The Department of History and Ewha Historical Institution hosted a foreign guest scholar lecture on Aug. 23 at the Humanities Building. The invited special guest scholar was Professor Hirano Takashi from Keio University in Japan. Takashi is a professor in the Department of Business and Commerce as well as the deputy director at Fukuzawa Memorial Center for Modern Japanese Studies. The lecture was about Japanese department stores’ advancement in Seoul during the period of Japanese colonization. This lecture was organized as a program of the BK21 Plus Project.