Posted on 17 February 2016
Japanese cultural events will take place in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek for 10 days starting February 20, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan reports, citing Japan’s embassy.
Bishkenkians will have a chance to visit festivals of Japanese music and film. In addition, the embassy is throwing a martial arts festival, as well as an international sumo competition.
Bishkek authorities, the Kyrgyz-Japanese center for human development and local martial arts schools have contributed to the chain of festivals, aiming to familiarize the Kyrgyz people with Japanese heritage.
In October 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged a $113-million aid package to Kyrgyzstan for major infrastructure projects. Tokyo has also vowed to help the Central Asian country improve agriculture and education.