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DIJ 30th Anniversary Celebration


Interdisciplinary Research on Site since 1988

DIJ 30th Anniversary Celebration

October 31, 2018

On October 31st 2018 the German Institute for Japanese Studies celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Click on a speech marked with an icon to listen to its audio recording.

We also published a booklet on the history of the institute:
“30 Years Interdisciplinary Research on Site. 1988 – 2018”
The booklet is available as PDF download. In case you prefer to order a physical version, please contact us.

Our guests can access the full event gallery here.


5:30 P.M.

Ingo Höllein
Counsellor, Science and Technology, German Embassy Tokyo

Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess
President Max Weber Foundation

Prof. Dr. Franz Waldenberger
Director German Institute for Japanese Studies

6:00 P.M.
Keynote Speech

The Future of Society in the Context of Technological Change

Prof. Dr. Heinz Riesenhuber
Former Federal Minister of Science and Technology

6:40 P.M.
Panel Discussion

Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess
President Max Weber Foundation

Dr. Yuri Okina
Chairperson Japan Research Institute

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schaede
Director Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology, UC San Diego

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Harhoff
Director Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

7:30 P.M.
Buffet Reception