Regional cooperation and integration is a key to stability not only in the region concerned but also in the global context. It is a precondition for worldwide peaceful coexistence and the development of sound standards of living. For Germany and Japan as important players in their respective regions and on a global level it is of highest political and economic importance to establish and maintain good relationships to neighboring countries.
The 10th German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum 2015 organized by the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) and funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung will address economic and political aspects of regional integration from an Asian and European perspective.
Against this background the Japanese-German Center Berlin, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Alumni Association of the Forum will organize a symposium on "Chances and Challenges of Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe", to be held at the Toshi Center Hotel Tokyo on Friday afternoon, 11 September 2015 (2-4-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tôkyô, 102-0093 Japan).
Three distinguished speakers will provide input for discussion coming from different backgrounds:
- Professor SHIRAKAWA Masaaki, former Governor of the Bank of Japan,
- Professor SHINYO Takahiro, former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, President of the
Japanese-German Center Berlin and Vice President of the Kwansei Gakuin University
- Nikolaus BOLTZE, Group Representative for Japan of ThyssenKrupp Japan K.K.,
adding practical insights from a businesses’ point of view.
The floor will be open for questions from the audience during a panel discussion with speakers and alumni.
Language of the conference will be English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation, the slides of presentations will be English only.
For registration please send the following information to Mr. KIKUCHI Daigo at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 4 September 2015:
- Title, First Name, Last Name
- Position, Institution