The Opening of the 12th Japanese Film Festival on October 19, 2017


On October 19, 2017, at 18:30-18:50 o’clock in “Moscow” cinema, there took place the festival opening of the12th Japanese Film Festival dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations. At the opening ceremony the guests were greeted by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi and the president of the Armenian-Japanese “Hikari” Scientific, Educational and Cultural center NGO Karine Piliposyan. The choir “Arar” directed by Gor Melqumyan sang Japanese songs. After that at 18:50-20:51 o’clock there was shown the Japanese film “A Tale of Samurai Cooking: a True Love Story” (121 minutes) with Russian subtitles. As always, the audience returned home very pleased and impressed and with the definite intention to watch other films of the festival as well. The festival will last until October 23.

Author: H. Muradyan

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan