On September 21, the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan organized an official reception at Hotel Okura, Tokyo, to mark the 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence. At the outset of the reception, Dr. Grant Pogosyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Japan welcomed the guests with a message about the achievements and the prospects of country's development. In the context of this symbolic date for the Republic of Armenia, Ambassador Pogosyan stressed the friendly relations existing all these years between Armenia and Japan, a symbol of became the "Friendship Khachkar" stone monument erected on September 16 in a Tokyo downtown park. The Ambassador expressed confidence that the initiatives and visits carried out recently will contribute in deeper cooperation between Armenia and Japan.
On September 16, the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan organized the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the "Friendship Khachkar" stone monument in Shiroyama Garden, a park in downtown Tokyo. The monument is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence and to the 24th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Armenia and Japan, and symbolizes the friendly between the peoples of Armenia and Japan.
First executive board meeting of “Komitas Music Society of Japan” convened on June 6 at the Armenian Embassy in Tokyo. The board discussed the goals and activities of the society and approved its executive council and constitution. The president of the society, which aims at presenting the Armenian spiritual, folk, and classical music, is renowned pianist Takahiro Akiba who often performs Armenian composers’ pieces both in Japan and in Armenia.
01.06.2016 • Japan-Armenia Business and Culture Initiative
On May 31, 2016 the inauguration meeting of new organization - JAPAN-ARMENIA BUSINESS AND CULTURE INITIATIVE was held at the Embassy of the Republic Armenia in Japan. Prominent Japanese businessmen, corporative leaders and lawyers participated in the meeting. On the following day, the organization with its Board of Trustees and Code of Regulations was officially submitted to the Japanese public registry as a General Incorporated Association.
On September 24, the Embassy of Armenia to Japan hosted an official reception in the Orchard hall of Hotel Okura, Tokyo, to celebrate the 24rd Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia. Members of the Japanese parliament, officials from several government agencies and institutions, ambassadors, diplomats, members of the Japan-Armenia Society and the Japanese-Armenian Friendship Association, businesspersons, artists and journalists were among the guests.
Khachaturian Trio’s Japan tour was held on September 7-11, in the framework of the Genocide Centennial Commemoration Events. The concert tour of the renowned Trio (Armine Grigoryan, piano; Karen Shahgaldyan, violin; Karen Kocharyan, cello) was organized by the Armenian Embassy to Japan in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Armenia.
Armenian Embassy in Japan in collaboration with Mr. Hisayoshi Inoue, Japanese musician and conductor, has organized two concerts of the pianist and composer Karen Hakobyan in Tokyo, dedicated to the Centennial Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.
19.05.2015 • Armenian Culture Week was launched in Tokyo
On May 19, Armenia Culture Week was launched in the exhibition halls of Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Tokyo, dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The event was organized by the Embassy of Armenia in Japan with the support of the Japanese Committee for Coordinating Armenian Genocide Centennial Events.
From April 25 through April 27, “Armenian Film Nights” event dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide was held at Uplink theatre in Tokyo, on the initiative of the Embassy of Armenia in Japan and in cooperation with Japanese Committee of Armenian Genocide Centennial Events, Golden Apricot – Yerevan International Film Festival and Ministry of Culture of Armenia. Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat,” Henri Verneuil’s “Mayrig,” Sergei Parajanov’s “The Color of Pomegranates” and Gor Baghdasaryan’s “Neighbors” were screened during the three-day event.