The ‘Global Lithuanian Awards 2016’ sees Tamaki Kenjiro nominated for the award of ‘Global Friend of Lithuania’. He established the ‘Japan Lithuania Exchange Centre’ in Japan, which was highlighted upon Mr. Kenjiro receiving this award.
For a decade we have heard repeated stories of foreign companies entering Lithuania and successfully establishing their branches here, but this could become a rarer sight if the country’s demographic crisis is not stymied.
On Wednesday, December 28, guests and laureates for the Global Lithuania Awards 2016 gathered at the presidential palace. With the now fifth year of these awards, international Lithuanians and Lithuania-related business, culture and science professionals, talents seeking to create a successful and acknowledged Lithuania on the global level were honoured.
Several hundred applications for Lithuanian citizenship have already been approved since the country amended the law last June to ease the rules for descendants of Jews who left Lithuania in the interwar period to apply for a Lithuanian passport.