Japanese-German Forum


The Japanese-German Forum (formerly the Japanese-German Dialogue Forum) was created in 1993, at the joint initiative of Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, as a private, bilateral dialogue designed to promote mutual cooperation and understanding. The discussions focus on issues related to the bilateral relationship, foreign policy issues, and common challenges arising from socioeconomic and cultural developments in both countries. Following the Group's annual meetings, a joint statement is drafted for submission to the Japanese prime minister and the chancellor of Germany that documents common challenges facing both countries and outlines recommendations for German-Japanese cooperative action. JCIE serves as the Japanese secretariat for the program, while the Japanese-German Center Berlin acts as the German secretariat.

Recent Forums:

26th Forum

Tokyo, November 15–27, 2017

25th Forum

Berlin, October 19–20, 2016

24th Forum

Tokyo, October 27–29, 2015

23rd Forum

Berlin, November 5–6, 2014

22nd Forum

Tokyo, October 29–30, 2013

21st Forum

Berlin, November 6–7, 2012

20th Forum

Tokyo, October 4–5, 2011

19th Forum

Berlin, November 11–13, 2010

18th Forum

Tokyo, November 5–6, 2009

17th Forum

Berlin, November 25–26, 2008

16th Forum

Tokyo, October 2–3, 2007

15th Forum

Berlin, October 12–14, 2006

14th Forum

Tokyo, October 14–16, 2005

13th Forum

Tokyo, October 8–10, 2004

12th Forum

Berlin, October 31, 2003

11th Forum

Berlin, March 5–7, 2003

10th Forum

Tokyo, February 2–4, 2002

9th Forum

Berlin, February 3–5, 2001

8th Forum

Tokyo, February 5–7, 2000