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13 January 2006

Research Center for Silk Roadology, Japan

Elements of Japanese culture, stemming from all parts of the Eurasian continent, were originally introduced to Japan via the Silk Roads. Nara, also known as the "birthplace of Japanese Culture," was the eastern terminus of the routes.

The Research Center for Silk Roadology was opened on the 1st of July 1993, based on the achievement of the Nara Silk Road Exposition in 1988, making Nara known as the eastern terminus of the routes as a center for research into the culture and the history of the Silk Roads.

The Research Center for Silk Roadology publishes regularly
* Silk Roadology [Issues 1 - 24]
* Proceedings of the The Silk Roads Nara International Symposia [1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003]

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