OSAKA — A bronze bust of Koenraad Wolter Gratama, a 19th-century Dutch chemist considered the father of Japanese chemistry, has been installed near the site where a state-run chemistry school was once located in Osaka.

The bust of Gratama (1831-1888) was erected Sunday near the former school site in Osaka’s Chuo Ward as part of events to commemorate 400 years of ties between Japan and the Netherlands.

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