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Oct 19 – Oct 23 12th Japanese Film Festival

  In cooperation with the Japan Foundation and "HIKARI" Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center the 12th Japanese Film Festival was held in Yerevan, Ejmiatsin and Gyumri from October 19 to 23. 
            During the opening ceremony at the Moscow Cinema in Yerevan, Ambassador Taguchi and the President of the "HIKARI" Center Ms. Piliposyan made their welcome speeches, and “Arar” chorus performed “Letter”, the theme song of one of the films.   
 
Moscow Cinema, Yerevan
 
    
             Performance by “Arar” chorus           Hall with the guests

Film Festival in Ejmiatsin
 
        
 Ambassador Taguchi’s welcome speech                     Mayor Grigoryan’s welcome speech                                         Hall in Ejmiatsin

  

This time the Film Festival was held in 4 halls of 3 cities and 7 films were screened. Approximately 1000 people came to watch the films. After screenings, a lot of applause and good opinions were heard in the hall. This Film Festival became a great opportunity to introduce Japan and Japanese culture to the Armenian people.