This symposium has been organized by the JDZB in cooperation with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of German-Japanese diplomatic relations and to remember the victims of the catastrophes in Japan.
The symposium will be opened by HRH Crown Prince Naruhito, patron of the event "150 years of Germany-Japan Friendship". Speakers include Margareta Wahlström (UN Assistant Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction) and former German Federal Minister for the Environment Klaus Töpfer (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies).
The symposium will be simultaneously translated into German, Japanese and English.
Attendance is by invitation only through the JDZB.