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DIJ Forum

Since March 1997, the DIJ has been holding open lectures called DIJ Forum. In these lectures, internationally established scholars discuss topics of general interest.

2017

March 22, 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


February 23, 2017
Who pays for whom? Intergenerational Transfers in Japan and Germany

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


2016

November 10, 2016
Victimhood Nationalism in the Transnational Memory Space

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


October 13, 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


July 28, 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


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

Sheldon Garon, Princeton University
Yukiko Koshiro, Nihon University


May 18, 2016
Health Care in Japan: How Sustainable is the System?

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


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

Martin Hemmert, Korea University
Hitoshi Yamanishi, Nomura Group


2015

December 11, 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


November 17, 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


October 8, 2015
Trust and Risks in Changing Societies

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


September 16, 2015
The truth about the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan


June 11, 2015
Encouraging Entrepreneurial Spirit in Japan

Robert Tobin, Keio University

Comment by
Ikuo Hiraishi, SunBridge Global Ventures Inc.


May 14, 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


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

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


January 22, 2015
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: The Case of Japan

Professor Stefan Lippert, Temple University (Japan Campus)


2014

December 2, 2014
Risk and Opportunity – Japan Confronting Uncertain Futures

November 19, 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


September 11, 2014
Time and Culture

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

Panel Discussion


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

Professor Ken’ichi Ikeda, Doshisha University


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

Professor Patricia G. Steinhoff, University of Hawaii


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

Markus Pudelko, Professor, University of Tübingen


March 19, 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


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

Tom Gill, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University


January 23, 2014
Language, Security and Freedom in Okinawa

Patrick Heinrich, Professor, Dokkyo University


2013

December 5, 2013
Public Happiness in Japan

Andrew Sutter, Professor, Rikkyo University


November 8, 2013
Research-oriented Start-ups in Japan: What they are and what they do

Hiroyuki Okamuro, Professor, Hitotsubashi University


October 17, 2013
The Rise of Ikumen (child caring fathers) in Contemporary Japan

Masako Ishii-Kuntz, Professor, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo


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

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


July 9, 2013
What's Wrong With Japan? ...It's the Politics!

Ellis Krauss, Professor, University of California San Diego


June 13, 2013
Training Women for Disasters: Gender, "Crisis Management (Kiki Kanri)" and Post-Fukushima Nationalism in Japan

Mire Koikari, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa,Women’s Studies


May 30, 2013
The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism (1980-2010)

Sébastien Lechevalier, Professor, L’ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)


April 11, 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


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

Thomas Feldhoff, PD, Frankfurt University


February 14, 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


January 17, 2013
Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery

Daniel Aldrich, Professor, Purdue University


2012

December 13, 2012
Welfare States and the Redistribution of Happiness

Hiroshi Ono, Professor, Texas A&M University


November 15, 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


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

Yoshitaka Okada, Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts


September 27, 2012
The Truth About Mothers

Dave McCaughan, Director of Truth Central, McCann Worldgroup


July 5, 2012
Why America Spends While Japan and Europe Save

Sheldon Garon, Princeton University, East Asian Studies


June 25, 2012
Happiness: The View from Economics

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


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

Yukiko Uchida, Professor, Kyoto University, Kokoro Research Center


March 8, 2012
The Japanese Economy one Year after Fukushima

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

Martin Hemmert, Professor, Korea University Business School


January 12, 2012
Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From LDP to DPJ Rule

Paul Midford, Norwegian University for Science and Technology Trondheim


2011

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

Martin Schulz, Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI)


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

Naoto Yamauchi, Professor, Osaka University


October 13, 2011
What is a Happy Family? German and Japanese Case Studies

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