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Digitalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Business

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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

23 June

Covid-19 has played an interesting role in removing unnecessary seal stamping cases in Japanese life and pushed the government to adopt first face to face online medical consultation. Watch the video to learn more!

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

18 June 2020

The IMF warns that the new economic growth projections that will be released on June 24 “will be, very likely, worse than what we had” as Asia faces significant job losses.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 and Political Economics

Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate the interconnectedness of politics, economics and other considerations.

KAS Japan COVID-19 Weekly Updates

Sharpest decline in remittances

The World Bank estimates that remittance flows will have the sharpest decline in 2020. Remittances will fall 22.1 % in South Asia and 13% in East Asia and the Pacific.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

2 June 2020

Discussion on green recovery from Covid-19 is quite active in Europe. Key messages are: 1. It is not an active debate in Japan. 2. A few examples in the economic stimulus package include financial supports to companies that will repatriate their production to Japan under a certain condition; to SMEs that will install high-efficiency ventilation equipment to their restaurants. 3. Green is not a strong voice, generally speaking. Watch the video to learn more!

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 and globalization

COVID-19 is forcing a re-examination of globalization. As economies reopen, analysts have observed growing bias towards self-reliance and worrying trends on the politicization of travel and migration.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

26 May 2020

On Monday (May 25th) the Government of Japan lifted the state of emergency off from the remaining areas including Tokyo. In a press conference, PM Abe was proud to announce that “Japan model” showed its strength. Key messages are: (1) The general public had frustrations with the GOJ’s responses (i.e. late declaration of state of emergency, lack of PCR tests) (2) Asahi Newspaper reported that only 29% of the public support the Abe government. (3) GOJ will decide its 2nd economic package on May 27th. 1st and 2nd economic packages combined will make some 200 trillion yen in business scale. (4) Effectiveness of the economic and containment measures will be the key to a true success

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

Asia's stimulus packages

Governments across Asia are releasing massive stimulus packages as COVID-19 pushes economies into recession.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

19 May 2020

On May 18, the Government of Japan released the Quarterly Estimates of GDP for January - March 2020. Key messages include: The first quarterly GDP stood at minus 3.4%, which was not as bad as expected. The figure for the second quarter is said to be some minus 20%, which would be worse than that when we had the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. GOJ may soon lift the state of emergency off from Tokyo as the new infection cases decrease to 100 or less day to day. Cabinet Office of Japan https://www.esri.cao.go.jp/jp/sna/data/data_list/sokuhou/gaiyou/pdf/main_1e.pdf

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

How Asia is reopening amidst COVID-19

Some Asian countries are beginning to ease lock downs and cautiously reopening economies amidst the threat of case resurgence.