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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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“Swan” jewelry collection. Japanese minimalism and Armenian maximalism balance

“Swan” jewelry collection. J...

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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 Armenia, Hayq and Armenia name...

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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...
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On August, 2017 “The Contrasts of Japan” Photo Story by Hayato Matsumoto (Video)

On August, 2017 “The Contrasts of Japan”...

On August 27, 2017 at 19:00 o’clock in the frameworks of “Fresco” festival,  at “Small Theater” National Center of Aesthetics there took place the photo story “The Contrasts of Japan” by Hayato Matsumoto, who is Japanese by his nationality but has lived for many years in the Soviet Union and naturally speaks perfect Russian. Author: H.Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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“1000 Years of Village Square” Festival from August 26 to 27, 2017 (Video)

“1000 Years of Village Square” Festival ...

From August 26 to 27, 2017 at Zorakan village of Tavush region there took place the festival “1000 Years of Village Square”. This year the festival was organized for the second time. It was organized by an extremely active and caring young man of that village Hovhannes Karapetyan. Zorakan is a border village. The majority of their populations are the inhabitants of Chardakhlu village, which is now in the territory of Azerbaijan. This is the reason why they want to rename the village Chardakhlu. As that village has given many famous heroes to the motherland, now the...