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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...
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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...
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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...