Nobuaki Ito: In This Coun­try, Ja­panese Mu­sic Is Per­formed With So­phis­ti­ca­tion

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - CULTURE AND ARTS -

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.»

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