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"2015 will be a good year" - Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan

German and Japanese experts at the Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation discussed the benefits and challenges of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union. more…


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

The book by Dr. Norman Abjorensen sheds light on the extent of corrupt activities in several Asian-Pacific countries, determining the type, cause and measures taken up, in order to curb the spread and institutionalisation of corruption. more…

Frohe Weihnachten

Merry Christmas

We wish you a joyful holiday and a happy new year

We would like to thank you for your support and attention this year and are looking forward to an exciting and eventful time in 2015.



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.



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…

Development and Social Security in Asia

The future of effective social security systems in Asia depends on economic development. Following an increase in labour productivity and domestic consumption a financially strong middle class may evolve and income disparities [...] more…

The whole world is watching Germany

Former German Environment Minister Klaus Töpfer in interview with KAS.de

A translation of a phone interview with Klaus Töpfer on the German "Energiewende" ("Die ganze Welt blickt auf Deutschland", 29 July 2013) more…

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