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The Press Conference of the Ambassador of Japan in Armenia Eiji Taguchi at Media Center (Video)

The Press Conference of the Ambassador o...

On December 11, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 o’clock at Media center took place a press conference with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in Armenia Eiji Taguchi. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Presentation of the book “71 Haikus” (Video)

Presentation of the book “71 Haikus” (Vi...

On December 6, 2017, from 16:00 to 19:00 o’clock at Komitas Museum-Institute there took place the solemn presentation of the book “71 Haikus” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Japan. At the opening of the presentation, there delivered a speech the president of “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center Karine Piliposyan. After that, she read the names of the authors of the haikus included in the book. Those, who were in the hall came up on the stage and...
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The 84th Anniversary of the Emperor of J...

On December 4, 2017 from 18:30-20:30 p.m. at “Armenia Marriot Hotel” there was celebrated the 84th anniversary of the Emperor of Japan Akihito. Author` H....
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Japanese Drums Concert on November 29 (v...

On November 29, 2017 in Yerevan State Puppet Theater after Hovhannes Toumanyan (4 Sayat Nova Avenue) from 19:00 to 21:00 took place a Japanese concert “The Voices of Peace” by Ichitaro. The concert was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Armenia. At the opening of the concert, the audience was greeted by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi and by the employee of the Ministry of Culture of RA, because this wonderful concert was...
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Japanese Drum Concert on November 29-30

Japanese Drum Concert on November 29-30

November 14, 2017 A Japanese drum (Wadaiko) performance will be held on the 29th (Wed) and 30th (Thu) of November. This performance is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia.      Date and Time: 29th (Thu) of November at 19:00 -, 30th (Fri) of November at 18:00      Venue: (29th) Yerevan State Puppet Theatre named after Hovhannes Toumanyan (4 Sayat-Nova Ave., Yerevan) (30th) Vanadzor Drama Theatre named after Hovhannes Abelyan (3a Building, Taterakan St., Vanadzor, Lori Marz) The entry is free....
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Concert of Traditional Japanese Music (V...

On November 10, 2017, at 19:00 p.m. at Yerevan State Puppet Theater named after Hovhannes Toumanyan took place a concert of “Traditional Japanese Music”. It was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Armenia. The concert was organized by the Embassy of Japan in RA, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of RA, JTI- one of the biggest tobacco companies of the world, Hikati center and the Agency of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Japan. The concert was opened with the greeting speech...
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Ruins of a 3000 year old Armenian castle found in Lake Van – Turkey

Ruins of a 3000 year old Armenian castle...

A team of Turkish archaeologists has discovered the remains of what is believed to be a 3,000-year-old castle from the Armenian kingdom of Urartu (Ararat) submerged underwater in Lake Van. The underwater excavations were led by Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and the governorship of Turkey’s eastern Bitlis Province. The castle is said to belong to the Iron Age Armenian civilization also known as the Kingdom of Van, Urartu, Ararat and Armenia. The lake itself is believed to have been formed by a crater caused by a volcanic eruption of Mount Nemrut near the province...
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Meeting with the Students of Waseda University in IROHA Center (video)

Meeting with the Students of Waseda Univ...

On November 3, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. in IROHA center there took place a meeting with the students of Waseda University. There were 8 students, who had come to Armenia accompanied by the lecturer of algebra at Waseda University Moris sensei. They had come on October 27 and returned on November 4. As the aim of the visit was to study the culture of the Armenian nation, during the visit they went to Garni, Geghard, Khor Virap, Noravank, Tatev Monastic Complex, Khnzoresk. In Yerevan, they visited Armenian – Russian (Slavonic) University and had a meeting with the...
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Japanese Culture Day in Armenia (Video)

Japanese Culture Day in Armenia (Video)

On November 3, 2017 at 14:00 to 15:00 o’clock, “JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development NGO organized an event “Japanese Culture Day” in Naregatsi Art Institute. At the beginning of the event there was presented the event itself. After that, there were presented individuals and organizations, which present the Japanese culture in Armenia. At first there was presented the book of Armenologist, historian, Diaspora scholar, translator Artsvi Bakhchinyan - “Armenian-Japanese Historical and Cultural Relations”. The book was presented by the Assistant at...
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Japanese Music Concert on November 9-10

Japanese Music Concert on November 9-10

A Japanese music performance on shamisen and other Japanese traditional musical instruments will be held on the 9th (Thu) and 10th (Fri) of November. This performance is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia.      Date and Time: 9th (Thu) of November at 19:00 -, 10th (Fri) of November at 19:00 -      Venue: Yerevan State Puppet Theatre named after Hovhannes Toumanyan      Address: 4 building, Sayat-Nova str., Yerevan The entry is free. Tickets are available at the ticket box of the Puppet...
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The Opening of the 12th Japanese Film Fe...

On October 19, 2017, at 18:30-18:50 o’clock in “Moscow” cinema, there took place the festival opening of the12th Japanese Film Festival dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations. At the opening ceremony the guests were greeted by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi and the president of the Armenian-Japanese “Hikari” Scientific, Educational and Cultural center NGO Karine Piliposyan. The choir “Arar” directed by Gor Melqumyan sang Japanese...
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“Swans” Jewelry Collection: the Balance between the Japanese Minimalism and the Armenian Maximalism

“Swans” Jewelry Collection: the Balance ...

From October 5 to 8, 2017 in “Meridian Expo” center there took place the exhibition of the new collection of “v.ann” /Vienn/ company. This collection is also dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations and it was held in the frameworks of “JUNWEX 2017” International Jewelry Exhibition, part of which was “v.ann” /Vienn/ company. Vardanyan Anna- the founder of the company tells about the new collection, the Japanese pearls, the Armenian amulets and what relation do the brooches have with the old...
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Matosavank(video)

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On October 9, 2017 the Japanese Sports and Health Day in Armenia (video)

On October 9, 2017 the Japanese Sports a...

On October 9, 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 o’clock in the hall of “Kendo Armenian Federation” “JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development NGO organized an event, which presented the Japanese holiday “Sports and Health Day”. At the beginning of the event the president of “JAR” NGO Hasmik Muradyan Japanese and Armenian gave information about that day. After that with the skillful guidance of the president of “Kendo Armenian Federation” Arthur Poghosyan at first there was an open lesson of aikido and then an open lesson of kendo. Author: H....
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Health and Sports Day

Health and Sports Day is one of the national holidays of Japan. Since 2000 is has been decided to celebrate the holiday on the second Monday in October. In the memory of the brilliant achievements and excitement of the Olympic Games held in 1964 “The Day, when people get acquainted with sports and acquire healthy mind and body” was accepted as a national holiday. “To get acquainted with sports” doesn’t mean to watch, listen to or read about sports, but to go in for sports. Pursuing the goal of “Development of healthy mind and body” to move the body. In...
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The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese in Armenia on October 7, 2017 (Video)

The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese ...

On October 7, 2017, from 11:00 to 15:00 o’clock at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University there took place “The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese in Armenia”. Non-students 1. Adelina Mikayelyan, “IROHA” center, “An ideal school” 2. Shushan Tonoyan, “IROHA” center, “Japan with my eyes” 3. Marina Ghazanchyan, “IROHA” center, “My favourite Retro” Thanks to David Gritsenko for the provision of the video! Students 1. Diana Shahverdyan、”IROHA” center、1st year student from American University of Armenia, “The voice of the heart” 2-1....
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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...