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Armenia's TUMO Expands to Japan: First Center in Takasaki to Empower 1,000 Students

Armenia's TUMO Expands to Japan

In a major step towards building educational ties between Armenia and Japan, the first TUMO center is set to open its doors in Takasaki in 2025. This initiative was formalized through an agreement signed by TUMO executives Marie Lou Papazian and Pegor Papazian, alongside Gunma Prefecture Governor Ichita Yamamoto, marking a signficant moment in bilateral relations.


Scheduled to launch in summer 2025, TUMO Gunma will accommodate up to 1,000 students, offering them access to TUMO's innovative educational programs designed to cultivate 21st-century skills. The agreement shows Japan's commitment to integrating cutting-edge educational methodologies into its tech landscape, while also strengthening ties with Armenia.

TUMO executives Marie Lou Papazian and Pegor Papazian, alongside Gunma Prefecture Governor Ichita Yamamoto,

Governor Ichita Yamamoto expressed optimism about the future impact of TUMO Gunma, stating, "I believe this is the first of many TUMO centers in our country, paving the way for stronger Japan-Armenia tech relations." His sentiments were echoed by Pegor Papazian, who emphasized TUMO's dual mission of learning and collaboration: "TUMO is about learning. We aim to learn from our partners while empowering Japanese teens on their learning journeys."

Governor Ichita Yamamoto

Founded on the principles of creative technologies education, TUMO centers have become global hubs for nurturing young talent across various cities, including Paris, Berlin, and Beirut. The expansion into Japan marks a strategic move to extend this impact further into Asia, facilitating cross-cultural exchanges and fostering a new generation of tech-savvy innovators.

TUMO executives Marie Lou Papazian and Pegor Papazian, alongside Gunma Prefecture Governor Ichita Yamamoto

TUMO's development director, Pegor Papazian, highlighted the significance of the initiative: "It is important for us to provide new learning opportunities to Japanese youth, as well as to learn from international partners." This approach not only enriches the educational landscape in Japan but also positions TUMO as a global leader in creative education.

Governor Ichita Yamamoto

As preparations for TUMO Gunma gather momentum, stakeholders anticipate a transformative impact on both local communities and international collaborations.

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