Symposium: Security Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific

“More than anywhere else, the shape of tomorrow's international world order will be decided in the Indo-Pacific,” writes the German government in its guidelines on the Indo-Pacific. Japan clearly made known its foreign policy priority for this region several years ago in its strategy of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP). At the same time, strategic competition for influence in the region is increasingly evident, with significant geopolitical and economic consequences.


2021-06-23 , 10:00 - 12:15


Virtual JDZB on Zoom

The Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), the German Federal Foreign Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and The Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA) are organizing this public, virtual symposium on the dynamics of security policy in the Indo-Pacific, and the resulting implications on the design of international, rule-based order and the role of Japan and Germany as part of the Japanese-German Security Dialogue Track 1.5 2021.

Petra SIGMUND (German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin)
NOGUCHI Yasushi (Ministry of Defense of Japan, Tōkyō)
Dr. Sarah KIRCHBERGER (Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel)
Prof. IWAMA Yoko (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tōkyō)
Barbara VÖLKL (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin)

The virtual symposium will be held in German and Japanese with simultaneous translation.

For further details, please refer to the program.


2021-06-23 10:00 - 12:15


Virtual JDZB on Zoom


Event Report by Arndt MEISSNER (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Cooperation with: Federal Foreign Office, Berlin; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tōkyō; Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin; The Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tōkyō