Center of Kazakh Literature and Culture opened in Tokyo
As reported by ruh.kz, the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been implementing an international project on the opening of the Centers of Kazakh literature in the National libraries of foreign countries since 2016. Today in 11 countries of the world such as Korea, the Kyrgyz Republic, Finland, Hungary, the Russian Federation, Armenia, Malaysia, Turkey, the People's Republic of China, Georgia, France the centers were open and function.
"The opening of the Center for Kazakh Literature and Culture will allow readers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library to become more familiar with the traditional way of the Kazakh people, its customs, writing and culture. This is an excellent opportunity to talk about the achievements of Kazakhstan, successes in the economy, politics, social sphere through literature", participants of the event noted.
The Center presented books by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, books on President's activities, the role in the international political arena, historical, popular science and fiction. More than 200 books will be presented. Of course, these books will arouse keen interest among Japanese readers and a desire to become more familiar with the cultural wealth of the Kazakh people.
The Center of Kazakh Literature and Culture is opened with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Japan.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library was established in 1973 as the main Tokyo Metropolitan Library. It has more than 1.98 million books, 6000 headings of magazines and newspapers, various audiovisual and rare materials (including Ukiyo-e and architectural sketches of the Edo Castle). In addition, the Central Library has one of the exceptional collections of foreign literature among all public libraries in Tokyo. This collection has approximately one tenth of the total of 1.71 million volumes in the Central Library.
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