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[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Bushido: The Soul of Japan and the Japanese


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  • Lecturer: Yamamoto Hirofumi
    (Professor, Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo)
  • Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: Only available in Japanese (without English interpretation)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)
What kind of person was Nitobe Inazo? In this lecture, we will study his way of being and spirit through his book Bushido, which could be written precisely because Nitobe was an internationally–minded person.
Yamamoto Hirofumi
(Professor, Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo)
Photo: Yamamoto Hirofumi
Professor Yamamoto was born in Tsuyama City in Okayama in 1957. After obtaining his M.A. from the University of Tokyo, he became an assistant at the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo and currently is a professor at the institute. His studies focus on early modern Japanese history, politics and international relations of the early modern period, and warriors of the Edo period. In 1991, he received a Doctorate in Literature for his work on the “establishment and the early modern country system of the curtain feudal clan system” from the University of Tokyo and in 1992, he was awarded the 40th Japan Essayist Club Prize for “Diary of a Edo Caretaker” (Yomiuri Sinbunnsya, 1991). He also appears on various TV programs on BS-TBS and NHK・ETV as well as being an expert advisor for historical dramas for NHK and BS Premium.