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The first electronic Japanese-Lithuanian dictionary, compiled by Aurelijus Zykas, will be launched on the 25th of February. This comprehensive dictionary contains about 70.000 words and expressions from various fields (art, culture, natural and political sciences, and more) with grammatical explanations and more than 500 illustrations. This dictionary should provide a substantial support for all the Lithuanian speaking Japanese learners.
The project was funded by Japan Foundation. (more…)

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Ex Libris Kumiko(s) A book donation from Prof Kumiko Yamada at Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan) is now already available publicly at Ch. Sugihara Reading Room at VMU Centre for Asian Studies. 110 books (33 of them in English) from her personal collection. This donation consists of various publications on literature, art, history, religion and other topics. Centre for Asian Studies is grateful for Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Lithuania for all the help during the book acquiring process.
Ch. Sugihara Reading room is an integral part of Centre for Asian Studies, responsible for collecting material related to the scientific and research activities of CAS. The funds of the Reading room are constantly growing, and donations from individual donors consist a large part of it.

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A personal collection of books by Dr. Agnė Budriūnaitė was recently added to the funds of Ch. Sugihara Reading Room. All the visitors are welcome to use a wide variety of books on Philosophy, Religion, Culture. Prof Budriūnaitė was a fellow researcher in VMU Centre for Asian Studies. Her primary field of interest was Taoism therefore a substantial part of the collection is dedicated to this particular sphere. (more…)

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New partner in Japan

IMG_4485On December 08, the agreement was signed between Vytautas Magnus University and Showa Women’s University (SWU) in Japan . This is the thirteenth partner university of VMU in Japan.

Japan Women’s School of Higher Education (日本女子高等学院, Nihon Joshi Kōtō Gakuin), the predecessor of this university, was established by poet Enkichi Hitomi (pseudonym: Tōmei Hitomi), who gathered together his intelligentsia friends that sympathized with the minds of those fashionable idols at the time, notably Leo Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

2015 March 31st , VMU Rector Prof. Zigmas Lydeka paid a visit to SWU and met with rector Prof. Mariko Bando. During the visit, the opportunity to conclude an agreement and expand student exchange network was discussed. An old friend of the Centre for Asian Studies Prof. Sonoko Shima also attended the meeting. (more…)

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163px-LingnanUniversity_logo.svgOn November 27, the agreement was signed between Vytautas Magnus University and Lingnan University in Hong Kong. This is the first partner university of VMU in Hong Kong and the fourth in China.

Lingnan University (嶺南大學 Ling Nam Tai Hok) was founded as Canton Christian College in Guangzhou in 1889 and moved to Hong Kong in 1967. It is the only public liberal arts university in Hong Kong and it aims to provide students with an education in the liberal arts tradition. In 2015, Lingnan University was selected as one of the ‘Top 10 Asian Liberal Arts Colleges’ by Forbes.

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fu_0336sVMU Centre for Asian studies and Japan Embassy in Lithuania invite everyone to a demonstration by Mr Takamasa Fujima, distinguished Japanese traditional dancer, who will perform the dance, and demonstrate what Japanese traditional dance is. The event will take place on the 4th of December (Friday), 16:00 in the Centre for Asian Studies, Vaižganto 30. Event is free of charge.
The history of Japanese traditional dance can go back to 400 years ago. The dance expresses life style and entertainment of Japanese people. Takamasa Fujima is a Japanese traditional dancer born in Tokyo in 1971. After graduating from the playwriting course of Nihon University College of Art, he has continued to create new types of Japanese traditional dance that relate to farce. (more…)

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P51117-162853 (1)On 2015 November Centre for Asian Studies’ researcher Dr. Aurelijus Zykas participated in a Workshop on China-Europe Relations organized by China Foreign Affairs University. The workshop gathers reasearchers and diplomats from all over Europe who are actively involved in the development of China-EU academic, diplomatic and other relations. Aurelijus Zykas was the only representative selected to represent Lithuania in this year’s seminar.

Intensive 3-weeks-program awaits for the participants, during which the lectures about China’s politics, economy, history and international relations will be held, memebers of the program will learn about the newest projects of PRC, meet with the representatives of the government, visit large enterprices. Although for most of the time the program will happen in Beijing, visits to Shanghai and Shaangxi province are included as well. (more…)

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