A book on the history of the Baltic States in Japanese was presented in Japan
Andres Kasekamp, Professor of the Baltic Politics at the University of Tartu, introduced his monograph “A History of the Baltic States” translated into Japanese in Tokyo.
During his visit in Tokyo, Professor Kasekamp gave two lectures at the Waseda University, where he spoke about the international position of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the connecting points in the recent history. “Japanese researchers and students were especially interested in the relationships with our common neighbour, Russia,” said Kasekamp, adding that in the course of the discussion, questions were asked about the Estonian-Russian Border Agreement, cooperation of the Baltic Sea countries, and the effect of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine on international security.
“A History of the Baltic States” (Palgrave, Macmillan 2010), which was first published in England, was published in Estonia as “Balti riikide ajalugu” and reached the TOP 10 of bestsellers in Estonia in 2011. Thus far, the book has been published in Finnish, Latvian, and Polish, and its Russian translation is expected to be published by the autumn. The Japanese version of the book was published by the publishing house Akashi Shoten. Kasekamp’s monograph has been awarded the Baltic Assembly Science Award and the “Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies” (USA) book prize.