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In Memory of the Victims of the Severe Earthquake in Japan in 2011

In Memory of the Victims of the Severe E...

Year 2011, March 11… there was an earthquake in Japan, which measured 9.0-9.1 magnitude and took away lives of tens of thousands people. Having the hard experience of the earthquake in 1988, the Republic of Armenia didn’t stay indifferent to that terrible reality and immediately offered its help to Japan by providing the Government of Japan with both financial means and human compassion. On March 11, 2014, on the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, at the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA took place an event, where the employees of the...
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Wonderful Opportunity

Wonderful Opportunity

Last month I was chosen by the Embassy of Japan to participate in a short-term program called MIRAI which was organized by the MOFA Japan and EFIL/AFS. That was a great opportunity for me to practice my Japanese and get more knowledge about Japan, its people, culture, and not only Japan, but also other countries, because there were participants from Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. I was able to find a lot of friends from different parts of the world. In the frameworks of the program we visited different corporations, companies like Mori Building corporation, National...
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Japanese artist’s “Armenian...

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My First Journey to the Country of the R...

As many of you might know I have been studying Japanese for over four years now. Since my early childhood I have loved the Japanese culture and have wished to visit the country one day. I tried many things but unfortunately they constantly failed. However this autumn I finally got a chance to visit Japan and I spent 10 days in this country with a very unique culture. In this post I am going to tell you about my journey, where we went and what we did, what we ate and whom we met. It’s going to be a long ride, so bear with me Kinkakuji This journey is...
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Armenian-Japanese Friendship Union

“Armenian-Japanese Friendship Union” is a non-profit organization succeeding the “Union Sending Books to Armenia”, which was solemnly opened in Japan in 2009. At first, it was opened as a cultural center, the primary goal of which was to send books and materials in the Japanese language for the students studying Japanese in Armenia. Books, which were sent due to different people, as a donation are now in the Armenian National Library, Eurolingua International Languages Institute and “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese center and are effectively used. After the...
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The Most Important Values in Armenia are its People

The Most Important Values in Armenia are...

EDITOR ADMIN · 01 12 2015 Historically, the Armenians are spread all over the world and due to their work, ideal skills and intellectual potential they have contributed to the prosperity of different nations and countries by developing their culture, science and education. They have built and restored churches, kindergartens, schools and hospitals. And few people know, how attractive Armenia is for the foreigners. It attracts not only as a country of tourism, but also as a country, where you want to live, work and create. As it turns out, the number of foreigners in...
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The Opinion of the Famous Japanese Karate Athlete about the Armenian Genocide (photo)

The Opinion of the Famous Japanese Karat...

I had inexplicable feelings in Tsitsernakaberd Memorial and in the Museum of Genocide. I saw so many things, I heard such stories that I cannot still speak. I should only say that crimes taking place in the world should be accepted in order not to be repeated any more. I don’t know whether some day the Armenian Genocide will be recognized or no, but such crimes should never take place again. Said to the correspondent of NEWS.am Sportin Tsitsernakaberd memorial the famous master of karate, 8th Dan black belt, Japanese Masao Kavaso, who in these days is in Armenia by the...
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History of one Armenian-Japanese  love

History of one Armenian-Japanese love

ANI MAGUMYAN 12-12-2014             They say that love recognizes no boundaries: it doesn’t have a language, a country, age and date. Love is the invigorative feeling, which is given to people from above. For the Japanese, Armenia is considered a country of beautiful women and it is not accidental that many Armenian-Japanese families were formed in the course of centuries. Today an Armenian-Japanese family lives in Yerevan, which is the only family in the history that has stayed in Armenia. Their love story is very beautiful and unique. In 1996, Arihiko...
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TV program about Japan- At the foreign, ...

translated from Armenian into English by Tatev Harutyunyan
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Armenian -Japanese wedding in Noravank (photos)

Armenian -Japanese wedding in Noravank (...

The tourism season is open in Armenia. The travel destinations of our country already welcome numerous guests not only from Armenia but also from foreign countries. The mountainous places of Vayots Dzor have inspired Russian lovers of keen senses. Before reaching Areni, on your way you can see Yulya and Arkadii from Russia, who soar with air-balloons in those picturesque places of Armenia, enjoying the attractions of the Armenian Highlands from above. According to the Armenian employee accompanying them, from the guests, who have arrived from Moscow, Arkadii visits Armenia...
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Mister Hayato Imanishi Exhibition – Arme...

28 year-old Japanese photographer mister Hayato Imanishi visited Armenia and Artsakh in 2010 and photographed children and adults in prayer, in a number of Armenian churches and monasteries throughout the countryside. the material is taken from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I5kR5BqjP8  translated from Armenian into English by Tatev...
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Japanese culture Introducing events in A...

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The Father of Famous Japanese Singer is Armenian – Stefanie Topalyan: Biographical Information

The Father of Famous Japanese Singer is ...

“Japanese Culture” Facebook page presents the biography of  famous Japanese singer Stafenie Topalyan (born on August 5, in 1987), a singer of Armenian descent, composer and actress. She started to sing at the age of thirteen. Stefanie’s songs  found a wide response in the Japanese “Anime” animation movies. As an actress, Stefanie made her first steps in the movie “Pride” in 2009. Being inspired by various genres and artists Stefanie sympathizes Michael Jackson and “The Queens” British rock band. She likes Armenian and Japanese food very much and also...
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Japanese Mr. Hasegawa Celebrates Already the 5th New Year in Yerevan

Japanese Mr. Hasegawa Celebrates Already...

Japanese Mr. Arihiko Hasegawa lives in Yerevan for already five years. In 2000, when visiting Armenia as a tourist, Arihiko was surprised to see how in a country where only a few Japanese lived, youth studied Japanese with such great pleasure. After the return from Latin America, the Japanese decided to move to live in Armenia. Here he applied to Yerevan V. Brusov State University of  Languages and Social Sciences to teach Japanese. “When I came to Armenia eight years ago, I met my wife Lilit, who had been studying Japanese for already a year. We made friends but...
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Armenian girl singing Japanese song (vid...

By Hasmik Hakhyan singing Japanese song Ayaka “Mikazuki”
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Taro Hayashibara on the [Long Way Home]...

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Armenian-speaking Japanese (video)

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Armenian girls and South-African boys he...

During years of studying in Japan in 2012, Meline Mesropyan met a citizen of South African Republic Jeremy on January 4th, who was a friend to Meline’s friend. Jeremy was working in Japan at that time. During the meeting, even though they were sitting far from each other and had no chance of talking, they fell in love and both had hidden their feelings. On February 23 same year Meline decided to celebrate her belated birthday with friends, as she was in India and could not celebrate it. She decided to invite Jeremy as well. Friend of Meline told her that Jeremy had...
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Tomoyuki Tajitsu. “I love tolma to...

Barev dzez” (Hello), “Inchpes ek” (How are you), “Jansaghutyun” (Fine), “Yes dolma shat em sirum” (I love dolma very much)-these are the Armenian words, which Tomoyuki Tajitsu has been using for over a year in Armenia. Tomoyuki Tajitsu is from Japan and is currently working at the UN Office in Armenia. Tajitsu says eating rice is the major characteristic of Japanese people and it has a symbol “All Japanese sow, grow and use the rice together. In other words, it has a symbol of unity and consolidation,” said Tajitsu. According to him, the Japanese are...
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The opinion of Japan culture specialist  (video)

The opinion of Japan culture specialist ...

 Japanese professor on Armenian Genocide Japanese professor Segava summed up the results of her 10-year study in Armenia for her book “Unforgettable Armenian Genocide”. Japanese studies expert Asya Harutyunyan, who is well aware of the professor’s work, regrets to mention that only individual professors talk about the Armenian Genocide in Japan, while it remains unrecognized at the state level. Asya has lived and studied in Japan for three and a half years and currently works as a tour operator for the Japanese in Armenia and the Armenians in Japan. The expert says...