2022.03 Japanese Online Speech Contest Held in Kazakhstan
2022.02 4th Symposium on “Future-oriented Japanese Language Education”
2021.12 JASSO-organized Webinar to introduce Study in Japan Global Network Project
2021.12 International Meeting with Rector of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
2021.11 Academic Seminar in Methods of Language Education Held
2021.11 Online Study in Japan Fair for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz
2021.11 Introducing Activities of the University of Tsukuba Almaty Office in Career Design Course
2021.10 University of Tsukuba joins International Education Fair 2021 organized by Bolashaq Development Fund
2021.05 International Academic Online Conference Held on “Kazakhstan and the Countries of the East: Their Past, Present, and Future”
2021.04 Oriental Studies Olympiad 2021 in Kazakhstan
2021.04 University of Tsukuba Joins Online Education Fair in Central Asia
2021.04 International Online Conference Held on Language Teaching Methods During the Pandemic
2021.03 Japanese Online Speech Contest Held in Kazakhstan
2020.12 Al-Farabi Center Opens at the University of Tsukuba
2020.12 Online Lecture Held for Nazarbayev Intellectual School
2020.11 Kick-off symposium on the project “Formation of a base for training Japanese language
teachers who can respond to social demands
2020.11 Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Education Management Meeting Held Online
2020.11 Introducing the Almaty office in Career Design course
2020.10 The 7th International Campus-in-Campus Board-Level Meeting Held Online
2020.09 Researcher Matching Project 2020
2020.09 Japanese Online Speech Contest held in Kazakhstan
2020.06 Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Partners Hold Online Working-Level Meeting
2020.06 University of Tsukuba joins Begin Group’s Online Education Fair
2020.04 Online Meeting Sessions on the Center for Japanese Language Education and Research Teacher Training in Asia and Africa
2020.03 6th International Student from held In Kazakhstan
2020.02 2020 Russian Language Training in Kazakhstan
2020.01 CiC Discussion Meetings held at KazNU
2020.01 Student recruitment activities in Kazakhstan
2019.12 2nd World Education Forum Held in Kazakhstan
2019.11 Career Design Class: About Working Abroad
2019.10 Japan Study Fair in Kazakhstan
2019.10 Art Night in Kazakhstan
2019.10 A Visit to KazNU by the Official Representatives of Japanese Universities
2019.10 International Study Fair 2019
2019.09 Welcoming Students to the Japanese Language Program in Kazakhstan
2019.09 Signing Ceremony of the “Campus-in-Campus” Partnership between the University of Tsukuba and KazNU
2019.09 Training in Kazakhstan for University of Tsukuba Staff
2019.08 Tourism Training in Kazakhstan (World Heritage Tour)
2019.07 Delegation Visit from the University of Tsukuba on CiC
2019.05 Online Conference Held Between the University of Tsukuba and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
2019.03 Oriental Studies Olympics 2019 Held in Kazakhstan
2019.03 Lecture on “Environment Issues in kazakhstan”
2019.03 5th International Student Forum Held in Kazakhstan
2019.03 Japan Week 2019 in Kazakhstan
2019.03 21st Japanese Speech Contest in Kazakhstan
2019.02 2019 Russian Language Training in Kazakhstan
2018.05 KazNU Entered the Top 220 World Universities
2018.05 Summer School 2018 on Japanese Language and Culture held in Almaty
2018.03 Oriental Studies Olympics 2018 held in Kazakhstan
2018.03 2018 Russian Language Training in Kazakhstan
2018.03 Japan Week 2018 in Kazakhstan
2018.03 4th International Student Forum Held in Kazakhstan
2018.01 2nd Online Conference Held between University of Tsukuba and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
2017.10 Japanese Speech Contest for International Students Held in Moscow
2017.10 Special Japanese Classes Held in Kazakh High Schools
2017.10 Study in Japan meeting held in Kazakhstan
2017.10 Study in Japan Fair 2017 Held in Kazakhstan
2017.07 Delegation Visit from University of Tsukuba on CIC
2017.07 Proceedings of the Central Asia-Japan Research Conference held last February 2017 are now available online

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In April 2014, the University of Tsukuba Almaty Office 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.

Greeting from The Director

In Central Asia, there are five countries and Kazakhstan is the largest. It is a country with both magnificent nature and culture. For those who are interested in old history, ancient cities abound in the mountains and deserts. For those who are interested in space, the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world’s largest space launch facility, is also located in Kazakhstan. The late KUROKAWA Kisho, one of Japan’s most famous architects, designed the new capital of Kazakhstan. When you visit this country, you will feel a sense of nostalgia and warmth from the people, as well as with the food culture of “Lagman,” which is known as “Kazakhstan’s Kishimen,” and “Beshpalmak,” which is served with horse meat.  You cannot help but sense that it’s a country that has some affinity to Japan.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, five independent states (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan) were established in the Central Asian region. Thirty years have passed since then, and research on Central Asia is becoming increasingly active in Japan and other parts of the world in various fields, regardless of humanities or sciences, and the region is an important link between Europe and Asia.

The University of Tsukuba has partnership agreements with six universities in Kazakhstan: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, where our overseas office is located, ABAI Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, Nazarbayev University, Narxos University, and L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Among them, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is the tenth university to sign a Campus in Campus agreement in 2019, indicating its strong relationship with our university.

The Almaty office will continue to do its utmost to promote the exchange of students and researchers as well as joint academic projects in the fields of humanities and social sciences, such as Japanese Studies and Central Asian Area Studies, as well as in the fields of medicine, systems informatics, and life and environmental sciences, all of which are distinctive academic fields of the University of Tsukuba.


Masaki ONO, Director of the Almaty Office
Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba


Office overview

Office : Department of the Far East, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Address: 95a Karasai batyr, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Postal Code : 050012

Phone : +7-727-243-83-57

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