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Boasting more than 40,000 followers on Twitter, Teimuraz Lezhava, charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Georgia to Japan, deftly uses his Japanese skills to pull off a unique public relations campaign for his home country.

The diplomat, 32, proudly calls himself “Hiroshiman,” having first come to Japan with his family in 1992 — immediately after Georgia declared independence from the Soviet Union — and spent the subsequent four years in the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture.

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