Organized by the Fondation Maison franco-japonaise (MFJ) and in collaboration with the University of Geneva and Inalco, the symposium “70 ans après la Seconde Guerre mondiale – Ombres et lumières de la pensée japonaise d’après-guerre” turned out to be a big success. Despite the hot and summery weather during the three-day weekend, the auditorium was full with interested participants from Japan, France, Switzerland and other countries. On the first day, French Ambassador Mr. Thierry Dana gave the closing remarks.
Main-organizer Dr. Nicolas Mollard (University of Geneva/ MFJ) and host Dr. Christophe Marquet (Director of the Bureau français de la MFJ) seemed very pleased with the colloquium’s outcome – the number of the participants and the high level of interventions.
After the first day of the colloquium, the speakers and organizers met for a networking reception, hosted by Director Marquet and supported by the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland. Minister and Chargé d’Affairs of the Swiss Embassy, Mr. Peter Nelson gave an impressive French-Japanese welcome speech, highlighting the importance of Japan as a research partner for Switzerland.
The full program can be downloaded here.