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“IROHA” Center Once Again Celebrated Hanami

“IROHA” Center Once Again Celebrated Han...

On March 18, 2018 “IROHA” center once again celebrated Hanami. First of all let’s understand what is Hanami (in Japanese 花見). Hanami is a part of the Japanese culture. When sakura blossoms (the flower of cherry tree), the Japanese have an outdoor party under the sakura and admire the pink blossoms of sakura. As unfortunately sakura does not grow in Armenia, this year “IROHA” center celebrated Hanami in a park full of apricot trees, which didn’t yield sakura in its beauty. Fortunately, the weather was sunny and it didn’t change our plans. As soon as we...
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Architecture of Armenia

Architecture of Armenia

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The Opening of the Center of the Japanese Language and Culture at Slavonic University (Video)  (Video)

The Opening of the Center of the Japanes...

On March 20, 2018, from 15:00 to 16:00 at Armenian-Russian Slavonic University took place the opening ceremony of the Center of the Japanese Language and Culture, was long awaited. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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“Don’t feel sorry for yourself”: Haruki Murakami about People, Life and Relations

“Don’t feel sorry for yourself”: Haruki ...

2018-03-18 As Murakami himself was saying, the world is created and full of wonderful things and strange people. This wise man could see the souls of other people; he could encourage with words and made think about important things. How do people get themselves? Some need search for years others are inspired. This was the case with Haruki Murakami as well. In April 1978, during a baseball game he suddenly realized that he could write a book.  He still doesn’t know why at that time and why to write a book…. As the writer himself has said, I just realized that and...
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Demonstration of the Japanese Tea Ceremony (Video)

Demonstration of the Japanese Tea Ceremo...

On March 15, 2018 from 11:00 to 14:00 o’clock at State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia took place the demonstration of the Japanese tea ceremony, which was organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Armenia and “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center NGO. The sponsor of the ceremony was the Armenian branch of Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT). Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Rent a Bus in Yerevan

Rent a Bus in Yerevan

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The online hotel booking system in Armen...

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Visit of the Japanese Students to “IROHA” Center in February 2018 (Video)

Visit of the Japanese Students to “IROHA...

On February 26, 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 o’clock, the students of Senshu University visited “IROHA” center. And on February 27, at the same time the center hosted the students Tsukuda University. At first, they presented books to IROHA center. Then, after listening to the speech prepared by the members of the center, which presented the center, they had talks with each other until 18:00 o’clock. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Armenian carpetmaking(video)

Thanks to Hayk Isakhanyan for the provision of the material!
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About Armenia(video)

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The Celebration of Setsubun Holiday in IROHA Center (Video)

The Celebration of Setsubun Holiday in I...

At the beginning of the event, the teachers of the centerZarine and Shushanik told about the holiday, after which all the members of the center on that day sang the song dedicated to that day.  Then they split into two rooms, because the group was big and they wouldn’t fit in one room. And with the explanations of the two sensei of the center Minamie Syuitsi and Ruzan Khojikyan each of them made ehomaki for themselves. After that, the students of the two rooms went to the living room together with the ehomaki, which they have made themselves. And according to...
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Aikido Open Class (Video)

Aikido Open Class (Video)

On February 24, 2018 “Aikido Meiseikai Armenia”, under the direction of its president Arthur Poghosyan from 19:30 to 21:30 p.m. conducted Aikido Open Class in the specially equipped hall of Yerevan State University. The coach started the class with introductory information. Then there were warm-up exercises. After that with the detailed explanations of the coach, the sportsmen continued to train until 21:30 o’clock. Usually in that hall, the coach conducts Aikido classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 19:30 to 21:30 o’clock. Author: H....
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About the 7th Century Armenian Scientist...

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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On the Assistance of the Government Of Japan For the Restoration and Maintenance of Valuable Archaeological Objects Excavated by Armenia

On the Assistance of the Government Of J...

Today, at the Embassy of Japan to Armenia the Minister of Culture of RA Armen Amiryan and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in RA H. E. Eiji Taguchi signed the grant agreement of the “Improvement Program of Restoration and Maintenance Equipment of Archaeological Findings of the Scientific Research Center of Historical and Cultural Heritage” between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Japan. Then the Minister Armen Amiryan and the Chief Representative of Uzbekistan office of Japan International Cooperation Agency...
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There was signed an Agreement between Ar...

14.02.2018 On February 14 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA Edward Nalbandyan and the Ambassador of Japan in RA Eiji Taguchi signed the agreement “On the Liberalization, Promotion and Protection of Investments between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Japan”. In his speech addressed to the attendees at the signing ceremony, Foreign Minister Nalbandyan said: “Last year was marked by the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Japan. The relations between Armenia and Japan have passed a...
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Cultural Evening Organized by JICA Alumni in Armenia (Video)

Cultural Evening Organized by JICA Alumn...

On February 8, 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 o’clock at Yerevan State University there was organized a cultural evening by JICA alumni in Armenia. At the opening of the event, the president of JICA Alumni Association Hrant Zhamharyan introduced to the audience what will take place during the evening. After that, the president of “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Cultural and Educational Center NGO Karine Piliposyan for half an hour told about origami. Then for about 20 minutes, the students of her club together with some people from the audience made the origami,...
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Mojitsuki – Party of Making Japanese Moji (Rice Dessert) in IROHA center (video)

Mojitsuki – Party of Making Japanese Moj...

On January 28, 2018 from 13:00 to 15:00 in IROHA center took place the party of making Japanese Mojitsuki, which has already become a tradition. In the beginning of the party, the president of IROHA center Ruzan Khojikyan explained what is Mojitsuki. Then the students of the center, who are more that 60 at the moment, half of which have found time today to participate in the party, started to contribute to the process of making moji. After that Ruzan sensei mixed moji in starch and made small balls, corresponding to the number of participants and put them into...
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Summary of the Armenian-Japanese Relatio...

The article of the candidate of historical sciences Seda Ohanyan about the book of Artsvi Bakhchinyan. In 2004, in Yerevan there was published a bilingual collection of works “Armenia-Japan” (Armenian-Japanese), which includes professional articles about different relations between Armenian and Japanese nations. It would seem that after the book the material would have been exhausted as the history of the relations of the Armenian nation with Japan is relatively new (it has started since the 19th century). But the book of Artsvi Bakhchinyan “Armenian-Japanese...
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A Japanese Lecturer: “The Auditoriums in the Armenian HEIs are not Adapted to Students”

A Japanese Lecturer: “The Auditoriums in...

11:16, January 17, 2018 “They should call me “Taiji sensei” or  “Taiji san”, but it would be better to call me just by name”, says Japanese Taiji Notsu, who has come to Armenia 5 months ago. He teaches Japanese at Yerevan State University (Faculty of International Relations) and Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.International Japanese Speech Contest, which took place in 2017 in Georgia gave him an opportunity to discover a new culture. He says that because of the complexity of the language students often don’t complete the lessons: “I have one year...
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The Third Anniversary of “IROHA” Center ...

On December 23, 2017 from 13:00 to 15:00 in LOFT cafe took place the celebration of the third anniversary of the establishment of “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center NGO and New Year Party 2018. In the beginning, the guests were greeted by the representative of the Embassy of Japan in RA Mr. Sasame. Then the head of the center Rouzanna Khojikyan and the Deputy Head of the center Minamie Shuichi presented the activities of the center. After that, the students of “IROHA” center presented different songs and performances. And at...