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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Start of Japanʼs Modernization – Meiji Restoration
Special Lecture in Japan‘s Modernization Experience and Its ODA Policy April 5, 2019

Title: Start of Japanʼs Modernization –Meiji Restoration

Lecturer: Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency

Date: Fri. April 5, 2019

Time: 16:50-18:35 (5th class)

Venue: IAR 4F SMBC Academia Hall, Hongo Campus, UTokyo (MAP)

Language: English

Capacity: around 90

Registration: Not needed

Open to: UTokyo students, faculty and staff


In this lecture, Dr. Kitaoka will provide his views on the significance of the Meiji Restoration in the world and in Japanese history, by covering the legacies of the Edo period, and the process of the state building from the beginning of Meiji period in 1868 until the proclamation of the constitution in 1889 and the establishment of the parliament in 1890.

Lecturer’s profile:

Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka is President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since October 2015. Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo. His career includes Professor of Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo (1997-2004, 2006-2012), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (2004-2006) and President of the International University of Japan (2012-2015). His specialty is modern Japanese politics and diplomacy. He obtained B.A. (1971) and Ph.D. (1976) from the University of Tokyo.