Lecture starts at 6 pm
Germany and Japan are working closely together to cope with the great challenges of our time, both bilaterally and within the UN, G7, G20 and many other forums. For some of these challenges (energy supply, demographic changes, relations with neighboring countries, etc.) they have found different answers. Moreover, as the third and fourth largest economies in the world they are occasionally economic rivals.
How can we resolve this tension? Ambassador von WERTHERN, whose posting to Tōkyō commenced at the beginning of 2014, will try to deal with this question in his presentation and in the subsequent discussions.
Ambassador Dr. Hans Carl von WERTHERN, who was born in Büdesheim (Rhineland-Palatinate), graduate economist, joined the German Federal Foreign Office in 1984. After postings to Hanoi, Brussels (NATO), Asunción, Bonn and Berlin, from 2004 to 2005 he headed the task force “Germany in Japan 2005/2006”. From 2005-2007 he was Head of the East Asia Unit, Minister at the German Embassy in Beijing from 2007-2010, then Commissioner for Staff and Head of the Central Department of the German Federal Foreign Office. He holds the post of Ambassador in Tōkyō since March 2014.
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