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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien



April 19 - April 20, 2021
Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability in the Pacific Region
Knowledge, Policies, and Transfers (1970s – Present)


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

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

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 - September 12, 2020
Lecture Series: Gender and Sexuality in East Asia – Cultural Studies and Social Science Perspectives

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

September 19, 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

September 18, 2019
Shrinking but Happy? Investigating the Interplay of Social and Individual-Level Predictors of Well-Being in Rural Japanese Communities

Dionyssios Askitis, German Institute for Japanese Studies

September 17, 2019
The Politics of Migration in Japan

September 12, 2019
Wielding Toxic Discourse: Insanity in the Nuclear Narratives of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Rachel DiNitto, University of Oregon

August 1, 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

July 27, 2019
Contemporary Japanese Theatre Workshop

July 23 - July 24, 2019
Studying Japan: The impact of transnationalization and technological innovation on methods, fieldwork and research ethics

July 10, 2019
Negotiating Difference: Educational Experiences of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students in Mainstream Japanese Schools

Jennifer M. McGuire, Doshisha University

June 27, 2019
Between Contributor and Competitor: Recent Trends in how the Chinese Government views Japan

Shi Ming, Berlin

June 14, 2019
Local Responses to the Revision of the Seed Law: The Seed Registration System, GMOs and Rice

Nicole L. Freiner, Bryant University

June 13, 2019
Making the Most of Scarcity? The Role of Natural Assets in Pre-WWII Japanese Economic Development

Jean-Pascal Bassino, ENS Lyon; CNRS research fellow at the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison Franco Japonaise

June 5, 2019
Farmers, Local Agency, and the Development of Peri-Urban Spaces

Aaron Kingsbury, PhD, Maine Maritime Academy

June 3, 2019
Technologies of Presence: Modeling Emotion in Robots with Heart

Daniel White, Freie Universität Berlin & Hirofumi Katsuno, Doshisha University

May 23, 2019
Androids and Virtual Reality – Simulations of the Human in Japanese Theatre

Mari Boyd, Sophia University, Tokyo
M. Cody Poulton, University of Victoria, Canada

May 22, 2019
Merits and Challenges of Deliberative Democracy in Japan

Momoyo Hüstebeck, University of Duisburg-Essen

May 14, 2019
How Can We Explain the Lag of Japan’s Sharing Economy?

Junxi Yao, University of Sheffield