Lecture: Heritage Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution


On March 9th Carleton University and the Embassy of Japan jointly held a lecture event titled “Heritage Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution” at Carleton University. The lecture was given by Ms. Koko Kato, Special Advisor to the government of Japan’s Cabinet Office.


Ms. Kato discussed Japan’s rapid industrialization achieved from the end of the Edo period and Meiji-restoration (mid-19th to early 20th century) as a result of emulation and co-operation with Western powers. She focused on the industrial sites recently registered in World Heritage List which remain from this early period of development.


Following the lecture a question and answer period was held.


Dr. Jacob Kovalio, Associate Professor of History at Carleton University, introducing Ms. Kato

Ms. Kato giving lecture



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