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  • JAPAN ii. Diplomatic and Commercial Relations with Iran

    Nobuaki Kondo

    Although it is not clear when Iran initiated diplomatic contact with Japan, it is believed to have been in 1873, when Nāṣer-al-Din Shah, on his first trip to Europe, met Naonobu Sameshima of Satsuma, who was the then Japanese ambassador to Paris, France. The shah did not include many details about the meeting in his memoir.

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  • Japan iii. Japanese Travelers to Persia

    Tadahiko Ohtsu and Hashem Rajabzadeh

    It was only in 1854 that relations with foreign countries were resumed. This process gathered pace with the advent of the Meiji period (1868-1912), when the Japanese were allowed to go on official visits abroad.

  • JAPAN iv. Iranians in Japan

    Toyoko Morita

    Among the foreigners in Japan, Iranians total about 5,000 people, constituting a small minority group.

  • JAPAN v. ARCHEOLOGICAL MISSIONS TO PERSIA

    Toh Sugimura

    After World War II Japanese archeologists could not continue their work on sites in Korea and China, and their expertise became available for research in the Middle East and Persia.

  • JAPAN vi. IRANIAN STUDIES IN JAPAN, PRE-ISLAMIC PERIOD

    Takeshi Aoki

    Ancient Iranian studies in Japan started at the beginning of the 20th century in Tokyo and Kyoto independently.

  • JAPAN vii. IRANIAN STUDIES, ISLAMIC PERIOD

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  • JAPAN viii. SAFAVID STUDIES IN JAPAN

    Masashi Haneda

    The genesis of Safavid studies in Japan was an outgrowth of the interest in the history of the Mongols and the Turkic people, which is a significant point characterizing Safavid studies there.

  • JAPAN ix. Centers for Persian Studies in Japan

    Hashem Rajabzadeh

    Formal undergraduate and graduate programs of Persian studies in Japan are offered at Osaka University School of Foreign Studies and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

  • JAPAN x. COLLECTIONS OF PERSIAN BOOKS IN JAPAN

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  • JAPAN xi. COLLECTIONS OF PERSIAN ART IN JAPAN

    Toh Sugimura

    Persian works of art in Japanese collections may be classified into (1) artifacts brought through China and Korea up to early modern times, (2) purchases in art markets since the 19th century.

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