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Towards Rebirth: Hiroshima: Nagasaki

Dear reader, Let me present to your attention an interesting material (edited) from my notes “A Stroll in Japan” (November 2019), which can be useful and instructive for the Armenian nation during these hard times. Let’s hope that the example of our friendly country will be instructive and will give us strength to overcome the difficulties and gain faith that Armenia and the Armenian nation will reborn again and will have a strong economy in the nearest future. #We_Will_Reborn Towards Rebirth. Hiroshima. Nagasaki-1 “A Stroll in Japan”. Part #1 As soon as you get...
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Message of peace from Armenians (about t...

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Japanese government to provide Armenia with $3.8 mln grant as Parliament ratifies agreement

Japanese government to provide Armenia w...

12:26, 27 October, 2020 YEREVAN, OCTOBER 27, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian Parliament ratified an agreement according to which the government of Japan will provide nearly 3.8 million USD grant to Armenia. The bill on ratifying the agreement on providing social and economic development grant to Armenia was approved by the Parliament with 72 votes in favor. The agreement has been signed on June 30, 2020, between the Armenian and Japanese governments. While introducing the agreement to the Parliament, deputy minister of healthcare Anahist Avanesyan called it as another very good...
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The Peace Covenant of the Japanese Monk and Armenia

The Peace Covenant of the Japanese Monk ...

Many people in Yerevan and in other towns of Armenia as well, already recognize the Japanese monk with his very distinctive appearance. For years the Buddhist monk Qanshin Ikeda travels in different countries of the world to announce the sound of peace. He told Mediamax about his covenant, travelling and the days spent in Armenia. The Decision of Becoming a Monk Qanshin Ikeda travels in different towns of Armenia mainly on foot. In his hands he always carries a musical instrument, which is like drums. By means of hitting it, he makes a Buddhist mantra for the sake of...
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The Donation of Avigan Drug made in Japa...

JULY 23, 2020 12:06 YEREVAN, JULY 23, ARMENPRESS։ As the final drug for the treatment of COVID-19 hasn’t been found yet, many countries of the world already apply the drugs, which exist in order to prevent the increase in mortality by means of suppressing the reproduction of the virus. At the moment avigan (favipiravir) is one of these samples, which has provoked active interest. At the request of Armenia, on July 23 Japan has made a donation of avigan drugs, which can be used for nearly 100 patents. It is expected that the drugs will be more efficiently used by the...
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Sweet Japanese Bread Made by the Armenians

Sweet Japanese Bread Made by the Armenia...

We already have the opportunity to make and try the Japanese sweet bread “meron pan” made by an Armenian. The President of “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center Ruzan Khojikyan has translated the recipe of “meron pan”, which is given below: Ingredients (for 8 portions) ■Bulki dough Flour… 200 g Salt … 3 g Sugar … 15g Dry yeast … 3 g Butter … 15 g Half egg beaten in water. The total volume of these two should make 135 ml. ■Biscuit dough Flour… 90 g Almond flour … 30 g Butter … 40 g Sugar … 50 g Half egg (some...
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Do you want to Study Japanology? Then to the ASUE

Do you want to Study Japanology? Then to...

In the Armenian State University of Economics/ #ASUE/  there was introduced a new subject “Japanology” (Japanese Studies). The teaching of the subject is entrusted to the Japanologist(Japanese Studies) Anna Vardanyan, who for years studies the peculiarities of the country of the rising sun, conducts researches on the Armenian-Japanese relations, highly contributes to the development of historical-cultural and business relations between the two countries. During the interview with Anna Vardanyan we were informed that the subject would be introduced in the Master’s...
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For the Information of the Citizens Subject to Conscription for the Compulsory Military Service in the RA Armed Forces

For the Information of the Citizens Subj...

07 May, 2020 The citizens subject to the conscription for the compulsory military service in the RA Armed Forces, who because of the restrictions and absence of air communication imposed by the pandemic, were not able to return to the motherland on time in order to appear at the military commissariat of their place of registration, should send their data to the following email armembjapan@mfa.am in order to regulate further legal proceedings and if possible to arrange their transportation to the Republic of Armenia. In the letter to the Embassy it is necessary to mention...
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A Book in Japanese About the Capital of ...

A book in Japanese about Armenia. By the way, you can get the book free of charge by May 5. Perhaps it would be useful for the learners of...
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The Armenian Marash Embroidery through t...

Vardanyan Anna 04.18 · 2020 “It is necessary for the Japanese to realize that there are many things to learn from the secrets of the Armenian embroidery”. Mie Ishi It’s a great pleasure when people are interested in Armenia, in the historical-cultural heritage of the Armenian nation, when they value it. This time I introduce to you a friend of the Armenian nation Mrs. Mie Ishi, who is considered one of the best specialists of fabric restoration in the world. She has visited Armenia for many times and has summed up her impressions in different scientific articles....
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Japanese Duduk lovers started the initia...

Ճապոնացի դուդուկասերները սկսել են “Duduk Japan” նախագիծը Ճապոնիայում հայկական երաժշտությունն ու դուդուկը խթանելու համար։ Japanese Duduk lovers started the initiative “Duduk Japan” to promote Armenian music and Duduk in Japan! the material is taken...
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The Article of Japanese Studies

Thanks to Anna Vardanyan for the provision of the...
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Training in Japan: A Man Cannot Respond to What He Cannot Imagine

Training in Japan: A Man Cannot Respond ...

24.02.2020 From February 11 to 20, 2020 six representatives of different subdivisions of MES RA, four journalists from four media were trained in Japan in the frameworks of “Disaster Risk Reduction Crisis Communication and Public Awareness Improvement” Project carried out with the joint efforts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The head of the team was Deputy Minister Arkadi Balyan. This was already the third training carried out by this project. The first two trainings were conducted in Yerevan, in...
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Interview with Rio Kimura, who is studying Armenian in Armenia

Interview with Rio Kimura, who is studyi...

-Mr. Rio Kimura how do your Armenian friends call you? When have you come to Armenia? - The Armenians call me by name – Rio. I came to Armenia last year at the end of September 2019. -What is the reason and purpose that you have come to Armenia? - While studying at the university, from the foreign languages I chose Russian. At that time I got to know about Armenia, which has been part of the former Soviet Union. After that course I was dreaming of going to the Caucasian Region, which had such a long history, so many different nations, languages and cultures. Two years...
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Japanese Agriculture: Traditions and High Technologies (Video)

Japanese Agriculture: Traditions and Hig...

On December 17, 2019, on Tuesday from 15:00 to 17:30 in the hall of “Investment Support Center” Foundation (Address: 5a Mher Mkrtchyan, Yerevan, RA) there took place a seminar titled “Japanese Agriculture: Traditions and High Technologies”. The speaker of the seminar was the cofounder, director of “«ORWAKO» CJSC, cofounder, president of “Organic Armenia” association Lusine Nalbandyan. By the initiative of “Investment Support Center” Foundation she has recently participated in the five weeks’ course “Development of Local Economies by Means of...
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Prof. Takeo Kanade Recipient of Armenian State Prize for Global Contribution to IT Visited RAU

Prof. Takeo Kanade Recipient of Armenian...

Japanese scientist, author of “Virtualized Reality: Constructing Virtual Worlds from Real Scenes” and Origami World Theory, recipient of the 2019 State Prize of the Republic of Armenia for Global Contribution to Information Technologies, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Takeo Kanade visited Russian-Armenian University on December 7. During the visit, Professor Kanade met with RAU researchers, professors and students, who presented their current projects in the areas of natural science and technology. He also visited RAU Japanese Language and Culture...
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Pianist Takahiro Akiba at Komitas Museum...

- Welcome again to Armenia Mr. Akiba. The website japanarmenia.com wrote about you for the first time on May 4, 2015, when you were having a concert with the opera singer, soprano Araks Mansuryan at Komtas Chamber Music House titled “In the Country of Komitas”. After that you often visit Armenia. Actually when was your first visit to Armenia? - It was in March in 2011. - When did you start to get interested in Armenia? - I think that it was in 2002, when I was watching figure skating of famous Russian skater Alexander Abt in the Winter Olympics taking place at...
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Visit to the Residency of the Ambassador of Japan (Video)

Visit to the Residency of the Ambassador...

On August 30, 2019 (on Friday) from 13:30 to 14:30 p.m. the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in Armenia hosted in his house the teaching staff of “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Exchange Center NGO, together with the students, who were in Yerevan for summer holidays. They were nearly 22 people. At the beginning of the meeting, the ambassador Mr. Yamada greeted the guests. Then the president of “IROHA” NGO Ruzanna Khojikyan presented the ambassador a small gift from his Memoirs with “IROHA” center. Sstudent of “IROHA” NGO...
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Hiking in the Japanese Language to Sevanavak (Monastery of Sevan) and Drakhtik (Video)

Hiking in the Japanese Language to Sevan...

On August 18, 2019, the NGO’s JAR and IROHA Center conducted the first hiking in the Japanese language. They first visited Sevanavak (the Monastery of Sevan), where the president of JAR NGO Hasmik Muradyan before going up to Sevanavak (Monastery of Sevan) told in Japanese about the only sea battle stated in the Armenian history. Then after overcoming the stairs near Sevanavak (the Monastery of Sevan) she told about the monastic complex. And when standing in front of the Amenaprkich (Savior) khachqar (cross stone) of St Arakelots church she told the audience about the...
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Cultural Exchange at IROHA Center (Video...

On April 1, 2019, from 17:30 to 18:30 o’clock there arrived at IROHA center the Japanese friends of Minamie Syuitsi – the founder of TALANTEX organization Mr. Yodziro Kossi and Chief Technology Officer of NEXUS FRONTIER TECH organization Mr. Takayuki Midzuno. At the beginning of the meeting, Minamie sensei briefly introduced the guests to the students, after which the students presented themselves in Japanese. And the Japanese guests presented themselves as well. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...