Former CEO of Hitachi to Publish Book on Armenian Innovation

Former Hitachi CEO Tsugio Makimoto (right) receives the Global IT Award from Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian

YEREVAN (Arka)—The former CEO of Japan’s Hitachi Company, Tsugio Makimoto, is set to publish a book titled “Armenia As An Innovative Country,” the Director of Viasphere International, Tony Moroyan, reported to a news conference Monday.

Moroyan said that after the publication of the book in Japan, it will be translated into Armenian and English.

He said Makimoto is determined to help as many people in Japan as possible learn about the Armenian people.

Tsugio Makimoto is one of five foreign recipients of the Global IT Award, awarded by the Armenian President in recognition of foreign specialists’ outstanding contributions to the development of IT in Armenia.

Moroyan also announced that Mario Mazzola, Development Director at Cisco Systems, will donate $1 million to the American University of Armenia (AUA) to serve as a scholarship fund for needy students.

Mario Mazzola is also a recipient of the Global IT Award.

AUA rector Armen Ter-Kyureghyan said some 20 students will be receiving annual scholarships.


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