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September 7, 2021
Mobile professionals and their families: The making of transnational spaces in Tokyo from a male perspective

Sakura Yamamura, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

July 21, 2021
Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Surveys in Japan: Methods and Epistemologies

Daiki Hiramori, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
Saori Kamano, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo
(in cooperation with Laura Dales, University of Western Australia)

June 25, 2021
Technology & Society in Japan and Beyond

June 23, 2021
Croft, Quiet, and Kantai Collection: Female Bodies in Japanese Videogames

Rachael Hutchinson, University of Delaware

June 17, 2021
Worshipping the Kami at a Distance: World-Wide Shinto and the Global Pandemic

Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

June 10, 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

May 26, 2021
Mental mapping: Rediscovering and reframing a geographical method for mobility patterns

Sakura Yamamura, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

May 19, 2021
‘Radioactive Aesthetics’: Distance and Avisuality in Post-Fukushima Literature

Chiara Pavone, University of California, Los Angeles

May 18, 2021
Visions and Expectations of Autonomous Driving by Policy Makers in Japan

Yukari Yamasaki, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

April 19 - April 23, 2021
Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability in the Pacific Region
Knowledge, Policies, and Transfers (1970s – Present)

March 19, 2021
VSJF Annual Conference 2021: Continuity and Change 10 years after 3.11

March 1 - April 30, 2021
Joint book exhibition ’10 Years after 3.11′

February 8, 2021
Events Overview


December 10, 2020
Linking Preferential Trade Agreements to Domestic Political and Economic Structures:
A Comparative Case Study of People’s Republic of China and Japan

Aya Adachi, Ruhr University Bochum & University of Duisburg-Essen

December 3, 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

November 26 - November 27, 2020
Symposium on the Occasion of the 130th Anniversary of the Opening of the Japanese Parliament
Global Views of Japanese Parliamentarism in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

November 25, 2020
„Aktives Altern“ im digitalen Zeitalter. Wie kann Digitalisierung soziale Teilhabe und Inklusion fördern? VERSCHOBEN

November 13, 2020

November 9, 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

October 20, 2020
Agenda-Cutting in Media News Coverage of Covid-19:
A Case Study from Japan

Yosuke Buchmeier, LMU Munich/DIJ Tokyo

September 12, 2020
Film screening and discussion with the film's producer Ian Thomas Ash and one protagonist: Boys for Sale

September 9, 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

July 19, 2020
Roundtable on Economy, Society, Polity: Global and National Health(care) Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic, 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)

July 14, 2020
Future Visions of a (Digital) Public Sphere:
Findings from Japan

Michel Hohendanner, Munich University of Applied Sciences
Chiara Ullstein, Technical University of Munich

July 9, 2020
Murata Sayaka’s Convenience Store Woman
Discussing Gender Identity and Society in Contemporary Japanese Literature

Ronald Saladin, Trier University

June 25, 2020
Cute Masculinity - Investigating the Meaning of Virtual Shōjo and Girl Parody by Young Men in the 2010s

Sharon Kinsella, The University of Manchester

June 18, 2020
How Real Are Numbers?
Making Sense of National COVID-19 Statistics

June 9, 2020
Towards a Transnational Sexual Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan

An Huy Tran, University of Duisburg-Essen/Waseda University

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

March 5, 2020
Learning to be funny: Training and social relationships in Rakugo - POSTPONED -

Sarah Stark, Ghent University

February 27, 2020
The Last Cowboys of Aso? Problems of Grassland Management in Contemporary Commons - POSTPONED -

Johannes Wilhelm, Kumamoto University (Kumamoto)

February 19, 2020
Why Is It So Difficult to Buy a Ticket for the Musical? Adaptive Innovation in Japanese Musical Theater from the 1960s to the Present

Rina Tanaka, Meiji University

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

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

February 13, 2020
US-Japan Relations under Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe

February 5, 2020
Assimilation Policies and Ainu Identity
Questioning Japan's Recognition of the Ainu People as Indigenous

Uwe Makino, Chuo University (Tokyo)

January 29, 2020
Improving Japan’s Disability Employment
From Separate to Inclusive Workplaces

Reiko Nishida, PhD, The University of Tokyo

January 15, 2020
The new Japanese Fishery Policies between Revitalization and Capitalization

Susanne Auerbach, German Institute for Japanese Studies


December 12, 2019
User-driven Innovation in Health- & Elderly Care in Japan

Sarah Cosentino, Waseda University
Nobu Ishiguro, Osaka University

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

November 21, 2019
Image(-Text) correlations in the works of Natsume Sōseki

Kevin Schumacher, University of Munich / DIJ

November 14, 2019
Political Communication in the Age of New Media - Investigating the Reception of Right-Wing Populist Communication Strategies in the Japanese Blog Scene

Katharina Dalko, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

November 13, 2019
Mobilities and the Geographicity of Law. Lessons for Japan

Mathis Stock

November 7, 2019
Leadership in a Digital World: 
Innovative – Human – Collaborative

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

Naoto Higuchi, Tokushima University
Kristin Surak, University of London

October 29, 2019
Autism in the Workplace - How the Diagnosis of a Developmental Disorder Affects Employment Situations in Japan

Charlotte Schaefer, University of Heidelberg

October 24, 2019
Environmental Local Scales: Women’s Writing in Northern Tōhoku, Present to Postwar

Eric Siercks, University of California, Los Angeles

October 4, 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

October 1 - October 31, 2019
120. Geburtstag von Yasunari Kawabata

September 26, 2019
Citizen Science in the Digital Age
– Engaging civil society in social science and humanities research –

September 24 - September 25, 2019
The Digital Transformation - Implications for the Social Sciences and the Humanities