The RA Ambassador to Japan Areg Hovhannisyan recently received Karen Hamad, a Japanese student of Armenian studies, who published a book about the outstanding Armenian church figure, theologian, poet and composer Nerses Shnorhali. This is reported by the Armenian Embassy in Japan. The book in Japanese is the first work dedicated to the activities of Nerses Shnorhali and Armenian Christianity. K. Hamad translated part of the book from N. Shnorali’s work into Old Armenian (grabar).