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Health and Sports Day

Health and Sports Day is one of the national holidays of Japan. Since 2000 is has been decided to celebrate the holiday on the second Monday in October. In the memory of the brilliant achievements and excitement of the Olympic Games held in 1964 “The Day, when people get acquainted with sports and acquire healthy mind and body” was accepted as a national holiday. “To get acquainted with sports” doesn’t mean to watch, listen to or read about sports, but to go in for sports. Pursuing the goal of “Development of healthy mind and body” to move the body. In...
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Serine Khaloyan about the Family of her Japanese Husband

Serine Khaloyan about the Family of her ...

23.06.17 Many people have noticed in the streets of Yerevan 22 years old Armenian girl with pink hair – Serine Khaloyan, who reminded of a Japanese anime. Nobody was indifferent to her. Last year Serine married a Japanese young man. After living for some time in Armenia, she and Yuta left for Japan. During the interview with Tert.am Life Serine told about the decision to marry Yuta, the first meeting with his parents and her life in Japan. –Serine, how did you get acquainted with Yuta?  –We met in a Japanese restaurant. When I saw him, I joked and said that I...
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Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan a...

Kelly CorriganContact Reporter The Armenian Embassy in Japan invited Glendale artist Srboohie Abajian to exhibit her art earlier this month during “Armenia Culture Week” in Tokyo. The work consists of five 9-foot-by-4-foot outdoor sculptures, depicting eyes, hands and faces that show human emotion expressed by people demanding their rights. In Tokyo, she also exhibited an art-on-canvas piece from the series, “All Roads Lead to People,” which was on display at the Brand Library & Art Center in 2014. The series explores the human need for companionship. With a...
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“Week of Armenian Culture” in Tokyo

“Week of Armenian Culture” in Tokyo

May 15, 2017  From May 9 to 14, in the capital of Japan- Tokyo took place the annual event “Week of Armenian Culture”, which has already become traditional. This year it was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Japan. The week of culture has been organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. During the week of culture there took place exhibitions of famous Armenian and Japanese artists, an evening of the...
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Mrs. Arax Mansourian Proudly Received th...

On may 9, 2017, in the Armenia Culture Week 2017 in Tokyo, a legendary opera star from Armenia, one of the best interpreters of Komitas’ songs, Mrs. Arax Mansourian proudly received the first “Award of Honor” of Komitas Music Society from Japan and the first “Ambassador’s Trophy” from Embassy of Armenia to Japan!   the material is taken from 日本コミタス音楽協会 Komitas Music Society of...
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Diana Abgar. the first Armenian woman ho...

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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The Representative of Komitas Museum-Institute has participated in the Congress of the International Musicological Society in Tokyo

The Representative of Komitas Museum-Ins...

30 March 2017 The Congress of the International Musicological Societyhas taken place on March 19-23 in Tokyo. This congress, which takes place once in five years, is the biggest global event in the sphere of musicology, during which there take place different workshops with various themes. The previous congresses have taken place in Rome (2012), in Zurich (2007) and so on. The administrative center of the International Musicological Society is located in Switzerland, but musicologists presenting all the countries of the world are included in it. As it is informed...
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Natural landscape in Japan – Beaut...

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Hripsime Simonyan’s “Armenuhi” statue unveiled in Japan’s Nirasaki

Hripsime Simonyan’s “Armenuhi” statue un...

On 25 March, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Japan Hrant Poghosyan visited the city of Nirasaki of the state of Yamanash where he participated in the unveiling of the “Armenuhi” clay statue made by Armenian sculptor/potter, People’s Painter of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic Hripsime Simonyan. Among other attendees were Mayor of Nirasaki Hisao Nayto, Nobel Prize recipient Satoshi Omura, Chairman of the Education Committee of Nirasaki City Council Reyko Yamaki and other officials, reported the press service of the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
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Japan and the Armenian Genocide

A Forgotten International Humanitarian Relief Episode The devastation and immense human suffering caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti resulted in an enormous international humanitarian relief response. Japan once again found itself participating in a global relief effort in a bid to save victims of a major disaster. More than $70 million dollars in aid for Haiti has been pledged by the Japanese government, including ¥30 million (or ~$357,000) in emergency supplies. This comes on the back of substantial contributions made by Japan to other recent natural disasters,...
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The Delegation Headed by Galust Sahakyan had a Meeting with the Mayor of Hiroshima

The Delegation Headed by Galust Sahakyan...

On February 1st, the Major of Hiroshima (Japan) Kazumi Matsu received the delegation headed by the President of the National Assembly of RA Galust Sahakyan, in which there were the deputies of the National Assembly of RA Vahram Baghdasaryan, Rouzanna Muradyan and Samvel Pharmanyan, the Deputy Minister of the Foreign Affairs of RA Armen Papikyan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of RA in Japan Hrant Poghosyan. The Mayor has thanked the Armenian delegation for visiting Hiroshima and has assured that though the cooperation between Hiroshima and Yerevan are...
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On 19.01.2017 Armenian Songs with Violin was Performance in Japan

On 19.01.2017 Armenian Songs with Violin...

Jan 19: Armenian Songs with violin, percussion and vocal. Komitas, A.Khachaturyan, T.Mansourian, A.Kartalyan … and the first performance of “Seven Armenian Songs” by Gabriela L. Frank. Excellent performance in Yokohama, thank you Movses, Kuniko and Tony! Next concert is on Jan 20 in Toyohashi city. the material is taken from Embassy of Armenia to...
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Materials in Japanese about Diana Abgar

Materials in Japanese about Diana Abgar

From the editor: – The author of the article, the Japanese historian, translator Daisaku Watanabe has studied at the Department of Cultures and Languages of Asia and Africa of Tokyo University of Foreign Languages. He has attended courses of the Armenian language in Tokyo, Venice and Yerevan. In Tokyo, he has written a Diploma Paper with the subject “The Armenian Society in Raffi’s Novel “The Crazy”. In 2011-2013 Watanabe continued his studies in Armenia. In 2015, there was published his Japanese translation of the book of the American-Armenian historian George...
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Kumamoto University-Study in Japan (vide...

This programme shares Japanese university life and nearby places as introduced by international students during their time in Japan.
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An Armenian Film at “Senior Women’s Film Festival” in Osaka

An Armenian Film at “Senior Women’...

In November in Osaka Town in Japan, there is held a small and unusual film festival “Senior Women’s Film Festival”, in which there participate either the films of women directors, who are over 60 or films, which tell about elderly women. This year the guest of the festival was a film director from Armenia Mariam Ohanyan. She presented her 30-minute documentary film “Dissapearing Shadows of the Ancestors” with English and Japanese subtitles. The film tells about the aunt of the film director – sculptor Heriknaz Galstyan (1959-2015). In the frameworks of the...
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The Pianist Yuko Yoshioka  will  have a Solo Concert in Tokyo with the Armenian Program

The Pianist Yuko Yoshioka will have a ...

The 25th anniversary of Japan and Armenia Friendship Association will be marked by a festive concert. The Japanese pianist Yuko Yoshioka will take part in the event, which will take place on October 24 in Tokyo “PAUSE” Kawai Omotesando concert hall. Except the above-mentioned anniversary, the concert will also be dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the composer Arno Babajanyan. During the event, the pianist will perform the most famous piano works of Tatev Amiryan, Komitas, Aram Khachatryan and Arno Babajanyan. The event is organized by the Association. the material...
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Opening Ceremony of Plaque in Tokyo Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia

Opening Ceremony of Plaque in Tokyo Dedi...

16.09.2016 On September 16, with the initiative of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenian to Japan, in one of the central parks of Tokyo, in “Shiroyama Garden” grove took place the opening ceremony of the plaque “Cross-stone of Friendship”. The plaque is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Independence of Armenia, the 24th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Japan and it symbolizes the friendship of the Armenian and Japanese nations. The opening speech was delivered by the Ambassador of the Republic of...
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On July 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Took Place the Opening Ceremony of Exhibition of Famous Artist Arevik  Mkrtchyan

On July 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Took Place th...

On July 25, under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan, the opening reception of famous artist Arevik Mkrtchyan’s exhibition, organized by the “Sakura Tours” travel agency, took place in a large art hall in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. the material is taken...
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“Tanabata” (Star Festival)

A Yearly Rendezvous Tanabata, or the star festival, is observed on July 7. As the date approaches, long, narrow strips of colorful paper known as tanzaku, vibrant ornaments, and other decorations are hung from bamboo branches, enlivening the decor of homes as well as brightening shopping arcades, train stations, and other public spaces. Before they are hung, tanzaku are inscribed with a wish, such as a child’s dream of becoming a famous soccer player or a parent’s hope for career success. A child places tanabata decorations on a bamboo branch. Tanabata is one of...
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On June 16, 2016 there was held Charles Aznavour’s  Final Concert of Japan tour

On June 16, 2016 there was held Charles ...

«June 16:  The Final concert of Japan tour in Tokyo NHK Hall of the living legend Charles Aznavour (92). Long standing ovations. Huge success, as always. Bravo Maestro! Please come again soon. » is written on facebook page of the Embassy of RA  in Japan.   the material is taken...