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September 29, 2022
Unearthing Multispecies Intellectual History: Minakata Kumagusu, Queer Nature and the Microbial Paradigm, 1887-1892

Eiko Honda, Aarhus University

September 22, 2022
Using Delphi Survey to Predict how Technology May Transform Unpaid Domestic Work

Lulu Shi, Oxford University and Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University

September 8, 2022
Comparing Labour-Cost Retrenchments in Times of Crisis: How Investors React to the Flexible and Rigid Strategies of Innovative Firms

Cornelia Storz, Goethe University Frankfurt

August 18, 2022
Silk-Making Knowledge in Amami Ōshima as Critical Archipelagic Heritage

Lisa Onaga, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / DIJ Tokyo

August 12 - August 14, 2022
Art in the Countryside
Symposium on Art and Regional Revitalization through Case Studies from Japan

July 22, 2022
The Taboo of All Taboos: Regretting Motherhood in Japan

Forum Mithani, Cardiff University & Waseda University

June 30, 2022
Data protection regulation in Japan against the background of international trends

Ana Gascón Marcén, University of Zaragoza

June 23, 2022
Actors, Networks, and where to find them

Timo Thelen, Kanazawa University

June 7 - June 9, 2022
The Future of Liberalism
Japan, France and Germany in global context

May 25, 2022
Cultural Specificity & Planetary Thinking: Reading Ishimure Michiko's Final Work

Christine L. Marran, University of Minnesota

May 18, 2022
Critical Discourse Analysis and the Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

Isabel Fassbender, Doshisha Women’s College, Kyoto

April 13 - April 14, 2022
Health Infrastructure and Asia’s Epidemiological Transitions: Historical Perspectives

April 6, 2022
‘The Visible College of Urbanists’: Imagining Tokyo as a World City

Eric Häusler, Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University

March 24, 2022
Digital Currencies in Asia: Lessons for Europe

Masaki Bessho, Bank of Japan
Oriol Caudevilla, Digital Euro Association
Richard Turrin, Consultant
Hiromi Yamaoka, Future Corporation
Moderated by Jonas Gross, Digital Euro Association and Markus Heckel, DIJ

March 16, 2022
Ryokan: Mobilizing Hospitality in Rural Japan

Chris McMorran, National University of Singapore

March 14 - March 18, 2022
Digital Technologies in the COVID-19 pandemic: A Transnational Dialogue between Germany and Japan (TechCo-Project), Ruhr Universität Bochum (cooperation partner Susanne Brucksch)

March 1 - April 28, 2022
Joint book exhibition 'The City of Tokyo: Past and Present'

February 16, 2022
Toxic Food and Slow Violence in Japan’s Post-3/11 Literature

Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Nagoya University
Aidana Bolatbekkyzy, University of Oregon


December 9, 2021
Globalizing the Social Sciences
German-East Asian Entanglements in the 19th and 20th Century

November 29, 2021
Japan und Deutschland in der Sars-CoV2-Pandemie (Universität Mainz): Familienleben in der Pandemie / Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy-Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic in Japan and Germany

November 19, 2021
Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Thomas Ash: ‘Ushiku’

November 11, 2021
‘Emerging from the mist’: Dissemination and Transition of Contemporary Shugendō

Josko Kozic, Heidelberg University

November 4, 2021
Digital Humanities in the Max Weber Foundation

Esther MEIER and Sebastian KINDLER (German Historical Institute Moscow)
Jörg HÖRNSCHEMEYER (German Historical Institute Rome)
Mareike KÖNIG (German Historical Institute Paris)
Anne KLAMMT (DFK Paris)
Jana KECK (German Historical Institute Washington)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

October 28, 2021
What the D does to History - The Digital Age as a New Temporal Regime?

Andreas FICKERS (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

October 21, 2021
The Future of Society – National Ambitions and Strategies

Dietmar HARHOFF (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)
Ulrike SCHAEDE (University of California San Diego)
moderated by Franz WALDENBERGER (DIJ)

October 20, 2021
From learning good manners to training one’s own apprentices: Female rakugo performers on Tokyo’s stages

Sarah Stark, University of Ghent

October 14, 2021
Data Infrastructures and Open Science

Miho FUNAMORI (National Institute of Informatics)
Jeroen SONDERVAN (Utrecht University)
Helmuth TRISCHLER (Deutsches Museum and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

October 7 - October 9, 2021
Fascism in Motion: Concepts, Agents and the Global Experiences

October 7, 2021
Japan’s economic management: decades of self-induced paralysis?

Brieuc Monfort, Sophia University

October 1 - October 30, 2021
Joint book exhibition 'World Heritage in Japan'

September 30, 2021
Governance in the Digital Age

Kaori HAYASHI (University of Tokyo)
Melike ŞAHINOL (OI Istanbul)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

September 30, 2021
Touching the Unreachable: Love of the Object and of the Self through Kawabata

Fusako Innami, Durham University

September 27, 2021
Studying Japan. Perspectives from 'Inside' and 'Outside'

September 23, 2021
Knowledge Production in a Data Driven Society

Yoshiaki FUKAMI (Gakushuin University/Keio University)
Itty ABRAHAM (National University of Singapore)
Nadin HEÉ (Osaka University)
moderated by Franz WALDENBERGER (DIJ)

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