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Japan prepares to enter the new era. The current 125th emperor Akihito will abdicate and will make way for his eldest son Naruhito.

On March 24, the first parliamentary elections happened in Thailand since 2011. They became very special because they occurred while the military junta was in power and despite political restrictions announced and held general elections into the supreme representative body of power taking into consideration basic democratic principles including freedom of speech.

On March 26-28, 2019, the Children and Youth Centre with support from the Departments for Education and Science, Domestic Policy of the Primorye Region and with active involvement of the members of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences conducted the Regional Applied Science Conference within the framework of the government program “Patriotic Education of Citizens, Realization of National Policy and Development of Institutes of Civil Society in the Primorye Region in 2018-2020”.

The Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences has become a participant of the regional network of partner research centres which will help to organize a large-scale study of the history of Russian regions. This cooperation will help research fellows and PhD students of the Institute take part in conferences, workshops, internships and other events organized by the laboratory.

On March 1, 2019, the press conference dedicated to the position of the Ainu organizations in Japan on the bill of the Japanese parliament “Decree on Advancement of Measures for Creating the Society Where the Ainu People Are Respected” was held in the “Foreign Correspondents’ Club” in Tokyo.

On March 1, 2019, the discussion “What Do We Mean When We Speak about Values: Modern Сriticism of Axiological Awareness” was held at the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The moderator of the discussion was Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Victor Larin.
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On February 27-28, 2019, the negotiations between North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were held in Hanoi. It was the second summit meeting between the leaders of two earlier irreconcilable states (the first summit was conducted in Singapore in June 2018). There were many expectations from this meeting as both sides were interested in its success.

The monograph summarizes the studies of the Sinel’nikovo-1 Mountain Fortress in the Maritime Province of Russia, which were conducted in the 1990s  and in 2015-2016 by archaeologists of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East together with Japanese and Korean colleagues.

The book available here

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