November 17, 2020: Online Symposium on Global Views of Japanese Parliamentarism (Nov 26 & 27, 16:00 JST, register by Nov 25)

German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok holds on;

Thursday, November 26, 2020 16:00h – 19:30h (Tokyo); 14:00h – 17:30 (Bangkok)
Friday, November 27, 2020 16:00h – 18:30h (Tokyo); 14:00h – 16:30 (Bangkok)

Symposium on the Occasion of the 130th Anniversary of the Opening of the Japanese Parliament:
Global Views of Japanese Parliamentarism in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

On November 29, 1890, the parliament of the Empire of Japan, the Imperial Diet, met for the first time marking the beginning of parliamentary government not only in Japan but in Asia. However, while the recognition of Japan as a role model for successful ‘modernization’ of a non-Western society in the wake of the Russo-Japanese War has received much scholarly attention, the transnational appeal of this successful establishment of representative governance in Japan has not yet received much interest.
The German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, and the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, will therefore take the occasion of this year’s 130th anniversary of the opening of the Imperial Japanese Diet as an opportunity to hold a symposium to discuss the global appeal of this first functioning constitutional government in Asia and beyond.

For further information on speakers, detailed program and technical details refer to our website:

The event is open to all. Registration is required until November 25, 2020 (JST)online or via Log-in data will be provided after registration.


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