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The Prime-Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe came to Kaunas for the first time in history. He visited he house of Chiune Sugihara who rescued Jews from the Nazi during the Second World War. On Sunday morning, the leader of one of the most powerful economies was greeted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of[…]

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A huge ice skating rink will be launched in Santakos Park. The rink will be in a rectangular shape with the total area of 800 square kilometers; it also will not be significantly affected by weather temperature fluctuations – the possibility of ice-skating in any weather will be provided by refrigeration equipment. The ice rink[…]

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This Tuesday it was announced who was given an honour to decorate the Christmas tree of Kaunas city which will stand in main square of Kaunas (Rotušė square). An open competition was won by “Medusa Concert” company, which will also be responsible for the organisation of Christmas tree lighting ceremony and New Year’s celebration. Three[…]

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The M. K. Čiurlionis Concert Hall is planned to be built in Kaunas in the foreseeable future. A vision of architects from Vilnius about how the concert hall close to Vytautas the Great (Aleksotas) bridge should look like may come true in the coming years. 119 suggestions of how the concert hall should look like[…]

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On September 18th Kaunas turned into little China, as cruising business and culture expo “Sail of Shanghai” was opened here with participation of more than 60 companies from China’s largest city – Shanghai. At the expo which took place at hotel “Park Inn” conference centre participated companies of new energy technologies, electronic equipment, medical services,[…]

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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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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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