Events

Events

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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Conference "Children for the Future, Future of the Children Child Policies and the Role of Civil Society in a Time of the Economic Crisis"

The conference seeks to analyze the changes in family and children policies under the conditions of economic distress. Particular attention was given to the problem of child poverty.

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Expert Discussion and Symposium: Review and Perspective on the Policies concerning the Social Welfare in Japan and Germany – Development and Transition of the Social Security

The development of Social Security in Japan and Germany is closely linked to the development of the Social Insurance system. But the Transformation of the socio-economic environment initiated by globalization and declining birthrates combined with an aging population challenges the Social Security conditions in place.

For this Symposium we invited researchers of Social Security and policy makers who were directly involved in the drawing and implementing of the corresponding provisions, to discuss the above matter.

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Post-Kyoto and the "Green New Deal" - Green Opportunities for Japan, Germany and the US

Japan, Germany, and the U.S. are the global leaders in the fields of environmental technologies, public incentive mechanisms and market potential. The conference highlights these strengths and discusses how they can be enhanced with effective strategies, mechanisms, and targets for the Post-Kyoto summit in Copenhagen.

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Workshop: "Communication within the Health Care System"

The aim of this workshop was to examine the communication in the health care system from different vantage points and in doing so to allow the exchange of knowledge between academics and practitioners. Emphasis was put on the communication in the elder care with reference to Japan’s rapidly ageing population.

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Roundtable: The Politics of History in Japan and Germany

On the occasion of the visit of Michael Roth MP, a round table dialogue was faciliated regarding issues of reconciliation in Europe and East Asia. Participants included Fukushima Mizuho MP and Prof. Ishida Yuji from The University of Tokyo.

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Conference "Global Energy and Climate Security Prospects for German – Japanese Cooperation"

The conference shows how the German, European and Japanese energy and climate policies have developed over the last years. What areas for closer cooperation between Japan and Europe can be identified?

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