Representations of International Relations in Pre-Modern and Modern History at Exhibitions: Reflections from the Special Exhibition “Relations between Japan and Germany: 150 Years of Friendship between Germany and Japan”

Theme Representations of International Relations in Pre-Modern and Modern History at Exhibitions: Reflections from the Special Exhibition “Relations between Japan and Germany: 150 Years of Friendship between Germany and Japan”
Date August 12, 2015
Venue National Museum of Japanese History
Description

The research meeting was held in relation to the special exhibition of Rekihaku, Relations between Japan and Germany: 150 Years of Friendship between Germany and Japan. Reflections and reviews on the exhibition from various viewpoints were exchanged through lectures and discussion.

Seventy years have passed since the end of World War II. In commemorating this important milestone in history, the discussion also covered current issues on the ways in which Japan and Germany face and deal with its history.

For special exhibition, Relations between Japan and Germany: 150 Years of Friendship between Germany and Japan, please go to https://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/exhibitions/project/old/150707/index.html

Later in June 2016, Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima, the Director-General of Rekihaku, gave an invited lecture at the German Historical Museum titled “Reflecting on the Exhibition 150 Years of Friendship between Germany and Japan: Challenges in Presenting Dark Chapters of Japanese History.”

Website of German Historical Museum: https://www.dhm.de/

Program Highlights

The lectures were given by the following guest speakers:
 

  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Koch
    President, German Historical Museum
     
  • Assoc. Prof. Tatsushi Fujiwara
    Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
     

Chaired by Kosuke Harayama, Associate Professor, National Museum of Japanese History