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Armenian carpetmaking(video)

Thanks to Hayk Isakhanyan for the provision of the material!
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About Armenia(video)

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The Celebration of Setsubun Holiday in IROHA Center (Video)

The Celebration of Setsubun Holiday in I...

At the beginning of the event, the teachers of the centerZarine and Shushanik told about the holiday, after which all the members of the center on that day sang the song dedicated to that day.  Then they split into two rooms, because the group was big and they wouldn’t fit in one room. And with the explanations of the two sensei of the center Minamie Syuitsi and Ruzan Khojikyan each of them made ehomaki for themselves. After that, the students of the two rooms went to the living room together with the ehomaki, which they have made themselves. And according to...
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Aikido Open Class (Video)

Aikido Open Class (Video)

On February 24, 2018 “Aikido Meiseikai Armenia”, under the direction of its president Arthur Poghosyan from 19:30 to 21:30 p.m. conducted Aikido Open Class in the specially equipped hall of Yerevan State University. The coach started the class with introductory information. Then there were warm-up exercises. After that with the detailed explanations of the coach, the sportsmen continued to train until 21:30 o’clock. Usually in that hall, the coach conducts Aikido classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 19:30 to 21:30 o’clock. Author: H....
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About the 7th Century Armenian Scientist...

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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On the Assistance of the Government Of Japan For the Restoration and Maintenance of Valuable Archaeological Objects Excavated by Armenia

On the Assistance of the Government Of J...

Today, at the Embassy of Japan to Armenia the Minister of Culture of RA Armen Amiryan and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in RA H. E. Eiji Taguchi signed the grant agreement of the “Improvement Program of Restoration and Maintenance Equipment of Archaeological Findings of the Scientific Research Center of Historical and Cultural Heritage” between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Japan. Then the Minister Armen Amiryan and the Chief Representative of Uzbekistan office of Japan International Cooperation Agency...
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There was signed an Agreement between Ar...

14.02.2018 On February 14 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA Edward Nalbandyan and the Ambassador of Japan in RA Eiji Taguchi signed the agreement “On the Liberalization, Promotion and Protection of Investments between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Japan”. In his speech addressed to the attendees at the signing ceremony, Foreign Minister Nalbandyan said: “Last year was marked by the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Japan. The relations between Armenia and Japan have passed a...
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Cultural Evening Organized by JICA Alumni in Armenia (Video)

Cultural Evening Organized by JICA Alumn...

On February 8, 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 o’clock at Yerevan State University there was organized a cultural evening by JICA alumni in Armenia. At the opening of the event, the president of JICA Alumni Association Hrant Zhamharyan introduced to the audience what will take place during the evening. After that, the president of “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Cultural and Educational Center NGO Karine Piliposyan for half an hour told about origami. Then for about 20 minutes, the students of her club together with some people from the audience made the origami,...
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Mojitsuki – Party of Making Japanese Moji (Rice Dessert) in IROHA center (video)

Mojitsuki – Party of Making Japanese Moj...

On January 28, 2018 from 13:00 to 15:00 in IROHA center took place the party of making Japanese Mojitsuki, which has already become a tradition. In the beginning of the party, the president of IROHA center Ruzan Khojikyan explained what is Mojitsuki. Then the students of the center, who are more that 60 at the moment, half of which have found time today to participate in the party, started to contribute to the process of making moji. After that Ruzan sensei mixed moji in starch and made small balls, corresponding to the number of participants and put them into...
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Summary of the Armenian-Japanese Relatio...

The article of the candidate of historical sciences Seda Ohanyan about the book of Artsvi Bakhchinyan. In 2004, in Yerevan there was published a bilingual collection of works “Armenia-Japan” (Armenian-Japanese), which includes professional articles about different relations between Armenian and Japanese nations. It would seem that after the book the material would have been exhausted as the history of the relations of the Armenian nation with Japan is relatively new (it has started since the 19th century). But the book of Artsvi Bakhchinyan “Armenian-Japanese...
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A Japanese Lecturer: “The Auditoriums in the Armenian HEIs are not Adapted to Students”

A Japanese Lecturer: “The Auditoriums in...

11:16, January 17, 2018 “They should call me “Taiji sensei” or  “Taiji san”, but it would be better to call me just by name”, says Japanese Taiji Notsu, who has come to Armenia 5 months ago. He teaches Japanese at Yerevan State University (Faculty of International Relations) and Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.International Japanese Speech Contest, which took place in 2017 in Georgia gave him an opportunity to discover a new culture. He says that because of the complexity of the language students often don’t complete the lessons: “I have one year...
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The Third Anniversary of “IROHA” Center ...

On December 23, 2017 from 13:00 to 15:00 in LOFT cafe took place the celebration of the third anniversary of the establishment of “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center NGO and New Year Party 2018. In the beginning, the guests were greeted by the representative of the Embassy of Japan in RA Mr. Sasame. Then the head of the center Rouzanna Khojikyan and the Deputy Head of the center Minamie Shuichi presented the activities of the center. After that, the students of “IROHA” center presented different songs and performances. And at...
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The Press Conference of the Ambassador of Japan in Armenia Eiji Taguchi at Media Center (Video)

The Press Conference of the Ambassador o...

On December 11, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 o’clock at Media center took place a press conference with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in Armenia Eiji Taguchi. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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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 Drums Concert on November 29 (v...

On November 29, 2017 in Yerevan State Puppet Theater after Hovhannes Toumanyan (4 Sayat Nova Avenue) from 19:00 to 21:00 took place a Japanese concert “The Voices of Peace” by Ichitaro. The concert was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Armenia. At the opening of the concert, the audience was greeted by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi and by the employee of the Ministry of Culture of RA, because this wonderful concert was...
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Japanese Drum Concert on November 29-30

Japanese Drum Concert on November 29-30

November 14, 2017 A Japanese drum (Wadaiko) performance will be held on the 29th (Wed) and 30th (Thu) of November. This performance is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia.      Date and Time: 29th (Thu) of November at 19:00 -, 30th (Fri) of November at 18:00      Venue: (29th) Yerevan State Puppet Theatre named after Hovhannes Toumanyan (4 Sayat-Nova Ave., Yerevan) (30th) Vanadzor Drama Theatre named after Hovhannes Abelyan (3a Building, Taterakan St., Vanadzor, Lori Marz) The entry is free....
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Concert of Traditional Japanese Music (V...

On November 10, 2017, at 19:00 p.m. at Yerevan State Puppet Theater named after Hovhannes Toumanyan took place a concert of “Traditional Japanese Music”. It was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Armenia. The concert was organized by the Embassy of Japan in RA, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of RA, JTI- one of the biggest tobacco companies of the world, Hikati center and the Agency of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Japan. The concert was opened with the greeting speech...
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Ruins of a 3000 year old Armenian castle found in Lake Van – Turkey

Ruins of a 3000 year old Armenian castle...

A team of Turkish archaeologists has discovered the remains of what is believed to be a 3,000-year-old castle from the Armenian kingdom of Urartu (Ararat) submerged underwater in Lake Van. The underwater excavations were led by Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and the governorship of Turkey’s eastern Bitlis Province. The castle is said to belong to the Iron Age Armenian civilization also known as the Kingdom of Van, Urartu, Ararat and Armenia. The lake itself is believed to have been formed by a crater caused by a volcanic eruption of Mount Nemrut near the province...
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Meeting with the Students of Waseda University in IROHA Center (video)

Meeting with the Students of Waseda Univ...

On November 3, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. in IROHA center there took place a meeting with the students of Waseda University. There were 8 students, who had come to Armenia accompanied by the lecturer of algebra at Waseda University Moris sensei. They had come on October 27 and returned on November 4. As the aim of the visit was to study the culture of the Armenian nation, during the visit they went to Garni, Geghard, Khor Virap, Noravank, Tatev Monastic Complex, Khnzoresk. In Yerevan, they visited Armenian – Russian (Slavonic) University and had a meeting with the...