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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.


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

7. März 2013
Shrinking Rural Communities in Japan: Community ownership of assets as a development potential?

Thomas Feldhoff, PD, Frankfurt University

14. Februar 2013
The Cost of NIMBY: Policy Images, Foreign Blueprints and Civil Society’s Assault on Japan’s Post-Fukushima Energy Policy

Paul J. Scalise, The University of Tokyo

17. Januar 2013
Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery

Daniel Aldrich, Professor, Purdue University


13. Dezember 2012
Welfare States and the Redistribution of Happiness

Hiroshi Ono, Professor, Texas A&M University

15. November 2012
Who Will Care for Me When I'm Dead?
Ancestors, Homeless Spirits, and New Afterlives in Low Fertility Japan

Satsuki Kawano, Professor, University of Guelph

18. Oktober 2012
Sustainable Development, Frontier of Business, and its Application to Tohoku

Yoshitaka Okada, Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts

27. September 2012
The Truth About Mothers

Dave McCaughan, Director of Truth Central, McCann Worldgroup

5. Juli 2012
Why America Spends While Japan and Europe Save

Sheldon Garon, Princeton University, East Asian Studies

25. Juni 2012
Happiness: The View from Economics

Bruno Frey, Professor, University of Zurich, Department of Economics

5. April 2012
Happiness in Japan before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Yukiko Uchida, Professor, Kyoto University, Kokoro Research Center

9. Februar 2012
Bridging the Cultural Divide: University-Industry Research Collaborations in Japan, the United States and Korea

Martin Hemmert, Professor, Korea University Business School

12. Januar 2012
Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From LDP to DPJ Rule

Paul Midford, Norwegian University for Science and Technology Trondheim