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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
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“Plans are being developed in order to restore Such Historical Monuments as the Symbolic Veranda from the Movie “The Tango of Our Childhood”: Gohar Grigoryan

“Plans are being developed in order to r...

On March 2, at the hotel “Silk Road”, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) there launched in Yerevan a seminar-discussion with the title “The Maintenance of the Armenian Historical and Cultural Heritage and the Role of the Communities there”. The representatives of historical towns of Armenia also took part in it. There were present at the seminar the adviser of the Embassy of Japan in Armenia Sasame Kenichiro, the program design adviser of JICA Uzbekistan office Azuma...
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Armenia SME Report about Japan Aid durin...

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Nation and Church (video)

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Snowman-2017

Snowman-2017

January 18, 2017 The Festival of Snow Sculptures, which is called “Snowman-2017”, will host its visitors in Jermuk on February 17-19 for already the fifth time. It was told by the president of “Jermuk Development Center” NGO Vazgen Galstyan during his interview with Armenpress. “The whole idea and goal of launching the festival was to try to extend winter tourism period. We hold the festival in February because there are relatively more or less people in Jermuk during December and January. In this case the hotels and businesses of the sphere of tourism will...
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The Mystery of Orion Constellation and Tatev Rocking Pillar (Video)

The Mystery of Orion Constellation and T...

On August 11, 3 stars of Orion constellation appeared in a perpendicular position above the “Gavazan” (cane, wand) pillar, which is located in Tatev monastic complex. On August 11, in any part of the world, the zone of Orion cannot appear in a perpendicular position. the material is taken from goo.gl/gk9GqJ translated from Armenian into English...
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Japanese Songs Performed by the “Little Singers of Armenia”  (video)

Japanese Songs Performed by the “Little ...

Within the frameworks of the cooperation with the famous Japanese organization “Victor Entertainment”, the “Little Singers of Armenia” will perform Japanese songs. It was mentioned during the talk with the journalists today by the president of the international association “Young Singers of Armenia” Tigran Hekekyan. According to the musician, in four days they should record 10 works. Four specialists have arrived in Yerevan from Japan: the head of the organization, the sound director, the producer and the photographer. As it become known during the press...
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Japan ready to boost ties with Armenia, PM Abe says

Japan ready to boost ties with Armenia, ...

January 31, 2017 PanARMENIAN.Net - Japan is ready to strengthen and develop ties with Armenia in every area of cooperation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the visiting Armenian parliament speaker Galust Sahakyan. At the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the Armenian-Japanese interparliamentary partnership has been passing through important stages of development in recent years, sure to leave a positive impact on cooperation between the two countries. The Armenian speaker, in turn, expressed hope that the already efficient cooperation will further deepen on...
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MES RA Uses the Experience of Japan: There is Implemented the Landslide Disaster Management Program

MES RA Uses the Experience of Japan: The...

25.01.2017 On January 25, in the frameworks of the program “Landslide Disaster Management in RA” at the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia took place the meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), which was headed by the acting Minister of Emergency Situations of RA Haykaram Mkhitaryan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi. The goal of the meeting was to present the results of the final assessment of the program “Landslide Disaster Management in the Republic of...
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The Armenian-Japanese Family Highlights ...

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For those who Love Japan: an Excerpt from Monte Melkonyan’s Biography

For those who Love Japan: an Excerpt fro...

He was born on November 25, 1957, in the USA, in the family of Armenians who have survived from the Genocide and have settled down in Visalia town of California, USA. In the summer of 1972, fifteen years old Monte Melkonyan finishes secondary school. Before the beginning of the new academic year at high school, with the suggestion of the school headmaster David Grimes he leaves for Japan to continue his education in the most prestigious school of the country – “Tokyo Kamata High School”. The decision to sent Monte to Japan wasn’t made by chance: for a long time he...
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On New Year’s Eve at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin there will take place the Service of Pomegranate-Blessing

On New Year’s Eve at Mother See of Holy ...

Under the presidency of His Holiness Garegin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians there has been approved a new order of blessing. According to it, every year, on New Year’s Eve, at 00:30 o’clock in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and in all the churches of the Armenian Church at the end of the Prayer of Thanks there will be offered the service of pomegranate blessing. It is reported from the Information Center of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In the Armenian tradition, as a national symbol pomegranate has the meaning of life, blossom and...