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)

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