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Little Japan in Armenia

Little Japan in Armenia: it has been already two and a half years that there functions a Japanese club in Yerevan. The president of that cultural center is Michael Baghdasaryan.  The prerequisite of the establishment of that center was Armenian University founded in Tokyo in 1986, which was later, renamed Japan-Armenia Friendship Association – JAFA. The members of the association not only learn Armenian, but they also study the history and culture of our country. The head of the association is Hideharu Nakajima, who has deeply studied the history of Armenia and a...
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Visit of the Japanese Students to “IROHA” Center in February 2018 (Video)

Visit of the Japanese Students to “IROHA...

On February 26, 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 o’clock, the students of Senshu University visited “IROHA” center. And on February 27, at the same time the center hosted the students Tsukuda University. At first, they presented books to IROHA center. Then, after listening to the speech prepared by the members of the center, which presented the center, they had talks with each other until 18:00 o’clock. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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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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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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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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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...
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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 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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“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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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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There is a Sustainable Development of the Armenian-Japanese Relations: Edward Nalbandyan

There is a Sustainable Development of th...

14/06/2017 On June 14, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandyan received the delegation headed by Shinichi Kitaoka, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). This is announced by the press service of the ministry. Greeting the guests, the Armenian Foreign Minister underlined with satisfaction the sustainable development of the Armenian-Japanese relations during recent years, and noted that the opening of the Embassy of Armenia in Tokyo in 2010 and the opening of the Embassy of Japan in Yerevan in 2015 have contributed to...
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Признание в любви в японском стиле !...

Thanks to Artsvi Bakhchinyan for the provision of the material!
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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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The Armenian-Japanese Family Highlights ...

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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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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“JASC” – Japan Armenia Support Center...

In August 2016 with the initiative of the teacher Arihiko Hasegawa arihiko@jasc-armenia.com there was established JASC Japan Armenia Support Center http://jasc-armenia.com/hy/. The main activities of the center are: ・Support of the business related to Japan ・Support of the planning and organization of the events related to Japan ・Written and oral translations in Japanese ・Study/research about Japan ・Provision of information about Japan ・Casting of the Japanese for movies, soap operas, advertisements and musical videos ・upport of the customers...
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Japanese Love with the Armenian Motives ...

The first meeting of the Japanese lecturer and the Armenian student took place ten years ago. One of them wanted to learn Japanese and the other was ready to teach. And none of them could imagine that some years later they would make up an Armenian-Japanese family. And what is more important, they would live right in Armenia. Details: in the video the material is taken from  http://su0.ru/Zz5h translated from Armenian into English...