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Hiroshima, Nagasaki 75․ Commemoration Ceremony in Yerevan

Hiroshima, Nagasaki 75․ Commemoration Ce...

It has been already 6 years that “HIKARI” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center annually organize an event commemorating the innocent victims of the towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This year, despite the extension of the state of emergency imposed by the commandant’s office, however there was obtained a permission to conduct a small event in order not to break the kind tradition. There were present at the event the Chairman of the Culture, Education, Science, Social Affairs Committee of the Yerevan Council of Elders Satenik Mkrtchyan, the...
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Japan will Provide Armenia with a Grant to Purchase Ambulances

Japan will Provide Armenia with a Grant ...

30.07.2020 The Government approved the RA Government legislative initiative on the draft law of the Republic of Armenia “On the Ratification of Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Japan for the Provision of “Economic and Social Development” Grant signed on June 30, 2020 in Yerevan”. As reported by “Armenpress”, according to the substantiation of the decision, the Agreement on “Economic and Social Development” Grant Provision is a result of negotiations between the Governments of Armenia and Japan. It aims at...
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10th Japanese Oral Speech Contest

10th Japanese Oral Speech Contest

If you study Japanese and want to test your knowledge, to get acquainted with other Japanese lovers, get unique presents and finally, get the chance to visit Japan, then you are invited to participate in the 10th Japanese Oral Speech Contest, which will take place in the autumn of 2020 (in early October, you will be additionally informed on the date and venue). Terms ・The contest will have 1) students’ section and 2) non-students’ section. In the students’ section there can participate students from any university of RA and in the non-students’ section there can...
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The Donation of Avigan Drug made in Japa...

JULY 23, 2020 12:06 YEREVAN, JULY 23, ARMENPRESS։ As the final drug for the treatment of COVID-19 hasn’t been found yet, many countries of the world already apply the drugs, which exist in order to prevent the increase in mortality by means of suppressing the reproduction of the virus. At the moment avigan (favipiravir) is one of these samples, which has provoked active interest. At the request of Armenia, on July 23 Japan has made a donation of avigan drugs, which can be used for nearly 100 patents. It is expected that the drugs will be more efficiently used by the...
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Japanese Railway Sanriku (video)

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Japan Calls on all Stakeholders to Cease...

The statement of the Press Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Otaka Masato relating the confrontation along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border: Japan expresses its concern relating recent armed confrontation along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and human losses caused by it. Japan calls on all stakeholders to cease hostilities and manifest maximum restraint.The final settlement of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has an essential role for the peace and stability in the Caucasus region. Japan expresses its full support to the efforts of OSCE Minsk...
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Modern Japanese Samurai (Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Tsukumogami

Tsukumogami

In the Japanese folklore there exists “tsukumogami” (付喪神) – an object, which has acquired a spirit. It is considered that if an object is 100 years old, it can gain consciousness. This especially concerns forgotten or lost items. For example, they believe in the existence of the spirit of straw sandal “bake-dzori” (化け草履). Every day putting on the sandal, there is established a close connection between the sandal and its owner. And when the owner stops wearing the sandal and forgets it in a corner of the wardrobe, decades past it turns into a...
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Lavash has been baked in Armenia since the 1st Millennium B.C.: During the Excavations in Artashat there was discovered an Underground Tonir of that Period

Lavash has been baked in Armenia since t...

Lavash, the Armenian bread, is one of the national treasures of Armenia. The bread lavash is known in Armenia since the 1st millennium B. C. During the excavations in the Town of Artashat there was discovered an underground tonir of that period, which is considered the first instrument of the Armenian cuisine. In the basics of the word “lavash” there is laid its way of making: the dough ball is rolled out, opened well and then with skillful hand movements the dough is thrown from one hand to the other by stretching and opening the dough. And here comes the name of...
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Online Event for Making an Okonomiyaki

Online Event for Making an Okonomiyaki

On July 10, 2020, on Friday, at 14:00 o’clock “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center, together with its members made a very delicious Japanese dish called okonomiyaki (おこのみやき). Like the previous event, this one was also conducted on Zoom platform. The participants had prepared all the necessary ingredients beforehand and together they made okonomiyaki in real time. At the end they tasted it and shared their impressions. Everyone had prepared delicious okonomiyakis. Suchlike events organized in these hard times, which is...
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Harry. Japanese Village on the Water(Vid...

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Japan twill Provide Armenia with 3.7 Million USD for Acquiring Medical Equipment

Japan twill Provide Armenia with 3.7 Mil...

20:02, 30 June, 2020 YEREVAN, JUNE 30, ARMENPRESS. Jun Yamada, Ambassador of Japan to Armenia and Atom Janjughazyan, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Armenia signed on June 30 the exchange of notes (E/N) for the Japan’s Grant Aid, “The Economic and Social Development Program”. This E/N is for the Provision of Japanese Medical Equipment to the Republic of Armenia. Through this Project, the Government of Japan will provide four hundred million Japanese Yen (approximately 3.7 million USD) for obtaining Japanese medical equipment. This Project intends to assist...
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Online Origami Event

Online Origami Event

On June 26, 2020, at 18։00 o’clock in the evening there took place an online origami event organized by “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange NGO. At the opening the president of the NGO Ruzan Khojikyan delivered a greeting speech, after which one the active members of the center Diana presented an interesting slide-show about origami. After that she skillfully and practically showed the ways of making a circle, a star box and the famous bird waving its wings. Following her instructions the other participants also tried to make...
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Sweet Japanese Bread Made by the Armenians

Sweet Japanese Bread Made by the Armenia...

We already have the opportunity to make and try the Japanese sweet bread “meron pan” made by an Armenian. The President of “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center Ruzan Khojikyan has translated the recipe of “meron pan”, which is given below: Ingredients (for 8 portions) ■Bulki dough Flour… 200 g Salt … 3 g Sugar … 15g Dry yeast … 3 g Butter … 15 g Half egg beaten in water. The total volume of these two should make 135 ml. ■Biscuit dough Flour… 90 g Almond flour … 30 g Butter … 40 g Sugar … 50 g Half egg (some...
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Yuru: Japanese Sports

Recently in Japan there were created new games, which are called “yuru” or quiet sports. Here the experienced players and beginners, children and adults compete with each other on equal terms. Among more than 50 types of sports the most famous one is table tennis, where the players are given racquets with holes and in case of handball the hands and the ball are covered with liquid soap in order to make them slippery. Many games are envisaged for the improvement of health of the people, who cannot or don’t want to go in for sports. Like for example, games, which are...
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Do you want to Study Japanology? Then to the ASUE

Do you want to Study Japanology? Then to...

In the Armenian State University of Economics/ #ASUE/  there was introduced a new subject “Japanology” (Japanese Studies). The teaching of the subject is entrusted to the Japanologist(Japanese Studies) Anna Vardanyan, who for years studies the peculiarities of the country of the rising sun, conducts researches on the Armenian-Japanese relations, highly contributes to the development of historical-cultural and business relations between the two countries. During the interview with Anna Vardanyan we were informed that the subject would be introduced in the Master’s...
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A Japanese Book about the Armenian Animation

A Japanese Book about the Armenian Anima...

19-05-2017 The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan and several Japanese websites inform that there was published the illustrated book of Satoru Otsuka “Armenian Animation Films”, where for the first time there is presented the Soviet and modern Armenian cartoon art. In separate small chapters the reader gets acquainted with the best works of the Armenian animation since 1938, the first Armenian cartoon “The Dog and the Cat” shot by Lev Atamanov up to “The Lazy Hoori” film-fairy tale-musical screened up in 2016. The other chapters are “The Priest and...
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“Sabre Dance” reached Tokyo: A Film about Aram Khachaturyan will be released in Tokyo

“Sabre Dance” reached Tokyo: A Film abou...

The director of the film about the great composer is Yusup Razikov. Russian actor of the Armenian origin Hambardzum Kabanyan is starring. YEREVAN, April 21–Sputnik. The film “Sabre Dance” about the great Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan will be released in Japan at the end of July. This was announced on Facebook by the general producer of the film Ruben Dishdishyan. “It’s unbelievable! The film, which we made with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, National Cinema Center of Armenia and DMH studio, will be released in Japan. Thanks to everyone...
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For the Information of the Citizens Subject to Conscription for the Compulsory Military Service in the RA Armed Forces

For the Information of the Citizens Subj...

07 May, 2020 The citizens subject to the conscription for the compulsory military service in the RA Armed Forces, who because of the restrictions and absence of air communication imposed by the pandemic, were not able to return to the motherland on time in order to appear at the military commissariat of their place of registration, should send their data to the following email armembjapan@mfa.am in order to regulate further legal proceedings and if possible to arrange their transportation to the Republic of Armenia. In the letter to the Embassy it is necessary to mention...
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A Book in Japanese About the Capital of ...

A book in Japanese about Armenia. By the way, you can get the book free of charge by May 5. Perhaps it would be useful for the learners of...