Participants in the symposium on cultural heritage of Central Asia

June 20 – June 24, 2016

Photo of Participants in the symposium on cultural heritage of Central Asia and Hiroyasu Ando, the President of the Japan Foundation (center left)

Ten experts on cultural heritage of Central Asia from five Central Asian countries (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan) came to Japan to lecture in the symposium on cultural heritage of Central Asia and paid a courtesy call on Hiroyasu Ando (center left), the President of the Japan Foundation and shared their views on several topics including how Japan is regarded in each country.

Participants (from left to right):

Professor Djangar Ilyasov (Senior Researcher, Institute of Art Studies, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan)
Professor Bakhtiyar Babadjanov (Leading Researcher, Al-Biruni Center for the Study of Oriental Manuscripts, Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies)
Professor Khankeldy Abzhanov (Director, Ch. Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology)
Professor Ashirbek Muminov (Professor, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University)
Professor Abdigany Erkebaev (President, National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Professor Bakyt Amanbaeva (Head of the Sector for Cultural Heritage Study, Institute of History and Cultural Heritage, National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Professor Lola Dodkhudoeva (Chief scholar, Rudaki Institute of Language, Literature, Oriental Studies and Written Heritage, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan)
Professor Gyzylgul Kyyasova (Director of the Makhtumkuli Institute of Language and Literature of Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan)
Professor Saidmurod Bobomulloev (Chief of the Department of Archeology, The Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnology, The Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan)
Professor Muhametdurdy Mamedov (Head of the National Department of Turkmenistan for Protection, Study and Restoration of Historical and Cultural Monuments)

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