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Working Papers | Reports

The Working Papers, which are published irregularly, are intended to briefly inform on the intermediate results of current research projects at the German Institute for Japanese Studies.


Holthus, Barbara
Wie Phönix aus der Asche – oder Japans Wunsch der Neuerfindung durch die Olympischen Spiele 2020


Holthus, Barbara; Manzenreiter, Wolfram
Bullseye view: Developing a sociological method for studying happiness

Holthus, Barbara
Infrastructural Family Policy in Japan: Parental Evaluation

Kottmann, Nora
Dreaming of Being a Chef? The Overseas Mobility of Young Japanese Women and Their Employment in Düsseldorf's Japanese Foodscapes


Brucksch, Susanne; Schultz, Franziska
Ageing in Japan. Domestic Healthcare Technologies. A Qualitative Interview Study on Care Robots, Monitoring Sensor Systems, and ICT-based Telehealth Systems

Söldner, Tobias; Bachmann, Julia
Bouncing Back After Failure: Perceived and Actual Similarity as a Coping Resource in Multinational Work Teams

Heinrich, Steffen
The Politics of Balancing Flexibility and Equality: A Comparison of Recent Equal Pay Reforms in Germany and Japan


Waldenberger, Franz; Eguchi, Takaaki
Management Careers, Internal Control and Corporate Governance. Where Japan and Germany Differ

Waldenberger, Franz
Fully reserve backed money – a solution to Japan’s fiscal and monetary challenges


Tiefenbach, Tim; Kohlbacher, Florian
Disasters, donations, and tax law changes: Disentangling effects on subjective well- being by exploiting a natural experiment


Hommerich, Carola
Feeling Disconnected: Exploring the Relationship between Different Forms of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Japan

Holthus, Barbara; Holdgrün, Phoebe Stella; Holdgrün, Phoebe Stella; Holthus, Barbara
Gender and Political Participation in post-3/11 Japan

Hommerich, Carola; Schöneck, Nadine M.
Vorzeigenationen unter Druck? Wahrnehmungen von sozialer Ungleichheit und Statuserwerbsprozessen – Deutschland und Japan im Vergleich

Holdgrün, Phoebe Stella; Tiefenbach, Tim
Happiness, Civil Society Participation and Voluntariness: Analyzing the Case of Neighborhood Associations in Japan


Kohlbacher, Florian; Tiefenbach, Tim
Disentangling the Happiness Effects of Natural Disasters: The Mitigating Effects of Charitable Donations

Tiefenbach, Tim; Goebel, Jan; Krekel, Christian; Ziebarth, Nicolas R.
Natural Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The Case of Fukushima

Coulmas, Florian
Scientific social responsibility and happiness

Kohlbacher, Florian; Tiefenbach, Tim
Happiness and Life Satisfaction in Japan by Gender and Age

Kohlbacher, Florian; Tiefenbach, Tim
Happiness from the Viewpoint of Economics: Findings from Recent Survey Data in Japan


Kohlbacher, Florian; Tiefenbach, Tim
Subjektives Glücksempfinden und seine Einflussfaktoren im japanischen Kontext: Eine glücksökonomische Analyse der Ergebnisse des National Survey on Lifestyle Preferences (Fiskaljahr 2010)


Schulzer, Rainer
Philosophischer Geist an der frühen Tokyo Universität

Klien, Susanne
Bullfighting in Oki: Source of Comprehensive Subjective Well-Being? Tradition, Social Interaction and Personal ikigai

Hommerich, Carola
The Advent of Vulnerability. Japans' Free Fall through a Porous Safety Net

Klein, Axel; Holthus, Barbara
The Fertility Rate and the Economic Crisis - Discussing a Theoretical Attempt to Predict Demographic Development in Japan


Kohlbacher, Florian; Prieler, Michael; Hagiwara, Shigeru; Arima, Akie
Gendered Portrayals of Older People in Japanese Television Advertising

Coulmas, Florian
The Quest for Happiness in Japan


Tanaka, Hiromi
Low fertility, the wish for children, and social inequalities in contemporary Japanese society

Prieler, Michael; Kohlbacher, Florian; Hagiwara, Shigeru; Arima, Akie
The Representation of Older People in Japanese Television Advertising

Holthus, Barbara; Germer, Andrea
男女不平等とワーク・ライフ・バランス — ドイツにおける社会変化と少子化問題 (Gender Inequalities and Work-life Balance: Social Change and Low Fertility in Germany)


Vogt, Gabriele; Lersch, Philipp
Migrant Support Organizations in Japan – A Survey


Germer, Andrea
Staat und Nation: Zum Verhältnis von Feminismus und Nationalstaat in Japan, 1918-1945

Backhaus, Peter
Care, control, and communication: Linguistic interaction between staff and residents in a Japanese nursing home for the elderly

Conrad, Harald
Turning Boomers into Boomerangs - Japanese Human Resource Management Practices and the Aging Workforce

Moerke, Andreas
Internationalization Strategies of the German and Japanese Automobile and Supplier Industries

Vogt, Gabriele
Facing the Challenge of Immigration? The State, Civil Society and Structures of Interdependence

Schad-Seifert, Annette
Coping with Low Fertility? Japan’s Government Measures for a Gender Equal Society

Vogt, Gabriele
Doors wide shut? The current discourse on labor migration to Japan

Vogt, Gabriele
Japan’s Green Networks: Going Transnational?

Schad-Seifert, Annette
Japans kinderarme Gesellschaft – Die niedrige Geburtenrate und das Gender-Problem (Japan’s low fertility society – The falling birthrate and the problem of gender)


Dolles, Harald; Söderman, Sten
Implementing a Professional Football League in Japan - Challenges to Research in International Business

Dolles, Harald; Wilmking, Niklas
International Joint Ventures in China after WTO Accession: Will Trust Relations Change?

Dolles, Harald; Söderman, Sten
Ahead of the Game - The Network of Value Captures in Professional Football

Moerke, Andreas; Kamann, Simon
Herausforderungen des demographischen Wandels: Fallbeispiel Automobilindustrie

Conrad, Harald; Heindorf, Viktoria
Farewell to the Seniority Principle? Aging Workforces and the Restructuring of Japanese Compensation Practices

Dolles, Harald; Söderman, Sten
Globalization of Sports - The Case of Professional Football and its International Management Challenges

Ducke, Isa; Moerke, Andreas
Aging Population, Knowledge Spill-Over and Civil Society