German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum （日独ヤングリーダーズ・フォーラム）
The Young Leaders Forum addresses 16 promising young professionals, of which eight are German and eight are Japanese nationals. They should be employed in the fields of business, politics, administration, the media, or the academic world. They should be between 25 to 35 years old. Applicants must be fluent in English.
During the ten-day forum, top-level speakers from politics, business, and the academic world will give lectures and discuss them with the participants. Working groups with German and Japanese participants will be organized in order to stimulate communication among group members and enhance team spirit. The program also includes visits to globally active institutions. The Young Leaders Forum 2019 will be complemented by a concluding joint workshop with YLF-participants from previous years. It takes place annually, alternating between Germany and Japan, and is held in English.
The German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum is organized by the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB). It is funded by B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co., NÜRNBERGER Insurance Group, the Yamaoka Memorial Foundation, Yanmar Co., Ltd., and Yuasa M&B Co., Ltd. in 2019 and supported by other institutions.