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Monday, 13. November 2023 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Save in my calendar


Current Challenges for Security Politics in Asia and Europe

Japanese-German Security Dialogue Track 1.5

In times of multiple global and regional crises, numerous security challenges in Asia and Europe have been preoccupying governments, international organizations as well as societies. Throughout the Indo-Pacific and beyond, numerous countries formulated or updated their national security strategies. As the existing rules-based international order is under pressure, increased cooperation among likeminded partners to strengthen peace, security and stability is of the essence.

In this context, also Germany and Japan are bolstering their relations further. The joint flight of German and Japanese Air Force jets close to Mount Fuji during the Bundeswehr’s Rapid Pacific deployment in 2022 illustrates one aspect of the deepened German-Japanese partnership. However, beyond that, how do both countries approach current security challenges occurring in Asia and Europe? Which specific steps are to be taken to implement security strategies, and in which fields could Asian and European partners cooperate closer?

These questions and more will be discussed at the public symposium on Current Challenges for Security Politics in Asia and Europe which is jointly organized by the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), Heinrich Böll Stiftung, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the German Federal Foreign Office within the framework of the Japanese-German Security Dialogue Track 1.5, 2023.

A live stream will be provided.The public symposium will be followed by a reception hosted by Heinrich Böll Foundation. For a more detailed program, please refer to the website of the JDZB.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the public part of the Japanese-German Security Dialogue Track 1.5!


  • Prof. Dr. Yoko Iwama, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
  • Ambassador Kimitake Nakamura, Deputy Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Ambassador Dr. Martin Thümmel, Deputy Director General for East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific; Federal Foreign Office
  • Boris Mijatović, Member of Bundestag, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen


Elisabeth I-Mi Suh, Research Fellow, Centre “Security and Defense”, German Council on Foreign relations (DGAP)


Rafael Klabisch
Project Officer Asia Division
International Departmente
E klabisch@boell.de


» Participation on site
at the the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Conference Center, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin

Please register. Unfortunately, the number of seats is limited. Should the room capacity be exhausted, we will transmit the conference via video to other rooms. We would like to point out that there is no entitlement to a seat in the room.

» Livestream
Alternatively, you can follow the event via the livestream without registering.

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