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Japanese-German Forum

24th Meeting
October 27–29, 2015

German Participants

[Chairman]

Matthias NASS Chief International Correspondent, Weekly Newspaper DIE ZEIT

[Participants]

MinDir Dr. Thomas BAGGER Head of Policy Planning Staff, Federal Foreign Office
Dr. Matthias BARTKE MP (SPD)
Prof. Dr. Verena BLECHINGER-TALCOTT Professor, Free University Berlin
Dr. Friederike BOSSE Secretary General, Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)
Prof. Dr. Volker DEVILLE Director Future Topics, Allianz SE
Prof. Dr. Gesine FOLJANTY-JOST Professor, University Halle-Wittenberg
Prof. Dr. Hanns W. MAULL Senior Distinguished Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Lars NICOLAYSEN Tokyo Bureau Chief, German Press Agency
Ambassador Dr. Norbert RIEDEL Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Federal Foreign Office
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Heinz RIESENHUBER MP (CDU/CSU); former Federal Minister for Education and Research
Dr. Frithjof SCHMIDT MP (Bundnis 90/Die Grunen)
Volker STANZEL Senior Distinguished Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Dr. Sabine STRICKER-KELLERER Senior China Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Prof. Dr. Franz WALDENBERGER Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies
Ambassador Dr. Hans Carl von WERTHERN German Ambassador to Japan

[Young Leaders]

Andrea HIDEG Head of Department Foreign Trade Promotion and Export Controls; Federation of German Whole Sale, Foreign Trade and Services
Ippeita NISHIDA Research Fellow, Tokyo Foundation

[Observers and Secretariat]

Monika BRANDL Head of Administration, JDZB
Dr. Wolfgang BRENN Head of Project Management, JDZB
Ruth BRODESSER Protocol, German Embassy in Japan
Alexander EHRLE Lawyer in Training
Johannes FRITSCH Lawyer in Training
Axel GUGEL Planning Staff, Federal Foreign Office
Masaru SAKATO Deputy Secretary General, JDZB
Jurgen SCHULZ Director for Security Policy, Federal Foreign Office
Petra SIGMUND Director, East Asia Division, Foreign Office
Monica SOMMER Councilor, Work and Welfare, German Embassy in Japan
Tatjana WONNEBERG Project Management, JDZB

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]

Yuzaburo MOGI Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation

[Participants]

Hiroyasu ANDO President, Japan Foundation
Yasunori FUJI Director, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Compliance Control Department, Tsumura & Co.
Koichiro GEMBA Member, House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ); Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Keiichiro HASHIMOTO Executive Vice President, COO, Shioyatochi Co., Ltd.
Nobuo INABA Director, Ricoh Company, Ltd.; President, Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business
Toshimasa IUE CEO, LIXIL Housing Technology
Hideto KAKINOKI Head, Project Planning Office, Nikkei Inc
Izuru KATO President, Totan Research Co., Ltd.
Yoko KAWAMURA Professor, Seikei University
Minoru KIUCHI Member, House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); Former Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ryosei KOKUBUN President, National Defense Academy of Japan
Toshiaki MIURA Political and Diplomatic Correspondent, Asahi Shimbun
Atsushi NAKAJIMA Chairman, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
Takeshi NAKANE Director and Executive Adviser, Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Tetsuo NARUKAWA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Germany
Akio OKAWARA President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Masaru ONISHI Director, Chairman, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Ken SAITO Senior Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishers; Member, House of Representatives (LDP)
Hajime SASAKI Honorary Advisor, NEC Corporation
Takahiro SHINYO Vice-President , Kwansei Gakuin University; Former Japanese Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Shiro SUGATA Director and Corporate Advisor, USHIO INC
Toshiyuki TAKANO Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Japan Post Co., Ltd.; Former Japanese Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Hitoshi TANAKA Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Taizo YAKUSHIJI Research Counselor, Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS)

Observers

Masaki IKEGAMI Director, Central and South Eastern Europe Division, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kazuhiro KATO Principal, Global Business Planning Division, NEC Corporation.
Kyoko KOTARI Researcher, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
Fumiyoshi KAYANUMA Deputy Vice President, Corporate Strategy Department, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Miho MIZUHAKI Head of Secretarial Section, LIXIL Housing Technology
Ryuta MIZUUCHI Consul General of Japan in Dusseldorf
Hisato NAKANO General Manager, Corporate Planning Division, Kikkoman Corporation
Satoshi SUZUKI Deputy Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Secretariat (Japan Center for International Exchange)

Dai Funaki Program Officer, JCIE
Patrick ISHIYAMA Web and Book Design, JCIE
Hikaru ITO Technology and Communications Officer, JCIE
Hyejin LEE Program Associate, JCIE
Toshihiro MENJU Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE