Two students of the Department of International Relations - Maxim Soloviev and Arina Serebrennikova - decided to create the first Japanese club in Tomsk, along with students of the Tokyo Metropolitan University who are studying the Russian language. The students are planning to hold classes in an interactive way and at least twice a month to hold meetings at TSU to discuss interesting topics and communicate with native speakers. The translators will help those who do not speak the Japanese language yet.
In the summer of 2015, Maxim and Arina attended Samu, a language school in Tokyo, and in winter 2016, they were participants of the winter language school at Tokyo Metropolitan University. This travel inspired the students to create a platform at TSU, where all who are passionate about the culture of Japan would be able to communicate.