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The Celebration of Tanabata at IROHA Center (Video)

The Celebration of Tanabata at IROHA Cen...

On July 7, 2019 at IROHA Center there was celebrated the traditional Japanese holiday Tanabata. The celebration was launched by the greeting speech of the president of IROHA Center Ruzan Khojikyan and the presentation of the order of celebration to the audience. Then there was a beautiful, small performance about Tanabata in Japanese. After that in accordance with the meaning of the holiday all the attendees wrote down their dreams on papers and hung them from the branches of the Christmas tree. In fact they should be hung from the branches of a bamboo tree but as they...
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Diana Apcar: Film Release and Presentation (Video)

Diana Apcar: Film Release and Presentati...

On June 27, 2019, from 17:00 to 19:30 p.m. at American University of Armenia there took place the release of a documentary film about Diana Apcar. Author: H.Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Lesson of Calligraphy at IROHA Center (Video)

Lesson of Calligraphy at IROHA Center (V...

On June 27, 2019, from 17:30-19:00 o’clock, Mrs. Fujita Kino conducted a lesson of calligraphy at IROHA Center. Naturally, asking the attendees about their opinion on calligraphy, first of all she showed the calligraphy of the hieroglyph 幸せ/siaoase/, which means happiness. The attendees tried to copy it. And then they tried the calligraphy of the hieroglyph 結ぶ/musubu/, which means to connect. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Training of Making Okomomiaki (Video)

Training of Making Okomomiaki (Video)

On June 21, 2019 from 13:30 to 15:00 at IROHA Center took place «好み焼きOkomomiaki» party, during which the Vice-president of IROHA Center Syuitsi Minamie sensei showed and explained how they make Okomomiaki in Osaka. After that all the attendees, who wanted to make it started making the dish with the help of the instructions of Minamie and Ruzan sensei . At the end of the party, all the guests enjoyed the delicious food. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Japanese Trucks are Already in Operation

The Japanese Trucks are Already in Opera...

In 2019 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia 40 firefighting rescue trucks. The fire fighting rescue detachments of Lori, Shirak and Syunik Regions have already received 14 fire fighting trucks, 3 ladder trucks and 1 machine controller. Another 26 units of technique will arrive in Armenia during the year. In the frameworks of the project the Japanese specialists have trained 42 rescuers, starting from the driver mechanics up to the commanders of the detachments. At present all the...
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1000 Cranes of the Japanese Origami will give Love and Hope to the Children Treated at Hematology Center

1000 Cranes of the Japanese Origami will...

On June 12, 2019, in the frameworks of the Light Cranes Program atHematology Center after professor Yeolyan took place the ceremony of the donation of 1000 cranes. During the interview with the journalists, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Jun Yamada mentioned that the cranes made of origami type of paper are counseled for happiness in Japan. Highlighting the initiative, the executive director of the charity foundation “Town of Smiles” Ester Demirchyan noted that it encourages and once more focuses on our...
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Sevanavank (Monastery of Sevan)(video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan Script writer, producer Hasmik Muradyan Producer Hayk Papikyan Operator Hrant Yeghiazaryan Editor Narine Mnatsakanyan Text read by Arthur Tsulikyan Author of the text Anahit...
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“Neiro” the Second Japanese Contest-Festival in Armenia  (Video)

“Neiro” the Second Japanese Contest-Fest...

On May 26, 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00 o’clock in the great hall of the Armenian-Russian Slavonic University took place the Second Japanese Contest-festival in Armenia “Neiro”, which was organized by IROHA center. In the staff of the jury, there were included the ambassador of Japan in RA Mr. Jun Yamada, composer, musician and musical producer Shushan Sargsyan, the soloist of “Naghash” ensemble Tatevik Movsisyan and lecturer of Japanese Arihiko Hasegawa. The opening of the event started with the famous dance of the members of IROHA center. After that, the...
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Secrets of the Armenian Highlands (Video...

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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The Presentation of Heghine Melik-Haykazyan’s Digitized Book “A Stroll in Japan”

The Presentation of Heghine Melik-Haykaz...

On May 16, 2019 at the Digital Library of Armenian Literature there took place the presentation of electronic version of Heghine Melik-Haykazyan’s book “A Stroll in Japan”, where there is mentioned about the earliest Armenian-Japanese relations. Find the link here: www.digilib.am: The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in RA Mr. Jun Yamada, specialists of Japanese and Tumanyan, other high-ranking guests were present at the presentation. The speakers presented the book, discussed many interesting issues related to the life of the author, details...
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Special Training-Workshop at the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Special Training-Workshop at the Ministr...

On May 14, jointly with the expert group of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA there was held “Risk Communication and Emergency Communication” training-workshop in the frameworks of the three-year technical support program on “The Improvement of Public Awareness and Emergency Communication with the Purpose of Disaster Risk Management”. The aim of the training-workshop was to improve public and mass media awareness on disasters, the abilities of MES officials and also to contribute to the dissemination of...
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“Nihon-buyo” Evening of the Traditional Japanese Dance (Video)

“Nihon-buyo” Evening of the Traditional ...

On April 28, 2019 from 16:00 to 17:45 o’clock at “Loft” center “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center presented to the Armenian and foreign audience who were in Armenia at the moment, the history of the Japanese dance, the directions and other interesting facts and details. The presenter was Master (Shihan) of Hanayagi direction of the traditional Japanese stage dance Hanayagi Mimoyu. Hanayagi Mimoyu (real name is Tanaka Tamaki) was taught by master Hanayagi Mihoko when he was 2 years and 10 months old. He first appeared on the stage...
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In 2019, “IROHA” Center Once Again Celeb...

On March 14, 2019 “IROHA” center once again celebrated Hanami. First of all, let’s make it clear what Hamani is (in Japanese 花見). Hanami is a part of the Japanese culture. When sakura (cherry-tree flower) blossoms, the Japanese go for a picnic under the cherry-trees and admire the pink flowers of sakura. Tthis year IROHA center celebrated Hanami in a garden full of apricot trees, which didn’t yield to sakura in its beauty. Fortunately, it was sunny and didn’t hinder the plans. At first the group, which comprised of 65 people, among which there were 9...
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Cultural Exchange at IROHA Center (Video...

On April 1, 2019, from 17:30 to 18:30 o’clock there arrived at IROHA center the Japanese friends of Minamie Syuitsi – the founder of TALANTEX organization Mr. Yodziro Kossi and Chief Technology Officer of NEXUS FRONTIER TECH organization Mr. Takayuki Midzuno. At the beginning of the meeting, Minamie sensei briefly introduced the guests to the students, after which the students presented themselves in Japanese. And the Japanese guests presented themselves as well. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Japanese Hanami Festival Celebrated in N...

09.04.2019 On April 9, in the RA National Assembly Park, next to the blossoming sakuras, one of the most beautiful and most important festivals of the Land of the Rising Sun, Hanami, where the RA NA Vice President Lena Nazaryan, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the RA Jun Yamada, the Head of the RA NA Armenia-Japan Friendship Group Edgar Arakelyan the members of the Group and cultural figures. According to the Expert on Japan, v.ann LTD Company Founder-Director, one of the organizers of the event Anna Vardanyan, in 2015, when in the NA...
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There have been discussed the Possibilit...

On April 2, the Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of RA Hakob Arshakyan received the member of the Board of Directors of the company “Mitsubishi Heavy Industries” Christina Ahmadjyan. Greeting the guest the minister referred to the perspectives of the development and progress of Armenia, which have become possible due to the victory of peaceful, velvet revolution, which has taken place in our country. Pursuing that goal, Hakob Arshakyan has highlighted the development of high tech sector. Presenting the state policy carried out in that...
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Hinamatsuri at IROHA Center (Video)

Hinamatsuri at IROHA Center (Video)

On March 15, 2019, from 16:00 to 19:00 o’clock at IROHA Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center there took place Hinamatsuri. In the beginning of the event, two students of the center with the help of a slide show made beforehand explained the attendees what is the Holiday of Hinamatsuri. Then all the attendees went to the room, where with the Japanese explanation of Minamie sensei and the Armenian translation of Marina Barseghyan they made dolls, with which they decorated the hinadana of this year. After that, they sang together the song of...
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The Yerevan Center for Limb Lengthening ...

The Yerevan Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction (YCLLR) was created in 2000. Recognized as a regional leader in this field of orthopedics, Yerevan Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center is committed to providing the most comprehensive and technologically advanced treatment available for children and adults with congenital and acquired orthopedic problems. Our experience includes over 30 years of intensive work in this field of medicine. Two doctors from the medical staff worked and studied the Ilizarov’s limb lengthening method under the direct...
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The Opening Ceremony of the 13th Japanes...

On March 1, 2019, at 18:00 o’clock in Moscow cinema there took place the opening ceremony of the 13th Japanese Film Festival. After that there was shown the film “The Curtain Rises”, which the audience watched with great satisfaction. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Japanese Duduk Player(Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan