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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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Mrs. Arax Mansourian Proudly Received the First “Award of Honor” of Komitas Music Society From Japan

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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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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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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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...
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Board of trustees of Komitas Musical Society of Japan holds first session at Armenian embassy

Board of trustees of Komitas Musical Soc...

On June 6, the board of trustees of Komitas Musical Society of Japan held its first session at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan. The participants of the session discussed the goals and programs of the musical society and approved the composition of the chairmanship and the musical society’s charter, as reported the press service of the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Hayern Aysor. The chairman of the board of trustees is famous pianist Takahiro Akiba, who often performs the works of Armenian composers in Armenia and Japan. The honorary members are...
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Exhibition of Paintings of the Armenian ...

From July 25 to August 5, 2016 in Tokyo will be the exhibition of paintings of unique Armenian artist Arevik Mkrtchyan from Echmiadzin. https://www.facebook.com/events/466093986922350/ Thanks to Anna Vardanyan for the provision of this material!
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“”Komitas-fans” Association is operating...

“Aravot” had met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Eiji Taguchi  Japan is an ancient and culturally advanced country. The art of Japanese masters in landscape, painting, porcelain, architecture, theater and other areas is noteworthy. It is also known for its unique art of ikebana and bonsai. The attention of the fans of Armenian classical music was attracted by the announcement of the next concert of Armenia’s National Philharmonic Orchestra (artistic director Eduard Topchjan) to be held at the “Aram Khachatryan” concert hall...
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Diana Apcar sought an answer to her pers...

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On Mar 14, 2016 in Japan Little Singers ...

thanks to Isao Kunimoto for giving this material!
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Armenia page in JICA website

Armenia Armenia is the smallest country in the Caucasus region with area of 29,800 square kilometers and with the population of about 3mln people. But above 6mln Armenians live abroad (Diaspora), mainly in Russia and USA, therefore the Diaspora has an immense contribution in the economic development of Armenia. As per the estimated per-capita GDP of US$ 3,780 (GNI, 2014), Armenia is a lower middle-income country. One of the key sectors of Armenia’s economy is the Mining Sector, which is also considered one of the fastest growing exporting sectors during the...
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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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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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“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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Documentary Film About Armenian Genocide...

thanks to Meline Mesropyan  for this material!