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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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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


1. Dezember 2011
The Future of "Old" Industry in Japan: Hollowing Out, Growing with Asia, or Switching to Services?

Martin Schulz, Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI)

2. November 2011
The Role of Giving and Volunteering for Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Naoto Yamauchi, Professor, Osaka University

13. Oktober 2011
What is a Happy Family? German and Japanese Case Studies

Christoph Wulf, Free University Berlin / Shoko Suzuki, Kyoto University

29. September 2011
Sustainability Issues in the Super-Aged Society - Prospecting the “Platinum Society”

Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute

31. August 2011
Aftermath: Religion in the Wake of Aum

9. Juni 2011
The Future Hope of Japan - Aerospace Science and Technology Developments of JAXA

Midori Nishiura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

19. Mai 2011
The Secrets of "Sūpā Rōjin": Fundamentals of a Successful Aging Society in Japan

Hiroshi Shibata, Professor, University of Human Arts and Sciences

3. Februar 2011
Inventing Ise: the Ise Shrines in Meiji Japan

John Breen, SOAS, University of London / International Research Center for Japanese Studies


15. Dezember 2010
Religion and Politics. Japan, Germany and Switzerland in Comparison

18. November 2010
Explaining the Collapse of the LDP Regime

Jun Saito, Yale University

10. Juni 2010
Post-racial Obama in Japan? Struggles of Blood Ideology Amid Calls for Change

Christine R. Yano, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

27. Mai 2010
Where are Japanese universities heading?

Inoki Takenori, Director-General, International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)

1. April 2010
Policing obesity in Japan. Health politics and Japanese-style risk society

Wolfram Manzenreiter, Ass. Professor, University of Vienna

21. Januar 2010
World Class beyond Toyota – Japanese “Hidden Champions”

Stefan Lippert, Professor, Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business, Tokyo


17. Dezember 2009
Happy Workplace for Innovation in Japanese Companies

Noboru Konno, Professor, Tama Graduate School of Management and Information Science

19. November 2009
Sōka Gakkai and the Politics of Happiness

George Ehrhardt, Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University (USA)

4. November 2009
Wellbeing in feminism and gender policies in Germany and Japan

Ilse Lenz, Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

17. September 2009
Modernization and Life Satisfaction in Japan in a Comparative Perspective - A Theoretical and Empirical Approach

Wolfgang Jagodzinski, Professor, University of Cologne

25. Juni 2009
Towards an Economics of Happiness: From GNP to GNH

Shinichi Tsuji, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University

14. Mai 2009
Sex and the City: The Search for Kitto, Motto, Zutto Happiness in Manhattan and Tokyo

Janet Shibamoto-Smith, Professor, University of California

23. April 2009
Going Green? Japan and the Energy/Environmental Crisis

Andrew DeWit, Professor, Rikkyo University

19. März 2009
Indulgent Parsimony During the Great Recession of 2009 - Is Japan a Special Case?

Kenneth Alan Grossberg, professor, Waseda Business School

12. Februar 2009
The Japanese State and the Myth of Late Development

Gregory J. Kasza, Professor, Indiana University

22. Januar 2009
Stability and Fluidization of the Social Stratification System in Contemporary Japan

Yoshimichi Sato, Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai


13. November 2008
東アジアの国際政治と日本 (East Asia’s International Politics and Japan)

Akihiko Tanaka, Professor, University of Tokyo

2. Oktober 2008
The Silver Market Phenomenon: A German-Japanese Perspective

Cornelius Herstatt, Professor, Hamburg University of Technology, TUHH

17. Juli 2008
Electoral Systems and Party Personnel

Robert Pekkanen, Professor, University of Washington

5. Juni 2008
Choose and Focus – The Transformation of Japanese Business Strategies

Ulrike Schaede, Professor, University of California, San Diego

15. Mai 2008
Policy for the Elderly in Japan

John C. Campbell, Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo