Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe /在ジンバブエ日本国大使館

Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe /在ジンバブエ日本国大使館 This is the official facebook of the Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe. We provide information focusing on Japan related news.
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05/05/2020

Japan will provide funding of more than US$15.3 million to support the most vulnerable people affected by the current drought- and flood-induced humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. The support will be provided through the UN agencies: WFP, UNICEF, and IOM.

For more information, please click on the link:https://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100051809.pdf

日本政府は,ジンバブエにおいて干ばつや洪水の影響を受けた最も脆弱な人々を支援するため,国連機関のWFP,UNICEFおよびIOMを通じた支援を開始しました。

詳細は当館HPをご覧くださいhttps://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100051807.pdf

Happy Children's Day (こどもの日 - Kodomo no Hi) , a national holiday in Japan!
05/05/2020

Happy Children's Day (こどもの日 - Kodomo no Hi) , a national holiday in Japan!

【Kodomo no Hi - Children's Day】
May 5 is Children's Day, when families celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children. It became a national holiday in 1948, but it has been a day of celebration in Japan since ancient times.

The fifth day of the fifth month was traditionally called Tango no Sekku and was a festival for boys. Girls have their own festival, called Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival), held on the third day of the third month.

On Children's Day, families with boys fly huge carp-shaped streamers (koinobori) outside the house and display dolls of famous warriors and other heroes inside. The carp was chosen because it symbolizes strength and success; according to a Chinese legend, a carp swam upstream to become a dragon.

In recent years, as more people have moved into apartments and smaller houses, the carp streamers have also gotten smaller, and there are now miniature versions that are decorated indoors.

Also on this day, families often take baths sprinkled with iris leaves and roots. This is because the iris is thought to promote good health and ward off evil. Rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves and filled with sweet bean paste, called kashiwamochi, are also eaten.

Today is Greenery Day (みどりの日, Midori no Hi), a national holiday in Japan. it is a day to commune with nature and to be t...
04/05/2020

Today is Greenery Day (みどりの日, Midori no Hi), a national holiday in Japan. it is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for its blessings.

Today is #GreeneryDay. In Japan’s terraced rice fields around this time, you will see farmers start planting rice, carrying on the tradition of living in harmony with nature. Explore its beauty and celebrate the treasures that nature brings to our daily lives: https://lnky.jp/JM8HZxV

Japan - The Government of Japan
03/05/2020

Japan - The Government of Japan

Amidst the #COVID19 outbreaks, #HealthcareWorkers are working diligently at the frontlines to protect health and save lives of the public. Landmarks and buildings across the country display blue light to show citizens' #solidarity & #gratitude. #LightItBlue #WeLightAsOne
 
#FridayOvation #ClapBecauseWeCare #ClapForCarers

As well as cherry blossoms, people enjoy many other flowers which bloom at different times in Japan. These are azalea fl...
30/04/2020

As well as cherry blossoms, people enjoy many other flowers which bloom at different times in Japan. These are azalea flowers which bloom in May, in Nishiyama Park in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture.

[More Gorgeous than Cherry Blossoms?]
Few tour guidebooks overseas mention Nishiyama Park in Sabae City, #Fukui Prefecture, but the park is famous for azalea. In early May, the best season for azalea, more than 50 thousand azaleas in various colors welcome you with their unique sweet fragrance. The sea of azalea #flowers is admired as being even more gorgeous than cherry blossoms.

If you visit the park during of the annual Sabae azalea festival, you will be able to enjoy not only the flowers but also some special events and food stalls. This year, this event is going to be canceled due to the COVID-19 but don’t forget to include it in your journey plan for the coming year!

Soon, on 5 May, it will be Chidren's Day in Japan. At this time you can see many "Koinobori" or carp windsocks decoratin...
29/04/2020

Soon, on 5 May, it will be Chidren's Day in Japan. At this time you can see many "Koinobori" or carp windsocks decorating the landscape from the end of April through early May.
In Japanese culture, the carp symbolizes courage and strength because of its ability to swim up a waterfall. Hence Japanese people put up carp windsocks to express a hope that their children, traditionally boys, will grow up healthy and strong like wild carp.

The "Koinobori" or carp windsocks decorates the landscape of Japan from the end of April through early May, in honor of Children's Day on May 5.
In Japanese culture, the carp symbolizes courage and strength because of its ability to swim up a waterfall. Hence Japanese people put up carp windsocks to express a hope that their children, traditionally boys, will grow up healthy and strong like wild carps.

Did you know that bamboo shoots or "takenoko" are a popular food in Japan? They are used delicious in miso soup, as a co...
28/04/2020

Did you know that bamboo shoots or "takenoko" are a popular food in Japan? They are used delicious in miso soup, as a condiment for rice, or in a simmered dish (nimono). They are a typical April dish, because they are mostly found in spring.

Japon gourmand 🍚 | Connaissez-vous ce drôle de légume ? 🍠🤔

Il s’agit de "takenoko", ou pousses de bambou ! 🎋 Si on les laissait pousser, ils formeraient sans doute de belles bambouseraies, mais on les cueille dès qu’ils pointent le nez hors de terre. S’ils sont récoltés suffisamment tôt, leur goût reste doux et ils sont très polyvalents : ils sont délicieux dans la soupe miso, comme condiment pour le riz, ou encore en plat mijoté (nimono). 😋🥢

👉 Mets typiques du mois d’avril, les takenoko sont si représentatifs de la saison que l’on dit que c’est à leur arrivée que l’on reconnaît le début du printemps ! 👀 Ils mettent un peu de beau temps dans l’assiette. 🍙🌞

Japan uses technology to prevent collisions between trains and animals in mountain areas.
27/04/2020

Japan uses technology to prevent collisions between trains and animals in mountain areas.

How do Japanese rail systems maintain their renowned punctuality amidst the decades-old problem of animals on the tracks? A pioneering level crossing system using ultrasound has successfully reduced #deer collisions, protecting the lives of deer in mountainous areas nearby #train tracks. Find out more with #HighlightingJapan: https://lnky.jp/S0GWZjB #InnovationJapan

Japan - The Government of Japan
26/04/2020

Japan - The Government of Japan

Today is #WorldMalariaDay!! It is estimated that this mosquito-borne disease caused +400,000 deaths worldwide in 2018, of which 67% are children aged under 5 years. Osaka-based @KansaiPaint.Official developed an innovative paint, which repels mosquitoes simply by being applied inside the house. This anti-mosquito paint creates a safe environment against mosquito-borne disease at home for everyone, including those most vulnerable: https://lnky.jp/kzIgsxq #StayHome #GlobalGoals

Japan Culture Spotlight
25/04/2020

Japan Culture Spotlight

【Why Not Try Growing a Bonsai Tree?】
Bonsai are part of Japan's traditional culture and are known worldwide. Cultivating bonsai trees takes many years and some specialized knowledge, although more Japanese, even young people, are joining the growing trend to try the art of bonsai the easy way. To help beginners, here are some basic pointers for growing and appreciating bonsai.

Growing bonsai is a unique horticultural pastime—some call it an art—that developed in Japan. A bonsai tree begins as a seed of a plant that grows in the wild, and is manipulated to become a miniature that is even more beautiful than it would have been in nature.

For centuries, the Japanese lived in a rich natural environment and developed a strong appreciation for the changing seasons. Growing bonsai was a way to enjoy a scene from the great outdoors. A bonsai is more than just a potted bit of vegetation grown for its beautiful foliage and flowers.

Read more and know about Bonsai:
https://web-japan.org/nipponia/nipponia28/en/topic/index.html

24/04/2020
NHK WORLD-JAPAN

Falling cherry blossoms in Yamato, present day Nara Prefecture.

Reflect on the timeless beauty of Yamato, present-day Nara Prefecture, through the lens of videographer Koichi Hozan. The 72 pentads is a traditional Japanese calendar system originally devised in ancient China that depicts the subtle changes in nature over the seasons by dividing a year into seventy-two five-day periods.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/tag/nature/?cid=wohk-fb-org_vod_72yamato_10-202004-001

23/04/2020
Japan - The Government of Japan

Yesterday, 22 April, was Earth Day. See how Japan is tackling the problem of plastic waste by creating new biodegradable alternatives.

Today is #EarthDay!! The ocean covers 70% of the surface of the #MotherEarth, provides 50% of its oxygen, and is home to numerous species of plants and animals. Explore Japan’s technologies to reduce additional marine plastic litter to zero by 2050: https://lnky.jp/9GYxIv8 #OsakaBlueOceanVision #GlobalGoals #BeatPlasticPollution

Embassy of Japan in Ottawa
22/04/2020

Embassy of Japan in Ottawa

The tranquil mirror-like water of the rice terraces 🌾 perfectly reflect the beauty of the cherry blossom tree 🌸, in the mountains of Niigata Prefecture.

📷: "Gimyo no sakura Niigata" © Koichi_Hayakawa (Licensed under CC BY 4.0)

21/04/2020
The HALO Trust

Japan has supported The HALO Trust to remove landmines along Zimbabwe's border with Mozambique since 2013. The HALO Trust has recently removed and destroyed its 100,000th landmine in Zimbabwe.

100,000 landmines gone forever.

Last week, HALO destroyed its 100,00th landmine in Zimbabwe.

https://www.halotrust.org/latest/halo-updates/news/100000-mines-in-zimbabwe/

Thank you U.S. Department of State, DFID - UK Department for International Development and Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe /在ジンバブエ日本国大使館 for making this possible.

Visit Japan International
20/04/2020

Visit Japan International

Cherry blossoms aren't the only reason to celebrate spring in Japan. Ibaraki Prefecture's Hitachi Seaside Park is painted violet and blue with millions of baby blue eyes flowers!

As many of us spend more time indoors, we hope this vivid blue carpet of the flowers from the nemophila genus can bring you a little cheer. Learn more about this touching floral wonderland at https://bddy.me/3e8dBkj .

#Nature

Visit Japan
19/04/2020

Visit Japan

Kawachi Fujien Wisteria Garden, set in the hills to the south of Kitakyushu, is most famous for its two 100-meter-long tunnels of wisteria. The gardens open to the public twice a year: once during the wisteria season in spring and once during the fall.
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#Kyushu #Fukuoka #Kitakyushu #Kawachifujigarden #Wisteria #spring #nature #outdoors #Japan #VisitJapan

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Follow @VisitJapan.US for your daily dose of Japan!

Congratulations Zimbabwe on your 40 years of Independence!
18/04/2020

Congratulations Zimbabwe on your 40 years of Independence!

17/04/2020
Great Big Story

Do you know about the Aomori Nebuta Festival, which takes place in Aomori in August? Huge glowing paper floats, called "nebuta", featuring brave warrior figures are carried around the city centre with many dancers. Asako Kitamura is the only woman maker of nebuta, and she won the prize for the best one.

Asako Kitamura spent years perfecting the art of building nebutas—giant paper floats in the shape of warrior gods. This year, she made history as the first woman to win Japan's 300-year-old Aomori Nebuta Festival. https://greatbig.is/3bjhKzu

15/04/2020
NHK WORLD-JAPAN

Himeji Castle is a World Heritage Site located in Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. It is known as “White Heron Castle” due to its pristine white walls. See how master craftsmen painstakingly restore the castle so that its beauty does not fade over time.

Himeji Castle, a national treasure and a world heritage site, is located in Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. The castle is also known as Shirasagi-jo or “White Heron Castle” due to its pristine white walls. It is the skill of artisans that protects this beauty so that it does not change over time.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/ataglance/

14/04/2020
Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020

"Together We Can All Win" 🌐

The Tokyo Skytree, an iconic fixture of Tokyo’s incredible skyline has been lit up blue to represent the Earth and to show solidarity with the people of the world who are battling against COVID-19.

#StayStrong #Tokyo2020

Visit Japan
13/04/2020

Visit Japan

It's a tough time for everyone around the world right now, but better days are ahead. And when better days do return, what better way to celebrate than by conquering one of the world's most famous peaks.

Climbing Mt. Fuji was once considered a pilgrimage to honor the spirit of this beloved and beautiful mountain, and, still to this day, it makes for a perfect outdoor adventure. Catching the sunrise on Mt. Fuji is well worth the effort, so you can either start hiking at night to catch this special moment or consider renting one of the mountain huts for the night. If you’re not an early bird, the sunset is also spectacular.
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#MountFuji #mountainclimbing #outdoors #Japan #nature #adventure #VisitJapan

12/04/2020
Great Big Story

Mr Oshiro grows mozuku seaweed in Okinawa. He maintains a family tradition and passes on his father's respect for the ocean 🌊.

Tadashi Oshiro's brand of farming takes him under the sea. He harvests mozuku, an edible seaweed considered to be a Japanese delicacy. https://greatbig.is/2xgonnC

The Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe wishes you a Happy Easter! 🥚🐰We hope you are staying safe and healthy at home. We look ...
11/04/2020

The Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe wishes you a Happy Easter! 🥚🐰

We hope you are staying safe and healthy at home. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events when it becomes possible.

Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
10/04/2020
Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta

Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta

#japancheersyouup
The sight of sakura in bloom brings a smile to our faces! These flowers bloom only for a limited time every year. Many in Japan celebrate the blooming by gathering under the flowering trees to have a relaxing time with friends. But even when you are staying inside, you can see sakura! How? With the help of Google Earth, now you can go on a virtual tour of Cherry Blossoms Around the World! See all the most beautiful sakura spots!

Visit Japan International
10/04/2020

Visit Japan International

Although we need to stay at home now, there will come a time soon when we can again walk out into the night and come across beauty such as this. Those that climb the 133 steps leading to the Kora Taisha Shrine in Fukuoka prefecture will be rewarded with this gorgeous nightview.

Photo captured by @junji.higashi on instagram. Follow our official instagram account https://www.instagram.com/visitjapanjp/ for your travel inspiration from Japan.

#Relaxation

Japan - The Government of Japan
08/04/2020

Japan - The Government of Japan

On #WorldHealthDay, #healthworkers in Japan are also working tirelessly to tackle the #COVID19 outbreak and protect the lives and health of the public. To honor the International Year of the #Nurse and the #Midwife, see a snapshot of their daily efforts to build a resilient medical structure from the #WeAreTomodachi archive, and send your thanks to health workers around you: https://lnky.jp/H8bpuf0 #HealthForAll #HealthyAtHome

Using sport to bring communities together. A former Japan national team player established a sports academy in Bosnia an...
07/04/2020

Using sport to bring communities together. A former Japan national team player established a sports academy in Bosnia and Herzegovina which brings children of different ethnic groups together.

Today is International Day of #Sport for Development & Peace. When conducting a group study in 2012, former Japanese national soccer team captain MIYAMOTO Tsuneyasu got the idea of establishing a sports academy in #BosniaAndHerzegovina to bring children of different ethnic groups together with #soccer education. He founded nonprofit @LittleBridgeJapan in Japan and Mali Most Foundation in B&H and until today allowed both boys & girls from different communities cultivate their leadership traits and deepen mutual understanding. #idsdp #GlobalGoals

Mali Most Foundation: https://www.malimost.org/

Euronews Global Japan: https://www.euronews.com/2017/12/11/promoting-reconciliation-through-sport-in-bosnia

Japan - The Government of Japan
06/04/2020

Japan - The Government of Japan

#PhotosOfTheMonth: Now, #spring is being in full swing in Japan. The season of #sakura cherry blossoms have finally arrived, adorning Japan's landscapes. See some of the its oldest #sakura trees—from 1,500 to 2,000 years old—and explore theire beauty here: https://lnky.jp/OOrQnBe

Tokyo Gov
06/04/2020

Tokyo Gov

Tokyo Fun Fact: The city’s official metropolitan flower is the Somei-yoshino cherry blossom! Back in 1984, Tokyo designated this light pink blossom to represent the city.

Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park ((霧島錦江湾国立公園), Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures
04/04/2020

Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park ((霧島錦江湾国立公園), Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures

Photo by 396_zima from the National Parks of Japan Official Instagram Account.

霧島錦江湾国立公園
Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park

"National Parks of Japan" Official Website by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
https://www.japan.travel/national-parks/

National Parks of Japan Official Instagram Account
https://www.instagram.com/nationalpark_japan/

On our Instagram, we share wonderful photos of National Parks of Japan posted on Instagram with the tag #nationalparksjp. We look forward to your participation!

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