An Armenian Khachkar was installed on the campus of the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, December 22, in honor of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. This initiative was put forward by the Embassy of Armenia in Japan.
The khachkar opening ceremony was attended by representatives of social and cultural structures, university professors, students and representatives of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary arménienne.L’ambassadeur community the Republic of Armenia in Japan, Grant R. Pogosyan, Junko Hibiya president of the International Christian University and Kakutaro Kitashiro the Chairman of the University Board gave speeches at the opening ceremony.
In their speeches, they stressed was symbolic and meaningful erection of the first Armenian khachkar in Japan, especially since Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as a state religion. They also noted that the erection of the monument is a testimony to the continuity and strengthening of Armenian-Japanese relations.
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