Publications

Japan's Hot Summer

There is no sign of a summer slump. The priorly largely successful LDP and Prime Minister Abe see themselves confronted with the harsh reality of electoral defeats, rapidly dropping approval ratings and political scandals. Abe and his government are severely dented; a new cabinet consisting of minister veterans is hoped to create stability. Meanwhile, the North Korean security situation threatens to esca-late. more…

Hannes Bublitz | Country Reports | August 23, 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

Who Killed the Model Family?

Unintended Consequence of Work and Family Policies in Japan

Prof. Keiko Hirao's featured guest contribution offers a in-depth analysis of the demise of the "traditional" Japanese family model and its political implications. Our guest author also outlines contemporary political and societal changes that led to Japan's socio-political predicament of female misrepresentation in politics, the work force, and the private sector. more…

December 14, 2016

Roundtable Discussion with the BAKS

The KAS Japan welcomed the participants of the second "Course for Senior Officials 2016" organized by the Federal Academy for Security Policy in Tokyo. The delegation was introduced to current socio-political trends and demographic challenges in Japan. Keynote speakers were Prof. Keiko Hirao (Sophia University) and Markus Dressel (Henkel Japan). Former German Ambassador Dr. Volker Stanzel opened the discussion. After their visit to Japan the delegation continued their programme in China. more…

Event Reports | October 31, 2016

A fresh start for Myanmar's economy

In his article “A fresh start for Myanmar's economy” Dr. Detlef Rehn analyses the economic outlook of Myanmar under its new NLD-government. more…

Dr. Detlef Rehn | July 26, 2016