On April 26, 2021, the “Oriental Studies Olympiad 2021” was held under the auspices of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The Oriental Studies Olympiad is held every year as an opportunity for students studying the societies, histories, and cultures of Oriental countries at the Oriental Studies Departments in Kazakh universities to showcase the results of their studies. Sushy Aruzhan, a third-year student at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, gave a presentation on “International Relations between Japan and Kazakhstan” and won first place. In addition to certificates, prizes were awarded to the top performers. The University of Tsukuba provided prizes to the participants of the speech contest as one of the sponsors.
(Contributors: Takashi Ninomiya)