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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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Expert conference

CSR and the Media in Asia

Book launch and discussion with international experts about "CSR and the Media in Asia".

Expert conference

Economic Growth and the Role of Women

Implications of the Group of Seven for Gender Equality

International conference on the occasion of Japan's G7-Presidency.

Expert conference

The Role of EU and NATO for Japan's Security

International conference regarding the security policy cooperation between Japan, the EU and NATO.

Expert conference

Challenges for Competition Policy on the Eve of the ASEAN-Economic Community

This forum featured experts from Europe and Asia who compared the various approaches to competition law and policy in the broader ASEAN region and Europe. They also discussed necessary steps for and possible effects of economic integration.

Workshop

Economic Sustainability at the End of Double Digit Growth

This workshop brought together experts and selected students from Europe and Asia for an exchange of ideas about economic sustainability at the end of double digit growth in East Asia.

Expert conference

Germany’s Contributions to Missions Abroad – “Lessons Learnt” for Japan?

Conference with German and Japanese experts on security policy

Expert conference

Institutionalizing Anti-Corruption and Good Governance

International Experience and Evidence

This conference will feature experts and researchers of anti-corruption reforms, drawing mainly on Asian policy experience. The goal is to identify areas for targeted intervention, as well as general tools and strategies to combat corruption.

Discussion

Asia's Shifting Geopolitics from a Security and Economic Perspective

Roundtable discussion with delegates of the 'Sub-Committee on NATO-Partnerships' of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Expert conference

Corporate Social Responsibility: Connecting the Private Sector with the Media

The international conference “Corporate Social Responsibility: Connecting the Private Sector with the Media” aims to interlink the expertise of numerous stakeholders involved in designing, implementing and communicating CSR in an Asian context.

Expert conference

NATO and Japan: The mutual benefit of improving relations between NATO and Japan

This conference aims to explore the potential areas, benefits and possible challenges of cooperation between Japan and NATO, by seeking the input of distinguished experts from fields of the defence sector and that of international relations.

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.

The Future of Work for the Asian Youth: Taiwan

Webinar Report

The Future of Work for the Asian Youth webinar series, jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Japan’s Social and Economic Governance in Asia (SOPAS) and the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) finally launched on August 27, 2020, with a seminar that focused on Taiwan. The session addressed Taiwan’s case on the changing nature of employment for youth, challenges and opportunities, and how the country is preparing for the future of work.

KAS Japan Weekly Covid-19 Update

Next week, Yoshihide Suga will formally be Abe’s successor. What are the factors that LDP Diet members opt for Suga? Key messages include: 1. LDP Diet members have sought for continuity though the majority of general public until August disapproved Abe or GOJ’s responses to COVID19. 2. Factions one after another supported Suga, they couldn’t miss the bus. 3. Kishida’s weak leadership was centrifugal factor, instead gave impetus to Suga. 4. Skipping general LDP members all over the country is a big disadvantage for Ishiba. LDP factions get attempted to hold on to the winning horse. 5. Suga’s appointment to be as PM seems ironic for his belief that party factions’ role had long gone.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

Digital trade expands

COVID19 has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies and services, allowing trade to virtually continue despite movement restrictions.

Prime Minister Abe's resignation

On August 28, Prime Minister Abe announced his resignation from the top position due to his long-held illness. Listen to our analysis of Shinzo Abe‘s resignation as Japan‘s longest serving Prime Minister. Will his move destabilize LDP? Are Japan’s days of political stability over? How much of his legacy will remain and who would be the most suitable successor - especially in the eyes of a strong EU-Japan partnership.

KAS Japan Weekly Covid-19 Update

25 August

Yesterday (August 24), Shinzo Abe became Japan 's longest continuously serving PM with 2,799 days in office. This represents Abe’s strength. (He already had become the longest serving PM last November, totaling the days in office in his 1st term) Cabinet #reshuffling is expected in September. Key messages are: 1) Two backbones in the Cabinet will remain. LDP SG Nikai may be replaced by Abe’s favorite successor, Kishida. Meanwhile in the LDP some voice that he may keep the Cabinet over the growing concerns on Abe’s health condition. 2) Covid-19 is giving him hard time and his disapproval rate is highest ever. 3) One more year left as LDP President / practically as PM. Whether he can dissolve the Lower House before the end of the House’s term and if the Olympic Games will take place in a ‘complete form’ are uncertain.

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

Aging economies and fiscal stimulus

The latest research from the IMF has found out that fiscal stimulus is less effective in aging economies compared to economies with a younger population.