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German - Japanese Summer Academy Linguistics

Program: August 3 - 14, 2011

“There shall be eternal peace and constant friendship between Their Majesties the King of Prussia and the Tycoon of Japan, as well as between their heirs and successors,” reads the first paragraph of the treaty concluded in 1861. This statement has held true – today Germany and Japan still enjoy close and friendly bilateral relations.

150 years ago, in the autumn of 1860, the Prussian expedition to East Asia led by Count Eulenburg docked in the Bay of Edo, known today as Tokyo. Three months later, on 24 January 1861, the two countries signed a treaty of amity and commerce.

To celebrate this anniversary LMU Munich is planning the Linguistic Summer Academy in the respective partner country themed “150 Years of Friendship between Germany and Japan”.

That Federal President Christian Wulff and Crown Prince Naruhito are to be joint patrons of the series highlights the great importance both countries attach to their bilateral relations.