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Aurora Prize for Awaking Humanity

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Japan Envisages to Provide MES RA with 36 Fire-fighting Trucks and 3 Ladder Trucks

Japan Envisages to Provide MES RA with 3...

On October 7, in the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia the Director of Rescue Service of MES RA, r/s colonel Mushegh Ghazaryan and Senior Adviser of the Chief Director of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Head of Expert Group Hiroyuki Hayashi are going to sign a protocol on the preparatory study of the Armenian-Japanese program on the improvement of fire-fighting-rescue equipment in the Republic of Armenia. As we are informed from the official website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA, the main goal of the grant...
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“Noah’s Ark” Complex will be built in Armenia, on the Hill Overlooking Ararat

“Noah’s Ark” Complex will be built in Ar...

15.05.2017 In Armenia, it is envisaged to build “Noah’s Ark” historical, cultural, scientific and educational complex: for this purpose there has been established a foundation, which is called “Let’s Build Nationwide”. NEWS.am is informed from the foundation that it is suggested to combine the capabilities of all Armenians for the realization of the idea, which has a global significance. The Ark will be built on the hill overlooking Mount Ararat. It will have the same appearance and sizes, as described in the Bible. The length is 300 stands, i.e. 132 meters,...
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The Monastic Complex of Etchmiadzin

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Ten Wonders of Armenia (Video)

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NHK Documentary “Unknown Wonders” will b...

Armnews will begin the broadcast of NHK Documentary “Unknown Wonders” from April 26, 2017 (Wed) at 17:30. The broadcast of this program became possible thanks to Japan Foundation which in the framework of “Japanese TV Broadcasting Abroad” provided the PanArmenian Media Group with Japanese Program. We expect that the broadcast of this documentary will be a good opportunity for the Armenian people to get interested in Japan. Please watch this program. Documentary  “Unknown Wonders”  (Armenian language) This series introduces various wonders through...
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Yerevan Wine Days on May 5 and 6, 2017

Yerevan Wine Days on May 5 and 6, 2017

“Areni” Festival Foundation, with the support of Yerevan Municipality and Anna Mazmanyan, has organized the event “Yerevan Wine Days”. It took place on May 5 and 6, 2017, at 19:00 to 23:00 o’clock, in one of the central and the most colorful corners of Yerevan – on Saryan street, the intersection of Pushkin and Tumanyan streets. The goal of the event was to promote tourism in Armenia and to ensure the recognition of our country as the ancient cradle of wine. The honored guests of the event “Yerevan Wine Days” were Maria Zhelikhovskaya...
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7000 Year Old DNA Found in Artsakh Cave Matches Genes of Modern Armenians

7000 Year Old DNA Found in Artsakh Cave ...

November 22, 2016 AZOKH, Nagorno-Karabakh (People of Ar)—Scholars from Britain, US, Denmark and Armenia led by Professor Levon Yepiskoposyan have been examining prehistoric caves near the village of Azokh in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and found unique artifacts from different periods, among them a tooth from a human who lived 7000 years ago. Due to the cave’s climate DNA was preserved inside the tooth and was send to Copenhagen University’s genetics department (in Denmark) for examination. The results of this inquiry have revealed that the genetic makeup of the tooth...
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Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The Unique Rock Art of Armenia

Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The U...

16 APRIL, 2016 – 15:02 LILIT MKHITARYAN Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The Unique Rock Art of Armenia (Read the article on one page) In the volcanic Gegham and Vardenis Mountains of Armenia, architect Suren Petrosyan discovered unique and mysterious astrological rock art paintings. Experts have different opinions on the creation chronology of the rock art paintings found in the basin of Lake Sevan and along the slopes of Mount Aragats. Some think these rock art paintings were created in the third to second millennium BC, others claim about the fifth to fourth...
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Признание в любви в японском стиле !...

Thanks to Artsvi Bakhchinyan for the provision of the material!
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Tatev Monastic Complex

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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There was signed the Armenian-Japanese Agreement on the Digitization of the Archive of the Public TV (Video)

There was signed the Armenian-Japanese A...

30 March, 2017 On March 30, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Japan signed a grant agreement “Program for the Improvement of the Equipment Envisaged for the Digitization of Archive Records of the Public TV of Armenia”. In the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandyan, the agreement was signed from the Armenian side by the Minister of Transportation, Communication and Information Technologies of RA Vahan Martirosyan and from the Japanese side by...
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The Archive of the Public TV will be Digitized

The Archive of the Public TV will be Dig...

30/03/2017 On March 30, there was signed a Grant Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Japan, which was signed in the form of Exchange of Notes “Program for the Improvement of the Equipment Envisaged for the Digitization of the Archive Records of the Public TV of Armenia”. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Transportation, Communication and Information Technologies of RA Vahan Martirosyan on behalf of the Government of RA and by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in RA Eiji Taguchi from the...
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The Whole Archive of the Public Television will be Available in HD Quality

The Whole Archive of the Public Televisi...

2017-03-21 In the future, the archive materials of the Public Television of Armenia will be available for the wide sections of the population. In the frameworks of the grant provided to Armenia by the Government of Japan, the Public Television will be saturated with the necessary equipment in order to digitize the archive of the television. For years, the issue of the preservation and digitization of the archive has been a main priority for the Public Television as there is a rich national archive on different media storage, especially on films, video cassettes, DVDs and...
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On March 17, 18, 19, 2017 Aikido International Seminar with the Guidance of Sihan Ichiro Shishiya

On March 17, 18, 19, 2017 Aikido Interna...

On March 17-19, 2017, in Yerevan took place an exceptional international seminar of Aikido with the guidance of Shian, 7th Dan master Sensei Ichiro Shishiya. The seminar was conducted under the title “From Conflict to Harmony” in the frameworks of the homonymous international seminars of the high-rank master. In different countries in the seminars of the master there attend participants from more than 12 countries of Asia and Europe, which make a community of people who have gathered around the idea of peace and healthy lifestyle. On March 17, 2017, in the sport...
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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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A Number of Constructions were found in the Territory of Republic Square

A Number of Constructions were found in ...

During the construction works in the territory of Republic Square in 2003, there were found a number of constructions, which were immediately ruined. Thanks to Gohar Asasyan for the provision of the material! the material is taken...
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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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Khor Virap Monastic Complex

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan