Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott's presentation "Germany, Japan and Democracy: About 160 Years of the History of German-Japanese Relations" took place
In the presentation, Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott first explained the modernization and democratization process of Japan.
Prof. Dr. Blechinger-Talcott continued with the Meji period and then went into periodic conditions by mentioning German-Japanese relations during this period. She emphasized cultural changes of the Meiji period such as the change of clothing and westernization of hairstyle. Prof. Dr. Blechinger-Talcott noted that bilateral relations have intensified and deepened over time, and stated that German traces in Japanese industry have also increased.