History of the center

In April 2014, the University of Tsukuba Almaty Office (Scientific Education Center for the study of Japan and Central Asia) was established at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Together with the Tashkent Office in the Central Asian region, the mission of the Almaty Office is to promote research in the fields of Japanese language education, Central Asian Studies, and other interdisciplinary areas, to support the publication and dissemination of scholarly articles, and to organize international conferences, symposia, as well as cultural events in both Japan and Kazakhstan.