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Japanese New Year event (video)

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Guide Courses in the Asian Languages (Vi...

On January 20, 2020, from 18:30 to 20:00 o’clock “Soleil Travel” travel agency located at 16/43 Heratsi str. conducted the first lesson of guide courses for the people mastering the Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Fifth Anniversary of “IROHA” Center and the Celebration of New Year 2020 (Video)

The Fifth Anniversary of “IROHA” Center ...

On December 21, 2019 in Nairi Hall of Ani Plaza Hotel there took place the celebration of New Year 2020 by “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange NGO and the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the NGO. In the beginning the guests were greeted by the president of the center Ruzanna Khojikyan and the vice-president Minamie Syuitsi. The event was conducted in the Armenian and Japanese languages by the employee of IROHA center Diana Shahverdyan and  Mrs. Fujita Kino, who has arrived in order to study the Armenian language and the...
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The Opening of 14th Japanese Film Festival(Videos)

The Opening of 14th Japanese Film Festiv...

Author: H. Muradyan
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The Japanese Film Festival will be held from December 12 to 21 in Different Towns of Armenia

The Japanese Film Festival will be held ...

11/12/2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gohar Isakhanyan In the frameworks of the 14th Japanese Film Festival modern movies will be shown in Yerevan, Spitak,...
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“Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Cultural Center has hosted the Japanese Scientist Takeo Kanade

“Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Cultural Cent...

On December 6, “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural has hosted the Japanese scientist, the author of the concept “Virtual Reality” Takeo Kanade. The event started with the greeting speech of the head of the center Karine Piliposyan. During the event there was a video telling about the activity of the center. The students of the center read poems from the book “71 Haikus”, where there were presented the works of the Armenian and Japanese authors. Karine Piliposyan highly emphasizes the meeting with Takeo Kanade: “Mr. Kanade admires...
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Kamisuki (the art of making paper) and O...

On October 10, 2019 at “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center took place Kamisuki (the art of making paper) and Orizome (the art of coloring paper) Master Classes. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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There will be opened a Park in Yerevan named after the First Woman Consul in the World Diana Apcar

There will be opened a Park in Yerevan n...

In Yerevan there will be opened a park named after the first woman consul in the world, Consul of the First Armenian Republic to Japan Diana Apcar. The corresponding decree was adopted on October 8 at the session of Yerevan Council of Elders. It is particularly mentioned in the decree: “The central avenue – the intersection of Saryan, Byuzand, Karen Demirchyan streets and Mashtots avenue is named after the Armenian prominent public figure, writer,the first woman consul in the world, Consul of the First Armenian Republic to Japan Diana Apcar”. the material is taken...
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The Concert of the Japanese Pianist Nobuyuki Tsuji in Yerevan (Videos)

The Concert of the Japanese Pianist Nobu...

On September 7, 2019 in the frameworks of the 20th anniversary of “Yerevan Perspectives” International Musical Festival, at Aram Khachatryan concert hall there took place the concert of the world famous Japanese musician Nobuyuki Tsuji. The concert featured the works of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin. The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Mr. Jun Yamada was also present at the concert. More: in the Armenian Voice Videos The material is taken from shorturl.at/bxJK0 Thanks to Ruzan Khojikyan for the provision...
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On August 6, 2019 Commemoration Ceremony Dedicated to the Victims of Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Towns (Video)

On August 6, 2019 Commemoration Ceremony...

On August 6, 2019 at 11:00 o’clock near the monument of Peace Covenant, which is located in Yerevan Children’s park there took place the commemoration ceremony dedicated to the victims of atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki towns. The ceremony was organized by “Hikari” center. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Celebration of Tanabata at “Hikari” center 2019 (Video)

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On July 7th they again celebrated Tanabata at “Hikari” center. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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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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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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“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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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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“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...