On February 7 and 8, we hosted an inter-parliamentary dialogue between CDU/CSU members of the German Bundestag and their Japanese counterparts from LDP, CDP, JIP, Komeito and DPFP in Tokyo. The collaborative exchange delved into pivotal areas such as security, energy, trade, and technology, forging a path towards stronger ties between our nations.
Heartfelt appreciation goes out to all our guests and partners who enriched the program with their presence and insights – particularly to Hon. Minoru Kiuchi, who has provided tremendous support for the program.
We were thrilled to have had Dr Peter Fischer-Bollin, Head of the Division Analysis and Consulting at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, join us for an enriching five-day program spanning Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto.
Together, we explored the nuanced landscape of Economic Security in the Indo-Pacific in times of systemic rivalry, global disruptions, demographic shifts, and energy transformations. Our sincere appreciation goes to Dr. Fischer-Bollin for sharing his valuable insights and expertise. We also extend our gratitude to our numerous partners, experts, and colleagues for their indispensable contributions, making this collaborative initiative possible.
KAS Japan proudly announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI) and KAS Japan, represented by Hirofumi Nakasone and Rabea Brauer, respectively. The signing was witnessed by the German Ambassador in Japan, Clemens von Goetze, and Dr. Peter Fischer-Bollin, Head of Division Analysis and Consulting at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The official cooperation in the realm of economic security signifies a significant milestone in our enduring partnership and is a crucial stride towards shaping a more secure and resilient future.
We extend our gratitude for the continuous support and important discussions between NPI and KAS Japan so far. Together, we are committed to fostering impactful collaborations.
Today, we say goodbye to our wonderful interns, Kerri and Nazia. Throughout the past three months, they have contributed significantly to various tasks and each written a research paper set to be published on our website next week.
Kerri, Nazia, thank you for your exceptional work and positive energy! We wish you all the best for your future endeavors and hope that our paths will cross again!
Our Senior Programme Manager for Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS), Cris Perez, was recently asked to present for the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) Southeast Asia-South Asia-Taiwan (SEASAT) Youth Camp on 3 August 2022. The topic was on educational reforms for the future of work. She discussed the megatrends shaping the future of work, the potential skills that would be useful in increasing returns to income and employment in the future, and what must be done to encourage the cultivation of such skills and attitudes, among others.
TAEF is a policy think tank in Taiwan which focuses on Southeast Asian and South Asian affairs and has been a partner with KAS Japan on the Future of Work for the Asian Youth series. You can check out one of our publications with them here.