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Updated: April 2, 2018

Mechthild Duppel

Lecturer: German literature and comparative literature at Sophia University in Tokyo

Graduating from Frankfurt University in Germany and with a research background in German, Japanese, and comparative literature, Prof. Duppel has lived and worked in Tokyo for over ten years. Her scholarly work draws from a wide range of cultural interests, focusing on comparative studies in German and Japanese culture.

There are many places around Tokyo where you can feel the presence of great people who shaped the history of Japan, as the nation transitioned from the feudal Edo period (1603-1867) into the modern Meiji era (1868-1912).
1. The Shibusawa Memorial Museum commemorates the life of the man who masterminded Japan’s modern economy
2. The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum displays a clear admiration for French culture
3. Sense the western influence on Japan’s economy and culture at Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens, the Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall, and the Asakura Museum of Sculpture

Visit Tokyo > Places The Locals GoDiscover Tokyo from different angles by locals in the know > One foreign resident of Tokyo tells us about locations that exude history