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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 talk

The Global and Asian Security Situation

The View of NATO

closed experts' meeting in cooperation with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) during the visit to Japan by Dr. Karl-A. Lamers, Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp and Michael Rühle

Expert talk

NATO in a Changing World

Implications for Japan

Expertengespräch und öffentliches Forum in Zusammenarbeit mit der Tokyo Foundation

Conversation

Exchange of Views with Nobushige Takamizawa

Treffen mit dem Präsidenten des National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) des japanischen Verteidigungsministierums im Rahmen des Japanaufenthalts der NATO Experten Dr. Karl-A. Lamers, Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp und Michael Rühle

Expert talk

Challenges for Economic Governance in Germany and China

Effects on Growth, Employment and Currencies

The Experts' Meeting is aprt of a trip to Asia by the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group Vice-Chairman, Dr. Michael Fuchs. The event is held in German and Chinese.

Lecture

How did Germany overcome the economic crisis...

...und warum ist Europa nach wie vor ein wirtschaftlich starker Kontinent?

Vortragsveranstaltung zu den wirtschafts- und finanzpolitischen Entwicklungen in Deutschland und Europa im Rahmen der Asienreise des stellvertretenden Unionsfraktionsvorsitzenden Dr. Michael Fuchs

Expert talk

Regional Challenges for Economic Governance from a Chinese View

Experts' Meeting on current economic challenges in Asia with Dr. Michael Fuchs, Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, and Chinese experts

Expert talk

Regulative Challenges of China’s Transformation Process

Experts' Meeting on current economic challenges in China's transformation process with Dr. Michael Fuchs, Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, and Chinese experts

Lecture

Overcoming the Economic Crisis

Perspectives for the German and European Economy

Lecture event in cooperation with the German Chamber of Commerce in China with Dr. Michael Fuchs, Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group

Expert talk

Regional Challenges for Economic Governance from a Korean View

Experts' Meeting on current economic challenges in Asia with Dr. Michael Fuchs, Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, and Korean experts

Lecture

How did Germany overcome the economic crisis...

...and why is Europe economically still a strong continent?

This lecture on current economic and financial developments in Germany and Europe is part of a trip around Asia by the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group Vice-Chairman Dr. Michael Fuchs

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.