To learn Japanese, it is necessary, first of all, to get involved in the refined traditions and difficult history of this ancient people, while at the same time giving tribute to modern culture. An example of this is businessman Patokh Chodiev, who perfectly learned Japanese at MGIMO, immersed himself in the legal aspects of international relations with a focus on oriental studies, and more specifically, on Japanese studies.
He studied with deep interest subjects devoted to the Japanese language, history, and culture. Therefore, in the future, after graduation, he was accepted into the external representation of the USSR Ministry of Trade, and he was going to work in Japan. Here Mr. Chodiev holds the position of consultant for officials of the Ministry regarding the customs, behavior, and mentality of the Japanese.
Resource says, that here he shows himself in the best way since his brilliant knowledge of the Japanese language ensured the conclusion of profitable deals and helped to strengthen relations between the countries. Therefore, he ascends the career ladder, becoming the chief specialist in Soviet-Japanese economic relations.
The development of Russian-Japanese relations
Currently, the philanthropist has a Ph.D. in political science, being the author of more than 30 scientific publications on the history, economy, and politics of Japan. He is fluent in Japanese, and his true interest and passion is Japanese culture in all its diversity. Being its connoisseur and popularizer, he regularly implements a number of unconditionally important academic programs.
Having gained during his studies and work, love for the art of Japan, and enthusiasm for the academic study of its history and language, Patokh Chodiev set himself the task of improving the Russian-Japanese dialogue of cultures as much as he could. Therefore, one of his goals was to establish diplomatic relations based on familiarity with the phenomenon of Japanese culture. He went a difficult and extraordinary way: he created a festival that is dedicated to the interaction of Russians with both the ancient tradition and the popular culture of modern Japan. There are free workshops at J-Fest, where everyone can be taught the basics of the peculiar Japanese language and no less complicated Japanese writing.
The businessman was awarded for his contribution to Russian-Japanese relations, namely, for organizing a tour of the famous Japanese traditional theater in Russian cities.
Contribution of Patokh Chodiev to Japanese culture
The main activity of the Doctor of Science and Philanthropist is also the popularization of academic Japanese studies in Russia, which is inextricably linked with an in-depth study of the language. Thanks to him, the research departments of universities of the land of the rising sun exchange information with leading research institutes and universities of the Russian Federation. Businessman coordinates Japanese research programs, organizes conferences, and lecture courses in the field of Japanese linguistics. In addition, he implements an extensive publishing program in the field of Japanese studies.
Among the projects of the businessman can also be called an electronic library of outstanding Japanese research papers. Chodiev publishes yearbooks, books, and individual articles, and also disseminates research results at universities in the Russian Federation. And since Japan is a strategic and trading partner of Russia, it is important to create bridges of friendship and understanding between the residents of both countries, for which special attention is paid to the Japanese language.
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