Poland-Japan 100 anniversary in 2019
Japan and Poland mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2019. A cultural programme is organised throughout the anniversary year with events in the two countries.
The Japan Foundation supports the concept of the anniversary project, participating actively through a wide range of cultural exchange programs.
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Information in Japanese and Polish
As part of the Poland-Japan 100 programme, an international conference and meeting will be held at the National Museum in Krakow on 27-29 June 2019.
Entitled “Collections – Encounters – Inspirations. Reception of Japanese art and crafts in Central and Eastern Europe before the establishment of diplomatic contacts between Poland and Japan in 1919”, the event aims to promote cooperation among universities, museums, associations, collectors and artists specialising in Japanese art and culture in Central and Eastern Europe. To this end, an additional meeting will explore the setting-up of a network for international cooperation among scholars and other key stakeholders.
A call for papers is currently open, inviting contributions to take part in the conference until 30 April.
Further information on Japan- Poland Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Japan and Poland established diplomatic relations on March 22, 1919 which were severed after the outbreak of WW II. On February 8, 1957, the diplomatic relations between Japan and Poland were restored. Since democratization of Poland in 1989, bilateral relations between Japan and Poland have been dynamically developing in a variety of fields, including political, economic, science, technology and cultural areas.
The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Poland.