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DIJ Forum

Seit März 1997 lädt das DIJ unter dem Titel DIJ Forum zu öffentlichen Vorträgen ein, bei denen international bekannte Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen zu Themen von allgemeinem Interesse referieren.

Die meisten DIJ Foren werden aufgezeichnet und können nach der Veranstaltung auf unserer Podcast-Seite heruntergeladen werden.


9. September 2020
Economic Policy Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in the Euro Area and Japan

18. Juni 2020
How Real Are Numbers?
Making Sense of National COVID-19 Statistics

27. Mai 2020
National Approaches to Systemic Risk
Germany and Japan under the COVID-19 Crisis

17. Februar 2020
Money, parenting and happiness: A comparative and historical perspective

Hiroshi Ono, Hitotsubashi University Business School
Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University


12. Dezember 2019
User-driven Innovation in Health- & Elderly Care in Japan

Sarah Cosentino, Waseda University
Nobu Ishiguro, Osaka University

31. Oktober 2019
A New Era of Immigration? Japan’s Guest Worker Programs in Comparative Perspective

Naoto Higuchi, Tokushima University
Kristin Surak, University of London

4. Oktober 2019
Universities in the Digital Age

Bernd Huber, President of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Miho Funamori, Strategy Manager at the Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform at National Institute of Informatics

19. September 2019
Renewable Energy in Germany and Japan - Prospects for the Citizen Energy Movement

Carsten Herbes, Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany
Jörg Raupach-Sumiya, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka
Eiji Oishi, Minna Denryoku, Tokyo

1. August 2019
The Mountains Belong to Everybody? Conflicts about Recreational Forest Use in Austria and Japan

Yuichiro Hirano, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba
Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna

23. Mai 2019
Androids and Virtual Reality – Simulations of the Human in Japanese Theatre

Mari Boyd, Sophia University, Tokyo
M. Cody Poulton, University of Victoria, Canada

18. April 2019
Protecting Children in Family Separation

Yuko Nishitani, Kyoto University
Noriko Odagiri, Tokyo International University

4. März 2019
Regulating for a Better Work-life Balance: German and Japanese Experiences

Hartmut Seifert, WSI Düsseldorf
Katsutoshi Kezuka, Chuo University


18. Oktober 2018
The Politics of Subnational Spaces in Japan and China

Carolyn Cartier, University of Technology, Sydney
Franz Waldenberger, German Institute for Japanese Studies

4. Oktober 2018
Kōmeitō and Sōka Gakkai’s Transforming Relationship: How Changes in Politics and Religion Affect Japan Today

Asayama Taichi, Ritsumeikan University
Axel Klein, University Duisburg-Essen
Levi McLaughlin, North Carolina State University

6. Juni 2018
Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles

Patricia G. Steinhoff, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Scott North, Osaka University

25. April 2018
Japanese Development Cooperation as a Political Tool

Marie Söderberg, Stockholm School of Economics
Naohiro Kitano, Waseda University

5. April 2018
space AGE space - Elderly Care in a Digitally Connected World

Thomas Bock, Technical University of Munich
Shuichi Matsumura, The University of Tokyo


1. Dezember 2017
From Flexible Rigidities to Embracing Diversity? Work-related Diversity and its Implications in Japan and Beyond

Andrea Dorothea Bührmann, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Mieko Takenobu, Wako University, Tokyo

26. Oktober 2017
Japan votes (again): A review of the Lower House election 2017

Koichi Nakano, Sophia University
Chris Winkler, Hokkaido University

28. September 2017
Changing dynamics of multilevel democracy in Japan

Ken Victor Leonard Hijino, Kyoto University
Yamada Kyohei, Rikkyo University

11. Mai 2017
Living Diversity: A Comparative View on Identity, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Contemporary Japan and Germany

İpek İpekçioğlu, DJ, producer and curator, Berlin & Istanbul
Tomoya Hosoda, Councilor of Iruma City, Saitama
Professor Akiko Shimizu, PhD, The University of Tokyo

22. März 2017
The Status of Japanese Career Women in their Professional and Private Life

Markus Pudelko, The University of Tübingen
Noelle Takahashi, Women’s Leadership Advocate

23. Februar 2017
Who pays for whom? Intergenerational Transfers in Japan and Germany

Naohiro Ogawa, The University of Tokyo
Gerhard Naegele, Technical University of Dortmund


10. November 2016
Victimhood Nationalism in the Transnational Memory Space

Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University Seoul
Andrew Horvat, Josai International University

13. Oktober 2016
Changing Gender Orders and Diversity in Comparative Perspective: Growing Flexibility of Work and Life Strategies

Ilse Lenz, Professor emeritus at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Glenda Roberts, Professor at Waseda University

28. Juli 2016
Diversity and Inclusion in the Japanese Workplace

Tomoki Sekiguchi, Osaka University

Comments by
Sierk Horn, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, National University of Singapore

2. Juni 2016
Five Things You'd Want to Know in Explaining Japan's Surrender in 1945

Sheldon Garon, Princeton University
Yukiko Koshiro, Nihon University

18. Mai 2016
Health Care in Japan: How Sustainable is the System?

Ludwig Kanzler, Hanegi Solutions
Kenji Shibuya, The University of Tokyo

18. Februar 2016
Meeting the Challenge of Globalization – Comparing Korean and Japanese Global Human Resource Management

Martin Hemmert, Korea University
Hitoshi Yamanishi, Nomura Group


11. Dezember 2015
Atomenergie – warum hört Deutschland auf, warum macht Japan weiter?
原子力 – なぜドイツは止めるか、なぜ日本は続けるか

Professor em. Dr. Joachim Radkau
Professor Hitoshi Yoshioka

17. November 2015
Creating a Society in which all Women Shine?

Haniwa Natori, President of BPW Japan; former Director of the Cabinet Office Gender Equality Bureau
Yuki Tsuji, Associate Professor, Tokai University

8. Oktober 2015
Trust and Risks in Changing Societies

Toshio Yamagishi, Hitotsubashi University/Hokkaido University
Jens Zinn, University of Melbourne

16. September 2015
The truth about the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan

11. Juni 2015
Encouraging Entrepreneurial Spirit in Japan

Robert Tobin, Keio University

Comment by
Ikuo Hiraishi, SunBridge Global Ventures Inc.

14. Mai 2015
Transforming Japan Into an Energy Rich Country - What Needs to be Done?

Tomas Kåberger, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (Chair of Executive Board)

Comment by
Yasuyo Yamazaki, Kuni Umi Asset Management

9. April 2015
Japan’s Corporate Governance Code - Driver of Change?

Nicholas Benes, BDTI
Takaya Seki, Corporate Practice Partner Inc.

22. Januar 2015
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: The Case of Japan

Professor Stefan Lippert, Temple University (Japan Campus)


2. Dezember 2014
Risk and Opportunity – Japan Confronting Uncertain Futures

Franz Waldenberger, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

19. November 2014
Strengths and weaknesses of national research and innovation systems – comparing Germany and Japan

Professor Tateo Arimoto, GRIPS and JST
Professor Dietmar Harhoff, MPI for Innovation and Competition and EFI

11. September 2014
Time and Culture

Florian Coulmas, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

30. Juli 2014
Improving The People’s Lot? Well-Being Between Promise And Reality

Panel Discussion

12. Juni 2014
Effects of the Hierarchical Nature of Social Networks in Japanese/Asian Context: A Survey Approach

Professor Ken’ichi Ikeda, Doshisha University

29. Mai 2014
Three Myths about the Japanese Red Army: What you Think you Know is Probably Wrong!

Professor Patricia G. Steinhoff, University of Hawaii

10. April 2014
Opportunities and Constrains for Japanese Women Pursuing a Career: Between Self-fulfilment and Frustration

Markus Pudelko, Professor, University of Tübingen

19. März 2014
Citizen Radiation Measurement Stations after 3.11: Food Safety Knowledge Gaps and the Problem of “Citizen” in Citizen Science

Aya H. Kimura, Professor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

6. Februar 2014
Knowing one's Enemy: Japan's Korean Community, and Those Who Hate Them

Tom Gill, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University

23. Januar 2014
Language, Security and Freedom in Okinawa

Patrick Heinrich, Professor, Dokkyo University


17. Oktober 2013
The Rise of Ikumen (child caring fathers) in Contemporary Japan

Masako Ishii-Kuntz, Professor, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo

26. September 2013
Is Japan a Lead Market for Age-Based Innovations?

Cornelius Herstatt, Professor, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

11. April 2013
Japanese Companies Respond to the Unforeseen: The 3/11 Disaster, Population Ageing, and Environmentalism

Kenichi Matsuno, Professor, Babson College & Visiting Professor, Josai University & Josai International University