The Future of ‘Food’ – Dialogue between Germany and Japan

Tentative program overview


2023-01-25 , 10:00 - 12:00


Virtual JDZB on Zoom

Additional Information

18:00-20:00 h(JST)/ 10:00-12:00 h(CET)

Our food system is at stake: Climate change comes with threatening challenges such as expanding natural disasters, biodiversity is endangered, food globalization is progressing, and human world population by now exceeds eight billion people. While environment is further put at risk, vulnerabilities of global food supply increase. How can our societies and local food cultures contribute to a food system which is sustainable in terms of environmental protection and at the same time resilient in terms of food production and nutrition?

This Japanese-German symposium welcomes experts both from academia and with hands-on experience to share their insights with the audience and invites for a lively exchange between the two nations on global food issues with local perspectives.

Conference Languages are Japanese and German with simultanous interpretation


2023-01-25 10:00 - 12:00


Virtual JDZB on Zoom

Additional Information

18:00-20:00 h(JST)/ 10:00-12:00 h(CET)


09:30 – 10:00   MEZ / Registrierung auf Zoom                                          17:30 – 18:00 JST

10:00 – 10:10  Begrüßung                                                                                   18:00 JST

10:00 – 10:05  Dr. Julia Münch (Generalsekretärin, Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin (JDZB))

10:05 – 10:10  Kojima Hiroyuki (Managing Director, Global Partnerships Department, The Japan Foundation)

10:10 – 10:40 Keynote-Statements                                                                    18:10 JST
Moderation: Dr. Phoebe Stella HOLDGRÜN (Leitung Projektmanagement, Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin (JDZB))

Prof. Dr. Kohsaka Ryo (Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tōkyō

                      Prof. Dr. Jana Rückert-John (Professorin für Soziologie des Essens, Fachbereich Oecotrophologie, Hochschule Fulda)

10:40 – 12:00 Podiumsdiskussion:                                                                      18:40 JST
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Reiher (Professorin für Japanologie, Ostasiatisches Seminar, Freie Universität Berlin; Vizedirektorin Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS), Freie Universität Berlin)

Benedikt Härlin (Leiter Büro Berlin, Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft, Initiator Projekt 2000 m2)

Hayashi Hiroaki (Vorsitzender des Fördervereins „World Agricultural Heritage Promotion Council“ im Usa-Gebiet/Kunisaki-Halbinsel, Präfektur Ōita)

Matsuyama Mari (Brand Editor; Abteilung für Verkaufsplanung „Radish-Boya“-Versandhaus, „Oixis ra daichi“-AG)

Martina Tschirner (Redaktionsleitung Slow Food Magazin 2006-2022; FOOD MEDIA SERVICE; edition slow hand; Autorin für Kulinarisches; Vorstandsmitglied Food Editors Club e. V.)

                      Q & A

12:00             Ende des Symposiums                                                                  20:00 JST


In Cooperation with The Japan Foundation

Photo: Chantal Garnier on Unsplash


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