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Challenges of Demographic Change

Demographic change is a research topic that satisfies the above-mentioned criteria for research at the DIJ. It is interdisciplinary in scope, dependent on data and sources collected and analysed in Japan, and suitable for collaboration with Japanese researchers and institutions. Demographic change, while being of particular relevance for Japan, poses great challenges for many industrialized countries. Japan is a paradigm case for studying the interaction of heredity and environment, an interaction that leads to shifts in collective behaviour and demographic structure. In the history of humanity, the spread of ageing through the population is a very recent development that has changed and continues to change society at large.

In regards to population ageing, Japan plays a special role that is of interest beyond the confines of Japanese studies. Within the timeframe of only a century, Japan has transformed itself from latecomer to frontrunner. While at the beginning of the twentieth century the average life expectancy in Japan was significantly lower than it was in Western Europe, by the end of the century it was the highest in the world. Thus, in Japan, demographic ageing and fertility decline occurred much faster than in other industrialized countries, necessitating enormous adjustments of the social, economic and political systems. The complexity of the phenomenon and the multifacetedness of its manifestations in virtually all domains of society and at all stages of the life course (from birth to death) make it a paradigm case for interdisciplinary research. Moreover, the causes and consequences of Japan’s population development invite international comparison, especially with the prosperous nations of Western Europe. While declining birth rates, rising life expectancy and growing median age can be observed in all industrialized countries, changes in the population structure as well as responses to these changes on the part of both government and market tend to be country-specific. Japan is the first real-life test case when it comes to the question of whether a rapidly ageing and, in the medium term, shrinking society can maintain its economic clout.

Since the inception of the DIJ research focus, the challenges of demographic changes in Japan have steadily gained importance. Media coverage has increased notably; the government has designed policies and passed many laws concerning population development; and civil society steps in where state actors are ill prepared or too inflexible to cope with the tasks at hand. Investigating the social, economic, political and cultural transformations brought about by and accompanying population change proved to be a worthwhile undertaking.

In addition to many research papers, three major works have been compiled by researchers of the DIJ: Trilingual Glossary of Demographic Terminology, The Demographic Challenge. A Handbook about Japan, and Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. In addition various workshops and symposia on the topic had been held (see events)

Staff

Barbara Holthus Barbara Holthus
(Sociology)
Deputy Director

Ralph Lützeler Ralph Lützeler
(Geography, Population Studies)

Previous Staff

Junko Ando
(History)

Peter Backhaus Peter Backhaus
(Linguistics)

Harald Conrad Harald Conrad
(Economics/ Social Science: Social Policy)

Florian Coulmas Florian Coulmas
(Director)
Director (2004 - 2014)

Isa Ducke Isa Ducke
(Politics)
Head of Social Science Section

Volker Elis Volker Elis
(Business and Economics, Geography)

Maren Godzik Maren Godzik
(Japanology, Sociology)

Kazue Haga Kazue Haga
(Business and Economics)

Axel Klein Axel Klein
(Japanese Studies, Political Science)

Matthias Koch Matthias Koch
(Social and Economic History of Japan, Business History, Germany and Japan in Comparative Studies, German-Japanese Relations)
Head of German-Japanese Relations and Comparisons Section

Florian Kohlbacher Florian Kohlbacher
(Business and Economics)

Andreas Moerke Andreas Moerke
(Business Administration)
Head of Business and Economics Section

Annette Schad-Seifert Annette Schad-Seifert
(Social Sciences)

Gabriele Vogt Gabriele Vogt
(Political Science)

Related Research Projects or Programs

Adult Guardianship in Japan

Advertising to the Silver Market in Japan

Childcare and Work-Life Balance in Low Fertility Japan

Civil Society and Population Ageing in Japan

Communication between staff and residents in a Japanese nursing home for the elderly

Demographic Change and its Regional Implications for Municipalities in Rural and Urban Areas

Employment of the Elderly, the Ageing Workforce and HRM

Entrepreneurship and Employment in Demographically Ageing Societies

Fertility and Social Stratification

Generational Conflict and Social Disparities behind Japan’s Low Fertility Society

Glossary of Demography

Housing and living arrangements in Japan's ageing society

Knowledge Society and Demographic Change in Japan

Migration and Integration in Japan

Political Responses to Low Fertility in Japan

Population History of Japan: Past, Present, and Future

Social Aspects of Low Fertility in Japan

The Silver Market Phenomenon: Business Opportunities and Responsibilities in an Era of Demographic Change

Wandel der Entlohnungspraktiken japanischer Großunternehmen bei alternden Belegschaftsstrukturen

Selected Publications

Editorship

2013
[Iwata-Weickgenannt, Kristina; Tanaka, Hiromi; Godzik, Maren] Beyond a Standardized Life Course. Biographical Choices about Work, Family and Housing in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Tokyo: Shinyōsha. 380 p.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. 548 p.
2011
[Backhaus, Peter] Communication in Elderly Care. Cross-Cultural Perspectives. DIJ Publications. London, New York: Continuum Int. Publishing Group. 226 p.
2011
[Vogt, Gabriele; Roberts, Glenda] Migration and Integration – Japan in Comparative Perspective. Japan and Europe. Historical Relations and Comparative Studies. München: iudicium Verlag. 222 p.
2011
[Rockmann, Holger] Demografischer Wandel in Japan und Deutschland . Bevölkerungspolitischer Paradigmenwechsel in der Familienpolitik. Monographien aus dem Deutschen Institut für Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. 350 p.
2009
[Godzik, Maren] Japanstudien 21. Altern in Japan. Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. 370 p.
2008
[Conrad, Harald; Heindorf, Viktoria; Waldenberger, Franz] Human Resource Management in Ageing Societies. Perspectives from Japan and Germany. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 256 p.
2008
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian] The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. DIJ Publications. Leiden, Boston: Brill. 1199 S.
2007
[Coulmas, Florian] Die Gesellschaft Japans. Arbeit, Familie und demographische Krise. DIJ Publications. München: C.H. Beck. 252 S.
2007
[Coulmas, Florian] Population Decline and Ageing in Japan - The Social Consequences. DIJ Publications. London, New York: Routledge. 176 p.
2007
[Backhaus, Peter] Japanstudien 19. Familienangelegenheiten (Family affairs). Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. 284 p.

Articles

2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Left Behind in the Global City: Spaces and Places of Ageing and Shrinking in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 473-491.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Rural Depopulation and Economic Shrinkage in Japan: What Can Affected Municipalities Do About It?
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 443-460.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Child Care and Work-Life Balance in Low Fertility Japan
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 203-228.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Actors of Social Policy Making in Japan: A Look at the Individual Level
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 229-245.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Business Implications of Demographic Change in Japan: Chances and Challenges for Human Resource and Marketing Management
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 269-294.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] New Housing Options for the Elderly in Japan: The Example of Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 309-322.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] The Political Economy of Health-Care Migration: A Japanese Perspective
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 323-346.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] The Power of Address: Age and Gender in Japanese Eldercare Communication
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 361-372.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Japan’s Adult Guardianship System: Statutory guardianship and civil guardians
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 373-381.
2011
[Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian] Population Implosion: Coping with the Unknown
In: Lützeler, Ralph; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany. DIJ Publications. Brill. pp. 1-32.
2011
[Naegele, Gerhard; Heinze, Rolf G.; Schneiders, Kathrin] Japan – der Pionier
In: Naegele, Gerhard; Heinze, Rolf G.; Schneiders, Kathrin (Ed.) Grundriss Gerontologie: Wirtschaftliche Potenziale des Alters. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. pp. 251-273.
2011
[Boppel, Michael; Boehm, Stephan; Kunisch, Sven] Japan’s growing silver market – An attractive business opportunity for foreign companies?
In: Boppel, Michael; Boehm, Stephan; Kunisch, Sven (Ed.) From Grey to Silver: Managing the Demographic Change Successfully. Springer Verlag. pp. 189-205.
2011
[Kohlbacher, Florian; Herstatt, Cornelius] Leveraging Disruptive Innovations for the Silver Market
In: Herstatt, Cornelius; Kohlbacher, Florian (Ed.) The Silver Market Phenomenon. Marketing and Innovation in the Aging Society. 2nd edition. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. pp. 65-77.
2011
[Kohlbacher, Florian; Herstatt, Cornelius] Product Development for the Silver Market
In: Herstatt, Cornelius; Kohlbacher, Florian (Ed.) The Silver Market Phenomenon. Marketing and Innovation in the Aging Society. 2nd edition. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. pp. 3-13.
2010
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Shimada, Shingo] Elderly Housing in Contemporary Japan: Exploring Alternative Forms of Living
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Shimada, Shingo (Ed.) Demographic Change in Japan and the EU: Comparative Perspectives. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press. pp. 37–60.
2010
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Shimada, Shingo] The Bitter Fruits of Success
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Shimada, Shingo (Ed.) Demographic Change in Japan and the EU: Comparative Perspectives. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press. pp. 17-36.
2010
[Ye, J.; Chiu, R. L.H.] Alternative housing for the elderly in Japan – attitudes of residents towards their housing choice
In: Ye, J.; Chiu, R. L.H. (Ed.) Proceedings of 2010 International Conference of Asia Pacific Network for Housing research (APNHR). Housing Affordability, Sustainability and Liability. Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press. pp. 233–241.
2009
Stated Desire versus Actual Practice: Reviewing the Literature on Low Fertility Rates in Contemporary Japanese Society
In: Japanese Studies. Vol. 28, Issue 3. pp. 415-430.
2009
[Godzik, Maren] Altern in Japan. Herausforderungen und Chancen
In: Godzik, Maren (Ed.) Japanstudien 21. Altern in Japan. Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. pp. 15-24.
2009
[Godzik, Maren] Ältere Menschen und das Vormundschaftsrecht für Volljährige in Japan
In: Godzik, Maren (Ed.) Japanstudien 21. Altern in Japan. Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. pp. 55-71.
2009
[Godzik, Maren] Ältere Menschen in der japanischen Fernsehwerbung: Eine umfragebasierte und inhaltsanalytische Untersuchung
In: Godzik, Maren (Ed.) Japanstudien 21. Altern in Japan. Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. pp. 197-222.
2009
Die Beschäftigung älterer Menschen in Japan – Ursachen und Rahmenbedingungen einer hohen Alterserwerbsquote
In: Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 101, No. 365. pp. 111-142.
2008
Bevölkerungsentwicklung in Japan: Fokus Migration
In: Online-Handbuch Demografie. Berlin: Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung.
2008
Trends in Japans Zuwanderungspolitik
In: Online-Handbuch Demografie. Berlin: Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung.
2008
[Kohlbacher, Florian; Herstatt, Cornelius] Talking Politics: Demographic Variables and Policy Measures in Japan
In: Herstatt, Cornelius; Kohlbacher, Florian (Ed.) The Silver Market Phenomenon. Business Opportunities in an Era of Demographic Change. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. pp. 17-29.
2008
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian] The Ageing Society and Reactions of the Automobile Industry - a Case Study
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. DIJ Publications. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 1017-1032.
2008
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian] Human Resource Management Practices and the Ageing Workforce
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. DIJ Publications. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 979-997.
2008
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian] Coming to Terms with Age: Some Linguistic Consequences of Population Ageing
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. DIJ Publications. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 455-471.
2008
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian] Regional Demographics
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. DIJ Publications. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 61-79.
2008
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian] History of Demography in Japan
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. DIJ Publications. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 97-117.
2008
[Kohlbacher, Florian; Herstatt, Cornelius] Silver advertising: Elderly people in Japanese TV ads
In: Herstatt, Cornelius; Kohlbacher, Florian (Ed.) The Silver Market Phenomenon. Business Opportunities in an Era of Demographic Change. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
2008
[Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian] The Impact of the Ageing Society on Regional Economies
In: Schad-Seifert, Annette; Conrad, Harald; Vogt, Gabriele; Coulmas, Florian (Ed.) The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. DIJ Publications. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 861-877.
2008
[Elis, Volker; Lützeler, Ralph] Ruheständler als Lebenselixier? Ruhestandswanderung und lokale Neubelebungsstrategien am Beispiel von Atami und Ishigaki
In: Elis, Volker; Lützeler, Ralph (Ed.) Japanstudien 20. Regionalentwicklung und regionale Disparitäten (Regional Development and Regional Disparities). Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. pp. 129-162.
2007
[Pohl, Manfred; Wieczorek, Iris] Migrant Support Organizations in Japan - A Mixed-Method Approach
In: Pohl, Manfred; Wieczorek, Iris (Ed.) Japan 2007. Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Berlin: Vereinigung für sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung. pp. 265-285.
2007
[Backhaus, Peter] Japans Abschied von der Mittelschichtgesellschaft: Auflösung des Familienhaushalts oder Pluralisierung der Lebensformen?
In: Backhaus, Peter (Ed.) Japanstudien 19. Familienangelegenheiten (Family affairs). Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. pp. 105-128.
2007
Der Demografische Wandel in Japan – Hintergründe und aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Sozial-, Beschäftigungs- und Regionalpolitik (Demographic Chnage in Japan - Its Background and Recent Developments in Social, Employment and Regional Policy)
In: Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter 54; 4. pp. 705-720.
2007
Closed Doors, Open Doors, Doors Wide Shut? Migration Politics in Japan
In: Japan Aktuell. Journal of Current Japanese Affairs. 5/2007. pp. 3-30.
2007
"Guest Workers" for Japan?
In: Japan Focus. An Asia Pacific e-journal.
2007
Japans neue Migrationspolitik (Japan's New Migration Policy)
In: ZAR (Zeitschrift für Ausländerrecht und Ausländerpolitik). 27. Jg. 7/2007. pp. 238-243.
2007
Japan im demografischen Wandel: Kinderlos und ratlos
In: politische ökologie 104: Demografischer Wandel. Neue Spielräume für die Umweltpolitik. München: oekom verlag. pp.27-28.
2006
[Haak, René] Arbeitsmigration nach Japan: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen, politischer Diskurs (Labor migration to Japan: Legal framework, political discourse)
In: Haak, René (Ed.) Japanstudien 18. Arbeitswelten in Japan (How Japan works). Japanstudien. München: iudicium Verlag. pp. 111-148.
2005
[Haak, René; Bellmann, Klaus] Der japanische „Silbermarkt“ - Marktchancen und Best Practices für deutsche Unternehmen
In: Bellmann, Klaus; Haak, René (Ed.) Management in Japan – Herausforderungen und Erfolgsfaktoren für deutsche Unternehmen in einer dynamischen Umwelt (Management in Japan – Challenges and Success Factors for German Companies in a dynamic Environment). DIJ Publications. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitätsverlag. p. 267-278.

Working Papers (Book)

2009
[Kohlbacher, Florian; Prieler, Michael; Hagiwara, Shigeru; Arima, Akie] Gendered Portrayals of Older People in Japanese Television Advertising. Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien.
2008
[Tanaka, Hiromi] Low fertility, the wish for children, and social inequalities in contemporary Japanese society. Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 41 p.
2008
[Prieler, Michael; Kohlbacher, Florian; Hagiwara, Shigeru; Arima, Akie] The Representation of Older People in Japanese Television Advertising . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 44 p.
2007
[Vogt, Gabriele; Lersch, Philipp] Migrant Support Organizations in Japan – A Survey . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 41 p.
2006
[Backhaus, Peter] Care, control, and communication: Linguistic interaction between staff and residents in a Japanese nursing home for the elderly . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 24 p.
2006
[Conrad, Harald] Turning Boomers into Boomerangs - Japanese Human Resource Management Practices and the Aging Workforce. Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien.
2006
[Vogt, Gabriele] Facing the Challenge of Immigration? The State, Civil Society and Structures of Interdependence . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 41 p.
2006
[Schad-Seifert, Annette] Coping with Low Fertility? Japan’s Government Measures for a Gender Equal Society . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien.
2006
[Vogt, Gabriele] Doors wide shut? The current discourse on labor migration to Japan . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 27 p.
2005
[Conrad, Harald; Heindorf, Viktoria] Farewell to the Seniority Principle? Aging Workforces and the Restructuring of Japanese Compensation Practices. Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 20p.
2005
[Ducke, Isa; Moerke, Andreas] Aging Population, Knowledge Spill-Over and Civil Society . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 46 p.
2005
[Moerke, Andreas; Kamann, Simon] Herausforderungen des demographischen Wandels: Fallbeispiel Automobilindustrie . Working Papers. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien. 39 p.

Other Books

2010
[Kohlbacher, Florian; Gudorf, Pascal; Herstatt, Cornelius] Silver Business in Japan: Implications of Demographic Change for Human Resource Management and Marketing . DIJ Publications. Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer in Japan. 34 p.

Other Articles

2011
Japan und der demografische Wandel: Leben und Wohnen in einer der am schnellsten alternden Gesellschaften der Welt
In: BAGSO Nachrichten 2/2011. 2/2011. pp. 47-48.
2008
Das Silbermarkt-Phänomen (The Silver Market Phenomenon)
In: JapanMarkt, September 2008. Tokyo: Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer in Japan. pp. 8-11.
2008
Silbermarkt (noch) nicht im Fokus (Silver Market not Yet in the Focus)
In: JapanMarkt, September 2008. Tokyo: Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer in Japan. pp. 12-13.
2008
Gastarbeiter durch die Hintertür (Back doors for guest workers)
In: JapanMarkt, März 2008. Tokyo: Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer in Japan. pp. 6-9.
2008
Drohender Notstand im Land der 100-Jährigen. Wie kann Japan seinen Bedarf an Pflegekräften decken?
In: demos. Demografie - Entwicklung - Migration Online-Service. Ausgabe 57, 02. Oktober 2008. Berlin: Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung.

Events

May 22, 2015
DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
Does the Expectation of Having to Look after Parents in the Future Affect Current Fertility?

October 23, 2013
Workshops
Well-being in Ageing Societies: Perspectives from China, Germany and Japan

October 17, 2013
DIJ Forum
The Rise of Ikumen (child caring fathers) in Contemporary Japan

September 26, 2013
DIJ Forum
Is Japan a Lead Market for Age-Based Innovations?

March 7, 2013
DIJ Forum
Shrinking Rural Communities in Japan: Community ownership of assets as a development potential?

November 15, 2012
DIJ Forum
Who Will Care for Me When I'm Dead?
Ancestors, Homeless Spirits, and New Afterlives in Low Fertility Japan

September 29, 2011
DIJ Forum
Sustainability Issues in the Super-Aged Society - Prospecting the “Platinum Society”

December 13, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Adaptive Technologies for the Ageing Society

November 8, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Alternatives for Dealing with Population Ageing

September 7, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Death and Dignity

July 9, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Ethics

June 14, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Economic Policies

May 19, 2011
DIJ Forum
The Secrets of "Sūpā Rōjin": Fundamentals of a Successful Aging Society in Japan

May 10, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Health & Health Policies

April 16, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Economy

March 1, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Technology

September 29, 2010
Symposia and Conferences
Betreuungsrecht

September 15, 2010
Symposia and Conferences
Human Resources Policy for Ageing Workforce

February 1, 2010
Workshops
Architectures and Models for a Sustainable Care - Technology

November 19, 2009
Symposia and Conferences
Religious Organizations and the Politics of Happiness

October 1, 2009
Symposia and Conferences
Communication in Institutional Elderly Care: Cross-cultural Perspectives

June 2, 2009
Symposia and Conferences
Imploding Populations – Global and Local Challenges of Demographic Change

October 2, 2008
DIJ Forum
The Silver Market Phenomenon: A German-Japanese Perspective

December 5, 2008
Workshops
Rural Areas without Hope? Structural Change and Policy Options in Japan and Germany

November 6, 2008
Symposia and Conferences
Fertility and Social Stratification - Germany and Japan in Comparison -

October 16, 2008
Workshops
Housing the Elderly in Japan

December 12, 2007
DIJ Social Science Study Group
“I did not know how to tell my parents, so I thought I would have to have an abortion” – A study of unwed mothers in Japan -

December 6, 2007
DIJ Forum
Cohabitation and First Marriage in Japan

November 12, 2007
DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
Foreigners Sell: The Case of Japanese TV Commercials

November 8, 2007
DIJ Forum
Evolving Japanese Perspectives on Death and Dying

October 11, 2007
DIJ Forum
Labor market reform in aging Japan: A key for the structural reform plan

July 25, 2007
DIJ Social Science Study Group
The national rate of (re)production: gendered discourse in Japanese policy-making

June 21, 2007
DIJ Forum
The Agony of Eldercare: Two Japanese Women Directors Study an Age-Old Problem

February 21, 2007
DIJ Social Science Study Group
Migration and Citizenship in Japan

December 14, 2006
DIJ Forum
Marital Satisfaction and Work-Life Balance: A Viewpoint Indispensable to Mitigating Fertility Decline

July 19, 2006
DIJ Social Science Study Group
What role for women in shaping Japanese social policies?

June 22, 2006
DIJ Forum
The Tokugawa Mating Game: Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in Historical Perspective

May 24, 2006
DIJ Social Science Study Group
Coffee, Culture, and the Ethnicity of Migration

March 29, 2006
DIJ Social Science Study Group
Japanese Americans living in Japan: national and ethnic identity formation in the ancestral homeland

March 23, 2006
DIJ Forum
Images of Japanese society presented in the ‘New Civic Textbook’ by Tsukuru-kai. Solutions for demographic challenges and social change?

March 9, 2006
Symposia and Conferences
Family Policy in the Aging Society - A German-Japanese Comparison

March 2, 2006
DIJ Forum
Ageing tourists, ageing destinations: tourism and demographic change in Japan

February 9, 2006
DIJ Forum
Regional Inequality in Japan: Income, Health, Life Style, and Stature

October 5, 2005
Symposia and Conferences
Demographic Challenges for Human Resource Management and Labor Market Policies - A German-Japanese Comparison

September 22, 2005
DIJ Forum
Lowest-low Fertility in Japan: Causes, Policy Responses and Related Value Change

June 1, 2005
DIJ Social Science Study Group
Building Parents of the Future: Japanese Policies to Boost the Birthrate

March 31, 2005
DIJ Forum
Marriage in Japan in an Era of Declining Fertility Rates and Aging Society

March 3, 2005
DIJ Forum
The Japanese Family Revolution

July 2, 2014
DIJ Social Science Study Group
Japan’s Single Women and the Disembedding Economic System

April 11, 2013
DIJ Forum
Japanese Companies Respond to the Unforeseen: The 3/11 Disaster, Population Ageing, and Environmentalism

November 10, 2011
Workshops
Care Robotics in the Aging Society: Integrating Users, Developers and Technology

May 19, 2009
Workshops
Japan: Das Silbermarkt-Phänomen. Neue Chancen, große Herausforderungen

March 7, 2008
Workshops
Socio-political and Business Aspects of Care in an Era of Demographic Change

October 23, 2007
Symposia and Conferences
Migration and Integration – Japan in a Comparative Perspective

June 4, 2007
DIJ Social Science Study Group
“Natural Principles of Law?” Reformist Governors Redefine the Local Sphere

May 23, 2007
DIJ Social Science Study Group
Multicultural Coexistence: Japanese Roadmaps to a more inclusive and pluralistic society?

April 12, 2007
DIJ Forum
The Challenges of the Japanese Integration Policy

November 22, 2006
DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Communication with Foreigners in Japan: A Sociolinguistic Discussion

March 18, 2013
Workshops
Social Inequality in Japan: A Reassessment

January 20, 2009
Workshops
International Migration in Global Governance: A Japanese Perspective

October 2, 2008
Symposia and Conferences
The Silver Market Phenomenon: Business Opportunities and Responsibilities in the Ageing Society