21st Central Asian Japanese Speech Contest Held in Kyrgyz

The 21st Central Asian Japanese Speech Contest was held at Bishkek Humanities University (Kyrgyz Republic) on April 29, 2017. Seventeen Japanese language students from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan participated. Representing Kazakhstan were students from Kazakh National University.

The next day, April 30, a seminar was held for Japanese language teachers in Central Asia at the Kyrgyzstan Japan Center, consisting of lectures by Japanese experts with topics on the current situation and research on Japanese language education in Central Asia.