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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)

The Celebration of Tanabata at “Hikari” ...

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...
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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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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 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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Tea Ceremony and Setsubun in IROHA Cente...

On February 22, 2019 at 16:00 o’clock in IROHA center, two students of the center in a slide show with the explanation written in Japanese presented to the audience in Armenian the holiday of Setsubun. After that, the attendees were divided into two groups and in two separate rooms they made ehomaki with their own hands, of course with the instructions of the teacher. Then looking in the direction of that year and keeping silence the two groups ate together the ehomaki. After that, there took place the ceremony of mamemaki. After a short break, another interesting...
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March 1 – March 7 13th Japanese Film Fe...

February 19, 2019 The Embassy of Japan in Armenia, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, “HIKARI” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center, Municipality of Ejmiatsin and Vanadzor technological Center will organize the 13th Japanese Film Festival from March 1 to March 7. This year, Japanese films will be screened in the cities of Yerevan, Gyumri and Ejmiatsin, Vanadzor and Stepanavan and all the films will be shown in Japanese with English or Russian subtitles. The entry is free to all the screenings. Brochure of the Festival We...
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The Fourth Anniversary of “IROHA” Center and the Celebration of New Year 2019 (Video)

The Fourth Anniversary of “IROHA” Center...

On December 23, 2018, from 13:00 to 15:00 p.m. in the Nairi hall of Ani Plaza Hotel there took place the celebration of New Year 2019 by the “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Exchange Center NGO and the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the given NGO. At first, the guests were welcomed by the president of the center Rouzanna Khojikyan and the vice-president Minamie Syuitsi. Then there was a slide show of the activities of the center, which was orally presented in Japanese and Armenian by the tutors of the center Zarine Hovakimyan  and Shushan...
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The 85th Anniversary of the Emperor of J...

On December 4, 2018 from 18:30-20:30 p.m. at “Armenia Marriot Hotel” there was celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Emperor of Japan Akihito. translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan Author` H....
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Opening the travelling exhibition “The Dolls of Japan” (Video)

Opening the travelling exhibition “The D...

On 2018 September 20 by, the sponsored of Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Armenia, Ministry of Culture of RA and Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum, at 14:00 the opening ceremony of the “Japanese Dolls” traveling exhibition took place at Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum . Author: H....
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Armenian – Japanese Music Evening (Video)

Armenian – Japanese Music Evening ...

On the 13th of September, 2018, at 19:00 under the auspices of the Komitas Museum Institute and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia took place, a one-and-a-half hour long, Armenian-Japanese music evening. Programme Hajime Okumura – “Onda no Funata” Akira Ifukube – “Tanabata”         3.Akio Yashiro “Piano Sonata” Laureate of Republican and international competitions and Armenia’s Prezidential award recepiant pianist Anahit Dilbaryan had performed. Ghazaros Saryan- “Aria and Toccata” Had performed by the laureate of...