German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum （日独ヤングリーダーズ・フォーラム）
The German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum addresses 16 talented young professionals – eight German and eight Japanese – whose backgrounds are highly diverse, ranging from business, politics, administration, and the media to the academic world. Applicants should be between 25 to 35 years old. Fluency in English is required.
During the ten-day forum, top level speakers from business, politics, administration, the media, and the academic world are invited to share and discuss their theories and viewpoints with the participants. Specific problems will be discussed in mixed working groups with German and Japanese participants in order to facilitate lively communication among group members, to enhance intercultural and interdisciplinary team spirit, and to further develop organizational skills. The program also offers visits to institutions. During the alumni conference at the end of the forum the participants have the chance to establish additional contact with alumni from previous years. The annual program is held alternately in Germany or Japan. The program is entirely conducted in English language.
The German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum is coordinated by the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB). It is funded by Daido Life Insurance Company, the Mori Manufacturing Research and Technology Foundation, the Yamaoka Memorial Foundation, Yanmar Co., Ltd., and Yuasa M&B Co., Ltd. in 2020 and supported by other institutions.