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

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Japan provides US$ 2.7 million support to drought-affected communities through WFP(日本語版は下にあります)Japan has pledged to prov...
13/11/2019

Japan provides US$ 2.7 million support to drought-affected communities through WFP(日本語版は下にあります)

Japan has pledged to provide further support, through WFP, to communities severely affected by the drought in Zimbabwe. The US$ 2.7 million support will provide food assistance while the communities build productive assets, such as weir dams and nutrition gardens, in Mount Darwin and Kwekwe districts. It will also provide nutritious meals to pregnant women at maternity waiting homes around the country, and support school feeding programmes in Mount Darwin.

This builds on previous contributions that Japan has made earlier this year, including funding of US$ 500,000, also to assist drought-affected communities in Mount Darwin, and US$ 300,000 to support victims of Cyclone Idai.

On 30 October, 2019, the signing ceremony of the new project took place in Mount Darwin, at Majerejere Nutrition Garden, one of the assets created through funding from Japan to provide the community with nutritious vegetables and make them more resilient to climate change.

Ambassador Iwado emphasized that communities need to become more resilient, so that they are able to cope with climate change in the future. He was glad that the productive assets created through the projects would enable the communities to do this.

Mr Eddie Rowe, Country Representative of WFP, thanked Japan for its contribution in a time of great need.

日本政府は,今年3月から,マウントダーウィン郡においてWFPを通じた緊急食料支援や農園の設置等の支援を行いました。また,ジンバブエにおける干ばつの影響等を受けた深刻な食料不足の状況を勘案し,新たにマウントダーウィン郡やクェクェ郡を対象として,3億円の予算で,WFPを通じた新たな食料支援を行うことを決定しました。今回,農園が設置されたマジェレレ地区において,施設等の引渡式及び,新たな支援のための書簡の交換を行う署名式が,日本国大使館,WFP,関係するNGO,政府関係者,地元関係者による参加のもとで行われました。

Japan - The Government of Japan
12/11/2019

Japan - The Government of Japan

#PhotosOfTheMonth: With the deepening of autumn in Japan, the trees turn vivid shades of red, orange and yellow. Leaf-veiled mountains & gold-tinged parks are just some of the breathtaking charms of the season!

Japan - The Government of Japan
11/11/2019

Japan - The Government of Japan

Today is #OrigamiDay!!

This Japanese art of folding paper into plants, animals and geometric shapes without scissors or glue inspires many innovative solutions in science and engineering that pave the way for the future. Learn more: https://lnky.jp/IDaC89e #OrigamiEngineering

Web Japan
08/11/2019

Web Japan

【#Japan #WebJapan #KidsWebJapan #autumn】
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/october/foliage.html

It is November from tomorrow. The autumn leaves season is approaching in Japan!

Japan is located in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, and it's home to many deciduous plant species whose leaves turn color in the fall, including the maple, ivy, yamaurushi (a type of sumac), and mountain ash.

When autumn deepens, these leaves change from green to red and gold. This is called momiji, or autumn foliage. Since ancient times, the Japanese have been fond of the beautiful colors of autumn and have written many poems about them.

Japan Culture Spotlight
07/11/2019

Japan Culture Spotlight

【Shichi-go-san - Japanese annual festival to celebrate the growth of children】
November 15 is Shichi-go-san, a day of prayer for the healthy growth of young children. Shichi-go-san literally means seven, five, three; in most regions around the country, boys and girls aged three, boys aged five, and girls aged seven visit a Shinto shrine with their parents. Most girls wear kimonos when making their Shichi-go-san visit, while boys don haori jackets and hakama trousers. In recent years, though, an increasing number of children are wearing Western-style dresses and suits. In medieval times, aristocratic and samurai families celebrated the growth of infants into healthy boys and girls in the following ways.

Boys and girls aged three stopped getting their hair shaven and were allowed to grow their hair.
Boys aged five put on hakama for the first time in public.
Girls aged seven began using obi sash to tie their kimono, instead of cords.

Following the visit, parents generally buy chitose-ame (longevity candy) for the children. The candy is shaped like a stick and comes in a bag that carries illustrations of cranes and turtles--two animals that are symbols of long life. Chitose literally means a thousand years and is used to denote very long periods of time. The candy and the bag are both expressions of parents' wish that their children lead long, prosperous lives.

Japan Culture Spotlight
06/11/2019

Japan Culture Spotlight

【Ekiben: Train Bento Boxes - Nostalgic Flavors of Travel across Japan】
The Japanese word bento, now understood worldwide, describes the food you take on picnics or anywhere outside the home or the compact lunches you bring to work. The word ekiben means the bento sold for travelers on trains or at stations. Ekiben designs reflect the Japanese aesthetics with and their particular sensitivity about food that you cannot get from homemade bento. The small ekiben boxes are packed with regional specialties and memories of travel across Japan.

Of Japan’s land area, 70% is made up of mountains. For the people living here, the image of travel is closely linked with traveling over steep mountain passes. One ekiben product is named after a mountain crossing and has been popular for over 50 years: “Tohge-no-Kamameshi” (Food in Pot on Pass) ekiben are sold at Yokokawa Station on the Shin'etsu Main Line that runs from Gunma Prefecture through Nagano Prefecture where the 1998 Winter Olympics were held.

With more tourists visiting Japan, and many expected during next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Japan is looking...
05/11/2019
Japan aims to be more vegetarian-friendly | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

With more tourists visiting Japan, and many expected during next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Japan is looking to promote vegetarian restaurants and dishes to cater to the increase in demand.

Japan is set to consider proposals on food guidelines for restaurants to meet demand from tourists following a vegetarian diet.

Congratulations to the Rainbow Nation on winning Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan! The next World Cup will be in France in ...
04/11/2019

Congratulations to the Rainbow Nation on winning Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan! The next World Cup will be in France in 2023.

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The maneki-neko ("beckoning cat") is a common Japanese figurine which is believed to bring good luck. They are often dis...
16/05/2019

The maneki-neko ("beckoning cat") is a common Japanese figurine which is believed to bring good luck. They are often displayed at the entrance of shops and restaurants in Japan.

【#Japan #beckoningcat #cat #ManekiNeko】
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/cool/18/luckycats_en.html

Cats bringing good luck!?

In Japan, Imperial era name was changed from #Heisei to #Reiwa on the 1st this month, and Japan is in the mood for celebration. Hoping that good luck will come in Reiwa era too, we pick up an article on Web Japan about beckoning cats bringing good luck – “Maneki-neko”.

It is believed that having a “Maneki-neko” ornament, which places one foot forward and makes an inviting gesture, will bring happiness. A “Maneki-neko” that raises its right paw is said to bring “wealth”, whereas one that raises its left paw is said to bring “people” and “happiness”. Both are often decorated in the storefront in Japan.

There are several places believed to be the origin of“Maneki-neko”. One of them is Gotokuji Temple, a temple in Tokyo. Currently, there are many “Maneki-neko” lined up in Gotokuji Temple. People that believe their wishes have been granted by maneki-neko make offerings of those cats to the temple.

Photo:The exterior of Gotokuji Temple and the offered maneki-neko

The 2019 Rugby World Cup, which is the first ever Rugby World Cup in Asia, will be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 ...
16/05/2019

The 2019 Rugby World Cup, which is the first ever Rugby World Cup in Asia, will be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November, and Japan is taking advantage of the occasion to promote the sport both at home and in other Asian countries.

Taking the opportunity of Asia’s first Rugby World Cup 2019, the rugby community in Japan is actively engaged in various activities to promote rugby both in Japan and other Asian countries. Its collaborative efforts with World Rugby’s legacy program— #ImpactBeyond2019 —includes outreach programs such as ChildFund Pass It Back, which provides an integrated curriculum of tag rugby and life skills education for underprivileged children, while fostering mutual exchange:https://bit.ly/2WJwWyR

15/05/2019
横浜市国際局

JICA and the City of Yokohama sharing experience, technology and information with Africa.

【JICA, Yokohama release video introducing cooperation with Africa!】
JICA and the City of Yokohama are working together on projects in a variety of fields to share with Africa all of the experience and skills fostered over the years. The city’s official YouTube channel released a video introducing these activities, “JICA and the City of Yokohama: Into the Future with Africa.” Please take a look!
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◆English narration and Japanese subtitle ver.
https://youtu.be/MP9j70GGd9s
◆JICA et ville de Yokohama – vers le futur, ensemble avec l'Afrique
https://youtu.be/1w0b_oCJcoI

14/05/2019
Japan - The Government of Japan

A Japanese NGO is helping communities in Fiji to adapt to climate change by planting mangrove trees.

In Japan, a wide range of organizations are actively dealing with global issues around the world. For instance, OISCA, a Japanese NGO, are working with Fijian communities to protect shoreline and offshore coral reefs from erosion. Learn more about such collaborative efforts among communities to build a sustainable future: https://bit.ly/2WJt4Or

Japanese Language & Culture
14/05/2019

Japanese Language & Culture

Spring has sprung in Shirakawa-go (白川郷), the charming UNESCO World Heritage site in Gifu, Japan 💚💙 This village is famous for its gassho-zukuri farmhouses, which are designed to withstand heavy snows, but they are also worth seeing in the green months of spring and summer. ☀️☀️ Photo: The Superb Views

On 2 May, Ambassador Iwado hosted a cocktail to commemorate the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, which ...
13/05/2019

On 2 May, Ambassador Iwado hosted a cocktail to commemorate the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, which coincides with the start of a new era in Japan called “Reiwa”. Guests wrote congratulatory messages in the guest book.
Ambassador Iwado said that, as Reiwa gets underway, Japan will be hosting some exciting events soon, including TICAD 7 in Yokohama in August, the 2019 Rugby World Cup from September to November, the official enthronement ceremony in October, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. He pledged to do his best to further promote cooperative and friendly relations between Japan and Zimbabwe

13/05/2019
横浜市国際局

The seventh TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) will be held in Yokohama in August, and the city is already getting ready.

【67th YOKOHAMA PARADE features African rhythms!】
Bayefall Revolution, an African percussion band, joined the 67th YOKOHAMA PARADE on May 3, giving an exciting live performance for the audience gathered along the street.

A Japanese proverb says "As waterfowls move on to other places, they pass through without dirtying the water or making w...
09/05/2019
Clean-up activities instilled in Japanese people have led to the collection of trash becoming a sports competition | Pop Culture | Trends in Japan | Web Japan

A Japanese proverb says "As waterfowls move on to other places, they pass through without dirtying the water or making waves."
Media from around the globe reported that Japanese supporters had cleaned up the stadium after a match during the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia. And now in Japan, picking up rubbish has become a sporting competition, called "Spo-Gomi Contests" from the word "Sports" and the Japanese word "gomi" (meaning "trash").

"Picking up the trash is a sport!" Contributing to society while having fun.

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
08/05/2019
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

Staying at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse, is an experience like no other. With designs that reflect the traditional aesthetics of Japan, ryokans invite you to relax and enjoy the natural and beautiful surroundings.

Tulips in Hiezu Village, Tottori Prefecture
06/05/2019

Tulips in Hiezu Village, Tottori Prefecture

See a tulip field with snow-capped Daisen in the background!😍🌷🌷
Hiezu Village is transformed in April with its colorful tulips. Come capture this dreamy scene with your camera.📸
You can also participate in an annual race held at the village through the tulips.🏃‍♂️

Access: from Yonago Interchange, take R431 towards Sakaiminato for 10 min.
Address: Tottori, Saihaku, Hiezumura, Oaza
Details: http://furusato.sanin.jp/p/osusume/season/86/4/ (Japanese)

If you are interested in joining the Tulip Marathon (different lengths of races available), you must apply beforehand:
http://www.hiezu.jp/index.php?view=9079 (Japanese)

©Tottori Pref.

06/05/2019
Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020

Pushing themselves to the limit! #Tokyo2020 Paralympic Games

Examine how elite Paralympians are preparing for Tokyo 2020

Japan Culture Spotlight
05/05/2019

Japan Culture Spotlight

【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.

Japan’s Participation at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2019The Embassy of Japan successfully participated in the 201...
03/05/2019

Japan’s Participation at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2019

The Embassy of Japan successfully participated in the 2019 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair and received third place overall in the Best and Most Outstanding Foreign Display category for our exhibition stand. At our stand, we presented information on Japan including culture, government scholarship programmes and economic cooperation projects in Zimbabwe. Japanese companies, namely FujiFilm, NEC, and Kansai Plascon, as well as JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation), also participated. We did origami demonstrations at our booth and our stand attracted a lot of interest, with more than 3000 people paying a visit.

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, from 20 April - 6 May,2019
03/05/2019

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, from 20 April - 6 May,2019

Japan - The Government of Japan
02/05/2019

Japan - The Government of Japan

May 2 marks Green Tea Day in Japan. The tea harvesting season begins around this time when the weather becomes mild and the temperature stable — roughly 88 nights from “risshun” (the first day of spring in the Japanese calendar). The first flush spring harvest of green tea (“shincha” in Japanese) is tasty and especially rich in healthy ingredients. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2XDckZr

Congratulations on the enthronement of the new Emperor, Emperor Naruhito, and the beginning of the new era in Japan, cal...
01/05/2019

Congratulations on the enthronement of the new Emperor, Emperor Naruhito, and the beginning of the new era in Japan, called Reiwa!

Today marks the beginning of the Japan's new era, Reiwa. Taken from Manyoshu, Japan’s oldest poetry anthology, Reiwa includes the meaning of culture coming into being and flourishing when people bring their hearts and minds together. People are celebrating the Accession to the Throne. On May 4, the visit of the General Public to the Imperial Palace will take place as part of the celebration: https://bit.ly/2WfjSRP

Japan - The Government of Japan
30/04/2019

Japan - The Government of Japan

Today marks His Majesty the Emperor’s abdication of the throne. The April Edition of Highlighting Japan features the three decades of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress' activities since His Majesty's accession to the throne as the 125th Emperor in 1989: https://bit.ly/2W5jjcV

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