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July 24, 2012

Talks with Nobushige Takamizawa

NATO delegation meets President of the National Institute for Defense Studies

On the first day of their stay in Tokyo, Dr. Karl-A. Lamers, member of the German Bundestag and President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp, Director of the Research Division at the NATO Defense College in Rome, and Michael Rühle, Head of the Energy Security Section of the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division in Brussels, met the President of the National Institute for Defense Studies, Mr. Nobushige Takamizawa. more…

July 24, 2012
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Briefing by the German Ambassador

Dr. Volker Stanzel receives NATO delegation in his residence

At the beginning of their stay in Japan, Ambassador Dr. Volker Stanzel received Dr. Karl-A. Lamers, Member of the German Bundestag and President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp of the NATO Defense College in Rome, and Michael Rühle from the NATO headquarters in Brussels, for a briefing in his residence.

July 23, 2012
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NATO Delegation in Japan

KAS Japan welcomes delegation of high ranking NATO representatives, 24-28 July 2012

On invitation by KAS Japan the NATO experts Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp, Dr. Karl-A. Lamers and Michael Rühle meet with, among others, the National Security Adviser, Representatives of the Diet Members Council for Comprehensive Security and the President of the National Institute for Defense Studies and participate in several open and closed events, organized together with the Tokyo Foundation, the Japan Institute of International Affairs, the Kyoto University and the German Consulate General in Osaka.

July 20, 2012
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Dr. Michael Fuchs in South Korea

Deputy CDU/CSU Vice-Chairman meets Dr. Hwang Woo-Yea from the South Korean New Frontier Party

In the framwork of a SOPAS mission to Korea, Dr. Michael Fuchs and Jörg Wolff were also granted the opportunity for an exchange of views on the effects of the current economic and financial crisis in East Asia with the President of the New Frontier Party, Dr. Hwang Woo-Yea.

July 18, 2012

Presentation to DPJ Diet Members by KAS Resident Representative

On 18 July 2012 Jörg Wolff, together with Dr. Sven Saaler, Japan Representative of Friedrich Ebert Foundation introduced the roles and the systems of German Political Foundations as well as the activities of the foundations in Japan to the Diet Members of Democratic Party of Japan. Mr. Hideo Hiraoka, Chair of the DPJ Administration Committee, Mr. Issei Tajima, Director-General of the DPJ International Department and some other prominent members participated in the meeting.

July 9, 2012
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Dr. Michael Fuchs in Korea and China

CDU/CSU Parlimentary Group Vice-Chairman gave lectures in Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing

Following an invitation by the KAS, Dr. Michael Fuchs, Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group of the German Bundestag, was on a visit to East Asia from 9 to 13 July 2012. Accompanied by Jörg Wolff, Regional Representative for Economic Policy, he talked to KAS partners, scientific experts and political decision-makers in Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing. Furthermore, Dr. Fuchs gave lectures on how to overcome the economic crisis and current perspectives for economies in Asia and Europe.

June 26, 2012
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Jörg Wolff holds talks in Bangkok

Regional Representative for Economic Policy meets Mr. Thanin Pa-Em from NESDB

From 24 to 26 June 2012, Jörg Wolff, Regional Representative for Economic Policy, visited Bangkok for preliminary talks on future SOPAS activities. Accompanied by Clauspeter Hill, Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Thailand Office, he also met Mr. Thanin Pa-Em, Deputy General of the Thai National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). The main focus of this encounter was a symposium on the impact of the global sovereign debt crisis on emerging countries planned for end of november.

June 26, 2012
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June 1, 2012

Changing Societies

Mainichi Shinbun's The Asian Affairs Research Council reports on KAS conference

In the June issue of its magazine アジア時報 the Asian Affairs Research Council of the Mainichi Shinbun, one of the biggest and most important daily newspapers in Japan, on 51 pages published a detailed conference report on the German-Japanese symposium "Changing Societies" of 08 May 2012, which was organized by the KAS Japan Office in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, the University of Niigata Prefecture and the Waseda University Organization for European Studies. more…

May 31, 2012

The Nexus of Security and Development

Final event of EJARN-KAS-Conference Series in Brussels

On 31 May the event "Prospects for EU–Japan Cooperation" concluded the EJARN-KAS-Conference Series on the Nexus of Security and Development. KAS Resident Representative Jörg Wolff (6. in row) accompanied the Japanese Members of Parliament Misako Yasui and Kuniko Inoguchi (3., 7. in row), Dr. Akiko Fukushima of Aoyama Gakuin University (8. in row) and Aiichiro Yamamoto and Ryutaro Murotani from JICA (1.,2. on the right) to Brussels. more…