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The beautiful handicrafts of Tohoku

The beautiful handicrafts of Tohoku

This exhibition is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Japan. The Tohoku region is known for its original cultural heritage. This Japanese exhibition, representing decorative-applied art, is devoted to the 25th anniversary of establishment of Japanese-Armenian diplomatic relations. The Armenian art lovers have an oppotunity to get acquainted with the works of various genres-ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, metal works, wood and bamboo crafts-allowing visitors to enjoy the diverse and exquisite world of Tohoku...
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Japanese photographer Hayato Matsumoto in Armenia

Japanese photographer Hayato Matsumoto i...

For all the fans of photography!!!! We invite you all to join the meetings and master classes with Japanese photographer Hayato Matsumoto. Our Guest from the Land of the Rising Sun will represent Japanese fests, nature, school, streets of Japan Follow the program: August 27, at 19:00 “Japan’s Contrasts” photo story Address: Yerevan, Small Theater / Abovyan St., 11 August28-30 Master classes during movie camping Address: in the territory of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries FREE ENTRANCE the material is taken from goo.gl/8gKePZ Thanks to Anna...
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On August 6, 2017 Commemoration Ceremony Dedicated to the Victims of Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Towns (Video)

On August 6, 2017 Commemoration Ceremony...

On August 6, 2017, 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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Tanabata Holiday at “Hikari” Center on July 7, 2017 (video)

Tanabata Holiday at “Hikari” Center on J...

On July 7, 2017, from 19:00 to 21:30 o’clock at “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Cultural and Educational Center NGO there was celebrated the famous Japanese holiday – Tanabata. Before entering the hall, the guests had the chance to write their wishes on special papers and hang them on the small tree. After that, the member of “Hikari” center Diana Shahverdyan walked on the stage beautifully dressed on that occasion and told the audience about that holiday. After that, she performed a wonderful song. Then there was a beautiful performance from a...
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On June 17, 2017 Summary of the Results ...

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Aurora Prize for Awaking Humanity

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The Ceremony of Receiving Grant from the...

On March 14, 2017, from 15:00 to 16:00 p.m., at the conference hall of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University took place the ceremony of receiving grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for the University. The Grant is intended for the improvement of the conditions of studying Japanese and opening a center of the Japanese language at the University. The opening of the ceremony was done by the rector of the Slavonic University Armen Darbinyan. Then there delivered a speech the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in RA Eiji...
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The Armenian Spring in Japanese Mood

The Armenian Spring in Japanese Mood

9/March/2017 Today “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center NGO, with the support of the directorate of the State Academy of Fine Arts, conducted a master class of ikebana in the renovated conference hall of the academy. The master class was conducted by the master of ikebana Yamada sensei. Parallel to her mastery Yamada sensei was also explaining the essence of ikebana. The latter is an old Japanese art of flower arrangement, which totally differs from the European flower arrangement known to us. The ancient Japanese ikebana is much more...
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On March 10, 2017 Master Class of Sumi-e Painting with Yamada Sensei (Video)

On March 10, 2017 Master Class of Sumi-e...

On March 10, 2017, from 11:00 to 12:30, at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts took place a master class of sumi-e painting with Yamada sensei. The event was organized by  “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center NGO and the Embassy of Japan in Armenia. The supporters of the event were JTI and Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts. The latter has provided its hall for two days free of charge. The previous day there was held a class of ikebana. The participants of the event got a present – the directory “Hello Japan” published by...
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Japan will Provide Armenia with 39 Fire-Fighting Trucks

Japan will Provide Armenia with 39 Fire-...

December 19, 2016 PanARMENIAN.Net – The Government of Japan envisages to provide Armenia with 39 fire-fighting trucks. On December 19, the Director of Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA, r/s colonel Mushegh Ghazaryan and the Chief Adviser to the Director General of the Industry Development and Public Policy Department of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Hiroyuki Hayashi have signed the Minutes of Discussion on the preparatory survey of the project “Improvement of Fire-fighting Rescue Equipment in Armenia”. On December 6-20, the...
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Lia Abrahamyan’s Kusudama Exhibition  (video)

Lia Abrahamyan’s Kusudama Exhibition (v...

On December 18, 2016, from 17:00 to 18:00 p. m. at AEON Tea Club took place the opening of the exhibition sale of approximately 50  “Kusudamas” Japanese origami made by Lia Abrahamyan. The exhibition sale will be open in this club until New Year. There was also a master class, in which there participated mainly children, who were very much interested in it. The “Kusudama” exhibition is a result of Lia Abrahamyan’s devotion to the Japanese culture, due to which the participants had a chance to know and to approach this world. For years, the author has...
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Армянский изобретатель заставил гореть в...

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The 83th Anniversary of the Emperor of Japan (video)

The 83th Anniversary of the Emperor of J...

On December 13, 2016 from 18:30-20:30 p.m. at “Armenia Marriot Hotel” there was celebrated the 83th anniversary of the Emperor of Japan Akihito. Author` H....
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“Japan Day” on November 22, 2016 organized by “Hikari” Center (Video)

“Japan Day” on November 22, 2016 organiz...

On November 22, 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 p.m. at the National Library of RA took place an event “Japan Day” organized by the Armenian-Japanese “Hikari” Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center NGO. At the opening of the ceremony, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in the Republic of Armenia H. E. Eiji Taguchi greeted the guests. The event started with the speech of the specialist of the Japanese language at “Hikari” center Mr. Arihiko Hasegawa. At first, he greeted the guests in Armenian, then presented in Japanese his activities in...
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Japanese Film Festival from October 13 t...

On October 13, 2016, at 18:30 o’clock, in “Moscow” cinema took place the opening of the Japanese Film Festival, which was organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Armenia and “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural NGO. During the opening there delivered a speech the ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary  of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Mr. Eiji Taguchi and the president of “Hikari” NGO Mrs. Karine Piliposyan. There was also a small interesting performance presented by the little members of “Hikari”...
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On October 5, 2016 Piano Music Evening with Takahiro Akiba (Video)

On October 5, 2016 Piano Music Evening w...

On October 5, 2016, at the concert hall of Komitas Museum-Institute took place a piano music evening with the title “Komitas International Seminar-Festival”, which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia. The concert lasted for two hours and there performed the Japanese pianist Takahiro Akiba and soprano Tatevik Movsisyan. Takahiro Akiba’s first performance was the work of Komitas “Seven Dances for the Piano”, which was very dear to him. Then, together with the soprano Tatevik Movsisyan, they perfectly performed...
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Japanese Noh Theater Performances Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia

Japanese Noh Theater Performances Dedica...

On September 26, 2016, at 19:00 o’clock in Yerevan State Puppet Theatre Named After Hovhannes Toumanyan and on September 27, at the same time in Komitas Museum-Institute, took place Japanese Noh Theater Performances dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia. The performances were organized in Armenia due to the Embassy of Japan to the Republic of Armenia. “High Fest” International Theater Festival and Japan Tobacco Inc (JT) also had its contribution in the organization of the performances. It was adapted for the Armenian...
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On September 24, 2016, there took place さむらいばぁちゃん(Samurai Grandma)-Armenia Performance (Video)

On September 24, 2016, there took place ...

On September 24, 2016, at 19:00 o’clock in Malyan Theater performed Ituo Gumi Japanese theater with a one-hour performance “Samurai Grandma”. Before the beginning of the performance, the talented actress Shoko Ito greeted the audience. Then she presented wonderfully “Samurai Grandma” one-hour performance with a single role. It was a comedy, which divided the work into more that 15 characters. The language: Scenic Japanese, with English subtitles. The entrance was free. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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On September 19, 2016 the Opening of Siko Munakata’s Exhibition “Engravings and Mood” (Video)

On September 19, 2016 the Opening of Sik...

On September 19, 2016, at 12:00 o’clock at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University took place the opening of the exhibition “Engravings and Mood” of the famous Japanese artist Siko Munakata. And only today in the exhibition there was presented a picture from the personal collection of the  ambassador of Japan Mr. Eiji Taguchi, which is presented in the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Armenia. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan the material is taken from Рау...
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The Final Day of the Festival of Budo Japanese Martial Arts in Armenia  (video)

The Final Day of the Festival of Budo Ja...

On September 11, 2016, from 14:00 to 16:30 o’clock at “Dinamo” sport hall of Armenia took place the final part of the festival of Budo Japanese martial arts. The main organizers of the festival were the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. At the opening ceremony there delivered a speech the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Mr. Eiji Taguchi. After the opening ceremony there took place wonderful demonstrative performances of the National...