Event Reports

Inter-Parliamentary Dialogue

Event Report

This is the event report for the very first Inter-Parliamentary Dialogue which was organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Japan office between German and Japanese Members of Parliaments (MPs). The dialogue took place on 27 April 2021.

Leading with Grit and Grace

Conference Report

This report summarises the key take-aways and recommendations from the International Leadership Conference “Leading with Grit and Grace”, jointly organised by TalentNomics India and KAS Japan's Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS). The event was held virtually on November 5th and 6th, 2020. The meeting brought together more than 20 Global Leaders as speakers and panelists, and was attended by over 500 participants. The event, held in the backdrop of COVID19 health, social and economic global crisis, centred around charting an inclusive recovery from the crisis and highlighting traits of leaders who can impactfully steer the new post-COVID world.

The Future of Work for the Asian Youth: Vietnam

Webinar Summary

The last session of the Future of Work for the Asian Youth webinar series focused on Vietnam. The event was opened by Ms. Rabea Brauer, KAS Country Representative for Japan and Director for the Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) and Mr. Peter Girke, KAS Country Representative for Vietnam. The panel of speakers comprised of Dr. Do Ta Khanh, Director of the Centre for EU Studies, Institute of European Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; Ms. Vo Thi Thanh Xuan, Tax Manager, Senior Associate, CPA Australia – Roedl & Partner Law Co., Ltd.; and Dr. Le Duy Binh, Director of Economica Vietnam. TAEF Executive Director, Dr. Alan Hao Yang, gave the closing and summary speech for the session and for the Future of Work for the Asian Youth webinar series. Mr. Yuri Baral, TAEF Non-Resident Assistant Research Fellow, served as moderator for the session.

Towards the Future Together: 160 Years of Japanese-German Relations

On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of bilateral relations between Japan and Germany, KAS together with the Embassy of Japan in Germany brought together renowned politicians and experts from Japan, Germany and like-minded countries to discuss joint challenges and joint solutions in two panel discussions focusing on a strong, resilient and smart future.

The European Green Deal and Japan's 2050 zero-emissions goal

Towards a greener, cleaner planet

Closed webinar in collaboration with the EU Asia Institute of the ESSCA School of Management

The Future of Work for the Asian Youth: Malaysia

Webinar Summary

The third session of the Future of Work for the Asian Youth webinar series focuses on Malaysia. Experts from the academe, government, and the private sector discuss the current state of Malaysia's labor market, the impact of COVID19 on young people's education and job prospects, as well as the policy interventions required to prepare the future workforce to successfully respond to the changing trends.

Future of Work for the Asian Youth: Indonesia

Webinar Summary

The second session of the Future of Work for the Asian Youth webinar series shifted the discussion to Southeast Asia, this time focusing on Indonesia.

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5th German-Asian Business Dialogue

The Future Of The International Order Is Decided In Asia

German-Asian cooperation possesses abundant potential for maintaining the rules-based international order and keeping global trade routes open – requirements for both regions’ prosperity. Which challenges are governments and businesses in the Indo-Pacific and Germany facing under Covid-19? What lessons have been learned?

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

Gender, guilt, and work-life balance

A recent IMF working paper found out that Japan’s voluntary lockdown in April was more costly for women than men. The analysis solidified the observation that women face greater responsibility and #guilt for “neither being the ideal mother nor the ideal employee”.

Yoshihide Suga wins the LDP leadership Election.

Succeeding PM Shinzo Abe

Yesterday (September 14), Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga enjoyed a land sliding victory, winning 70% of the overall eligible votes for the LDP leadership election. Key messages are: 1. His victory was obvious even before the election as the major factions had expressed their support to him. 2. Fumio Kishida managed to stay in the race for the next year’s full-fledged leadership election. He could only obtain support from a small portion of regional votes. 3. Shigeru Ishiba came last. His popularity among the public is his strong point. However, he lost 16 percentage points from the regional chapters compared to 2018. He could not garner a big support from Diet members outside his faction.

About this series

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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