Events

Events

International Symposium "Energy Policy in Japan: Before and After Fukushima"

This international conference examines Japan's energy policy from a comparative perspective. We seek to understand the political and economic forces that brought the current energy policy into being, to analyze its impact, the outlines of how it is being rethought, and discuss the likely direction of the future.

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International Symposium "Media Reporting and Risk Management After the March 11 Disaster"

The aim of this Symposium was to analyze the Japanese and international media coverage of the events after March 11, focusing on the characteristics of the coverage, evaluating its reliability and discussing its impact on general public.

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International Workshop "Multilateral Dialogue on History Education and Textbooks – East Asia, Europe and the Middle East"

 

 

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International Workshop "Well-being in Ritual Practice: Social Interaction, Communication, Self-Improvement?"

The aim of the workshop is to discuss a wide range of ritual practices including seasonal festivities, ancestor veneration activities, praying for good luck and similar events as dynamic arenas where collective emotions are staged and subjective well-being emerges.

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Round-table: Challenges of Energy Policy in Japan

The Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011 rendered the current Japanese energy policy obsolete. In search of a new guideline for the future, the German example is frequently spotlighted and taken into consideration. German and Japanese policy-makers, bureaucrats and representatives of NGOs discussed future-oriented energy policies.

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Round-table: Japanese-German Dialogue on Energy Politics

Since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima energy politics in Japan and Germany have been placed under scrutiny. While the German government changed its political approach towards a nuclear phase-out policy, Japan still discusses its future energy policies. Prof. Miranda Schreurs gave a lecture on recent developments in Germany and presented the conclusions of the german ethics commisision for safe energy supply.

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Lecture "The Future of Nuclear Energy after the Fukushima Accident"

Lecture by Prof. Miranda Schreurs (Free University Berlin) on the topic of "Germany’s Path towards a Low-carbon, Non-nuclear Energy Future: Opportunities and Challenges"

 

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Latest Publications

Japanese translation of "Germany in and with and for Europe"

Speech by former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on European integration, held at the SPD party convention in Berlin, 2011.

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"The end of nuclear energy? International perspectives after Fukushima"

The nuclear disaster in Fukushima is an opportunity to organise energy supply more sustainably globally. Such re-organisation must balance the goals of energy security, economic viability, ecological sustainability and social compatibility. At the same time, a restructuring in the energy sector has to be formulated in a democratic manner.

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Japanese translation of "Scenarios for Phasing Out Nuclear Energy in Germany"

The exit from nuclear energy planned by the German government presents a number of opportunities and challenges. This study shows that consumer electricity prices and economic competitiveness are unlikely to be affected severely. However, issues in the production of energy arise and require strategic solutions.

 

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