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DIJ Forum

Seit März 1997 lädt das DIJ unter dem Titel DIJ Forum zu öffentlichen Vorträgen ein, bei denen international renommierte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler zu Themen von allgemeinem Interesse sprechen. Das DIJ Forum findet in der Regel einmal pro Monat statt und richtet sich an eine breite Öffentlichkeit.

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24. März 2022
Digital Currencies in Asia: Lessons for Europe

Masaki Bessho, Bank of Japan
Oriol Caudevilla, Digital Euro Association
Richard Turrin, Consultant
Hiromi Yamaoka, Future Corporation
Moderated by Jonas Gross, Digital Euro Association and Markus Heckel, DIJ


10. Juni 2021
Data and Values
German and Japanese perspectives

Axel v.d. Bussche, Taylor Wessing
Stefan Heumann, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
Hitomi Iwase, Nishimura & Asahi
Koichi Sumikura, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Moderated by Franz Waldenberger, DIJ


3. Dezember 2020
From New Normal to New Work?
Insights from Japan and Germany

Andrea Hammermann, German Economic Institute
Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University
Michael Johannes Pils, Taylor Wessing
Chisako Takaya, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Moderated by Franz Waldenberger, DIJ

9. November 2020
Quo Vadis, Central Banks? Monetary Policy in the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Kiyohiko G. Nishimura, former Bank of Japan Deputy Governor (2008-2013)
Katrin Assenmacher, Head of the Monetary Policy Strategy Division, ECB
Moderated by Kazuo Momma, Executive Economist, Mizuho Research Institute

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

Masaaki Shirakawa, former Bank of Japan Governor (2008-2013)
Volker Wieland, member of the German Council of Economic Experts
Moderated by Yuri Okina, Chairperson of The Japan Research Institute

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

13. Februar 2020
US-Japan Relations under Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe


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

Sarah Cosentino, Waseda University
Nobu Ishiguro, Osaka University

28. November 2019
The Future of Society – German and Japanese Perspectives

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


25. Oktober 2018
Tokyo 2020 and Beyond: Legacies from Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games

Munehiko Harada, Waseda University
John D. Horne, Waseda University
Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna

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

9. März 2017
Energiewende エネルギー転換 - The Future of Energy Transition in Germany and Japan

Dimitri Pescia, Agora Energiewende
Mika Ōbayashi, Renewable Energy Institute

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

20. Februar 2017
Staatsverschuldung – Warum setzt Deutschland auf Konsolidierung?

Bernhardt Schulte-Drüggelte, MdB


24. November 2016
Diversity – Limits and Opportunities

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