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"

School textbooks are central media of construction for national and cultural identities. They transport official normative structures into all areas of society and, through their adherence to state curricula, reflect the symbolic values and ideas with which societies attempt to inspire social cohesion, to convey cultural traditions, and to establish political legitimacy.

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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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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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