01.01.2012 | Publication

"Japan's Quest for a Permanent Seat on the United Nations Security Council Japan 2012"

In the United Nations, particularly with respect to UN Security Council reform, Japan is often considered of major importance. However, the UN…


01.12.2011 | Publication

Japanese translation of "Germany in and with and for Europe"

Speech by former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on European integration, held at the SPD party convention in Berlin, 2011.


01.11.2011 | Publication

"The end of nuclear energy? International perspectives after Fukushima"

The nuclear disaster in Fukushima is an opportunity to organise energy supply more sustainably globally. Such re-organisation must balance the goals…


01.10.2011 | Publication

Japanese translation of "Scenarios for Phasing Out Nuclear Energy in Germany"

The exit from nuclear energy planned by the German government presents a number of opportunities and challenges. This study shows that consumer…


01.08.2011 | Publication

The Resignation of the Kan government and the future of nuclear power in Japan

On the 26th August 2011, Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned as the chairman of the DPJ and as head of government. This paper analyses challenges that…


01.05.2011 | Publication

"Japanese translation of „Deutschlands Energiewende – Ein Gemeinschaftswerk für die Zukunft"

The Commission for Ethics emphasizes that the ‘Energy Shift’ can only succeed as a concerted effort of politics, business and society. It is a great…


01.05.2011 | Publication

Japanese translation of "Catastrophe in Japan - First assessment of the economic consequences" IG Metall’s Position

The earthquake off the coast of Honshu and the ensuing tsunami are the biggest natural catastrophes in Japan’s history. The extent of the damage, in…


01.05.2011 | Publication

Japanese translation of IG Metall’s Position on Nuclear Power and Energy Policy

As a result of the nuclear catastrophe in Japan, the debate about the future of nuclear energy in Germany has flared up once again. IG Metall supports…


01.02.2011 | Publication

Labor Relations and Social Policies

A briefing paper on work relations and social security systems in Japan.


01.02.2011 | Publication

Current Issues of Labor and Social Policies in Japan

As it seems that the administration of Naoto Kan will soon resign or call for elections, Japan is again in the midst of a government crisis.…


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