Hasekura Summit 2022

Tohoku University will host the Hasekura Summit on September 30, to celebrate the university's 115th anniversary, as well as the centenary of the establishment of the Faculty of Law and Letters.

The Summit will address topics such as the significance of cultural exchange between east and west in the 21st century, and the future directions of research and education in fields within the humanities and social sciences.

Tohoku University students will also share their study abroad experiences, and participate in a Q&A session.

At the end of the event, Tohoku University President Hideo Ohno and the heads of the Hasekura League's member universities, will sign a joint commitment to promote and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within the humanities and social sciences.

For more information about the event, including the detailed programme, please visit:

Date: September 30, 2022
Time: 1 - 6 p.m. (JST) (Doors will open at 12:15 p.m.)
Venue: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall), map
Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous translation)

To Participate:

The Hasekura League is an international interdisciplinary Japanese Studies network, established between Tohoku University and affiliated research universities renowned for their work in the humanities and social sciences.

The league is named after Tsunenaga Hasekura, a retainer of Sendai's feudal lord Date Masamune. Hasekura was famously tasked with leading a political delegation to Mexico and Europe in the 17th century, and was the first Japanese political envoy to visit the American continent.


Office of the International Graduate Program in Japanese Studies
Tohoku University

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