Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has held talks with officials in Japan while on an official visit.
The visit comes as Japan deepens its ties with post-Soviet Central Asian states.
Nazarbaev, who arrived to Tokyo on November 6, discussed bilateral ties with Emperor Akihito on November 7.
Nazarbaev also attended a Kazakh-Japanese business forum on November 7, where business agreements worth $1.2 billion were signed.
Nazarbaev also took part in a ceremony to remotely launch the Tokyo Rope Almaty steelworks in Kazakhstan.
In October, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured five Central Asian states and Mongolia.