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: Japanese-German Centre Berlin (JDZB), Saargemünder Str. 2, 14195 Berlin


Vorläufiges Program (236 KB)

Friday, May 20, 2022

12:00    Registration

13:00    Music performance: Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5, Allegro
             Kaori Furusawa (violin) and Maina Yoki (piano)

13:10    Welcome Remarks
             • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman, German JSPS Alumni Association)
             • Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi (JSPS)
             • Tokiko Kiyota (Deputy 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

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Roza Maria Kamp

13:50    Design of Circular Economy: Implementing the Concept (Facts and Consequences)
             Prof. Dr. Heinz-Georg Baum (Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Department of Food Technology; Head of Economic Institute for Waste and Environment Studies)

14:15    Food Waste – A Problem of Highly Developed Countries? How to Reduce Respectively Treat – A Comparison Between Austria and Japan
             Prof. Dr. Marion Huber-Humer(University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; Head of Institute of Waste Management (ABF-BOKU))

14:45    Q&A session

15:15    Group Picture & Coffee Break

Convenor: Prof. Sonoko D. Bellingrath-Kimura

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

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)

16:45    Opportunities and Limits of a Bioeconomy as an Integral Part of the Circular Economy – Some Policy Recommendations
             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)

17:15    Q&A session

17:45    Transfer to the Embassy of Japan

18:30    Welcome Remarks
             H.E. Ambassador Takeshi Yagi (Embassy of Japan in Germany)

18:45    JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony

19:15    Dinner

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Part 2: Agrar-Bioeconomics
Convenor: Dr. Anton Kraus

09:00    Introduction of JSPS Programs
             Makoto Aoyama (JSPS Office Bonn)

09:30    Soil as Sustainable Resource for the Bioeconomy: In Germany
             Prof. Dr. sc. agr. Katharina Helming (ZALF)

10:00    Soils Functions as Natural Resource for the Bioeconomy: In Japan
             Prof. Dr. Atsushi Hayakawa (Akita Prefecture University)

10:30    Q&A session

11:00    Coffee Break

Convenor: Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau

11:30    Agriculture in Kyushu-Okinawa Characterized by Local Environmental and Geographical Conditions
             Dr. Nobuhisa Koga (Kyushu-Okinawa Agricultural Research Center)

12:00    Agriculture of the Future: New Bioeconomic Possibilities Due to Digitalisation 
             Prof. Sonoko D. Bellingrath-Kimura (ZALF)

12:30    Q&A session & Closing Remarks

13:00    Lunch

For participants of General assembly of JSPS Club:
14:00    General Assembly of JSPS Club
16:30    Guided tour

For others:
14:00    Guided tour


Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von


Der Bewerbungsschluss für das BRIDGE Program ist der
31. Januar 2022.

22. November 2021:
den YouTube-Kanal des Clubs veröffentlicht

Neues vom Club 03/2021

JSPS-Club bei der Nippon Connection
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V. (JSPS-Club) und das JSPS Bonn Office stellen sich beim Nippon Connection Filmfestival vor.


„Orden der Aufgehenden Sonne am Halsband, goldene Strahlen“ (旭日中綬章) der japanischen Regierung für Club-Mitglieder Prof. Dr. Werner Pascha und Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke