Japanese-German Symposium Demographic change and its implications for employment and enterprise

October 7, 2013

Date and Time
14:00 - 17:20, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (Venue opens at 13:30)
Venue

Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. - 4th Floor [Access map]
(10-3, Nagatacho 2-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8141, Japan)
Reception desk - Basement Floor 1

* There is no parking available for visitors. However, this building is easily accessible by subway.

Organizer
Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)
Platinum Society Research Association, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI)

Aims and Scope

The modification of the population structure in many industrial societies which has come about through demographic change is a highly contentious issue. Work, employment and the pension system in Germany and Japan are shaped in different ways. With these issues in mind, the symposium will discuss the effects of demographic change on employment and enterprise, focusing particularly on how businesses adjust to the growing number of elderly employees on the labor market.
Experts from both countries will engage in a lively exchange on future challenges and possible solutions for coping with demographic change.

If you would like to participate in the symposium, please apply in advance.

Agenda
14:00-14:05 Opening Remarks
Mr. Taro Kamagata, Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
14:05-14:45 Dialogue I: The current situation and problems about the topics in Germany
Prof. Dr. Thusnelda Tivig, Department of Economics, Rostock University
14:45-15:25 Dialogue II: The current situation and problems about the topics in Japan
Prof. Dr. Souichi Ohta, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
15:25-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:15 Panel Discussion

Moderator Dr. Shinichi Kamei, General Manager,
Human-Life Research Division, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Panelists
Japan

Prof. Dr. Souichi Ohta, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

Mr. Masahiko Kuroda, Elderly Worker's Policy Analyst,
Elderly Worker's Affairs Division
Employment Security Bureau
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Mr. Futoshi Imada, Manager,
Labor Relations & Personnel Planning Group
Human Resources & Labor Relations Department
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Germany

Prof. Dr. Thusnelda Tivig, Department of Economics, Rostock University
Wolfgang Rhode, Former member of the Executive Committee of IG Metall
Herbert Hemming, President, Bosch Corporation Japan

17:15-17:20 Closing Remarks
Dr. Friederike Bosse, Secretary General, Japanese-German Center Berlin

Notes

  1. Presentation materials: English
  2. Speaker's languages: German or Japanese
    * German and Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided
  3. Please note that audio and video recording equipment is not allowed in the venue
  4. The agenda may change.
Registration
Who can
attend in the
Symposium?
Members of Platinum Society Research Association (Private companies, government agencies, Universities and NPOs, etc.) and others.
* Non - members of Platinum Society Research Association can attend it.
Admission Fee Free
Capacity 150 attendees
* Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be closed once we reach the limit.
* Please note that the secretariat may ask you to decrease the number of participants from same organization.
How to
register
Please read and agree to Platinum Society Research Association "Handling of Personal Information", and then apply to Japan-Germany Symposium secretariat (jdzb-sympo@mri.co.jp) by e-mail.

When you send e-mail, please fill in "Japan-Germany Symposium (11/6) Registration" in the subject, and the following items in the Message field.
(1) Name: (Prof. / Dr. / Mr. / Ms.)
(2) Institution:
(3) E-mail address:
Conference
registration
acknowledgement
After your application to register is processed, Registration Acknowledgement will be emailed to you. Please print out this e-mail and bring it to the venue.
Contact
Platinum Society Research Association, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
10-3, Nagatacho 2-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8141, JAPAN
Japanese-German Symposium secretariat
E-mail: jdzb-sympo@mri.co.jp

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