On cover: International symposium in Russia, 2007.
"The essays in this volume originated as presentations at a symposium in Moscow that celebrated the 300-year history of intellectual contact between Japan and Russia. The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) [...] collaborated with the Institute of Oriental Cultures, Russian State University for the Humanities, and the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University, to co-organize this event. [...] In sessions between 31 October and 2 November 2007, participants from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences discussed aspects of Japanese culture and Russian-Japanese relations." -- Foreword.