Conference on Dialogue of Armenian, Japanese and Russian Cultures at RAU
Since the launch of new academic program on Regional Studies, Eastern Asia, the students of RAU, who are not only from Armenia, but also from different CIS countries, became passionate about the given region and expressed their interest in discovering the culture, history, language, social life and other aspects of East Asia. Due to such interest and the research conducted at RAU, the Department of Regional Studies started to broaden its cooperation with experts and researchers in East Asia.
One of the incarnations of the interest was the conference “Dialogue of Armenian and Japanese cultures” which was the first initiative of the Center, highlighting such aspects of these diverse cultures from the perspective of their internal and external perception of three nations. The comparative analysis of the three cultures brought to a deeper understanding of latter and opened opportunities for joint research, while increasing the interest and awareness in Japanese studies in the region.
The conference enabled an intellectual exchange between Japanese, Armenian and Russian researchers and was first initiative of the Center, highlighting various features of these diverse cultures from the perspective of their internal and external perception of three nations. With the support and cooperation with Japan Foundation, the conference was a big success.