25th Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.

Date: May 20–21, 2022
Venue:  Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin , Saargemünder Str. 2, 14195 Berlin


Program (286 KB)

Friday, May 20, 2022

Convener: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus

11:00    Discussion of the symposium participants with DAAD Fellows from the 1970s

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Roza Maria Kamp

12:00    Registration

13:00    Music performance: Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8
             Mitsuhiro Shimada (violin) and Maina Yokoi (piano)

13:10    Welcome Remarks
             • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman, German JSPS Alumni Association)
             • Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi (Director, JSPS Bonn Office)
             • H.E. Ambassador Hidenao Yanagi (Embassy of Japan in Germany)
             • Dr. Julia Münch (Secretary General, JDZB)
             • MDg Frithjof Maennel (BMBF)
             • Dr. Bernd Fischer (DJG Berlin)

13:40    Music performance: Toru Takemitsu: Distance de Fee

Part 1: Circular Economy
Convener: Prof. Dr. Heinz-Georg Baum

13:50    On the Way to Circular Economy – Intention and Reality
             Dr. Gernot Pehnelt (Head of Economic Institute for Waste and Environmental Studies - Jena (BIFAS))
             and Prof. Dr. Heinz-Georg Baum (Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Department of Food Technology)
Abstract Pehnelt/Baum (152 KB)
Presentation Pehnelt/Baum (1.1 MB)

14:15    Food Waste – How to proof the target of the Sustainable Development Goals: The example of Austria and Japan
             Prof. Dr. Marion Huber-Humer (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; Head of Institute of Waste Management (ABF-BOKU))
Abstract Huber-Humer (109 KB)
Presentation Huber-Humer (2.2 MB)

14:45    Q&A session

15:15    Group Picture & Coffee Break (Foyer)

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Sonoko D. Bellingrath-Kimura

15:45    Promotion of 3Rs to Achieve SDGs in Japan (3R = Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; SDG = Sustainable Development Goals)
             Dr. Misuzu Asari (Kyoto University; Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)
Abstract Asari (107 KB)
Presentation Asari (4.3 MB)

16:15    Legal and Policy Framework toward Circular Economy in Japan
             Prof. Mami Oku (Tokyo Metropolitan University; Graduate School of Urban Environmental Studies; Department of Urban Science and Policy)
Abstract Oku (89 KB)
Presentation Oku (2.3 MB)

16:45    Opportunities and Limits of a Bioeconomy as an Integral Part of the Circular Economy – or how to get Plastics Circular
             Prof. Dr. Susanne Rotter (Technical University Berlin; Institute of Environmental Technology; Chair of Circular Economy and Recycling Technology; Member of German Advisory Council on the Environment)
Abstract Rotter (165 KB)
Presentation Rotter (2.2 MB)

17:15    Q&A session

17:45    JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony

17:45    JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony

18:15    Award Ceremony for members with more than 25 years of membership

19:00    Dinner at JDZB (~21:00, Cafeteria and Foyer)

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Part 2: Agrar Bioeconomics
Convenor: Dr. Anton Kraus

09:00    Introduction of JSPS Programs
             Eriko Suto (Deputy Director, JSPS Bonn Office)

09:30    Soil as Sustainable Resource for the Bioeconomy: In Germany
             Prof. Dr. Katharina Helming (ZALF)
Abstract Helming (86 KB)
Presentation Helming (3.4 MB)

10:00    Soil functions as Natural Resource for the Bioeconomy: A case study in a catchment
             Dr. Atsushi Hayakawa (Akita Prefecture University)
Abstract Hayakawa (66 KB)
Presentation Hayakawa (6.0 MB)

10:30    Q&A session

11:00    Coffee Break (Foyer)

Convenor: Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau

11:30    "One Straw Revolution" revisited – No-till Trials in Japan
             Prof. Dr. Nobuhisa Kaneko (Fukushima University)
Abstract Kaneko (137 KB)
Presentation Kaneko (10 MB)

12:00    Agriculture of the Future: New Bioeconomic Possibilities Due to Digitalisation 
             Prof. Dr. Sonoko D. Bellingrath-Kimura (ZALF)
Abstract Bellingrath-Kimura (175 KB)
Presentation Bellingrath-Kimura (2.6 MB)

12:30    Q&A session & Closing Remarks

13:00    Lunch (Foyer)

For participants of General assembly of JSPS Club:
14:00    General Assembly of JSPS Club
16:30    Guided tour (Start: Harnack-Haus, Ihne-Str. 16-20)

For others:
14:00    Guided tour (Start: Harnack-Haus, Ihne-Str. 16-20)

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von


Treffen der Regionalgruppe

Berlin | 29. November 2022

11. Club-Treffen in Japan
Tokyo | 3. Dezember 2022

Treffen der Regionalgruppe

Frankfurt | 9. Dezember 2022

Der Bewerbungsschluss für das
BRIDGE Program 2023
ist der 16. Dezember 2022

Die Nikkei Shinbun berichtet am
12.10.2022 über Prof. Dr. Heissigs
Initiative, med. Personal aus der
Ukraine nach Japan einzuladen


Neues vom Club 01/2022

JaDe-Preis 2022 an Club-
Mitglied Prof. Dr. Bellingrath-Kimura

Köln | 5. Februar 2022