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Tsukuba, Japan
(From 1999 to now)

Tsukuba (つくば市, Tsukuba-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2019, the city had an estimated population of 239,747, and a population density of 845 persons per km². Its total area is 283.72 square kilometres (109.54 square miles). It is known as the location of the Tsukuba Science City (筑波研究学園都市, Tsukuba Kenkyū Gakuen Toshi), a planned science park developed in the 1960s.


Tsukuba Science City was built in order to ease congestion of Tokyo and to conduct high-level research and education by transferring national research and development, and educational institutions systematically. The city is now the largest science technology accumulation site among the country, where approximately 150 public and private institutions and enterprises are located.


Many foreigners such as researchers and exchange students who seek for high-level experiences and opportunities gather in Tsukuba. Approx. 9,000 foreign residents of approx. 140 nationalities live here, and including short stay visitors for business or attending international conferences, Tsukuba is an excellent city where attracting people from all over the world show their abilities.
Tsukuba offers various services to support the living of foreign residents with different languages and customs.

History of Exchanges

History of Exchanges
2005 Mayor and city councilors of Tsukuba visits Daejeon
2006 Mayor of Tsukuba and delegation attends Symposium in Daejeon
Nov. 2013 Vice Mayor of Tsukuba attends the WTA meeting
Mar. 2014 Tsukuba delegation visits Daejeon for 15th anniversary of friendly cooperation
Aug. 2014 Daejeon delegation visits Tsukuba for 15h anniversary of friendly cooperation
Apr. 2017 WTA delegation and Daejeon IR team visit Tsukuba