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Japan Month begins in Tehran
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Japan Month begins in Tehran

A Japanese Cultural Month will start in Tehran on 2 December 2017 to introduce Japanese culture in Iran. As reported by ISNA, the Japanese Embassy has invited artists such as wadaiko drummer Itchitaro and Japanese flute player Kishida to stage concerts in Tehran and Kashan. Other programs include a piano concerto by Aki Kuroda, a Japanese tea ceremony, an origami workshop, and an exhibition of tourism photos, paintings, and cultural artifacts.  

Iran shines at Bosphorus Film Festival
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Iran shines at Bosphorus Film Festival

The feature film “Malaria” has won four awards at the 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival. Majid Majidi has also bagged two awards. The 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival wrapped up on 26 November 2017. Four of its main awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress were given to “Malaria” by Parviz Shahbazi.  

Success in Cannes Film Festival
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Success in Cannes Film Festival

Iranian films and cinematographers have been successful in obtaining several awards at the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, 25-30 November 2017. Best Feature Film was awarded to Mohammadreza Arab for “Mermaid”. Best Original Score for “A Baby with Red Socks” went to Sattar Oraki, Best Director for “A Baby with Red Socks” went to Khodadad Jalili, and Best Actress for “A Baby with Red Socks” went to Samaneh Nasri.  

Devoted farmer hospitalized
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Devoted farmer hospitalized

Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure. Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Supreme Leader: We cannot negotiate with a violator of Int’l treaties

2018/05/24

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday recalled the constant US enmity with the principles of the Islamic Republic, saying that US will definitely suffer defeat if officials can fulfill their responsibilities.  

Sherman: The President may lead us down a path to conflict

2018/05/23

According to the New Yorker, Wendy Sherman could fairly be called the architect of the Iran agreement. She led the US in six rounds of talks with Iran and other nations and she has also had first-hand experience of diplomacy with the North Koreans. She spoke with Susan Glasser from the New Yorker in Washington.  

Iran at Seoul and Tbilisi Book Fair

2018/05/23

Iran will attend Seoul and Georgia Book Fairs in May. Amir Shahramnia, the CEO of Iran Cultural Fairs Institute, said: “Iran participates in the Tbilisi Book Fair in Georgia from 25 to 28 May. In a recent visit with Georgia's cultural advisor, it was decided to create an atmosphere suitable for holding the Iranian booth at the fair. Of course, Iran Cultural Fairs Institute does not directly participate in the fair and does not send a delegate. However, required coordination has been carried out in this regard with the Iran Cultural Advisory Office in Tbilisi.”  

Agreement for translation of Iranian literature

2018/05/23

Thirty-one final contracts were signed for the translation of Iranian books on global markets, and some initial agreements were made on 50 titles at athe Tehran Book Fair this year.  

FIFA invitation letter to Rouhani for 2018 World Cup

2018/05/23

FIFA President has extended an official invitation to President Hassan Rouhani of Iran for the 2018 World Cup where Iran will be playing in three games in its group.