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

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Happy Monday!Tsutanuma Swamp, Aomori Prefecture
02/11/2020

Happy Monday!
Tsutanuma Swamp, Aomori Prefecture

#Tsutanuma (#蔦沼) is a swamp located in the center of #Aomori Pref.
The area including Tsutanuma Lake has been designated as a national park (#TowadaHachimantaiNationalPark) in 1936. There are 7 swamps; Tsutanuma is the biggest one.
The stunning view of the #beech forest reflected on the water’s surface attracts photographers from all over the world. A 2.8-kilometer trail is perfect for #hiking and #birdwatching and also to enjoy #Foliage/#FallFoliage in fall. After hiking, soaking in #onsen (#HotSpring) will make visitors relaxed.

#WebJapan #MofaJapan #Travel #BucketList #DreamNowTravelLater #StayInspired #AutumnLeaves

27/10/2020

Japan is providing medical and hospital equipment worth US$ 3.8 million to support Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 response. (日本語版は下にあります。)
The signing for this Grant Aid was held on 26 October 2020 by Ambassador Iwado and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the Hon. Professor Mthuli Ncube.
The grant will include high-quality Japanese-made equipment, such as digital X-ray systems, bedside monitors, defibrillators, and electrocardiograms, as well as hospital beds, wheelchairs and IV stands, to provide life-saving care to patients with COVID-19 and other conditions. It will be installed at four central and eight provincial hospitals where JICA is implementing the 5S-Kaizen-TQM project to improve the quality of hospital management and healthcare.
This grant complements additional medical and hospital equipment provided to Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital through Grant Aid of US$ 2.7 million, signed in January this year.
Speaking at the signing, Ambassador Iwado said that he hoped that through this new equipment, as well as the improved hospital management through the 5S-Kaizen-TQM project, the standard of health delivery service would be much higher for patients for many years to come. In this regard, he stressed the importance of using and maintaining the equipment with the utmost care.
Hon. Minister Ncube thanked the Government and people of Japan for their continued support towards Zimbabwe’s health sector, and said that this new grant would help to ensure a healthy nation that could withstand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, please click on:https://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100108160.pdf

10月26日、ジンバブエ共和国の首都ハラレにおいて、我が方、岩藤俊幸駐ジンバブエ共和国日本国特命全権大使と先方ムトゥリ・ヌーベ財務・経済開発大臣との間で、供与額4.0億円の保健・医療関連機材のための無償資金協力(「経済社会開発計画」)に関する書簡の交換が行われました。詳細はこちらをご覧ください。
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/press/release/press4_008905.html

Japan's "shikki" lacquerware tradition creates beautiful & useful items, but unlike European lacquering, layers of sap f...
22/10/2020

Japan's "shikki" lacquerware tradition creates beautiful & useful items, but unlike European lacquering, layers of sap from the urushi tree are painted on objects and allowed to dry. The result is a shiny black finish with a classic Japanese look! https://web-japan.org/niponica/niponica25/en/feature/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3wFAwXD38zX6__y_XzPspLx5AJLzz9TVoIGTuO_4WJYA1Xn7gxXLNhiiM

Japan's "shikki" lacquerware tradition creates beautiful & useful items, but unlike European lacquering, layers of sap from the urushi tree are painted on objects and allowed to dry. The result is a shiny black finish with a classic Japanese look! https://web-japan.org/niponica/niponica25/en/feature/index.html

Bento boxes are lunch boxes in Japan that are packed with many kinds of ingredients with rice. The boxes themselves can ...
21/10/2020

Bento boxes are lunch boxes in Japan that are packed with many kinds of ingredients with rice. The boxes themselves can be traditional ones made of wood or bamboo, modern plastic ones, and ones with cute characters drawn on them. This article introduces you to the world of bento boxes that bring excitement to people at mealtimes every day.
https://web-japan.org/.../fas202008_japanese-lunch-box.html

#BentoBoxes are packed with many kinds of ingredients with rice. There are many kinds of #LunchBoxes to meet different needs, such as traditional lunch boxes made with wood or bamboo, cutting-edge lunch boxes with excellent functionality, and even lunch boxes with cute characters drawn on them. This article introduces you to the world of lunch boxes that bring excitement to people at mealtimes every day.
https://web-japan.org/trends/11_fashion/fas202008_japanese-lunch-box.html
https://web-japan.org/trends/11_fashion/fas202008_japanese-lunch-box_cn.html
https://web-japan.org/trends/11_fashion/fas202008_japanese-lunch-box_fr.html
https://web-japan.org/trends/11_fashion/fas202008_japanese-lunch-box_ar.html
https://web-japan.org/trends/11_fashion/fas202008_japanese-lunch-box_es.html 

#WebJapan #TrendsInJapan #MofaJapan #Japan #JapaneseFood #JapaneseCulture #JapaneseBentoBox #Bento #LunchBox

For many urban and rural communities in Zimbabwe, it is difficult to get clean and safe water. Japan is providing suppor...
20/10/2020

For many urban and rural communities in Zimbabwe, it is difficult to get clean and safe water. Japan is providing support through UNICEF Zimbabwe to rehabilitate or construct school water points.

According to the Ministry of Finance(Central Statistics Office)ZIMSTAT and World Bank report on the Poverty and Social Impacts of #COVID19, water shortage remains a challenge during the crisis. 21% of urban households reported a shortage in drinking water during the lockdown, compared to 9% in rural areas. UNICEF is supporting various WASH programs to provide safe water for communities

We are grateful for the support from Kfw development bank, UK in Zimbabwe, EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid - ECHO Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe Japan - The Government of Japan and to our implementing partners Oxfam in Zimbabwe Welthungerhilfe - WHH Zimbabwe Africa Ahead, GOAL Zimbabwe, Mercy Corps

19/10/2020
Africa University CLASS OF 2020

On Saturday, 17 October, the Graduation Ceremony was held for the Master's in Intellectual Property (MIP) programme at Africa University in Mutare.
The programme is offered jointly by the WIPO Academy, Africa University and African Regional Intellectual Property Organization - ARIPO, with strong support from the Government of Japan.
A total of 33 students from 18 different African countries graduated.
Congratulations to all graduates! We wish you every success in the future.

Africa University 26th Graduation (VIRTUAL) 17 October 2020 Join Us Celebrate Our Future Leaders #investinginafricasfuture #leadersaremadehere #aumademe

19/10/2020
Web Japan

The color red has deep cultural significance for the Japanese. Even today, children wear red at shrine rituals to ward off evil spirits, and brides paint their lips crimson to protect against misfortune. Of all red dyes beni (紅), made from safflower , is considered the most precious. The Mogami River area in Yamagata Prefecture has grown safflowers since the 16th century and is now Japan’s largest producer.
Petals are dried and pressed by hand into flat ovals called benimochi for dyeing high-quality kimonos. There’s also a traditional beni lipstick that instead of red, produces a shimmering green effect loved for centuries by fashionable Japanese ladies. 💄

The color red has deep cultural significance for the Japanese. Even today, children wear red at shrine rituals to ward off evil spirits, and brides paint their lips crimson to protect against misfortune. Of all red dyes beni (#紅), made from safflower, is considered the most precious. The #MogamiRiver area in #Yamagata Pref. has grown safflowers since the 16th century and is now Japan’s largest producer.
Petals are dried and pressed by hand into flat ovals called #benimochi for dyeing high-quality kimonos. There’s also a traditional beni lipstick that instead of red, produces a shimmering green effect loved for centuries by fashionable Japanese ladies.

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#WebJapan #MofaJapan #JapanVideoTopics #JapaneseTradition #kimono

Autumn leaves on Mount Kurikoma (栗駒山). It is in the Tohoku region and is 1626 metres high.
18/10/2020

Autumn leaves on Mount Kurikoma (栗駒山). It is in the Tohoku region and is 1626 metres high.

Mt. #Kurikoma (#栗駒山 #Kurikomayama), straddling #Miyagi, #Akita, and #Iwate Prefectures, is a volcano with a height of 1,626 meters (5,335 feet).
Because of its magnificent view of #FallFoliage, #MtKurikoma is called “the Carpet of God.”
There are many #hiking trails leading to its peak; you can choose it depending on the difficulty, the duration, and/or which prefecture you would like to start from. Visitors can see beautiful, colorful flowers, alpine plants, and #AutumnLeaves at the mountain that is open from May to November, and you can enjoy backcountry skiing and snowboarding in winter.
Also, there are some great #onsen (#HotSprings) around the mountain.

#WebJapan #MofaJapan #Travel #BucketList #DreamNowTravelLater #StayInspired

As summer has come in Zimbabwe, in Japan now it is autumn, and the leaves are changing to fiery red, orange and yellow. ...
16/10/2020

As summer has come in Zimbabwe, in Japan now it is autumn, and the leaves are changing to fiery red, orange and yellow. What better way to admire them than from the warm, regenerative waters of an onsen (hot spring)? This is the view from Nyūtō Onsen in Akita Prefecture. 🍂🍁

Oggi è una giornata tipica di inizio autunno, non troppo fredda ma neppure calda, e la verzura comincia a perdere le scintillanti e chiare tinte dell'estate per lasciare il posto a colori e sonorità, che evocano lingue di fiamme crepitanti nel caminetto. Perché allora non ammirare questo progressivo mutamento di stagione immergendosi in caldi vapori rigeneranti? Eccoci quindi giunti per questo bagno nella natura autunnale giapponese sui monti della prefettura orientale di Akita 秋田県, nella regione del Tohoku 東北地方, punteggiata di ridenti sorgenti termali e locande tradizionali. La zona è nota infatti per i bagni termali Nyūtō onsen. Con una storia di quasi 400 anni (1638), Tsurunoyu Onsen è una è una delle più antiche località termali di Nyūtō Onsen, ai piedi del monte Nyūtō (1478 m). Venne così denominata perché un cacciatore locale vide in primavera una gru ("Tsuru" in giapponese) intenta a curare le sue ferite.

Grazie per la foto e per la il testo che ha ispirato questo post:@roadsandkingdoms (Tazawako)

#TreasuresofTohoku #NyutoOnsen #Akita #Tohoku #nature #beauty #hotsprings #traditions #relax #Japan #VisitJapan

【Day of Railways(鉄道の日)】Yesterday, the 14th of October, was the "Day of Railways” in Japan.The first railway started oper...
15/10/2020

【Day of Railways(鉄道の日)】
Yesterday, the 14th of October, was the "Day of Railways” in Japan.
The first railway started operation on 14 October 1872 between Shinbashi Station and Yokohama Station (29km).
Since then, the railway network has developed all over Japan.
Traveling by train is always easy and comfortable, and it is fun to ride different types of trains.
〈NIPONICA〉 Railway Journey across Japan
  https://web-japan.org/niponica/niponica20/en/index.html

【Day of Railways(鉄道の日)】

 
October 14 is the “Day of Railways” in Japan.
The first railway started operation on October 14, 1872 between Shinbashi Station and Yokohama Station(29km).
 
 
Since then, the railway network has developed all over Japan.
Traveling by train is always easy and comfortable, and it is fun to ride different types of trains.

 
〈NIPONICA〉 Railway Journey across Japan
  https://web-japan.org/niponica/niponica20/en/index.html

#japan #japanculture #railways

Like wine, sake (Japanese rice wine) has large regional variations, as differences in water, climate, and technique can ...
14/10/2020

Like wine, sake (Japanese rice wine) has large regional variations, as differences in water, climate, and technique can have a big impact!
#HighlightingJapan explores Fukushima Prefecture sake, which has gained popularity among chefs worldwide thanks to its smooth flavor.
Have you ever tried sake?
https://www.gov-online.go.jp/eng/publicity/book/hlj/html/202005/202005_12_en.html?fbclid=IwAR3uKC7L6LNFuuN-orSkH4B6Vjjy5OAtiCPwR7xjg3cC4AG9SOZCQplYm8Q

Like wine, #sake brewing has a strong regional aspect, as differences in water, climate, and technique can have a big impact!

#HighlightingJapan explores Fukushima Prefecture sake, which gained popularity among chefs worldwide thanks to its smooth flavor. https://www.gov-online.go.jp/eng/publicity/book/hlj/html/202005/202005_12_en.html

13/10/2020

Sweet potatoes are popular in Japan, as they are in Zimbabwe.
Today, the 13th of October, has actually been called Satsumaimo no Hi (さつま芋の日), or Day of Sweet Potatoes, in Japan.
Roasted Japanese sweet potatoes are called “yaki imo” or, if they are roasted on hot stones “ishi yaki imo”. In Japan there are many yakiimo vendors who drive small trucks selling freshly roasted sweet potatoes (the truck has an oven which roasts the potatoes). They announce on the loud speakers of the truck "Ishi yaki imo, oishii desu yo" (delicious roasted potatoes) for the people in the neighbourhood to rush outside to buy the sweet potatoes. They are especially delicious on a cold winter's day.🍠☺️

12/10/2020
Japan - The Government of Japan

Japanese companies make high precision tools for minimally invasive surgery, used by doctors around the world. "The criteria is simple - is the product No. 1 in the world or not?"

Japan's ultra-high precision manufacturing helps make possible doctors' quests to advance #medicine & improve the quality of medical treatment. Here's the latest insight via @forbes #JapanBrandVoice: https://lnky.jp/5vHcIjJ
 
#InnovationJapan #SMEMonday

Ginkgo tree at the old Hinokami Elementary School, Nichinan Town, Tottori Prefecture
09/10/2020

Ginkgo tree at the old Hinokami Elementary School, Nichinan Town, Tottori Prefecture

A huge ginkgo tree at the old Hinokami Elementary School in Nichinan Town (western Tottori).

Photo by kaji_nori06 https://www.instagram.com/kaji_nori06/

Gioji Temple, Kyoto
08/10/2020

Gioji Temple, Kyoto

Gio-ji Temple, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

A community centre in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, teaches art and craftsmanship to people with disabilities. They ...
07/10/2020

A community centre in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, teaches art and craftsmanship to people with disabilities. They are collaborating with local companies to make COVID-19 masks, umbrellas and many other products with unique designs.

How can #art & #craftsmanship promote social #inclusion of people with disabilities? In Nagaoka City, Niigata, #Minowanosato Social Welfare Community runs ateliers & workshops for them. The ateliers & workshops collaborate with local companies to produce #COVID19 masks, umbrellas and many products, transforming their art pieces into motifs of those product designs, or using their techniques to manufacture quality products.

More on the group (Japanese only): https://lnky.jp/Z4Bsz2s

#LandOfDiversity #RegionalRevitalization #GlobalGoals

05/10/2020
Japan - The Government of Japan

From fashion textiles to microscopic parts and beyond, Japan's small & medium enterprises are a leading force in creating unique and innovative materials.

From fashion textiles to microscopic parts and beyond, Japan's small & medium enterprises (#SMEs) are a leading force in creating unique and innovative materials. Here's the insight via @forbes #JapanBrandVoice: https://lnky.jp/AnOxjMM
 
#InnovationJapan #SMEMonday #MaterialScience

Tsukechi Gorge, Gifu Prefecture
03/10/2020

Tsukechi Gorge, Gifu Prefecture

#TsukechiGorge (#付知峡, #Tsukechikyo), a gorge in #Gifu Pref., is a #scenicspot where you can enjoy the magnificent nature.
Tsukechi River is also referred to as “Aogawa,”which literally means “Blue River.” The beautiful color of the river stands out even more with #AutumnLeaves or fresh green leaves in spring.
There are some campsites where you can enjoy barbecue, fishing, and the river activities, and #onsen (#HotSprings) as well.

#WebJapan #MofaJapan #Travel #BucketList #DreamNowTravelLater #StayInspired

Ritsurin Park in Kagawa Prefecture
02/10/2020

Ritsurin Park in Kagawa Prefecture

What better way to spend the fall in Japan than on a wasen boat surrounded by beautiful autumn leaves... just like here in Ritsurin Park in Kagawa Prefecture! The scenery of the garden is quite quintessential and truly a peaceful view. Don't forget to taste some powdered green tea on traditional tatami flooring of the Kikugetsutei teahouse. Click below to plan your visit for when it's safer to explore. https://bddy.me/2GKxt0o

#stayhome #stayinspired #TravelingWithoutLeavingHome
#Nature

【Mid-Autumn Moon(中秋の名月)】According to Japanese tradition, tonight's mid-Autumn moon 🌕 (chushu no meigetsu, 中秋の名月) is when...
01/10/2020

【Mid-Autumn Moon(中秋の名月)】
According to Japanese tradition, tonight's mid-Autumn moon 🌕 (chushu no meigetsu, 中秋の名月) is when the moon shines at its fullest and most beautiful.
Japanese people hold moon-viewing parties, where round dumplings (tsukimi dango, 月見団子) and Japanese pampass grass (ススキ) are dedicated to the moon to pray for a good harvest.
On the moon, Japanese people say that they see two rabbits making mochi(餅)by pounding rice.
What do Zimbabweans see on the moon? 🌝

【Mid-Autumn Moon(中秋の名月)】


The moon on August 15the of the lunar calendar shines at its fullest and most beautiful according to a Japanese tradition.
 
Today, October 1st, 2020 is that day.
  
The beautiful moon tonight is the "“Chushu no Meigetsu(中秋の名月)", that is ”Mid-Autumn Moon".
  
At a moon-viewing party, Tsukimi Dango(月見団子), round dumplings and Japanese pampass grass(ススキ) are dedicated to the moon to pray for a good harvest.

 
On the moon, we Japanese see two rabbits making mochi(餅)by pounding rice.
What do you see there in your country?

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