In contrast to developing positive economic relations, an analysis published by the Nikkei Shimbun on August 6, 2010, stated a stalwart exists in political relations between Japan and Russia. Japan’s political groups are keenly aware of the problem. A part of the political class looks with great interest at Russian-European relation and in particular Russian-German relations within the context of European integration.
In this symposium politicians and academics shall introduce various aspects of German/European-Russian relations to a wider Japanese audience. In addition to German, Japanese and Russian speakers, a few invited speakers from eastern European countries round off the event.
Conference languages will be Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation.