October 31, 2012 | 13:59

YEREVAN.- Armenia will host a festival of Japanese cinema. The festival
will be held in Yerevan on November 2-4 and Gyumri on November 5-6.

The event is organized by the Armenian-Japanese scientific, educational
and cultural center Hikari in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in
Armenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture
of Armenia as well as in partnership with the Armenian representation
of JT International Luxembourg S.A.

It is the second festival of Japanese cinema held in Armenia. The
program features five movies, head of the center Karine Piliposyan
told reporters on Wednesday.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
relations between Armenia and Japan and the festival will be the
fifth event organized by Hikari center.

In his turn representative of Culture Ministry Aram Gyurjyan noted
that Armenian and Japanese nations have different original cultures
but there is also commonality dictated by similar history.

"This is a historical path that changed peoples' way of thinking
making them soldiers, a special set of values and a code of honor,"
he emphasized.