Economic Sustainability at the End of Double Digit Growth

From November 10-12, the regional economic governance programme (SOPAS) hosted a workshop on economic sustainability in East Asia for professors and selected students from the region, as well as European experts. more…

Germany’s Contributions to Missions Abroad – “Lessons Learnt” for Japan?

The conference „Germany’s Contributions to Missions Abroad – „Lessons Learnt“ for Japan?” examined legal and socio-political aspects of overseas operations of the German Federal Armed Forces through the expertise of German and Japanese experts on security policies. more…


Asia's Shifting Geopolitics from a Security and Economic Perspective

On June 4, the KAS office in Tokyo hosted a non-public roundtable discussion for delegates of the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. The event will focus on the geopolitical developments in Asia. more…



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation in the Federal Republic of Germany. Its activities and projects support a proactive approach towards international cooperation and understanding. This website serves to give an overview of the foundation’s activities in Japan.



Japan 70 Years on from the End of the War

Balancing Act en Route to a New Security Architecture

The conservative head of government, Shinzo Abe, is due to make a statement in mid-August on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender. Experts worldwide have already been discussing the content of this [...] more…

Energy Efficiency - Opportunities for Japan and Europe

Dr. Gerhard Fasol, Eurotechnology Japan KK

This report summarizes the major reasons for the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi nuclear accident and its impact, e.g. the accelerated introduction of renewable energy in Japan via feed-in-tariffs, and electricity market reform and [...] more…

Combating Corruption - Implications of the G20 Action Plan for the Asia-Pacific Region

Nepotism, Bribery, Patronage, Collusion… The list of categories in the murky sphere of corruption appears to be a bottomless pit. The obstinate prevalence of corruption has, for the longest time, been one of the most perturbing [...] more…

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