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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...

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Arax Mansourian: “I am so happy that I w...

March 22nd marked the launch of the Armenian Culture Week in Tokyo at Daikanyama Hillside Terrace. The event is being held with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan and is aimed at not only helping the Japanese become more familiar with Armenian culture, but also building a cultural bridge between Armenia and Japan. On March 24th, 26th and 27th, Armenian and Japanese musicians and well-known Soprano Arax Mansourian gave a concert that was held as part of a Armenian music festival. “The musical program was prepared by Japanese...
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Week of Armenian Culture in Tokyo

Week of Armenian Culture in Tokyo

27.03.2016 On March 22-27 there was held a week of Armenian culture in Tokyo, during which there took place different events with the participation of the Armenian and Japanese artists. The week launched at “Daykanama Hillside Terrace” hall complex, where “Shogakai”Union of Japan presented the art of the Japanese calligrapghy withthe Armenian motives: there were presented the works of the Armenian designer, painter Arev Petrosyan and the Japanese artist Makoto Maeda. During the week there took place the solo concert of Arax Mansouryan with the accompaniment of the...
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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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Exhibition of cat-themed ukiyo-e held in Tokyo

Exhibition of cat-themed ukiyo-e held in...

An exhibition of traditional ukiyo-e and other paintings featuring cats has opened in Tokyo on the annual day when Japan celebrates all things feline.February 22nd has been designated as Cat Day by some organizations because the word for “two” in Japanese, “ni,” sounds similar to “nyan,” the Japanese word for “meow.”A gallery in the Ginza district started showing more than 30 cat-related artworks on Monday. One ukiyo-e print depicts a kabuki actor playing a cat monster on stage. Another print shows cats bathing at a...
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アルメニア・日本文化交流週間2016...

アルメニア音楽祭 in JAPAN ~アラクス・マンスリャン(ソプラノ)を迎えて 【日時】2016年3月24日(木)午後7時開演 【会場】代官山ヒルサイドフォーラム(東急東横線「代官山駅」下車徒歩3分) 入場無料(要予約/100席限定/3月初旬より受付開始) お問合せ・お申込み駐日アルメニア共和国大使館 Tel.: 03-6277-7453 e-mail:...
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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...