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June 12, 2017
The State of Japanese Economic Affairs

The State of Japanese Economic Affairs

On June 9 the KAS Japan office welcomed members of the work group on budget and finance of the CDU in the State Parliament of Saxony. During a roundtable discussion, Japanese economic experts provided the delegation with a briefing on Japanese economic affairs.

June 12, 2017

Young Leaders Forum 2017 - Seoul

Between June 5-8, students from Japan, Korea and China were given the opportunity to exchange their views on the effects of demographic change in the region. The trilateral SOPAS-workshop enabled the "young leaders" to engage in fruitful discussions with their peers and professors. more…

May 29, 2017

Social Market Economy in South Asia

From May 22nd-26th, the regional SOPAS programme organized a roundtable discussion in cooperation with the Sri Lankan Pathfinder Foundation based in Colombo. Experts from Germany and Sri Lanka exchanged their views on how SMEs within the framework of a Social Market Economy can be fostered in South Asia. more…

April 21, 2017

Briefing for the Parliamentary Oversight Panel (PKGr)

On April 20th we were pleased to welcome a delegation of the Parliamentary Oversight Panel of the German Bundestag (PKGr) to a roundtable discussion titled “Multi-Dimensional Security Challenges in the region”. Together with international experts the delegation debated issues concerning maritime and cyber security in the Asia-Pacific region. more…

March 23, 2017
Awe Vortrag

Impressions of 40 Years in Asia

In cooperation with OAG Tokyo Thomas Awe gave a speech about his experiences and thoughts of his work for Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Japan, South Korea, China and the Philippines. The audience and Thomas Awe used the chance to discuss his experiences about contemporary Asia and expected future developments.

February 27, 2017
Philippine Competition Commission

SOPAS - Roundtable Discussions in Manila

From February 23rd to 24th the regional SOPAS programme organized a series of political and socio-economic roundtable discussions with Philippine experts of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO) as well as the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC).

February 21, 2017
Kas Japan in Kobe

KAS Japan visits the University of Kobe

KAS Japan introduced its work in Germany and Asia to students and professors of the EU Studies Program at the University of Kobe. In lively discussions with the students issues pertaining to the future of the EU especially against the background of upcoming elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany were debated.

January 20, 2017
Awe Eröffnungsrede Expertengespräch

Cooperation in Science, Technology, and Research

For the first event of the new year KAS Japan invited German and Japanese experts from the fields of science, research, and technology to discuss potential for inter-institutional cooperation.

December 1, 2016
Roundtable Discussion: “Where are Japan’s foreign relations headed? Reflections on recent developments in North East Asia and the US”

Discussion: The Future of Japanese Foreign Policy

KAS Japan organized a roundtable discussion with members of the diplomatic community in Tokyo as well as Japanese experts on international relations. Possible developments in US-Japanese relations were discussed against the background of ongoing challenges in Asia and the outcome of the US election.

November 4, 2016

BAKS Course for Senior Officials in Tokyo

The KAS Japan hosted a roundtable discussion for a delegation of the German Federal Academy for Security Policy in Tokyo. Together with experts the participants discussed both current demographic developments in Japan as well as Japan's unique society model. more…