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The German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo

The German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) acts as an umbrella for German scientific and research interests in Japan. Its aim is to present German research organisations and innovative companies in a concerted effort, thereby strengthening scientific and economic cooperation with Japanese partners.

The DWIH Tokyo is thus the central point of contact for Japanese and German research organisations, universities, and businesses or the interested public in general.

The DWIH Tokyo has been set up in 2010 on the initiative of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.  


Platform for exchange and cooperation

The German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) is the central point of contact for Japanese and German universities, research organisations, businesses and the interested public in general. It creates a platform for exchange and cooperation by jointly organised events:

・ Conferences
・ Thematic workshops
・ Booths at fairs/exhibitions
・ German Innovation Award

Consulting and Support

The DWIH Tokyo offers individual consulting and provides experts and the interested public with the following information and service:    

・ Consulting on potential cooperation opportunities
・ Contacts to German and Japanese research performing organisations and companies
・ Follow-up and forwarding of incoming enquiries to its partners according to the “one-stop-shop”-principle

Furthermore, the German Centre for  Research and Innovation Tokyo supports its German partners as well as other German research and business organisations with organising events and other activities in Japan such as:

・ Conferences
・ Thematic workshops
・ Research- and educational marketing activities
・ Organisation of delegations and fact finding missions to Japan


The DWIH Tokyo provides information about the German and Japanese R&D landscape and offers the following on this trilingual website:

・ Up-to-date research news from Germany and Japan
・ Profiles, activities and services of its partner organisations
・ Event calendar featuring daily updated events from German and Japanese research organisations and research performing companies

Office Hours:

Mo. -  Fr.: 10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.30 .
Consultation: 14.00 - 17.00

In 2019 the office will be closed on the following days: 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, 11/2, 21/3, 29/4, 30/4, 1/5, 3/5, 6/5, 12/8, 16/9, 14/10, 4/11

General Inquiries:

New address
(from January 2018):

German Culture Center 4F,
7-5-56 Akasaka, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3 6807 4340

Team member:

Dorothea Mahnke

Program coordinator
Konstanze Lang

Tamayo Suzuki

Yuko Kawamura