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Historic Sites of Japan

While many of Japan’s historic buildings and districts have been lost due to fires, earthquakes, wars and city redevelopment over the centuries, some cities and towns have managed to preserve a street block or whole district of traditional buildings for residents and tourists to enjoy today. The list below introduces some of Japan’s best preserved historic city districts and towns: Former Samurai DistrictsMany Japanese cities, including Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, have developed as castle towns, where the local feudal lord resided in the centrally...
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Shopping in Japan

Japan is a shopping paradise with a wealth of stores selling everything from traditional souvenirs and local food to the latest electronics and hottest fashion brands. Both domestic and foreign brands are represented, as are stores for all budgets, from the 100 yen shops to high-end fashion boutiques and department stores. Large cities, such as Tokyo and Osaka, sport several shopping districts, each with their own unique character, usually grouped around major train stations. Shops are also found in shopping centers, along covered shopping arcades and in extensive...
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Amusement Parks of Japan

Japan has a few dozen popular theme parks and amusement parks, including some world renowned brand names like Disneyland and Universal Studios. There are also a few parks unique to Japan, for example, Nikko Edomura, which is themed in a fun way after a town of the samurai era. During the extravagant years of the bubble economy, many parks were built across Japan, several of which were forced to close again when the economy took a downturn. Those that remain in operation are the bigger and better received ones, usually with unique characters of their own. Below is a...
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Flowers in Japan

Seasons are a main theme in the Japanese culture. Flowers are like mirrors to the seasons, reflecting the passage of time. Fittingly, flower viewing is a very popular activity in Japan as most prominently seen in the annual festivities surrounding the cherry blossoms, but not limited to them. The following chart shows the approximate blooming periods for some of the most popular flowers in Japan. One point to note is that because Japan extends north to south for some 3500 kilometers, a particular flower species might blossom at differing times across regions with varying...
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Before you go to Japan

When to go   Event Caendar Money Budget Travel Immigratiin Mobile Phones Electricity Luggage Internet Access   Earthquakes  the material is taken...
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Beaches in Japan

Beaches in Japan

Japan is a long, thin island country with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sea of Japan and East China Sea on the other. The length of the country results in an extensive coastline with lots of beaches. It also means that the climate and swimming season differ quite a bit from south to north. The best beaches for sunbathing and swimming are found in Okinawa to the south, but nice beaches exist in other regions, too. Beaches often provide basic facilities such as toilets, changing rooms and showers. During the warmer months, swimming, snorkeling, surfing and...
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12 Recommended Japanese Power Spots

There are power spots all around the world, but did you know that a lot of them are in Japan? In Japan, many power spots are places where Japanese gods came down to earth. Furthermore, naturally created sacred places as well as shrines and temples are also known as power spots. Here are 12 power spots that you can visit on your trip to Japan. 1. Hakone – Kuzuryu Shrine  blog.livedoor.jp There are Kuzuryu shrines all throughout Japan but the one in Hakone is the most famous. They hold a Tsukinami-sai festival every month on the 13th because it’s said that the dragon...
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Japanese facial massage

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The First Japanese Student to Join UWC Dilijan International School

The First Japanese Student to Join UWC D...

Idomu is the first Japanese student to join UWC Dilijan International School, and will start his studies and life in Dilijan in 2015 August. the material is taken from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Embassy-of-Armenia-to-Japan/759921597408540
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The Reception of Japan’s First  Resident  Ambassador  Eiji Taguchi in Armenia at 18.06.2015 (video)

The Reception of Japan’s First Re...

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Parallels of conducts among Armenian mil...

However, it needs to turn to the review of components of conduct of Armenian military. The above mentioned 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th provisions are noticeably similar to the elements of honorary conducts of medieval European knights and Japanese samurais. For instance, the famous «Hagakure» writing (literally «Hidden in Leaves») was terminated in 1716. It widely expresses and has carefully been worked out honorary conducts of Japanese samurais (Bushido, literally «Warrior Way»). For warrior, Yamamoto Tsunetomo (born in 1659-died in 1719) also emphasized the...
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A day with mrs. Midori in Armenian–Japan “Hikari” center

A day with mrs. Midori in Armenian–Japan...

On June 15, 2015 Midori Inagawa, a student of Waseda University has visited  “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese scientific-cultural center. In 2013 Midori came to Armenia with a short exchange trip. However, at the beginning of June Midori has come to Yerevan once again. Moreover, her visit in «Hikari» center has been a great pleasure. the material taken from  https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikari.center/ translated from Armenian into English...
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Disabled Sportsmen Have Fought During The Open Karate Championship (Video)

Disabled Sportsmen Have Fought During Th...

On June 13, 2015 in «Dinamo» stadium the open championship of Japan Karate Association of Armenia has started. The championship has been carried out with contribution of Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations of the RA, with contribution of Japan Karate Association of Armenia (JKA Armenia) as well as with the initiative of «Unison» non-governmental organization. The project has been titled «You can protect yourself». More than 300 sportsmen have participated to this championship coming from different regions of Armenia, including 15 disabled...
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Message from Ambassador Taguchi

Diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia were established in 1992. Since then our two countries have been developing friendly relations as partners who share the basic values such as democracy and market economy. In June 2012, H.E. Mr.Serzh Sargsyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia, paid an official visit to Japan, during which the “Joint Statement on Further Deepening of Friendship and Partnership between Japan and the Republic of Armenia” was signed. Based on this document, steady progress is now being made in such fields as political dialogue,...
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The newly-appointed Ambassador of Japan handed over the copies of his credentials to the Foreign Minister

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02.06.2015 On June 2 the first resident-Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Eiji Taguchi handed over copies of his credentials to Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. Congratulating the Ambassador on the occasion of his appointment and wishing fruitful activities Minister Nalbandian attached importance to the opening of the diplomatic mission of Japan in Yerevan. Minister Nalbandian expressed hope that the opening of the mission would give a new impetus for the development of bilateral relations. Edward Nalbandian expressed gratitude for Japan’s continued support to...