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2020

“Together, Make Europe strong again”
One year into the new EU commission and the new challenges ahead of Europe

Dec

2020

“Together, Make Europe strong again”
One year into the new EU commission and the new challenges ahead of Europe
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Digitalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Business

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2020

Digitalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Business
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Online-Seminar

Digitalisation: New Opportunities and Challenges for Women Owned Small and Medium Enterprises

Webinar via ZOOM

The Webinar will serve as an interim touch point, as we consolidate our full reports on the topic focusing on four Southeast Asian countries - Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar. We hope this Webinar would inform policymakers, development partners and private investors with perspectives and recommendations, and importantly, stimulate initiatives towards achieving maximum potential of digitalisation for women-led SMEs.

Online-Seminar

After the U.S. elections: what Germany and Japan should do to safeguard the international order

Virtual Panel Discussion on Zoom

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Japanese-German Center Berlin, the Asia Pacific Initiative, and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs would like to invite you and your colleagues to a Virtual Panel Discussion on Zoom After the U.S. elections: what Germany and Japan should do to safeguard the international order

Online-Seminar

Future of Work for the Asian Youth (Indonesia)

Webinar

Jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's regional program on Socio-Economic Governance in Asia (SOPAS) and the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF), the Future of Work for the Asian Youth Webinar Series aims to highlight the key issues behind the changing employment landscape of Asia’s young people.

Online-Seminar

Leading with Grit and Grace

Conference Organized by KAS Social Economic Governance in Asia and Talentnomics India

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)’s Socio-Economic and Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) and Talentnomics India invite you to an International Leadership Conference “Leading with Grit & Grace”.

Online-Seminar

The Future of Work for the Asian Youth (Taiwan)

KAS Japan SOPAS (Social and Economic Governance in Asia) and the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) invite you to participate in a series of webinars on "The Future of Work for the Asian Youth' on 27 August 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Taiwan Standard Time); 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Japan Standard Time. We talk about how

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Call for Papers: "Digital Trade in Asia"

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (KAS) Social and Economic Governance Program Asia (SOPAS) invites submissions for unpublished papers on digitalization’s impact on trade.

Workshop

COVID-19 and the Future of Doing Business in Asia

The COVID19 pandemic has caused massive disruption and volatility to the global economy. The loss of lives and livelihoods has pushed governments to intervene significantly in response to the outbreak while businesses are adapting to the rapidly changing needs of their people, consumers, and suppliers. As the world contends with the outbreak, countries in Asia have pioneered containment strategies, shaped new protocols, and restarted economic activity. As businesses in the region resume economic activity, Asian companies are in a unique position to define and structure the “new normal.” What will the “new normal” look like? How is COVID19 reshaping the dimensions that define the future of doing business in Asia? Focus countries include the following: (1) China, (2) Japan, (3) Singapore, (4) South Korea, (5) Philippines, (6) Vietnam

Online-Seminar

“Design and Democracy” Plenary Panel Discussion

Social and Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) co-organized panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

A Plenary Panel Discussion on "Design and Democracy" presented at the 10th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2020) and the 10th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2020) jointly organized by KAS SOPAS and IAFOR.

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Tokyo Conference 2020

Genron NPO event / February. 29th at Nikkei Hall and March 1st at Tokyo Prince Hotel

The Tokyo Conference is the most influential high-level track II dialogue on international challenges and global governance in Japan

Expert talk

US-Japan Relations under Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe

DIJ KAS Roundtable

US-Japan relations form a core element in Asian regional security and a central pillar of the international trade regime. The quality of the relationship has always been shaped by the personalities representing the two countries. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s now longest-serving prime minister, has been keen to establish good personal ties with Donald Trump, whose “America First” policy implied a major shift in the US approach to regional and global issues. This roundtable will discuss the changes that US-Japan relations underwent since the beginning of Trump’s presidency and analyze the regional and global implications.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 and Trade Imbalances

The IMF’s latest External Sector Report finds that there is limited reduction in global current account deficits and surpluses despite a slow down in global trade.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

4 August

Unemployment rate in June stood at 2.8%. It’s 0.1 percentage point down from May. Is it any good sign? Key messages include: 1. Those who lost their jobs have turned themselves into freelancers, however there’s no assurance that it will last. 2. The ratio of involuntary unemployment is rising. In Japan almost 40% of the workers are non-regular employment. 3. Non-regular workers could be targeted with termination of contracts. The unemployment rate may then become much higher. Watch the video to learn more!

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

21 July

Thirty-five percent of medical institutions would pay less or cut bonus as hospital management is deteriorating due to Covid-19 as people refrain from going to hospitals. Key messages include: A survey by Japan Hospitals Association in May found the profits of about 1,200 hospitals went negative in April. Covid-19 treatment hospitals were more severely hit. Their revenues plummeted. The Government of Japan must support the hospitals to avoid their services going out, which is widely shared across the political spectrum.

KAS Japan COVID-19 Weekly Updates

Remote work isn’t for everyone

A research in progress initiated by the IMF estimates that around 97.3 million workers or equivalent to about 15 percent of the workforce across 35 advanced and emerging countries are at a high risk of layoffs and furloughs.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

14 July

The Government of Japan(GOJ) will finalize its annual policy blueprint (Honebuto) this Friday (July 17). One of the key points is the government’s digitalization, which Covid-19 is pressing. Key messages include: 1. GOJ sets another twelve months to come as a focus period for its own digitalization and intend to replace paper by online. 2. Linking social numbers allocated to all the people (My-Number System) to other information is to be considered as one way to accelerate the digitalization. 3. Lessons learned for the two decades have to be well made use of. Watch the video to learn more!

KAS Japan COVID-19 Weekly Updates

ILO: Uncertain and incomplete labor market recovery

The International Labour Organization (ILO) warns of an uncertain and incomplete labor market recovery as the job crisis brought about by COVID-19 deepens. The ILO’s latest analysis released last June 30, 2020 finds that COVID19’s impact on work is more severe than previously anticipated.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

7 July

Last Sunday (July 5) the sitting Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike won the election by a large margin, however she’ll have bumpy roads ahead. Key messages include: 1. Covid-19 is again on rise notably in Tokyo. Big portions are those who work in the night life districts. A quick and effective measure is urgent. 2. Cost sharing issue on Tokyo Olympic Games postponement will be a headache. In any case, Tokyo will see a major decline in tax revenues and will probably be forced to issue bonds. 3. PM Abe may be lured to go for a snap election. Watch the video to learn more!

KAS Japan COVID-19 Weekly Updates

Updated IMF projections; bigger economic contraction than anticipated

The IMF provided downward revisions to their earlier estimates as COVID-19 has had a more negative impact in the first half of the year as anticipated.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

30 June

Tokyo’s population reached 14 million as of May 1. But the rise in April went down compared to the previous months. Covid-19 is nudging people in big cities to consider their place to live. Key messages are: Covid-19 changed people’s perception on living in big cities, as a new risk. Some people have moved or consider moving out of big cities. Companies will be the key in allowing their employees to live wherever they wish under a condition of working from home. Watch the video to learn more!

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 exacerbates gender gap

The social and economic fallout from COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting women.