How are Japan and Germany coping with demographic change?

The status in 2023

Demographic change is particularly pronounced in Germany and Japan - this brings with it numerous challenges, such as an overload of the care sector, labor shortages or an erosion of social security systems. Japan and Germany are partly taking different approaches to solving these problems, but a common goal of political and social efforts is to enable people to remain active and self-determined in old age for as long as possible.


2023-04-20 - 18:00



The event, conceived and hosted by the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) in cooperation with the Smart Living & Health Center e.V. (SLHC), will take stock of the current situation and ask the following questions:

What is the state of the demographic situation in Germany and Japan?

What approaches exist in both countries for coping with demographic change, especially with regard to the care situation?

What best practice offers are there that support a self-determined life in old age in Germany and Japan?

Experts from academia and practice will explore these questions in short presentations and a panel discussion. The event is aimed in particular at interested parties who have not yet dealt intensively with the Japanese-German comparison on the topic of "demographic change" and would like to learn more. The event will be held in German.

Please refer to the German version of the event website for registration and the program.


2023-04-20 18:00




In cooperation with Smart Living & Health Center e.V. (SLHC)

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