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Statement of the Foreign Ministry of Armenia on restrictions enforced within the framework of prevention of novel coronavirus

Statement of the Foreign Ministry of Arm...

28 March, 2020 As part of the global fight against the novel coronavirus, different countries restricted and continue to restrict the access to their airspace and the air communication, which have complicated the arrangement of our citizens’ return to Armenia. In this regard, we urge our citizens to check the availability of transit flights in advance. Additionally, according to the decision of the government of the Russian Federation, further on, departing and arriving flights between the airports of Russian Federation and foreign airports carrying out the return of...
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The President and the Ambassador of Japan have discussed the Situation Caused by the Coronavirus

The President and the Ambassador of Japa...

The President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sargsyan has received the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada. The Department of Information and Public Relations of the President informs that the interlocutors exchanged thoughts about the practical components of the Armenian-Japanese cooperation taking into consideration today’s situation caused by the spreading of new coronavirus, as well as the future projects. The ambassador Yamada presented the situation in Japan and the measures related to it. There were discussed the...
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Tokyo Olympic Games Have Been Postponed Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tokyo Olympic Games Have Been Postponed ...

24.03.2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the launch of which was envisaged on July 24, have been moved to the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is announced from the International Olympic Committee. Earlier the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe had asked IOC to postpone the Olympic Games. He had said that Tokyo would conduct the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a sign of victory over the coronavirus. “I have suggested postponing the Olympic Games for a year and the President of IOC Thomas Bach completely agreed with me”, he said. “This will allow...
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A Boy with an Armenian Name in Japan: Wh...

Thanks to Artsvi Bakhchinyan for the provision of the material! translated from Armenian into English...
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Agarak 1 (Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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The Japanese Have Staged and Shot the Fairy-tale “The Liar” by the Famous Armenian Writer Hovhannes Tumanyan

The Japanese Have Staged and Shot the Fa...

On March 4, 2020, with the suggestion of the embassy the pupils of the sixth form of Hisawa school of Minami Adzyu Town staged and recorded the fairy-tale “The Liar” by Hovhannes Tumanyan. On March 10, in “Fukushima Minpo” daily newspaper there was published an article about it, praising the literary heritage of Hovhannes Tumanyan. In summer Minami Adzyu is hosting the Olympic Team of Armenia. the material is taken from Embassy of Armenia to Japan ・駐日アルメニア共和国大使館 translated from Armenian into English...
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National Center of Chamber Music will be replenished with New Musical Instruments

National Center of Chamber Music will be...

17:39, 26 February, 2020 YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 26, ARMENPRESS: During this year within the frameworks of “Grassroots” cultural grant support project of the Government of Japan, National Center of Chamber Music will acquire Japanese Yamaha brand grand piano, tympanums, drums, xylophone, glockenspiel and other instruments, the availability of which will allow to appear before the music lovers with a bigger and various repertoire. the material is taken from https://armenpress.am translated from Armenian into English...
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Training in Japan: A Man Cannot Respond to What He Cannot Imagine

Training in Japan: A Man Cannot Respond ...

24.02.2020 From February 11 to 20, 2020 six representatives of different subdivisions of MES RA, four journalists from four media were trained in Japan in the frameworks of “Disaster Risk Reduction Crisis Communication and Public Awareness Improvement” Project carried out with the joint efforts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The head of the team was Deputy Minister Arkadi Balyan. This was already the third training carried out by this project. The first two trainings were conducted in Yerevan, in...
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There is a Need for Useful Information Before and After a Disaster

There is a Need for Useful Information B...

With the joint efforts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA and Japan International Cooperation Agency, during the period February 2019 – January 2022 in Armenia there will be implemented “Disaster Risk Reduction Crisis Communication and Public Awareness Improvement” Project, which aims at providing population with accurate and appropriate information about the disaster. And for this purpose it is necessary to develop and strengthen crisis communication capabilities of mass media. During the first stage of the project – February 2019-January 2020, there...
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The 60th Anniversary of the Emperor of Japan (Video)

The 60th Anniversary of the Emperor of J...

On February 21, 2020, from 18:30 to 20:30 p.m. at “Armenia Marriot Hotel” they celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Emperor of Japan Naruhito. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Celebration of Setsubun 2020 at IROHA Center (Video)

The Celebration of Setsubun 2020 at IROH...

On February 14, 2020 at IROHA center they again celebrated Setsubun. At first two students from the center with the slide-show on Setsubun holiday written with the Japanese explanations presented in Armenian to the audience that had gathered. Then the attendees were divided into two groups and in two separate rooms made ehomaki with their own hands, of course, with the instructions of the teacher. After that the two groups looking together in the direction of the New Year and keeping silence ate their ehomaki. After that there was the ceremony of mamemaki. After a...
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There is Envisaged the Visit of the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Eichi Hasegwa to Armenia

There is Envisaged the Visit of the Spec...

Deputy Minister of Economy of RA Mr. Varos Simonyan has received the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Armenia Mr. Jun Yamada.This was announced by the Department of Information and Public Relations of the Ministry of Economy of RA. During the meeting there were discussed agenda and organizational issues related to the visit of the delegation to Armenia headed by the special adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Eichi Hasegawa, which is envisaged this year in March. The main purpose of the visit of the delegation headed by Mr....
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List of Dishes Made with Matsun (Yougurt) Around the World

List of Dishes Made with Matsun (Yougurt...

Matsun (yogurt) is loved in many countries. I wonder how people in different countries of the world enjoy matsun. In this corner using the natural raw material of matsun (yogurt), we present real homemade dishes of different countries. Let’s ask about the raw material of matsun (yogurt) and the culture of its motherland. The 43rd time it is the Republic of Armenia. It is a country in the South-Western part of Caucasus. In the North it has a border with Georgia, in the South – with Persia, in the West with Turkey and in the East it has a border with Azerbaijan. This...
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Interview with Rio Kimura, who is studying Armenian in Armenia

Interview with Rio Kimura, who is studyi...

-Mr. Rio Kimura how do your Armenian friends call you? When have you come to Armenia? - The Armenians call me by name – Rio. I came to Armenia last year at the end of September 2019. -What is the reason and purpose that you have come to Armenia? - While studying at the university, from the foreign languages I chose Russian. At that time I got to know about Armenia, which has been part of the former Soviet Union. After that course I was dreaming of going to the Caucasian Region, which had such a long history, so many different nations, languages and cultures. Two years...
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In Japan they have created Air Lifting Houses

In Japan they have created Air Lifting H...

In Japan they have created houses, which in case of an earthquake can be lifted from the earth surface for several inches and stay in that position until the end of the earthquake. This technology was developed still in the past decade but the attention was drawn to it after the devastating earthquake in the country in 2011. The system developed by the designers of “Air Danshin Systems Inc.” has a powerful airbag, which allows the house in case of necessity to lift from the ground on time. The sensitive sensor is capable of previously detecting the start of the seismic...
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The President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sargsyan has received the Ambassador of Japan to Armenia

The President of the Republic of Armenia...

30.01.2020 Today the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sargsyan has received the Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada. On behalf of the Government of Japan the Ambassador expressed gratitude to the President Sargsyan for the visit to his country last October and for the participation in the enthronement ceremony of the Emperor of Japan in Tokyo. He mentioned that the meetings, which had taken place in Tokyo, are new stimulus for the development of bilateral relations. In his turn President Sargsyan said that he had wonderful memories and impressions from...
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“Japanese New Year” Event (Video)

On January 24, 2020 at  “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center there took place the event “Japanese New Year”. In the beginning of the event the employees of the center hold a small quiz, which would help the participants to learn how they celebrate New Year in Japan. After that, under the direction of Deputy President of the center Minamie Shuichi and with joint efforts of the attendees there was made the stuff for motsi – the dish of the day. At the end of the event when they were starting to make motsi and enjoy it, the...
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Japan Donated 22 Fire Trucks to Armenia: the Ceremony of Solemn Handover will take Place on January 29

Japan Donated 22 Fire Trucks to Armenia:...

On January 29, at 12:00 o’clock, in the parade square of  the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA(Davitashen 4th block, 109/8 A. Mikoyan) will take place the ceremony of the solemn handover of 22 fire trucks to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia by Japan International Cooperation Agency. The event will be attended by the Minister of Emergency Situations F. Tsolakyan, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in Armenia, H. E. Mr. Jun Yamada  and other high-ranking officials. Dear colleagues, you are kindly invited to take...
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Guide Courses in the Asian Languages (Vi...

On January 20, 2020, from 18:30 to 20:00 o’clock “Soleil Travel” travel agency located at 16/43 Heratsi str. conducted the first lesson of guide courses for the people mastering the Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Fifth Anniversary of “IROHA” Center and the Celebration of New Year 2020 (Video)

The Fifth Anniversary of “IROHA” Center ...

On December 21, 2019 in Nairi Hall of Ani Plaza Hotel there took place the celebration of New Year 2020 by “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange NGO and the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the NGO. In the beginning the guests were greeted by the president of the center Ruzanna Khojikyan and the vice-president Minamie Syuitsi. The event was conducted in the Armenian and Japanese languages by the employee of IROHA center Diana Shahverdyan and  Mrs. Fujita Kino, who has arrived in order to study the Armenian language and the...