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Viewing Each Other
March 20, 2017 - 08:00-March 21, 2017 - 17:00
January 12th 1867 was the day Japan and Denmark established their diplomatic relation. The Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed in Edo as the 11th and last treaty of the kind by Tokugawa Bakufu, while Minister van Polsbroek, a Dutch diplomat, signed on behalf of Denmark. Already in 1870 Great Northern Telegraphic Company, thanks to the treaty, succeeded in laying telegraphic cables between Shanghai, Nagasaki, and Vladivostok, thus combining Japan with the world and contributing the modernizing process of Japan. Ever since relationship between the two countries has developed friendly.
In 2017, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the treaty, a series of ceremonies and activities will be arranged, both in Denmark and Japan, to mark and celebrate the fruitful relations between the countries in a wide variety of the fields. Feeling obliged to show the present state of academic researhes in the field of relations between Denmark and Japan, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies has taken initiative to orgainise a two-day open conference in Copenhagen in March 2017 under the title of Viewing Each Other.