captured by the camera.


    • 4.jpg Lithuania opens its fifth Honorary Consulate in Japan Added2019.05.27

      On 24 May, Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Takeshi Okawara, Head of JC Comsa Corporation, was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Lithuania.

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    • 89806_0682071514667b9075e328bd9c577acb.jpg Lithuania's Honorary Consulate resumes its activities in Sapporo Added2019.05.26

      On 23 May, Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Sapporo after a year-long pause. Masahiro Fujii was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Hokkaido, Japan‘s largest prefecture. The Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis presented him a consular patent.

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    • Pic1.jpg Exhibition "Voices and Things of Samogitia" in Tokyo Added2019.04.17

      Exhibition "Voices and Things of Samogitia" (Jewelleries and Figurines) of Lithuanian artist Eglė Čėjauskaitė-Gintalė is held in  Tokyo Gallery SanKaiBi,

      It is sponsored by Lithuanian Council of Culture, Embassy of Lithuania in Japan, Japan-Lithuania Friendship Association – JLFA.

      ● Exhibition: May 9 – 15, 11:00-18:00 (Closed on Sunday)
      ● Opening Reception: May 9, 18:00 – 20:00
      ● Artist Talk: May 11, 15:00

      ● Gallery SanKaiBi: 2-22-5, Hamacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0007. Tel. 03-5649-3710, e-mail: [email protected]

      The collection of exhibits includes neck decorations, medallions, fasteners, medals and hair accessories that were created by combining a variety of techniques and materials (bleached silver, radiant gold, corroded steel, brass, bronze, mammoth bone, rope, decayed fabric). While exploring her roots, the artist was inspired by Lithuanian poet V. Daujotytė, who writes and recites in the Samogitian dialect of the Lithuanian language.



    • 5.jpg Ambassador G. Varvuolis attended Regional Honorary Consuls meeting in Melbourne Added2019.04.08

      First regional meeting of Lithuanian Honorary Consuls from Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia countries took place in Melbourne on 30-31 March.

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    • Chiune1.jpg Ambassador G. Varvuolis took part at the opening of Ch. Sugihara Museum in Tokyo Added2019.03.20

      Ambassador G. Varvuolis took part at the opening of Ch. Sugihara Museum in Tokyo, along with mbassadors of the Netherlands, Israel and Poland, representatives of the US and Canadian Embassies.There were present descendants of Ch. Sugihara and descendents of a family, saved from holocaust thanks to to a "visa for life", issued by Ch. Sugihara.

      In his speech Ambassador paid tribute to Ch. Sugihara and emphasized a very unique role that Sugihara plays in bilateral relations between Lithuania and Japan and how to this day he continues to perform his humanistic diplomatic mission by connecting generations and countries. Ambassador also invited all present to visit Ch. Sugihara memorial museum in Lithuania, where legacy of the Japanese diplomat is highly valued and respected.

      This first Ch. Sugihara memorial museum in Tokyo was founded by NPO "Chiune Sugihara. Visas for life".

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