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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...
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On July 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Took Place the Opening Ceremony of Exhibition of Famous Artist Arevik  Mkrtchyan

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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...
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Two new students from Japan will join UWC Dilijan

Two new students from Japan will join UW...

Two new students from Japan will join UWC Dilijan school in September this year. Congratulations!June 10, Keidanren Hall: Meeting with the new students, their parents and senior student Idomu Itoh, who arrived from Dilijan for summer break. 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...
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Announcement of the Application for the 10th International MANGA Award

Announcement of the Application for the ...

1. Purpose To spread MANGA culture to overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA. 2. Prize (1) The Gold Award of the Tenth International MANGA Award will be given to the best MANGA work and the Silver Award will be given to three other excellent works. (2) The Gold Award and the Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan on the occasion of the award ceremony for around 10 days as an extra prize (exclude the fine work winners). 3. Conditions of Entry (1)The MANGA works (24 or more pages) must have been produced outside Japan. Both published and...
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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Ol...

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is the organisation responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. https://tokyo2020.jp/en/
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Diana Apcar sought an answer to her pers...