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Presentation of the book “71 Haikus” (Video)

Presentation of the book “71 Haikus” (Vi...

On December 6, 2017, from 16:00 to 19:00 o’clock at Komitas Museum-Institute there took place the solemn presentation of the book “71 Haikus” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Japan. At the opening of the presentation, there delivered a speech the president of “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center Karine Piliposyan. After that, she read the names of the authors of the haikus included in the book. Those, who were in the hall came up on the stage and...
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The 84th Anniversary of the Emperor of J...

On December 4, 2017 from 18:30-20:30 p.m. at “Armenia Marriot Hotel” there was celebrated the 84th anniversary of the Emperor of Japan Akihito. Author` H....
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Japanese Culture Day in Armenia (Video)

Japanese Culture Day in Armenia (Video)

On November 3, 2017 at 14:00 to 15:00 o’clock, “JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development NGO organized an event “Japanese Culture Day” in Naregatsi Art Institute. At the beginning of the event there was presented the event itself. After that, there were presented individuals and organizations, which present the Japanese culture in Armenia. At first there was presented the book of Armenologist, historian, Diaspora scholar, translator Artsvi Bakhchinyan - “Armenian-Japanese Historical and Cultural Relations”. The book was presented by the Assistant at...
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Japanese Music Concert on November 9-10

Japanese Music Concert on November 9-10

A Japanese music performance on shamisen and other Japanese traditional musical instruments will be held on the 9th (Thu) and 10th (Fri) of November. This performance is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia.      Date and Time: 9th (Thu) of November at 19:00 -, 10th (Fri) of November at 19:00 -      Venue: Yerevan State Puppet Theatre named after Hovhannes Toumanyan      Address: 4 building, Sayat-Nova str., Yerevan The entry is free. Tickets are available at the ticket box of the Puppet...
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The Opening of the 12th Japanese Film Fe...

On October 19, 2017, at 18:30-18:50 o’clock in “Moscow” cinema, there took place the festival opening of the12th Japanese Film Festival dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations. At the opening ceremony the guests were greeted by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi and the president of the Armenian-Japanese “Hikari” Scientific, Educational and Cultural center NGO Karine Piliposyan. The choir “Arar” directed by Gor Melqumyan sang Japanese...
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“Swans” Jewelry Collection: the Balance between the Japanese Minimalism and the Armenian Maximalism

“Swans” Jewelry Collection: the Balance ...

From October 5 to 8, 2017 in “Meridian Expo” center there took place the exhibition of the new collection of “v.ann” /Vienn/ company. This collection is also dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations and it was held in the frameworks of “JUNWEX 2017” International Jewelry Exhibition, part of which was “v.ann” /Vienn/ company. Vardanyan Anna- the founder of the company tells about the new collection, the Japanese pearls, the Armenian amulets and what relation do the brooches have with the old...
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On October 9, 2017 the Japanese Sports and Health Day in Armenia (video)

On October 9, 2017 the Japanese Sports a...

On October 9, 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 o’clock in the hall of “Kendo Armenian Federation” “JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development NGO organized an event, which presented the Japanese holiday “Sports and Health Day”. At the beginning of the event the president of “JAR” NGO Hasmik Muradyan Japanese and Armenian gave information about that day. After that with the skillful guidance of the president of “Kendo Armenian Federation” Arthur Poghosyan at first there was an open lesson of aikido and then an open lesson of kendo. Author: H....
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The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese in Armenia on October 7, 2017 (Video)

The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese ...

On October 7, 2017, from 11:00 to 15:00 o’clock at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University there took place “The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese in Armenia”. Non-students 1. Adelina Mikayelyan, “IROHA” center, “An ideal school” 2. Shushan Tonoyan, “IROHA” center, “Japan with my eyes” 3. Marina Ghazanchyan, “IROHA” center, “My favourite Retro” Thanks to David Gritsenko for the provision of the video! Students 1. Diana Shahverdyan、”IROHA” center、1st year student from American University of Armenia, “The voice of the heart” 2-1....
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October 19 – October 23 The 12th J...

September 28, 2017  The Embassy of Japan in Armenia, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, “HIKARI” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center and the Municipality of Ejmiatsin, will organize the 12th Japanese Film Festival from October 19 to October 23. This year, Japanese films will be screened in the cities of Yerevan, Gyumri and Ejmiatsin, and all the films will be shown in Japanese with English or Russian subtitles. The entry is free to all the screenings. We invite you all to join us and enjoy the beauty of Japanese...
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The Opening of the Exhibition “Beautiful...

On September 7, 2017 at Yerevan Center of Popular Creationat 16:00 o’clock took place the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku”, which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations. From September 8 to October 8 in the Center of Popular Creation there will be open the exhibition “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku”, which presents the Japanese decorative and applied art. The dates of the visit are from Tuesday to Saturday (from 11:00 to 17:00 o’clock) and on Sunday (from 11:00...
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On August, 2017 “The Contrasts of Japan” Photo Story by Hayato Matsumoto (Video)

On August, 2017 “The Contrasts of Japan”...

On August 27, 2017 at 19:00 o’clock in the frameworks of “Fresco” festival,  at “Small Theater” National Center of Aesthetics there took place the photo story “The Contrasts of Japan” by Hayato Matsumoto, who is Japanese by his nationality but has lived for many years in the Soviet Union and naturally speaks perfect Russian. Author: H.Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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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...