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Programm

13:30-14:00

Opening Remarks


Marijke Wahlers

German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo / Head, International Department, German Rector's Conference

Professor Dr Ursula M. Staudinger
Vice-President, German National Academy of Sciences / Vice-President, Jacobs University Bremen

Dr Volker Stanzel
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan
14:00-15:00

Session 1: The Plasticity of Aging


Chair: Professor Dr Hiroshi Shibata
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Human Arts and Sciences / President, Society for Applied Gerontology - Japan

More Years, More Life: The Plasticity of Aging
Professor Dr Ursula M. Staudinger
Vice-President, German National Academy of Sciences and Vice-President, Jacobs University Bremen

Redesigning Communities for Aging Well
Professor Dr Hiroko Akiyama

Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo / Former Vice-President, Science Council of Japan

Discussion
15:00-16:00

Session 2: The Economics of Aging


Chair: Professor Dr Hidehiko Ichimura
Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

Demographic Change: Not a Disaster, but a Great Opportunity for Japan and Germany
Professor Dr Axel Börsch-Supan
Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

The Coming Age Storm: Are Japan and Germany in the Same Boat? 
Professor Dr Naohiro Ogawa
Director, Population Research Institute, Nihon University

Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-17:30

Session 3: Aging in a Company Setting / Aging in the Work Context


Chair: Dr Florian Kohlbacher
Head of Business and Economics Section, German Institute for Japanese Studies

Towards a Life-long Active Society
Professor Dr Atsushi Seike
President, Keio University

Challenges and Chances of Aging Workforces in Firms
Professor Dr Uschi Backes-Gellner

Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich

Discussion
17:30-18:30

Session 4: Aging and Volunteering


Chair: Professor Dr Masakazu Shirasawa
Graduate School of Gerontology, J.F. Oberlin University
Council Member, Science Council of Japan

Volunteering and Social Capital in the Aging Society
Professor Dr Naoto Yamauchi
Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University

Patterns, Potentials and Limitations of Volunteering in an Aging Society: The Case of Germany
Professor Dr Marcel Erlinghagen
Institute of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen

Discussion
18:30-19:00

Closing Remarks


Professor Dr Florian Coulmas

Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies

Professor Dr Hiroko Akiyama
Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo / Former Vice-President, Science Council of Japan

Professor Dr Ursula M. Staudinger
Vice-President, German National Academy of Sciences and Vice-President, Jacobs University Bremen
19:00-21:00Reception
 

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