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On Sep17, 2017 “Budo” Japanese Martial Arts Festival

On Sep17, 2017 “Budo” Japanese Martial A...

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and National Olympic Committee of Armenia will hold the “Budo” Japanese Martial Arts Festival to commemorate the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia. The festival will feature performances by Armenian Budo organizations and will welcome special guests from Japan, the Judo masters Mr. Yoshiharu Makishi (1997 World Championships silver medal, Kodokan-7th dan) , Mr. Hiroshi Izumi (Men’s Judo 90 kg category silver...
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“Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts Festival” on September 9, 2017 (Video)

“Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts Fe...

On September 9, 2017 in Dilijan town there took place the 5th festival of “Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts”. At the opening the organizer of the festival, the president of the organization “Promotion of Culture and Tourism” Mariam Minasyan one by one greeted all the regions. Then the Executive Director of RA Tourism Development Foundation Ara Khzmalyan greeted the guests. After that, famous dance groups of different regions of Armenia each staged a dance performance. Then the honorary guests Ara Gevorgyan and Daniel Dekker greeted the...
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The Armenian-Japanese Effective Cooperat...

Thanks to Anna Vardanyan for the provision of the material! translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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The Japanese Language Skills Test (JLPT)...

On December 3, 2017 (Sunday) for the second time in Yerevan there will be held “Japanese Language Skills Test (JLPT)”. If you want to pass the exam, follow the rules below. 1.  Examination day: December 3, 2017 (Sunday) 2. Venue of examination: Yerevan 3. Place and deadline for the applications: а. Place: Yerevan State University, Armenian-Russian University, “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center, “Hikari” Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center. b. Deadline: September 20 (Wednesday), from Monday to Friday (Armenian-Russian...
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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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Museum of national architecture and urban llife of Gyumri (Video)

Museum of national architecture and urba...

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Armenian Warriors, Japanese Samurai: Military Codes of Honor

Armenian Warriors, Japanese Samurai: Mil...

Published: 18/07/2011Posted in: Analysis, Armenia @en, ARMENIAN RESISTANCE, GEOGRAPHY YEREVAN magazine, July-August, 2011 issue (14) Text by Armen Ayvazyan Based on his book The Code of Honor of the Armenian Military (4-5th centuries) Translated by Arsen Nazarian and Armen Ayvazyan Armenian historiography contains considerable information about ancient and medieval Armenian military ideology. In the works of fifth century historians Pavstos Buzand and Movses Khorenatzi, the commands and legacy of the Armenian sparapets (commanders in chief) to their successors...
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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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“1000 Years of Village Square” Festival from August 26 to 27, 2017 (Video)

“1000 Years of Village Square” Festival ...

From August 26 to 27, 2017 at Zorakan village of Tavush region there took place the festival “1000 Years of Village Square”. This year the festival was organized for the second time. It was organized by an extremely active and caring young man of that village Hovhannes Karapetyan. Zorakan is a border village. The majority of their populations are the inhabitants of Chardakhlu village, which is now in the territory of Azerbaijan. This is the reason why they want to rename the village Chardakhlu. As that village has given many famous heroes to the motherland, now the...
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The Fan of Japan Anna Vardanyan has made a Note on her Facebook Page

The Fan of Japan Anna Vardanyan has made...

“A Stroll in Japan” author Heghine Melik-Haykazean, Tbilisi, 1905. I found this book in the National Library of Armenia in “The World of Books”. The memories and impressions of our compatriot during her visit to Japan in the beginning of 1900ies are a story full of adventures written in a literate and interesting way. It was interesting to see Japan with the eyes of Mrs. Heghine; a Japan, which “hasn’t seen” war, atomic bombing, to stroll mentally in the steep of Nagasaki, “to feel” the rhythm of big Japanese towns, to get acquainted with some branches of...
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The Stairs of Metsamor and Zvartnots are Seven; the Stairs of the Altars of our Cross-cupola Churches are also Seven (Video)

The Stairs of Metsamor and Zvartnots are...

16-08-2017 “Karahunj is the oldest stone observatory in the world; it is the basis of astronomy”, this thought was expressed today by the independent researcher Vazgen Gevorgyan during the press-conference in the press center of “Noyyan Tapan” news agency. According to the information given by the latter, their investigations, which have launched since August 9 continue up to now. They have been in different ancient sites and monasteries of Armenia, particularly in “Metsamor” observatory, Noravank, Karahunj, Tatev, Vorotnavank, which have been viewed from the...
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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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“JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development Non-Governmental Organization

“JAR” Japanese-Armenian Rela...

On July 10, 2017, at the address 202 Armenak Armenakyan str., apt.17, Yerevan City there was opened “JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development Non-Governmental Organization. The contact details are as follows: E-mail: info@japanarmenia.com Website: japanarmenia.com Tel: +374-77-38-11-87 THE SUBJECT AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATION 2.1.  The subject (tasks) and objectives of the Organization prescribed by the law are the following; 2.1.1. By means of its activities to contribute to the development and highlighting of the Japanese culture and tourism in Armenia...
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About Artavan Village (video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Experts also summed up the results of th...

Thanks to Anna Vardanyan for the provision of the material! translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Ecotourism Festival 2017(Video)

Ecotourism Festival 2017(Video)

On July 8-9, 2017 the NGOs “Young Biologists’ Association” and “Jermuk Development Center”have organized Ecotourism Festival for the second time in Armenia. This time the festival was conducted in Artavan village of Zaritap community of Vayots Dzor region. The goal of the festival is to contribute to the development of ecotourism in Armenia, as well as to increase the level of public awareness on the maintenance of biological species. After the greeting speeches of the organizers the youth of the village presented their small dance performance. During the...
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The Presentation of the CD of Japanese S...

On July 10, 2017, from 19:30 to 22:00 at Komitas Museum-Institute took place the presentation of the CD of Japanese songs of the choir “Little Singers of Armenia” . At the beginning of the presentation, the choir performed for the guests the song, after which the CD is named. Then there was shown a small episode from the process of recording. At the end of the presentation, the choir sang a song, which hadn’t been recorded. 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...