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Japanese-German Forum

26th Meeting
November 15–17, 2017

German Participants

[Chairman]

Matthias NASS Chief International Correspondent, Weekly Newspaper DIE ZEIT

[Participants]

Dr. Matthias BARTKE MP (SPD)
Rainer BISCHOFF Head of Corporate Research, KUKA Roboter GmbH
Prof. Dr. Verena BLECHINGER-TALCOTT Professor, Free University Berlin
Dr. Friederike BOSSE Secretary General, Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)
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
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Heinz RIESENHUBER Former Federal Minister for Education and Research
Petra SIGMUND Regional Director for East and South-East Asia, Federal Foreign Office
Dr. Sabine STRICKER-KELLERER Lawyer, SSK Asia
Prof. Dr. Franz WALDENBERGER Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies
Hanno D. WENTZLER Member of the Executive Council, Freudenberg Group
Ambassador Dr. Hans Carl von WERTHERN German Ambassador to Japan
Gerhard WIESHEU Partner, B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG
Christian WULFF Lawyer and former President of Germany

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]

Eizo KOBAYASHI Chairman, ITOCHU Corporation

[Participants]

Yasunori FUJI Director & Senior Executive Officer, Tsumura & Co.
Koichiro GEMBA Member, House of Representatives, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Takeyoshi IDE Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, YANASE & Co., Ltd.
Nobuo INABA Chair of the Board of Directors, Ricoh Company, Ltd.; Senior Counselor, Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business
Norihiko ISHIGURO Senior Executive Vice President, NEC Corporation
Hideto KAKINOKI Executive Officer and Head of Project Planning Office, Nikkei Inc.
Izuru KATO President, Totan Research Co., Ltd.
Yoko KAWAMURA Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Seikei University
Shinichi KITAOKA President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
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 Director, Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.; Director, Okasan Securities Co., Ltd.
Kunio NOJI Chairman of the Board, Komatsu. Ltd.
Akio OKAWARA President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Jiro SAITO Adviser, Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc.
Shinichiro SHIMIZU Managing Executive Officer, 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
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 Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Germany
Prof. Dr. Taizo YAKUSHIJI Research Counselor, the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS); Professor Emeritus, Keio University

Observers

Isamu AKIYAMA General Manager, ITOCHU Economic Research Institute, ITOCHU Corporation
Makoto ISHIKAWA Lead Research Associate, ITOCHU Economic Research Institute, ITOCHU Corporation
Kazuhiro KATO Principal, Global Business Planning Division, NEC Corporation.
Kyoko KOTARI Researcher, Institute for International Strategy, the Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
Naoshi MIZOGAMI Director, Strategic Corporate Relations Division, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Kazuyuki NAGASHIMA General Manager Tokyo Bod Office Executive Assistant to Chairman, OMRON Corporation
Kotaro OTSUKI Director, Central and South Eastern Europe Division European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sachiko TATEOKA Secretary, Tokyo Board of Directors Office, OMRON Corporation
Jun WASHIYAMA Manager, Chairman Office Secretariat, ITOCHU Corporation
Masahiro YOSHIKAWA Chief Staff, Global Business Planning Division, NEC Corporation

[Young Leaders]

Naho KAWASHIMA Senior Program Coordinator, International Exchange Planning Division, Center for International Youth Exchange (CENTERY
Mario KREBS Head of Press and Public Relations, German Embassy Tokyo
Hibiki SAITO New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Tobias PFEIFFER Lead Engineer, Preferred Networks Inc., Tokyo

[Observers and Secretariat]

Taketsugu ISHIHARA Official, Central and South Eastern Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hyejin LEE Program Associate, JCIE
Toshihiro MENJU Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE
Patrick ISHIYAMA Web and Book Design, JCIE
Ryo TAINAKA Administrative Associate, JCIE
Dr. Wolfgang BRENN Head Project Manager, JDZB
Stephan GRABHERR Minister, Deputy of the Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Dr. Peter KETTNER Office Christian Wulff
Tokiko KIYOTA Deputy Secretary General, JDZB
Tilman SCHMIT-NEUERBURG Minister Counsellor, Head of Political Section, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Henning SIMON Head of Division, Federal Foreign Office
Marie-Theres STRAUSS First Secretary, Political Section, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tatjana WONNEBERG Project Management, JDZB