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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien



Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien
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7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0094, Japan
Tel: 03 – 3222 5198, Fax: 03 – 3222 5420


German Institute for Japanese Studies

Japan Risk Management Society

Supported by Social Risk Management Society, Kansai University Faculty of Safety Science

100 Years of “Risikopolitik” and Risk Paradoxa. Joint Conference of the Japan Risk Management Society (日本リスクマネジメント学会JARMS) and the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ), Tokyo, Japan

September 17 - September 18, 2015

The conference brought together academics and practitioners in the field of risk management and risk communication. The first day allowed younger scholars to present their ongoing research in the field. It has been concluded by the keynote speach of Mr. Sugawara who talked about risk management at Nissan Motors. The morning session of the second day looked at the development of risk management taking the centennial anniversary of Friedrich Leitner’s book as a starting point. The afternoon session considered paradoxa in the way individuals confront and cope with risk. The key note speech was delivered by Prof. Ortwin Renn from University of Stuttgart, author of the German book Das Risikoparadox.


Day 1         September 17th (Thursday)

1:30 P.M. - 3:40 P.M.
Free presentations

BCP and Community

Hiroyuki Ishi (Shizuoka University)

Risk and Chance in Wine Business

Mitsuru Ishibashi (Asia University)

Business Succession

Koichi Tsushima (Kaetsu University)

Tourism and Risk Management

Itaru Ishi (Ishi Brothers Co.)

Ethical problems of ‘risks' in Japanese health care policy – using the example of Preemptive Medicine

Miki Aoyama-Olschina

German Institute for Japanese Studies

Autonomy and Deviation From Value Norms as Predictors of Well-Being in Japan, Germany and the US

Tobias Söldner

German Institute for Japanese Studies

3:50 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Risk Management at Nissan

Tadashi Sugawara (Nissan Motors)

4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
General Meeting of Japan Risk Management Society

5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Board Meeting of Japan Risk Management Society

Day 2         September 18th (Friday)

- 100years of “Risikopolitik” -

10:00 A.M. - 10:40 A.M.

100 years of Leitner’s Risikopolitik

Franz Waldenberger

German Institute for Japanese Studies

10:40 A.M. - 11:10 A.M.

11:10 A.M. - 11:40 A.M.

TÜV SÜD Japan Product Safety – Risk Management

Melchor Pay―Oc (TÜV Süd Japan Ltd.)

11:40 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

- Risk Paradox -

1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Japanese perspectives

Kazuo Ueda (Senshu University)
Yumiko Nara (The Open University of Japan)

2:30 P.M. - 3:50 P.M.
Video lecture

The Risk Paradox – Global Risk Challenges and Perception

Ortwin Renn (Stuttgart University)

4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Panel Discussion

Ortwin Renn, Kazuo Ueda, Yumiko Nara, Franz Waldenberger

5:30 P.M.
Reception (Free)

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