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October 19 – October 23 The 12th J...

September 28, 2017  The Embassy of Japan in Armenia, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, “HIKARI” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center and the Municipality of Ejmiatsin, will organize the 12th Japanese Film Festival from October 19 to October 23. This year, Japanese films will be screened in the cities of Yerevan, Gyumri and Ejmiatsin, and all the films will be shown in Japanese with English or Russian subtitles. The entry is free to all the screenings. We invite you all to join us and enjoy the beauty of Japanese...
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Haik  Patriarch

Haik Patriarch

Hayk the Great (Armenian: Հայկ), Armenian pronunciation: [hajk], or The Great Hayk, also known as Hayk Nahapet (ՀայկՆահապետ, Armenian pronunciation: [hajk nahapɛt], Hayk the “head of family” or patriarch), is the legendary patriarch and founder of the Armenian nation. His story is told in the History of Armenia attributed to the Armenian historian Moses of Chorene (410 to 490). Contents • 1Etymology • 2Genealogy • 3Folklore •3.1Hayk and King Bel •3.2Battle of Giants and defeat of Bel Etymology The name of the...
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About the Names Hayastan, Hayq and Armen...

Each geographical name has its story, origin and meaning. It has always interested people how this or that toponymic name has originated, how it has altered during the course of time and reached us. In case of careful study, they can tell us many things from the history of the given country and nation. First of all let’s speak about the name “Hayastan”. “Hayastan” is the name of the motherland of the Armenian people, where his historical life has passed. Its borders coincide with the borders of theArmenian plateau.Soviet Armenia occupied the Northeastern part of...
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“Budo” Festival on September 17, 2017 (V...

On September 17, 2017, at 14:00-16:30 o’clock at the sport complex of State Revenue Committee under the Government of the Republic of Armenia (former “Mika”) there took place “Budo” festival of the Japanese martial arts, which has already become a tradition. This year “Budo” festival was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia. Budo, which is translated from Japanese as a martial way, is the collective name for the modern Japanese martial arts. Karate, aikido, judo and kendo make the inseparable...
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“Rural Life and Traditions” Festival in the English Park of Yerevan

“Rural Life and Traditions” ...

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On Sep17, 2017 “Budo” Japanese Martial Arts Festival

On Sep17, 2017 “Budo” Japanese Martial A...

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and National Olympic Committee of Armenia will hold the “Budo” Japanese Martial Arts Festival to commemorate the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia. The festival will feature performances by Armenian Budo organizations and will welcome special guests from Japan, the Judo masters Mr. Yoshiharu Makishi (1997 World Championships silver medal, Kodokan-7th dan) , Mr. Hiroshi Izumi (Men’s Judo 90 kg category silver...
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“Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts Festival” on September 9, 2017 (Video)

“Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts Fe...

On September 9, 2017 in Dilijan town there took place the 5th festival of “Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts”. At the opening the organizer of the festival, the president of the organization “Promotion of Culture and Tourism” Mariam Minasyan one by one greeted all the regions. Then the Executive Director of RA Tourism Development Foundation Ara Khzmalyan greeted the guests. After that, famous dance groups of different regions of Armenia each staged a dance performance. Then the honorary guests Ara Gevorgyan and Daniel Dekker greeted the...
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The Armenian-Japanese Effective Cooperat...

Thanks to Anna Vardanyan for the provision of the material! translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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The Japanese Language Skills Test (JLPT)...

On December 3, 2017 (Sunday) for the second time in Yerevan there will be held “Japanese Language Skills Test (JLPT)”. If you want to pass the exam, follow the rules below. 1.  Examination day: December 3, 2017 (Sunday) 2. Venue of examination: Yerevan 3. Place and deadline for the applications: а. Place: Yerevan State University, Armenian-Russian University, “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center, “Hikari” Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center. b. Deadline: September 20 (Wednesday), from Monday to Friday (Armenian-Russian...
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The Opening of the Exhibition “Beautiful...

On September 7, 2017 at Yerevan Center of Popular Creationat 16:00 o’clock took place the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku”, which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations. From September 8 to October 8 in the Center of Popular Creation there will be open the exhibition “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku”, which presents the Japanese decorative and applied art. The dates of the visit are from Tuesday to Saturday (from 11:00 to 17:00 o’clock) and on Sunday (from 11:00...
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Museum of national architecture and urban llife of Gyumri (Video)

Museum of national architecture and urba...

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Armenian Warriors, Japanese Samurai: Military Codes of Honor

Armenian Warriors, Japanese Samurai: Mil...

Published: 18/07/2011Posted in: Analysis, Armenia @en, ARMENIAN RESISTANCE, GEOGRAPHY YEREVAN magazine, July-August, 2011 issue (14) Text by Armen Ayvazyan Based on his book The Code of Honor of the Armenian Military (4-5th centuries) Translated by Arsen Nazarian and Armen Ayvazyan Armenian historiography contains considerable information about ancient and medieval Armenian military ideology. In the works of fifth century historians Pavstos Buzand and Movses Khorenatzi, the commands and legacy of the Armenian sparapets (commanders in chief) to their successors...