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Mountainous skiing of Japan

Mountainous skiing of Japan

Japan has already become a lovely place for skiers and snow-boardists. Unfortunately, Armenian tourists are not properly informed about the mountainous skiing opportunities of this country. There are opinions that the visit to Japanese skiing resorts means a number of increases of flights and prices. However, this is only false opinion which needs to be highlighted. For instance, GALA Yuzawa mountainous skiing resort, located not far from Tokyo, suggests 16 skiing highways for skiers and snow-boardists of any level of experience. Here there is also a garden for children,...
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Entertainment and Leisure in Japan

Entertainment and Leisure in Japan

Japan gives the tourists wide opportunity of entertainment and leisure: such as museums and gardens, classic and modern theatres, night clubs, shops, mountainous skiing resorts, tea-ceremonies, children attraction parks, unusual restaurants, music concerts, fireworks and many other things. Classic and scenic art Noh Japanese theatre is high artistic and dramatic art. It has already existed for about 700 years. The deep, symbolic art of Noh theatre goes to the roots to the ancient rituals of Shinto religion. The performance is going on the stage with the decoration typical...
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On 29.04.2015 Olympiad with the Subject   “Knowledge about Japan”

On 29.04.2015 Olympiad with the Subject ...

On 29.04.2015 at “Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University” took place an Olympiad with the subject “Knowledge about Japan”. Six pupils from the schools of Yerevan took part in it, which are captivated by the Japanese language and culture and want to enter the Faculty of International Regional Research of the same university. The Olympiad was held in the auditorium of the Japanese language. The winner will have an advantage when entering the above-mentioned university. Author  H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Artist Artur Hovhannisian(Armenia) w...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5upqXbwwnpQ
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Statement of the Embassy of Japan in Arm...

1.On the occasion of the memorial event in Yerevan hosted by the Government of Armenia on 24 April, Japan expresses its deepest sympathies to the many Armenians who lost their lives during a certain period in the past. 2. Many lives have been lost due to numerous wars in history. It is our determination to never repeat such tragedies again in the 21st century. the material is taken from http://www.ru.emb-japan.go.jp/ARMENIA/20150423.html
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Japanese Architecture

Japanese Architecture

Architecture in Japan, as well as a lot of things in this country, includes early ancient monuments and modern masterpieces. The all ancient maintained buildings of the world (VI century) are located in Japan. However, there are many contemporary constructions and architectural monuments here in Japan. The powerful stimulus of architecture, as well as the culture of Japan, is the results of Buddhism adoption. Up to the XIX century the main concentration in architecture was China, however, Japanese architects turned the foreign samples into the real Japanese...
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The Concert of the Japanese Keiko Shichijo at Komitas Museum-Institute(video)

The Concert of the Japanese Keiko Shichi...

On April 25, 2015 from 14:00 to 15:30 p. m. at Komitas Museum-Institute there took place the concert of the Japanese pianist  Keiko Shichijo, who lives in Amsterdam now. The concert was organized and sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Armenia. At the beginning of the concert, the acting ambassador Sasame Kenichiro delivered a speech in Armenian. Then Shichijo spoke a little praising the Armenian hospitality and warmth. She said that she sees many similarities between the Armenian and Japanese nations. The works of Bach and Mozart and Komitas were masterly...
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Japan Hot Springs

Japan Hot Springs

From the ancient times Japanese people were in harmony with nature. This is obviously seen in every sphere of life. Clothing, dishes, utensils, traditions and all things are full of nature elements, that is to say, this can only be perceptible by Japanese people. One of the modern forms of Japanese leisure is «isolation from civilization». Currently this means visiting «onsen» hot springs. This is the most wonderful place with modern facilities where people can feel the close connection to nature. In European culture «onsen» is a hot spring which is considered to be...
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A Japnese Pianist in Love with Komitas

Komitas music is played by many musicians. There are also foreign artists among the composer fans. Pianist Ichijio Keiko  is from the Land of Rising Sun. She lives in Amsterdam and every year she has a number of solo concerts in the Old World. She is a laureate of numerous awards. After «playing the all classics» Keiko decided to play Komitas. Accordingly, Komitas became one of the preferred composers of Keiko. Komitas music is frequently played during   Shichijo’s solo concerts. Imyerevan.com web-site took an interview from  Keiko Shichijo in order to know her...
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Armenia and Japan: Asya Links Two Cultur...

Every time Asya Harutyunyan makes a business trip to Japan she never forgets to take grape leaves with her. In the land of the rising sun, a Japanese woman, Mika Ohira, takes the sun-kissed grape leaves and turns them into the famous Armenian dolma. Japan may be thousands of kilometers from Armenia and even further away in terms of culture and philosophy. But Asya jokes that Mika makes dolma more often than Armenians do. “Many meals in our cuisine are made of boiled vegetables and meat, and maybe that is the reason I loved the Armenian grape leave-wrapped...
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Japanese Seasons

Japanese Seasons

Amazing and unique approach of Japanese people to the seasons is the extreme sensitivity «kisetsukan». There is hardly another nation in the world that pays so much attention to the shift of seasons as Japanese people. From the very beginning this warship was connected with Japanese Shinto religion. The idea of this religion is the nature warship. The shift of the seasons for Japanese people is the eternity of universe. Spring In Japan spring is not only the rebellion of colors but also a special state of mind. In spring everywhere people can admire the flourished...
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Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine

Japanese cuisine is the cuisine of durability. Japanese cuisine is recognized as the health eating etalon all over the world. Geography is one of the reasons of Japanese longtime moderation from world and it is determined in many things and even in Japanese cuisine peculiarity. The peculiarity is obvious not only in ingredients which come from ancient times. However, the peculiarities and different features of Japanese cuisine is the great attention to every detail. Japanese people pay great attention to the delicacy and nuances, rituals and rules. Japanese cooks make...
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Souvenirs  from Japan

Souvenirs from Japan

Visiting every corner of the world people always buy gifts and souvenirs to their friends and relatives. Having old, special cultural and historical roots Japan suggests the tourist not only colorful impressions but also great opportunities of choosing souvenirs. They will remind you the time spending in the Land of Rising Sun. It is traditional to bring green tea from Japan, samurai belt, kimono, sushi utensils and special glasses for sake. However, the list of shopping is not complete with these souvenirs. Accordingly, what can be brought from Japan? First of all, it...
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Japanese Sport

Japanese Sport

Sport is worldwide in Japan. There is also a special day dedicated to sport and health life-style here in Japan. It is Day of Sport and Health celebrated every year on the second Monday of October. The objective of this day is propaganda of healthy life-style and propaganda of love to sport. On that day there is no everyday discipline in schools and companies. A number of large-scale competitions are held (mini Olympiads), sport trainings and other useful initiatives for health. In 2020 the summer Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo. Accordingly, sport and Japan are...
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Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens

There is hardly another place in the world where the landscape art has been inspired as tenderly as it is in Japan. Even in early middle ages Japanese people paid special attention to the nature by creating wonderful gardens and parks. This is called landscape in European culture. These gardens were meaningful in Buddhist conceptions. The island was in the centre of the composition (rocks, pavilions) surrounded by lakes. It was considered to be the heaven symbol in the middle of the ocean. Famous Byodo-intemple located in Byodo-in Uji (nearby Kyoto) is a wonderful...
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Strange Traditions

Strange Traditions

The traditions of all the nations have certain elements of absurdity. We, for example, drink for health. The Japanese in their turn have their own absurdities.        1.New Year During New Year celebration on the tables of the Japanese there is no dolma, no pork and there are no fireworks. They quietly go to bed, get up early in the morning and go together to meet the New Year sunrise.        2. Alwayssay “yes” The Japanese never say “no”. Every time, when it is necessary to refuse somebody, they choose a more respectful way of refusing or an agreement,...
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Japanese names

Japanese names

Japan is a unique country, which totally differs from the rest of the countries of the world. It has a unique cuisine, a living, which is characteristic of him. Even the customs of the Japanese differ from those of other nations. The names of the Japanese are also unique. The Japanese names have two components: a name (surname), which is passed from generation to generation and a name, which is given after birth. Usually, when introducing themselves they write their surname and then–name. However, nowadays, in the European style sometimes they write their name first and...
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Way Japan

Way Japan

We are going to present you some irrefutable arguments if you are suspicious to have your next initiative in Japan. Why spend the initiative in Japan? Japan is considered to be world leader in domains of scientific researches and in discovery of information technologies It is already many years that Japan is one of the World Leaders in the field of machinery, robotics, pharmaceuticals and etc. Japan has strongly developed scientific base. Moreover, Japanese scientists regularly receive international awards of the highest levels and in the most different fields. Enterprises...
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Japan’s Prefectures, Cities and Re...

Kanto Kanto region, located in one part of Honshu Island, is considered to be the highly developed part of Japan. Kanto plain is surrounded with massive mountains; together with Tokyo Bay it forms the region boundaries. Ibaraki  Tochhigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Kinki Another name of the region is Kinki-Kansai. This region is located in the south-western part of Honshu Island. The great part of this region is covered with mountains and plateaus. The biggest lake of Japan-Biwa is located in the north-eastern part of this...
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Practical Information

Passport and Visa Every foreign tourist who wants to visit Japan needs to have a passport. Armenian citizens in case of visiting Japan need to receive visa. More detailed information can be taken from the official web-site of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Japan. Besides, you can go to the Japanese embassy or consular of your country. Go to «visa» page. Customs regulations It is enough to have your verbal declaration about the imported products in order to cross the customs checkpoints: if you don’t have baggage with you ; or if you don’t import products out of the...