Nobuaki Ito: In This Country, Japanese Music Is Performed With Sophistication
At the residence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Tashkent Nobuaki Ito, the ceremony of presenting the certificate of honor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi took place.
The prize is designed to celebrate the particularly significant merits of organizations and individuals in strengthening the friendly ties and mutual understanding between the Land of the Rising Sun and other states. Thus, the diploma was awarded to the Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theater for contribution to the development of cooperation between Japan and Uzbekistan.
Speakers at the awarding ceremony noted that the cultural site, in the construction of which the internees from Japan participated, is a symbol of friendship between our peoples. According to Ambassador Nobuaki Ito, «During his visit to Uzbekistan in October 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the opening of the renovated theater building after reconstruction. And in August 2016, during the visit of the wife of Prime Minister Akie Abe, a performance of a group of Japanese drummers «Drum Tao» took place. In addition, the theater has implemented a large number of projects representing Japanese culture, which, in turn, makes a great contribution to promoting understanding of Japan by the Uzbek people.
Before my arrival in Uzbekistan, the head of our government stressed that in this country the Japanese musical compositions are perfected. I am proud that Japan made a small contribution to the improvement of the theater by equipping modern audio-visual equipment. We are ready to continue to help in perpetuating this art treasure in Tashkent.»