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“The History of the Armenian People” in Japanese

“The History of the Armenian People” in ...

Posted: 2016-01-21 Artsvi BAKHCHINYAN Perhaps the most widely spread book written about the history of the Armenian nation is the English volume “A Concise History of the Armenian People” written by American-Armenian grateful historian George Burnutyan. After the original six editions and the translations into Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Armenian and Russian, Burnutyan’s book was also published in Japanese (“Arumenia-jin no rekisi”). The Publisher is “Fujihara-shoten” publishing-house in Tokyo; it comprises 528 pages and is already available in the...
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Akutagava Ryunoske :”Art and about other things.”

Akutagava Ryunoske :”Art and about...

First and foremost the artist must seek perfection of his works. Otherwise, his serving of the art will become meaningless. Let’s take for example the concussion, which the ideas of humanism provoke: if only you seek it, you can achieve it by merely listening to an ordinary sermon. As we all serve the art, first of all our works must strike by their artistic nature. We don’t have any other way but to achieve their perfection. * * * “Art for art” -take another step and you’ll fall into transforming art into entertainment. “Art for the sake of life”–take...
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16 Wise Japanese Expressions, which can become the Source of your Slogans in 2016

16 Wise Japanese Expressions, which can ...

Sometimes you have the impression that the happiest people and people, who are satisfied with life, live in the Country of the Rising Sun. And the thing is that the culture of Japan differs from the cultures of other nations very much. From the ancient times, the Japanese know the secrets of spiritual health and harmonious existence. By reading these expressions, you will see how unique the wisdom of the Japanese nation is. Here are wise expressions of the Japanese: 1. Make a decision by means of thinking. And when you have already decided don’t think any more. 2....
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How to Celebrate the Japanese New Year

The New Year superstitions are characteristic for almost all countries. In this sense, Japan is not an exception. In Japan in New Year, you should manage to pay all your debts. Like many other countries in Japan, they also put in order their houses and prepare New Year dinner. It is a pleasure to celebrate O-syogatsu, the Japanese New Year, together with the family. In Japan, on New Year Eve the bells ring for 108 times. It is considered that there exist six human shortcomings: greediness, stupidity, jealousy, anger, light-mindedness and hesitancy. Each of them has 18...
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A Cross-Stone (Khach-Qar) was put up at ICU (International Christian University) in Tokyo

A Cross-Stone (Khach-Qar) was put up at ...

22.12.2015 was a very important day for all the Armenians. A cross-stone (khach-qar) was put up at ICU (International Christian University) in Tokyo. The cross-stone is called “The Stone of Peace”. It is very symbolic, that the memorial is set under two trees (black poplars), which were brought from Armenia in 1993. Ambassador Mr.Hrant Poghosyan, former professor of  ICU brought the trees from Armenia 22 years ago, and today he opened the new memorial. Congratulations! the material is taken...
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Program “Kamurj” (Bridge) with Karen Isr...

Editor of the program “Bridge”–Arpine Alaverdyan: Today the pavilion of the program “Bridge” has hosted Karen Israyelyan, a musician, who has recently participated in the festival “We Sing Komitas”. Karen lives and creates in Japan, a territory, where it seems Armenians have less trod since the old and ancient times. Before proceeding to the details of the festival, please tell as how it happened that you appeared in Japan and now you present yourself, as a musician, who has come from Japan. Karen Israyelyan: Two factors have been combined in the result of...
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Glance to Japanese Culture

The material was prepared by ANI MAGUMYAN IKEBANA Everything is special in Japan: people, writing, nature, culture, philosophy. Speaking about Japan we cannot touch upon its culture, science, religion, philosophy, writing, samurais, national clothing (kimono), cuisine, each of which is characteristic and occupies an important place in this country. The Japanese writing is a system of writing consisting of hieroglyphs. It consists of hieroglyphs and two alphabets: hiragana and katakana. There is also the romaji version. This is the usage of the Latin alphabet for writing...
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Geisha

Geisha

The material was prepared by ANI MAGUMYAN Throughout the history, the Japanese have maintained and handed down from generation to generation all the beautiful and typical values, which are important and characteristic of their nation and history. Every time touching upon this or that sphere of the Japanese culture we are convinced that, the true maintenance of the beauty depends on the nation. This time we will refer to geishas, which is not only interesting but it is also teaching because by hearing the word geisha many people associate it with another...
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Suikawari

Suikawari (スイカ割り suika-wari, lit. Watermelon Splitting) is a traditional Japanese game that involves splitting a watermelon with a stick while blindfolded. Played in the summertime, suikawari is most often seen at beaches, but also occurs at festivals, picnics, and other summer events. Suikawari being played on a beach in Japan. The rules are similar to piñata. A watermelon is laid out, and participants one by one attempt to smash it open. Each is blindfolded, spun around three times, and handed a wooden stick, or bokken, to strike with. The first to...
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“After the Concert in Tokyo They Were Asking for the Notes of Babajanyan”         About the Trio

“After the Concert in Tokyo They Were As...

17/09/2015  “In Japan there is observed the growth of interest towards the Armenian culture, music”, said the pianist of Aram Khachatryan Trio Armine Grigoryan during the interview with Panorama.am. Let’s mention that from September 7 to 11, with the cooperation and sponsorship of the Embassy of RA in Japan and the Ministry of Culture of RA, in the frameworks of the events dedicated to the 100-th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Aram Khachatryan Trio had a concert tour in Tokyo – pianist Armine Grigoryan, violoncellist Karen Shahgaldyan and cellist Karen...
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Kokeshi dolls from northern Japan

Kokeshi dolls from northern Japan

Kokeshi dolls are a traditional doll from northern Japan, usually made with a simple trunk for a body and an enlarged head. Decorated with bright colors, they are exchanged as tokens of friendship. Check out this beautiful video of the making of a kokeshi doll in the Naruko style! the material is taken...
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Japanese Language

Much about the roots of the Japanese language is unclear. Some link it to the Altaic language family, which includes Turkish, Mongolian and other languages, but it also shows similarities to Austronesian languages like Polynesian. Writing: The Japanese writing system consists of three different character sets: Kanji (several thousands of Chinese characters) and Hiragana and Katakana (two syllabaries of 46 characters each; together called Kana). Japanese texts can be written in two ways: In Western style, i.e. in horizontal rows from the top to the bottom of the page,...
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Entertainment in Japan

The Japanese entertainment industry is one of the world’s largest and most innovative, and despite the culture and language barrier, various forms of Japanese entertainment have become internationally popular. Karaoke Singing to the instrumental version of songs. Manga and Anime About Japanese comics and animation. Movies About the Japanese cinema. Amusement Parks About amusement and theme parks in Japan. Pachinko A mixture between pinball and slot machine. Hot Springs About hot springs (onsen). Department stores About Japanese department...
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Japanese Etiquette

Correct manners are very important among the Japanese. Also as a foreigner in Japan you should be familiar with at least the most basic rules: Inside the house How to behave in a Japanese home. Visiting shrines and temples How to behave at shrines and temples. Taking a bath How to take a bath in Japan. Japanese toilets How to use toilets in Japan. Table manners Basic rules of Japanese table manners. Chopsticks How to use Japanese chopsticks. Dining out How to dine at a restaurant in Japan. Sitting techniques How to sit properly in Japan. Greeting About...
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Arts and Crafts of Japan

Architecture About traditional and modern Japanese architecture. Bonsai About the art of cultivating miniature trees. Bunraku About traditional Japanese puppet theater. Calligraphy About the art of writing beautifully. Contemporary Art A list of sites to see contemporary art. Cormorant Fishing A traiditonal fishing method using cormorants. Dolls About various types of Japanese dolls. Gardens About Japanese gardens. Geisha About entertainers performing traditional Japanese arts. Ikebana About Japanese flower arrangement. Kabuki About traditional...
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Religion in Japan

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree. Most Japanese consider themselves Buddhist, Shintoist or both. Religion does not play a big role in the everyday life of most Japanese people today. The average person typically follows the religious rituals at ceremonies like birth, weddings and funerals, may visit...
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Armenian Dolls in Japanese Festival

Armenian Dolls in Japanese Festival

The 5th edition of the World Doll Festival will show this year about 1,370 dolls from all around the world, all of themwearing the typical garment from their original countries. In between them will be 14 from your country. The different booths will contain information about the World Cultural Heritages listed by UNESCO. The event will be held from 15th until 18th October, at Izutsu Yashiki (769-2901 Higashikagawa, Hiketa 2163, Japan; Tel.+81 879-238557). This year the exhibition is devoted to France and will harbour hand-made dolls from different regions in the...
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Living in Japan

The number of foreigners studying and working in Japan has been increasing in recent decades. The demand for native language teachers, in particular, is still high. Immigration About different types of visa. Working Holiday A visa for young people from certain countries. Working in Japan General information about working in Japan. Teaching Languages Native language teachers are still in high demand. Studying in Japan General information about studying in Japan. Language Schools A list of Japanese language...
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Documentary Film About Armenian Genocide...

thanks to Meline Mesropyan  for this material! 
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Japan National Stadium Tokyo 2020 Olympi...