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The third Japan Tourism Award organized by the Japan Travel Organizers Association (JATA) for the first time mentioned the name of Kaunas city. The Japan’s largest exposition centre “Tokyo Big Sight” held an award ceremony which was dedicated to the original map, presenting the memory of diplomat Chiune Sugihara in Kaunas. “It‘s Kaunastic”, a map[…]

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On 18th of September Kaunas city will become a little China for a day. The travelling exposition of business and culture “Sail of Shangai”, which presents more than 60 companies from the biggest city of China – Shanghai, is coming to Kaunas. Everyone is welcome to visit this open event. The exhibition will take place[…]

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A group of foreign students who are volunteers staying in Kaunas is continuing work started by the city of Kaunas in the old Jewish cemetery of Žaliakalnis. Twenty five young men and women from Germany, Austria, Ukraine, and the Netherlands are continuing to document thousands of graves alongside their like-minded Lithuanian counterparts. This will help[…]

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Kaunas has good news for cyclists. From the beginning of August, the city buses and trolleybuses will carry bicycles for free. Bicycles can be carried by buses and trolleybuses marked with special signs. Inside there are special places for bicycle carriage. In total there are 150 buses and trolleybuses suitable for it. “Sometimes unexpected situations[…]

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Kaunas City Municipality is organizing the design contest “Kaunas Highlights” for the second year in a row. Recetly, the winners have been announced: out of 22 ideas submitted in the contest only 7 design objects will be integrated into the rhythm of the city and will complement it. This time all artists and creative people[…]

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Interview author Vaida Milkova (daily “Kauno diena”) “We are spreading the mycelium of ambassadors to cover Kaunas as much as possible,” architect Audra Kaušpėdienė vividly explains her current occupation upon becoming a president of ambassadors “Kaunas 2022”. Architects as Mediators Ambassadors of the project “Kaunas, European Capital of Culture” (or “Kaunas 2022”) are prominent artists[…]

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What a joy and excitement to pay tribute to Kaunas, brother of Grenoble, for a second time. How much have been done in the last few years! Long and happy life to our cooperation, which will contribute to our mutual future in Europe! I am expressing my deep friendship in the name of all delegation of Grenoble city. 08/09/02

Michel Destot Mayor of Grenoble City

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