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 In the early 20th century, groups of Tatars immigrated from Kazan, Russia, to Japan. The community became led by the Bashkir émigré imam Muhammed-Gabdulkhay Kurbangaliev who had fought on the side of the White movement in the Russian Civil War, and arrived in Japan in 1924; he then set up an organisation to bring together the Tatars living in Tokyo.Tatars in Japan founded their first mosque and school in 1935 in Kobe, and another in Tokyo in 1938, with support from Kurbangaliev's organization. Another Tatar organization, the Mohammedan Printing Office in Tokyo, printed the first Qur'an in Japan as well as a a Tatar-language magazine in Arabic script, the Japan Intelligencer; it continued publication until the 1940s. Most of the Tatars emigrated after World War II.[3] Those remaining took up Turkish citizenship in the 1950s.

A former Ottoman prince was involved in a plot with the Japanese to enthrone him as monarch of a puppet state in Central Asia during the Kumul Rebellion.

Though the Turkish community has diminished in size, those remaining founded the Tokyo Camii and Turkish Cultural Center in 2000.In the following decade, there was a new wave of migration from Turkey, mostly consisting of people from the Fatsa area. There are about 4,000 Turkish citizens (2010) living in Japan constitute an important aspect in Turkey's relations with Japan

There is a medium-sized population of Japanese people in Turkey, comprising mostly recent expatriates from Japan. As of September 2010, their numbers were recorded at 1,430 by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most Japanese living in Turkey are based in Ankara and Istanbul.

There was a very small population of Japanese in the country prior to 1945 when Turkey declared war on Germany and Japan during the World War II; following the conflict and the severing of Turkey's trade and diplomatic relations with Japan, most had left. A Japanese travel agent and information office had closed down its presence and all its personnel had left. There were also no Japanese businessmen left in Turkey. Only people with diplomatic and consular status remained, numbering about fifteen. They were interned at a consulate building in Ayaspaşa, Istanbul. Some people who resided in the neighborhood at that time remember that the interned Japanese nationals were sometimes permitted to go to Yıldız Park for a walk.



Tokyo office: Tokyo to Shinjiku ku Yotsuya 1-10-2 2F JAPAN, Post kodu: 160-0004

Nagasaki office: Nagasaki-shi Motofuna machi 14-9 JAPAN,  Posta kodu: 850-0035

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