Expert Discussion and Symposium: Review and Perspective on the Policies concerning the Social Welfare in Japan and Germany – Development and Transition of the Social Security

The development of Social Security in Japan and Germany is closely linked to the development of the Social Insurance system. But the Transformation of the socio-economic environment initiated by globalization and declining birthrates combined with an aging population challenges the Social Security conditions in place.

For this Symposium we invited researchers of Social Security and policy makers who were directly involved in the drawing and implementing of the corresponding provisions, to discuss the above matter.

List of Participants:
Sven Saaler (FES)
Martin Pohl (German Embassy Tokyo)
Werner Tegtmeier (state secretary, retired, Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs)
Franz Knieps (Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs)
Gerhard Schulte (formerly Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs)
Bernd Baron von Maydell (formerly Max-Planck-Institute for psychiatry Munich)
Yasushi Fukunaga (IHEP)
Takeshi Tsuchida (Waseda University)
Tomomi Hirara (IHEP)
Y. Suda (IHEP)
Kotaro Tanaka (Yamaguchi University)
Masataka Kouda (IHEP, formerly Ministry of Labor)
Kenji Yoshihara (dto.)
Natsuo Honda (IHEP)
Koki Fujita (IHEP)

Date: Monday, 16 November 2009, 13:30 - 17:00
Place: National Cancer Center 東京都中央区築地5-1-1
Language: Simultaneous German and Japanese translation

Organized by:
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Institute for Health Economics and Policy (IHEP)

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