Events

Events

International Symposium: Mutal Perceptions in Japanese-German Relations - Images, Imaginings, and Stereotypes

The Japanese-German relations date back to the Eulenburg mission to Japan in 1860/1861. In 2011 Japan and Germany will celebrate the 150th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. This symposium is part of a three-year research project that aims to explore the development of the Japanese-German relations.

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International Symposium "Guardianship Law in the context of the World Congress on Adult Guardianship Law 2010"

10 years have passed since the establishment of the Japan Adult Guardianship Law.

We held this open Symposium to explore current issues on this law and to give an outlook on its future.

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International Symposium: The Energy Revolution and the Comparative Political Economy of the Feed-in Tariff

This conference compares the political economy of the renewable energy revolution and its main policy driver, the feed-in tariff, in the three regions of East Asia, Europe, and North America.

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International Conference on the Empowerment of Women

This seminar emphasizes the opportunity for a dialogue between Europe and Japan in the area of women issues.

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Lecture "The Situation in North Korea and Current Issues of Security Policy in Northeast Asia"

Following a speech of Johannes Pflug (Member of the German Bundestag), a discussion with the participants of the event on the situation in North Korea and the perspectives of a security policy for northeast asia was held.

 

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Round-table: Germany's and Japan's Relations with the USA

Japanese and German decision-makers and experts discussed the role of the US in the respective foreign policies of the two countries with a particular emphasis on changes since the end of the Cold War.

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Workshop & Panel Discussion "Fiscal Policy Challenges in Sweden, Japan and the United States"

As Japan enters the third decade following the collapse of its asset bubble, its protracted economic and fiscal crises appear to be entering a new phase. The unprecedented change of government in the general election last August seems to only have highlighted the scale of previous policy failures without providing a credible programme for what has to be done.

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3rd German-Japanese Consumer Forum

The third German-Japanese Consumer Forum seeks to foster a fruitful discussion about the responsibilities of the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) in account of current issues as well as the interaction of consumer and consumer organizations and their participation in politics. Case studies which concern both countries are presented to further deepen the mutual understanding.

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Latest Publications

Government Change in Japan

On the 2nd June 2010, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned after only 8.5 months in government. Following its overwhelming victory of 2009, the DPJ-led coalition government had realised a number of its campaign promises. However, Hatoyama failed to keep a self-defined deadline for the relocation of a US base on Okinawa.

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