Open lecture by Professor Vasily Molodyakov, Japan

On September 12, Professor Vasily Molodyakov, a guest lecturer from Takushoku University, Japan, visited the MCU’s Institute of Foreign Languages offering a lecture on colonial policy of Japan in the 20th century.

Professor Molodyakov, Doctor of political sciences, is the author of several substantial research works published in Russian and Japanese dedicated to the history of relationships between Russia and Japan. Unlike many others, Professor accounts these relationships in the positive light of cooperation rather than struggle.

During the lecture Professor spoke about the colonial image of Japan in the world at the beginning of the 20th century, the Japanese policy of modernization in Korea and Taiwan, and double standards of international politics of the leading countries before the Second World War.

At the end of his talk, Professor welcomed questions from the students. He was asked about the future prospects for Asian studies experts, novel topics for research, life in Japan, Japanese culture and literature.