Japanese-German Forum

12th Meeting
October 31, 2003

The 12th Japanese-German Forum was held in Berlin on October 31, 2003. Approximately 20 participants gathered for discussions focusing mainly on the topics of structural reform in Germany and Japan and international relations after the Iraq war. State Secretary Alfred Tacke of German's Ministry of Economics and Labour, who has played a central role in Germany's economic reform initiatives, took part in a discussion on these reform efforts.


Friday, October 31

Session I: Structural Reforms in Germany and Japan—Pace and Outlook


• Ulrich CARTELLIERI, Member of Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG


• Karl-Ludwig KLEY, Chief Financial Officer, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

• Akira KOJIMA, Managing Director/ Editorial Page Editor, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun

Session II: Geopolitics after the Iraq War


• Yuzaburo MOGI, President and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation


• Theo SOMMER, Editor-at-Large, DIE ZEIT

• Yoshimasa HAYASHI, Member, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party)

Final Session