The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is
a German Forum for Conversations
driving regional and global prosperity.

About Us

KAS connects influential leaders and individuals who have the means to shape society for the better.

Founded in 1955, we are a political foundation that has offices in over 100 countries. Through the headquarter in Berlin and our local offices, we connect influential leaders in government, business, academia and beyond. We provide resources to shape more prosperous societies in not just the countries that we have offices in, but 120+ countries worldwide.

KAS Japan Focus:
Three Topics for Global Prosperity


The protection of a rules-based international order, and continued peace and prosperity in the region be it maritime, land or cyberspace.

Sustainable growth

Ensuring sustainable economic growth and development, inclusive of climate change, energy, biodiversity and environmental protection.

Society 5.0

Creating a society where technology, strong democratic institutions, diversity and gender equality go hand-in-hand to support human flourishing.

What’s New
Inside KAS Japan

Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI) and KAS Japan sign MoU on Economic Security

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 […]

Outcome Documents Available: Great Power Rivalries in the Global South 

In 2024, the world is at an inflection point, the most important since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. There is widespread concern about the increasingly fragmented state of the international system, and the capacity of leading governments to address challenges that have become increasingly complex.  The value of breaking down […]

New Article Available: Implications of the Taiwan Strait on ASEAN Economies

This paper aims to analyze the economic impact of the Taiwan Strait tensions on ASEAN economies under two scenarios of escalation vis-à-vis a maintenance of the status quo: China quarantining Taiwan or China invading Taiwan.

NPI-KAS Seminar on Economic Security  

Following the signing of a MoU in December, Tuesday, February 20th 2024, marked the successful opening of our joint seminar series with the Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI).