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Ambassador

Created: 2015.01.08 / Updated: 2022.06.09 06:11

Dr. Aurelijus Zykas

Ambassador

Date of birth August 10th, 1978
Place of birth Kaunas, Lithuania

Education

2014 summer Internship for empirical research during the project "Post-2009 Japan's public diplomacy", Japan Foundation, Japan
2011 Doctor's Degree in Political Science, Institute of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University
2009 summer Internship for Empirical Research, Japan Foundation, Japan
2007 summer Japanese Language Teacher Course (Japan Foundation Program), Japan Foundation, Urawa, Japan
2004 Master's degree in public communication, Institute of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University
2002-2003 International Marketing Studies (AIEJ Scholarship), Waseda University, Japan
2001 Bachelor's degree in art history, Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Arts
1998-1999 Studies in Japanese Language and Culture (Monbushō Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of Japan), University of Kanazawa, Japan

Work experience

May 31, 2022 - present Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Lithuania to Japan
2021-2022 Member of Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission appointed by Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
2018-2022 Director, Small Enterprize "Asia LT"
2015-2022 Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Cultural Studies
2019-2019 Director, Public Institution "Kaunas In"
2011-2019 Researcher and head of the Center for Asian Studies at Vytautas Magnus University
2010-2015 Lecturer at the Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University
2008-2011 Junior researcher and head of the Center for Asian Studies at Vytautas Magnus University
2007-2010 Assistant at the Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University
2005-2007 Administrative officer at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Japan
2004-2005 Junior researcher at the Vytautas Magnus University Center for Japanese Studies
2000-2002 Laboratory assistant at the Center for Japanese Studies, Vytautas Magnus University

Miscellaneous

   
Languages Lithuanian (native), Japanese, English, Russian, Spanish, Korean
Marital status Married, has two daughters

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