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PIC MAJAPAHIT SHIP BUILDING
Indonesia-Japan Cooperation Existing Since Majapahit era
The greatness of theEmpire of Majapahit attracted the attention of
archaeologists and Japanese academics, let alone the two countries also believed
that the relationship between Indonesia - Japan's been going on since the golden age
largest empire in Indonesia.the existence of these historical relations should be emphasized through a variety of cooperation activities that could prove the history of the close relationship,especially the two kingdoms is also believed could never be conquered by imperial China, concluded the seminar held in Tokyo,Thursday."The relationship with the Japanese empire was based on the findings at the site Trowulan of artificial glassware Japanese empire in the 13th century, "Archaeologists said Indonesia I Made Kusumajaya, which appeared as a speaker first.From that site, he said, many find image-glassworks other than Japan which is made from porcelain. Site Trowulan, in Mojokerto,East Java, is the former capital of the kingdom of Majapahit, and now continues conducted excavations of the site to find other evidence.Kingdom of Majapahit was the last Hindu kingdom in the peninsula Malaya and is considered as one of the largest empire in history Indonesia.Researchers from the Directorate General of History and Antiquities Ministry of Culture andTourism is said, the history of Majapahit and its relation to the greatness of the as far as some countries, like Japan, have proved again by excavation site or the discovery of historical evidence other.In addition to Japan, the greatness of the kingdom of Majapahit also be seen of "diplomatic relations"
with extensive other kingdoms inAsia region, starting from the Kingdom Campa, Cambodia, Siam (Thailand), Burma (now Myanmar), Vietnam, and China.Meanwhile, the Rector of the Tokyo University of the Arts Ryohei Miyata said, there are many meanings to be learned from studying the history of Majapahit Empire, the culture and greatness of the kingdoms of Asia.From here, he said, could obtain a deep understanding and cooperation for efforts to improve relations between the two countries in the future. The why the efforts to explore the legacy of Majapahit Kingdom should continue to done."It can be found similarities between the kingdom of Majapahit and
Japanese. In Japan alone most of the evidence concerning the kingdom of Japan
has been found, while in Indonesia is still very poor, "said Miyata.He also said Japan need help every effort to research and excavating historical evidence kingdoms in Indonesia, especially Kingdom of Majapahit.
Japan's own plan to help ordinary shipbuilding.Majapahit kingdom used to connect with other kingdoms in Asia."This ship will be made exactly as in the time of Majapahit first, there is no iron nails or screw it, "said community leader supporting cultural exchanges Indonesia-Japan Luluk Sumiarso.According to the expert staff of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, the ship was will be made voyage to Japan to become a symbol of closeness relationship that has existed since the 13th century.Ages 13-14 is a glorious period of Majapahit Kingdom, who stood around the year 1293 to 1500 AD.This ship would also be evidence of strong relations between the Kingdom of Majapahit and the kingdoms of the other big in Asia