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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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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