Events and Activities
Das Deutsche Institut für Japanstudien erstellt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Waseda University und mit Unterstützung der Deutschen Botschaft Tokyo eine Datenbank über lokale Klimaschutzprojekte in Japan. Das Projekt und erste Ergebnisse werden auf dem Symposium vorgestellt.
Das Ministry of the Environment hat ebenfalls ein Projekt lanciert, das die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Deutschland und Japan auf kommunaler Ebene unterstützt, um den Wandel zu einer „klimaneutralen Gesellschaft“ zu erreichen.
Social sciences, and even more so natural sciences and engineering, tend to neglect local conditions, i.e. how ecological, social, political or economic issues are perceived and addressed in the specific context of a country or region and how solutions are sought for and implemented.
Our conference aims at highlighting possible contributions of area studies to the sciences, innovation and public policy by discussing concrete examples in highly relevant thematic fields. We would like to invite you to the public part of our conference which will refer to the outcomes of our preceding “closed” sessions.
November 15, 2016 | 1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
‘Victimhood nationalism’ is a working hypothesis to explicate competing national memories over the historical position of victims in coming to terms with the past. The hereditary memory of victimhood consolidates the national solidarity beyond generations and justifies nationalism by endowing the victimized nation with the moral sympathy and historical authenticity. Without a reflection on victimhood nationalism, the postwar Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (‘coming to terms with the past’) cannot be properly grasped.
The talk by Professor Lim will be followed by comments by Professor Horvat before the floor will be opened to the audience for a Q&A session.
November 10, 2016 | 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University Seoul
Andrew Horvat, Josai International University
Changing Gender Orders and Diversity in Comparative Perspective: Growing Flexibility of Work and Life Strategies
Our speaker, Ilse Lenz, will compare the two conservative gender welfare regimes of Germany and Japan by examining convergences and differences and discuss the main characteristics and the scale of these transformations.
“In most postindustrial societies, we presently experience a transformation from a gender order based on difference to a more flexible one. In the sphere of production, we witness a highly increased women’s labor market participation, based on the support of equal opportunity and diversity schemes. However, a large part of female employees are working in irregular or precarious jobs, and this trend is extending to male wage earners.”
The presentation will be followed by a comment from Glenda S. Roberts, Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies of Waseda University.
October 13, 2016 | 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Ilse Lenz, Professor emeritus at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Glenda Roberts, Professor at Waseda University
Das Deutsche Institut für Japanstudien vergibt ab Frühjahr 2017 wieder Promotionsstipendien an junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler im Bereich japanbezogener Forschung.
Bewerbungsschluß: 25. November 2016.
The 100 minutes debate will be broadcasted on NHK World’s upcoming “GLOBAL AGENDA” debate program:
- October 1 at 10:10 A.M. / 4:10 P.M. / 10:10 P.M. (JST)
- October 2 at 4:10 A.M. (JST)
From left to right:
Professor at Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Professor at Gakushuin University
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Gerald L. Curtis
Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Columbia University
Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies
President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd