International Conference: Family Policy in an Aging Society

This conference took a close look at the historical, demographic, social, economical as well as the social law perspective of family policy in Japan and Germany.

Considering the ongoing aging of the societies in Germany and Japan the topic of “family policy” becomes more and more relevant, though it is still not the main focus of public interest. Japan has no distinct family policy or a family policy ministry up to the present day.

Since the inauguration of Kuniko Inoguchi as "State Minister for birthrate decline and gender equality" in October 2005, family policy has received more attention in Japan. This conference took a close look at the historical, demographic, social, economical as well as the social law perspective of family policy. In this two day scientific colloquium the different aspects of family policy in Germany and Japan were discussed by leading German and Japanese family policy experts. On the 11th of March 2006 the results of the colloquium were presented to the public.

Thursday, 9 March 2006, 13:30-18:00
Friday, 10 March 2006, 09:30-17:30
Saturday, 11 March 2006, 13:00-17:00
Place: Tsukuba University

Organized by:
Tsukuba University
Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)
German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Max-Planck-Institute for foreign and international social law

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