German-Japanese Security Dialogue

New Powers - New Challenges - New Responsibilities



April 3, 2014, 6:00 pm


Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Tiergartenstr. 35, Berlin, Germany



Panel discussion with German and Japanese security experts

The Abe government has recently recalibrated Japan’s security policy in some important aspects: the government now defines Japan as a "proactive contributor to peace"; it has inaugurated a National Security Council upon US-model and endorsed a new National Security Strategy. It also decided upon new defence guidelines. This overhauled direction of the Japanese security policy is embedded in a globalized environment and a challenging political environment in the Asia-Pacific region.

In Germany also, a new security approach has surfaced recently, notably during the Munich Security conference, to commit itself in foreign and security policy earlier and in a more decisive manner. The debate how to transform this commitment into politics however is still an open process.

6:00 pm:

Welcome remarks

  • Dr. Gerhard Wahlers (enquired)
    Deputy Secretary General and Head of Department European and International Cooperation
  • Takeshi Nakane
    Embassy of Japan to Germany
  • Dr. Friederike Bosse
    German-Japanese Center Berlin
    Secretary General

6:15 pm:

Panel Discussion

  • Kunihiko Miyake
    Canon Institute for Global Studies
    Research Fellow
  • Michito Tsuruoka
    The National Institute for Defense Studies
    Research Fellow
  • Mark Hauptmann
    German Parliament
    Member, Member of the Committee on Economy and Energy, Deputy Member Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes
    German Institute for International and Security Affairs - SWP


Matthias Naß
Die Zeit
International Correspondent

Ca. 7:30 pm:


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Contact person

Rabea Förstmann

Rabea Förstmann


Embassy of JapanJapanese-German Center BerlinJapan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)