II International scientific conference on Japanese Studies was held in RAU
On June 20-21 II International scientific conference on Japanese Studies “Ex Orient Lux. Changing the ideological paradigm of Eurocentrism to Universalism” was held in RAU.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Armenia Mr. Eiji Taguchi made his greeting remarks first. The Ambassador thanked the university administration for organizing this event and noted that the contribution of RAU to the development of Japanese Studies in Armenia is extremely high.
The conference was attended by leading experts from Japan, Georgia, Bulgaria, Russia and Armenia. Among the guests of RAU there were Professor Tadashi Nakamura of Kyoto University, Associate Professor of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Literature Yorgan Lyutskanov, professor of Tokyo University Mowry Kumi, kendo master of international category Yorihiko Maeno, a teacher of Tbilisi Free University Mr. K. Tsereteli, teacher of training and cultural center "Iroha" Minamie Shuichi, researcherof theInstitute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia Mr. E. Harutyunyan, professor of foreign literature of Yerevan State University T. Simian, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of International Relations of Yerevan State University Arihiko Hasegawa and others.
"We are well aware that preparing highly qualified specialists without scientific support is impossible: our annual traditional conference is a good platform to discuss the challenges in various areas of Japanese Studies- Vice-rector of RAU Mr. Gagik Sargsyan said. - I think this conference will play a role in the formation of scientific schools of Japanese Studies in Armenia".
Participants of the II International Scientific Conference on Japanese Studies "Ex Orient Lux. Changing the ideological paradigm of Eurocentrism to Universalism" discussed a wide range of issues related to the history, philosophy, economy, culture and Japanese literature, as well as Japanese language and teaching methods, theoretical understanding of the features of the Japanese world, the influence that Japan has had and continues to conduct on economic, historical and cultural processes in the world.
The conference is planned to publish scientific papers.