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Japanese-German Forum

25th Meeting
October 19–20, 2016

German Participants

[Chairman]

Matthias NASS Chief International Correspondent, Weekly Newspaper DIE ZEIT

[Participants]

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
Christopher BORNSCHEIN CEO, Torben, Lucie Digital Transformation Agency
Dr. Friederike BOSSE Secretary General, Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)
Prof. Dr. Gesine FOLJANTY-JOST Professor, University Halle-Wittenberg
Dr. Stefan HEUMANN Member, Management Board, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
Prof. Dr. Gesche JOOST Professor, Berlin University of the Arts
Volker KAUDER MP, Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Budestag
Dr. Stefan LIESSICH MP (Die Linke–the Left)
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)
Mario SCHMIDT Beijing Bureau Chief, Norddeutscher Rundfunk
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
Gerhard WIESHEU Partner and Member of the Executive Board of B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG and Chairman, Japanese-German Business Association
Christian WULFF Lawyer and former President of Germany

[Young Leaders]

Dr. Elise GRAUER Deputy Head of Division 123 "Cooperation between the Federal Government and the Länder," Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Inka van PUTTKAMMER Lieutenant Commander, German Federal Armed Forces, German Navy
Tomohiro NAGASAKI Impact Team Lead, UNDP, Istanbul
Hiroshi TAKAHASHI Executive Vice President, Mizuho Trust & Banking (Luxembourg) S.A.

[Observers and Secretariat]

Dr. Wolfgang BRENN Head Project Manager, JDZB
Dr. Michael FRANK Planning Group, Foreign and Security Policy, CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
Mareike GEIPEL Desk Officer Japan, Federal Foreign Office
Frank HARTMANN Head of Division, Federal Chancellery
Dr. Peter KETTNER Bureau Chief, Office Wulff
Herr MOM Bureau Chief, Office Kauder
Michael NIEMANN Head of Press and Public Relations, JDZB
Jorg REINOWSKI Project Manager, JDZB
Masaru SAKATO Deputy Secretary General, JDZB
Petra SIGMUND Director, East Asia Division, Foreign Office
Alexander THIES Desk Officer, Policy Planning Staff, Federal Chancellery
Tatjana WONNEBERG Project Manager, JDZB

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]

Eizo KOBAYASHI Chairman, ITOCHU Corporation

[Participants]

Takeyoshi IDE Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, YANASE & Co., Ltd.
Nobuo INABA Director, Ricoh Company, Ltd.; President, Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business
Norihiko ISHIGURO Advisor, NEC Corporation
Koichiro GEMBA Member, House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ); Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
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
Toshiaki MIURA Political and Diplomatic Correspondent, Asahi Shimbun
Tetsuo NARUKAWA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Germany
Akio OKAWARA President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Masaru ONISHI Director, Chairman, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Prof. Dr. Takahiro SHINYO Vice-President , Kwansei Gakuin University; Former Japanese Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Toshiyuki TAKANO Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Japan Post Co., Ltd.; Former Japanese Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Mana TAKATORI Advisor, NEC Corporation
Hitoshi TANAKA Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Fumio TATEISHI Chairman, OMRON Corporation
Takeshi YAGI Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in Germany
Prof. Dr. 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
Atsushi KAIFU Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Germany
Kazuhiro KATO Principal, Global Business Planning Division, NEC Corporation.
Takuji MOTOOKA Advisor, General Manager, Research & Business Development Division, ITOCHU Corporation
Kazuyuki NAGASHIMA General Manager Tokyo Bod Office Executive Assistant to Chairman, OMRON Corporation
Masakazu TACHIKAWA Director, The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, The Japan Foundation
Jun WASHIYAMA Manager, Chairman Office Secretariat, ITOCHU Corporation

Secretariat (Japan Center for International Exchange)

Hyejin LEE Program Associate, JCIE
Toshihiro MENJU Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE