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Hiroshi Ono, Hitotsubashi University Business School Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University
Money, parenting and happiness: A comparative and historical perspective
Duration: 01:03:01 | 43 MB Listen 

Sarah Cosentino, Waseda University / Nobu Ishiguro, Osaka University
User-driven Innovation in Health- & Elderly Care in Japan
Duration: 01:00:15 | 39 MB Listen 

Udo Di Fabio (University of Bonn)
The Future of Society – German and Japanese Perspectives
Duration: 01:25:35 | 55 MB Listen 

Naoto Higuchi, Tokushima University / Kristin Surak, University of London
A New Era of Immigration? Japan’s Guest Worker Programs in Comparative Perspective
Duration: 47:00 | 33 MB Listen 

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
Universities in the Digital Age
Duration: 58:45 | 41 MB Listen 

The Mountains Belong to Everybody? Conflicts about Recreational Forest Use in Austria and Japan
Duration: 01:00:35 | 37 MB Listen 

Yuko Nishitani, Kyoto University / Noriko Odagiri, Tokyo International University
Protecting Children in Family Separation
Duration: 54:36 | 31 MB Listen 

Bruno Amable, University of Geneva / Paul Marx, University of Duisburg-Essen / Mari Miura, Sophia University in Tokyo
Labour Market Liberalisation after the Lehman Crisis: Comparing France, Germany and Japan
Duration: 58:16 | 24 MB Listen 

Heinz Riesenhuber
30 Years DIJ Keynote Speech: "The Future of Society in the context of Technological Change"
Duration: 40:14 | 17 MB Listen 

Munehiko Harada, Waseda University / John D. Horne, Waseda University / Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna
Tokyo 2020 and Beyond: Legacies from Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games
Duration: 01:08:03 | 29 MB Listen 

Carolyn Cartier, University of Technology, Sydney / Franz Waldenberger, German Institute for Japanese Studies
The Politics of Subnational Spaces in Japan and China
Duration: 01:03:02 | 26 MB Listen 

Asayama Taichi, Ritsumeikan University / Axel Klein, University Duisburg-Essen / Levi McLaughlin
Kōmeitō and Sōka Gakkai’s Transforming Relationship: How Changes in Politics and Religion Affect Japan Today
Duration: 1:06:41 | 30 MB Listen 

Patricia G. Steinhoff, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa / Scott North, Osaka University
Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles
Duration: 01:13:23 | 27 MB Listen 

Thomas Bock, Technical University of Munich / Shuichi Matsumura, The University of Tokyo
space AGE space - Elderly Care in a Digitally Connected World
Duration: 49:45 | 21 MB Listen 

Andrea Dorothea Bührmann, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / Mieko Takenobu, Wako University, Tokyo
From Flexible Rigidities to Embracing Diversity? - Work-Related Diversity and its Implications in Japan and Beyond
Duration: 56:37 | 30 MB Listen 

Koichi Nakano, Sophia University / Chris Winkler, Hokkaido University
Japan votes (again): A review of the Lower House election 2017
Duration: 23:33 | 16 MB Listen 

Ken Victor Leonard Hijino, Kyoto University / Yamada Kyohei, Rikkyo University
Changing dynamics of multilevel democracy in Japan
Duration: 56:49 | 21 MB Listen 

Markus Pudelko, The University of Tübingen / Noelle Takahashi, Women's Leadership Advocate
The Status of Japanese Career Women in their Professional and Private Life
Duration: 55:03 | 23 MB Listen 

Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University Seoul / Andrew Horvat, Josai International University
Victimhood Nationalism in the Transnational Memory Space
Duration: 1:02:43 | 34 MB Listen 

Ilse Lenz, Professor emeritus at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) Glenda Roberts, Professor at Waseda University
Changing Gender Orders and Diversity in Comparative Perspective: Growing Flexibility of Work and Life Strategies
Duration: 53:48 | 16 MB Listen 

Tomoki Sekiguchi, Osaka University, Comments by Sierk Horn, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, National University of Singapore
Diversity and Inclusion in the Japanese Workplace
Duration: 1:02:53 | 17 MB Listen 

Sheldon Garon, Princeton University / Yukiko Koshiro, Nihon University
Five Things You'd Want to Know in Explaining Japan's Surrender in 1945
Duration: 1:00:31 | 20 MB Listen 

Ludwig Kanzler, Hanegi Solutions / Kenji Shibuya, The University of Tokyo
Health Care in Japan: How Sustainable is the System?
Duration: 52:23 | 18 MB Listen 

Martin Hemmert, Korea University / Hitoshi Yamanishi, Nomura Group
Meeting the Challenge of Globalization – Comparing Korean and Japanese Global Human Resource Management
Duration: 57:06 | 18 MB Listen 

Prof. em. Dr. Joachim Radkau, Prof. Hitoshi Yoshioka
Atomenergie – warum hört Deutschland auf, warum macht Japan weiter? 原子力 – なぜドイツは止めるか、なぜ日本は続けるか
Duration: 01:19:48 | 27 MB Listen 

Haniwa Natori, President of BPW Japan; former Director of the Cabinet Office Gender Equality Bureau / Yuki Tsuji, Associate Professor, Tokai University
Creating a Society in which all Women Shine? The Politics behind the Policies for the Advancement of Women
Duration: 00:40:18 | 17 MB Listen 

Toshio Yamagishi, Hitotsubashi University/Hokkaido University Jens Zinn, University of Melbourne
Trust and Risks in Changing Societies
Duration: 01:22:59 | 24 MB Listen 

Florian Coulmas
Time and Culture
Duration: 00:46:38 | 18 MB Listen 

Hiroyuki Okamuro, Professor, Hitotsubashi University
Research-oriented Start-ups in Japan: What they are and what they do
Duration: 44:14 | 41 MB Listen 

Mahon Murphy, London School of Economics and Political Science
Prisoners of war from Tsingtao during the First World War: A Comparative Perspective
Duration: 42:04 | 37 MB Listen 

Masako Ishii-Kuntz, Professor, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
The Rise of Ikumen (child caring fathers) in Contemporary Japan
Duration: 53:16 | 46 MB Listen 

Cornelius Herstatt, Professor, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Is Japan a Lead Market for Age-Based Innovations?
Duration: 38:53 | 36 MB Listen 

Daniel Aldrich, Professor, Purdue University
Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery
Duration: 37:00 | 33 MB Listen 

Martin Hemmert, Professor, Korea University Business School
Bridging the Cultural Divide: University-Industry Research Collaborations in Japan, the United States and Korea
Duration: 01:04:55 | 59 MB Listen 

Paul Midford, Norwegian University for Science and Technology Trondheim
Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From LDP to DPJ Rule
Duration: 37:28 | 34 MB Listen 

Martin Schulz, Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI)
The Future of "Old" Industry in Japan: Hollowing Out, Growing with Asia, or Switching to Services?
Duration: 57:01 | 45 MB Listen 

Christoph Wulf, Free University Berlin / Shoko Suzuki, Kyoto University
What is a Happy Family? German and Japanese Case Studies
Duration: 49:30 | 55 MB Listen 

Professor Christine R. Yano, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Post-racial Obama in Japan? Struggles of Blood Ideology Amid Calls for Change
Duration: 43:43 | 39 MB Listen 

Yoshimichi Sato, Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai
Stability and Fluidization of the Social Stratification System in Contemporary Japan
Duration: 50:14 | 45 MB Listen 

Ulrike Schaede, Professor, University of California, San Diego
Choose and Focus – The Transformation of Japanese Business Strategies
Duration: 58:46 | 53 MB Listen 

John C. Campbell, Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo
Policy for the Elderly in Japan
Duration: 01:05:27 | 59 MB Listen 

Peter J. Katzenstein, Professor, Cornell University
Beyond Bush: Japan and Germany in the American Imperium
Duration: 57:56 | 52 MB Listen 

Alfons Deeken, Professor Emeritus, Sophia University
Evolving Japanese Perspectives on Death and Dying
Duration: 01:04:07 | 58 MB Listen 

Kensaku Yoshida, Professor, Sophia University
English in elementary schools? An overview of the issues
Duration: 01:09:46 | 63 MB Listen 

Patricia G. Steinhoff, Professor, University of Hawaii
Invisible Civil Society: The Effects of 1960s New Left Protests on Contemporary Japan
Duration: 48:59 | 44 MB Listen 

Christian Kirchner, Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Comparative Corporate Governance
Duration: 47:30 | 43 MB Listen 

Satomi Kurosu, Professor, Reitaku University
The Tokugawa Mating Game: Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in Historical Perspective
Duration: 48:49 | 44 MB Listen 

Professor Richard J. Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Japanese Grand Strategies: Past and Future
Duration: 01:00:43 | 55 MB Listen 

Klaus Vollmer, Professor, Munich University (LMU)
Images of Japanese society presented in the ‘New Civic Textbook’ by Tsukuru-kai. Solutions for demographic challenges and social change?
Duration: 44:38 | 40 MB Listen 

Ito Peng, Professor, University of Toronto
Postindustrial Pressures, Political Regime Shifts, and Social Policy Reform in Japan and South Korea
Duration: 52:52 | 48 MB Listen