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Exchange between Nagoya City and Uzbekistan







On December 18, 2019, Nagoya City signed a Partner City Agreement (in the field of "Tourism and Cultural Exchange") with the capital city of Tashkent.

(Convener: Mr. Takashi Kawamura, Mayor of Nagoya City; Mr. Jahongir Artikhodjaev, Mayor of Tashkent City; Witness: Mr. Shovkat Mirzhoev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Japan in Uzbekistan's History

・Japanese Cemetery

Of the Japanese interned by the Soviet Union, approximately 25,000 were forced to work in various parts of Uzbekistan, and 815 died as guests. There is a Japanese cemetery in Tashkent where 79 Japanese are buried, and it is carefully cared for by local administrators.



・Navoi Theater

Completed in 1947, the theater was built by about 500 Japanese internees and served as a shelter for the public during the Great Earthquake of 1966, when other buildings collapsed. A plaque stating that it was built by the Japanese people is displayed on the building.

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Recent Exchanges
  • Exchange by Nagoya University over the years. We are working to support legal development and foster human resources in the legal profession, medical administration, and engineering. Many students from Uzbekistan are enrolled in the program, and after graduation they are engaged in administrative work in their home countries.

  • Nagoya at Tashkent meet Nagoya in Tashkent (June 2019).。

  • A film shot entirely in Uzbekistan, "Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari"
    (starring Atsuko Maeda), a tie-up project commemorating the release (June 2019) of the film (July 2019).

  • Commemorative "Central Asia Business Seminar" for the start of Nagoya-Tashkent exchange (November 5, 2019).

  • A letter exchange in which children from Higashiyama Elementary School in Nagoya send letters of "Nagoya pride" to elementary school students in Tashkent.

  • Nagoya City is registered as a host town for the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.    

  • The Republic of Uzbekistan is a participant in the Asian Games to be held in Nagoya in 2026.

▲Tashkent meet Nagoya

Courtesy of Nagoya City Tourism and Culture Exchange Bureau
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