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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...
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Yuru: Japanese Sports

Recently in Japan there were created new games, which are called “yuru” or quiet sports. Here the experienced players and beginners, children and adults compete with each other on equal terms. Among more than 50 types of sports the most famous one is table tennis, where the players are given racquets with holes and in case of handball the hands and the ball are covered with liquid soap in order to make them slippery. Many games are envisaged for the improvement of health of the people, who cannot or don’t want to go in for sports. Like for example, games, which are...
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Do you want to Study Japanology? Then to the ASUE

Do you want to Study Japanology? Then to...

In the Armenian State University of Economics/ #ASUE/  there was introduced a new subject “Japanology” (Japanese Studies). The teaching of the subject is entrusted to the Japanologist(Japanese Studies) Anna Vardanyan, who for years studies the peculiarities of the country of the rising sun, conducts researches on the Armenian-Japanese relations, highly contributes to the development of historical-cultural and business relations between the two countries. During the interview with Anna Vardanyan we were informed that the subject would be introduced in the Master’s...
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A Japanese Book about the Armenian Animation

A Japanese Book about the Armenian Anima...

19-05-2017 The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan and several Japanese websites inform that there was published the illustrated book of Satoru Otsuka “Armenian Animation Films”, where for the first time there is presented the Soviet and modern Armenian cartoon art. In separate small chapters the reader gets acquainted with the best works of the Armenian animation since 1938, the first Armenian cartoon “The Dog and the Cat” shot by Lev Atamanov up to “The Lazy Hoori” film-fairy tale-musical screened up in 2016. The other chapters are “The Priest and...
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“Sabre Dance” reached Tokyo: A Film about Aram Khachaturyan will be released in Tokyo

“Sabre Dance” reached Tokyo: A Film abou...

The director of the film about the great composer is Yusup Razikov. Russian actor of the Armenian origin Hambardzum Kabanyan is starring. YEREVAN, April 21–Sputnik. The film “Sabre Dance” about the great Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan will be released in Japan at the end of July. This was announced on Facebook by the general producer of the film Ruben Dishdishyan. “It’s unbelievable! The film, which we made with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, National Cinema Center of Armenia and DMH studio, will be released in Japan. Thanks to everyone...
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For the Information of the Citizens Subject to Conscription for the Compulsory Military Service in the RA Armed Forces

For the Information of the Citizens Subj...

07 May, 2020 The citizens subject to the conscription for the compulsory military service in the RA Armed Forces, who because of the restrictions and absence of air communication imposed by the pandemic, were not able to return to the motherland on time in order to appear at the military commissariat of their place of registration, should send their data to the following email armembjapan@mfa.am in order to regulate further legal proceedings and if possible to arrange their transportation to the Republic of Armenia. In the letter to the Embassy it is necessary to mention...
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A Book in Japanese About the Capital of ...

A book in Japanese about Armenia. By the way, you can get the book free of charge by May 5. Perhaps it would be useful for the learners of...
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Japanese NHK news Channel

Japanese NHK news Channel

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The Armenian Marash Embroidery through t...

Vardanyan Anna 04.18 · 2020 “It is necessary for the Japanese to realize that there are many things to learn from the secrets of the Armenian embroidery”. Mie Ishi It’s a great pleasure when people are interested in Armenia, in the historical-cultural heritage of the Armenian nation, when they value it. This time I introduce to you a friend of the Armenian nation Mrs. Mie Ishi, who is considered one of the best specialists of fabric restoration in the world. She has visited Armenia for many times and has summed up her impressions in different scientific articles....
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Japanese Duduk lovers started the initia...

Ճապոնացի դուդուկասերները սկսել են “Duduk Japan” նախագիծը Ճապոնիայում հայկական երաժշտությունն ու դուդուկը խթանելու համար։ Japanese Duduk lovers started the initiative “Duduk Japan” to promote Armenian music and Duduk in Japan! the material is taken...
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The Article of Japanese Studies

Thanks to Anna Vardanyan for the provision of the...
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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...