Leader’s Russian translated commendation for Koniko Yamamura’s book unveiled
03 September 2022

Leader’s Russian translated commendation for Koniko Yamamura’s book unveiled

Tehran, IRNA - A commendation of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for Japanese-Iranian cultural figure Koniko Yamamura’s memoir “Immigrant from the Land of the Sun” which was translated into Russian unveiled on the sidelines of the 35th Moscow International Book Fair. The 35th Moscow International Book Fair kicks off with the participation of Iran Book House and over 300 publishers. Iran’s stall in an area covering 27 square meters showcases over 150 titles in the field of resistance, Sacred Defense, science, and Persian language. The Iranian ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali, vice Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Yasei Ahmadvand, and Hossein Divsalar visited Iran’s stall. Kazem Jalali expressed his satisfaction at attending the cultural event and said that relations between Iran and Russia are growing and the two sides need to expand cultural relations because they are at the front line of other ties. In the end, he expressed hope that attending the 35th Moscow International Book Fair could be effective in expanding the cultural interactions between Iran and Russia. A commendation of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for Japanese-Iranian cultural figure Koniko Yamamura’s memoir “Immigrant from the Land of the Sun” which was translated into Russian unveiled on the sidelines of the 35th Moscow International Book Fair. “Immigrant from the Land of the Sun”, written by Hamid Hesam based on extensive interviews with Yamamura, who was known by her Iranian name Saba Babai following her marriage to an Iranian, the book was published by Sureh-Mehr in 2020. In this book, Yamamura recounts how she chose to live in Iran and her life after her son Mohammad Babai was martyred during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. The book soon became a bestseller and was translated into Arabic, Turkish, Russian, Urdu, and Pashtu. Yamamura died from a respiratory problem in Tehran in July. Yamamura’s death triggered a flood of messages of condolences from Iranian officials, including President Ebrahim Raisi and Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish