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Japanese government to provide Armenia with $3.8 mln grant as Parliament ratifies agreement

Japanese government to provide Armenia w...

12:26, 27 October, 2020 YEREVAN, OCTOBER 27, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian Parliament ratified an agreement according to which the government of Japan will provide nearly 3.8 million USD grant to Armenia. The bill on ratifying the agreement on providing social and economic development grant to Armenia was approved by the Parliament with 72 votes in favor. The agreement has been signed on June 30, 2020, between the Armenian and Japanese governments. While introducing the agreement to the Parliament, deputy minister of healthcare Anahist Avanesyan called it as another very good...
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Japanese Passports (Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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“Best Life” Armenian-Japanese Medical Ce...

“Best Life” Armenian-Japanese Medical Center has been opened in Yerevan, where they carry out diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all types of cardio-vascular diseases. It will be not only medical, but also clinical, scientific-research and training center. The newly-opened “Best Life” has modern medical equipment and the services will be available at relatively affordable prices. the material is taken from  kentron.tv translated from Armenian into English...
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Japanese Solution to Floods (Video)

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Horror on a Japanese Way. Obakeyashik(Vi...

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The Peace Covenant of the Japanese Monk and Armenia

The Peace Covenant of the Japanese Monk ...

Many people in Yerevan and in other towns of Armenia as well, already recognize the Japanese monk with his very distinctive appearance. For years the Buddhist monk Qanshin Ikeda travels in different countries of the world to announce the sound of peace. He told Mediamax about his covenant, travelling and the days spent in Armenia. The Decision of Becoming a Monk Qanshin Ikeda travels in different towns of Armenia mainly on foot. In his hands he always carries a musical instrument, which is like drums. By means of hitting it, he makes a Buddhist mantra for the sake of...
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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)

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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...