Government changing official pronunciation of Georgia

Apr 15, 2015

Government changing official pronunciation of Georgia

The Diet has enacted a bill to change the official Japanese name for the country of Georgia from “Gurujia,” which derives from the Russian term “Gruziya,” to “Jojia,” based on the English pronunciation of the former Soviet republic’s name. The bill to revise the ...

Putin signs treaty integrating South Ossetia into Russia

Mar 19, 2015

Putin signs treaty integrating South Ossetia into Russia

Russia tightened its control Wednesday over a second breakaway region of Georgia, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leader of South Ossetia signing a new treaty that calls for nearly full integration. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili denounced the signing as a “destructive” move ...

Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

Nov 27, 2014

Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

by Melinda Joe

In the four years since it started, Festivin has grown from an intimate gathering of natural wine enthusiasts to one of the most eagerly anticipated wine celebrations in Japan. Like many avant-garde movements in the food and beverage world, the idea for Festivin began ...

Russia infuriates Georgia with deal that 'annexes' rebel Abkhazia

Nov 25, 2014

Russia infuriates Georgia with deal that 'annexes' rebel Abkhazia

Russia cemented control over neighboring Georgia’s independence-minded Abkhazia region Monday with a “strategic partnership” deal which the Georgian government said amounts to annexation. President Vladimir Putin signed the “alliance and strategic partnership” agreement, which formalizes Russian dominance of the tiny separatist region’s foreign policy, ...

Oct 22, 2014

Japan to use English name for Georgia, not Russian

The government has decided to change the way it refers to the country of Georgia in Japanese, and will stop using a pronunciation derived from the Russian language, an official said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to notify visiting Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili ...

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Sep 14, 2014

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Todd Gurley is done looking ahead after all that cost No. 6 Georgia this week. The star tailback had 131 yards and a touchdown, yet didn’t have the ball at the most crucial moments as the Bulldogs fell to No. 24 South Carolina 38-35 ...