Lectures & Joint Seminar “The Achievements of Bronisław Piłsudski “

Event | October 20, 2013

Finished Oct 20 2013

Lectures & Joint Seminar

“The Achievements of Bronisław Piłsudski”–a ‘Polish’ Ainu Researcher On the Occasion of Unveiling His Monument in Shiraoi

Date & Time:

9:00-17:00, October 20 (Sunday)


Hokkaido University Conference Hall (Main auditorium)


Hokkaido-Poland Cultural Association and Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido University


Global COE Program “Reshaping Japan’s Border Studies”

In cooperation with:

Embassy of the Republic of Poland and Instytut Polski in Tokyo


9:00-  Opening Session:  


Cyryl Kozaczewski (Polish Ambassador to Japan)
Krzysztof Jaraczewski (director of Józef Piłsudski Museum, and J. Piłsudski’s grandson)
Kazuyasu Kimura (B. Piłsudski’s grandson)

9:30-13:00 Part 1, Lectures (with Japanese translation)

Chairperson: Tetsuo Mochizuki (professor of Hokkaido University)


Ewa Pałasz-Rutkowska (professor of Warsaw University)
Poland and Japan during the lifetime of Bronisław Piłsudski
Witold A. Kowalski (writer, and B. Piłsudski’s sister’s great-grandson)
The Making of global man. Who and what was Bronisław Piłsudski?
Alfred F. Majewicz (professor of Adam Mickiewicz, and Copernicus Universities)
Why ? Unveiling a monument to Bronisław Piłsudski in Shiraoi

14:00-17:00 Part 2, Joint Seminar: (in Japanese)

Chairperson: Masato Tamura (associate professor of Sapporo University) 


Koichi Inoue (emeritus professor of Hokkaido University)
Extracts from “Bronisław Piłsudski’s chronological record”
Toshimitsu Asakura (emeritus professor of Hokkaido University, and ex-president of Hokkai-Gakuen University)
Sound reproduction from old wax phonograph cylinders
Kyoko Murasaki (former professor of Language and Culture section, Hokkaido University)
Merits of sound reproduction trial on B. Piłsudski’s wax phonograph cylinders for Sakhalin Ainu study
Takashi Yamagishi (former professor of Nippon Institute of Technology, and former NHK’s chief director)
“Items and Matters” that have been resurrected and “Things and People” that have implemented them

Post-event reports:

1) Bronis$(D)H(Baw Pi$(D)H(Bsudski – polski pomnik na Hokkaido” – 6.25 min $B!D(B (Video by Waldemar Czechowski)


2) Polish Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski unveiled a bust of Bronis$(D)H(Baw Pi$(D)H(Bsudski in Hokkaido


3) Seminar on Bronis$(D)H(Baw Pi$(D)H(Bsudski in Sapporo


4) The Achievements of Bronis$(D)H(Baw Pi$(D)H(Bsudski: Proceedings