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Matthias Koch

Matthias Koch

Matthias Koch
Head of German-Japanese Relations and Comparisons Section
Social and Economic History of Japan, Business History, Germany and Japan in Comparative Studies, German-Japanese Relations
Since October 2001
(Senior Research Fellows, October 1, 2001 - February 29, 2008)


  • Social and Economic History of Japan
  • Population History of Japan
  • Business History, History of Science and Technology
  • German-Japanese Relations & Germany and Japan in Comparative Studies

DIJ Projects

Completed DIJ Projects

Population History of Japan: Past, Present, and Future

Letters from Japan by a German Geographer: Johannes Justus Rein, 1873–1875

Germany and Japan in Comparative Studies

Special Collections in Japanese University Libraries

Challenges of Demographic Change

Glossary of Demography

German-Japanese Relations

Japan in Asia

Assertions of Cultural Uniqueness in Asia