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PHOTOS: Arvo Pärt awarded with the prestigious Praemium Imperiale by Prince Hitachi in Tokyo

The Japan Art Association in Tokyo presented Arvo Pärt with the prestigious Praemium Imperiale cultural award on 15 October. The award is considered equal to the Nobel Prize in the field of culture, and was presented to Maestro Pärt by the patron of the association, Prince Hitachi. The Imperiale prize …

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Arvo Pärt receives the Praemium Imperiale for Music award

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale for Music award from the Japan Art Association. The winners of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale were simultaneously announced in New York, Paris, Rome, London, Berlin and Tokyo and the award ceremony takes place on 15 October 2014 in Tokyo. …

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Life in Tokyo Vol II: Finding the inner Estonian in the tangles of Japanese social life

It may come as a shock to many unsuspecting foreigners – being an Estonian, or indeed a European – what it really means to form and maintain relationships with the native people of Japan. It is not about just meeting and going out for a drink and talking about yourself and the …

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