#NextLevel @JDZB: Looking back to 2021

For the Japanese-German Center Berlin, 2021 represented a transformational year in which significant groundwork was laid for its strategic realignment. We – JDZB team – look back with gratitude and look forward to 2022 with excitement but confidence.

For the Japanese-German Center Berlin, 2021 represented a transformational year in which significant groundwork was laid for its strategic realignment. We – JDZB team – look back with gratitude and look forward to 2022 with excitement but confidence.

Bridge walker: HIGASHIYAMA Kaii – The painter HIGASHIYAMA and Germany

The JDZB owns a treasure: an original work by the great painter HIGASHIYAMA Kaii, which he donated to the JDZB on the occasion of its foundation. In this article, the President of the Japanese-German Center Berlin, Ambassador (ret.) NAKANE Takeshi, introduces the great master.

The JDZB owns a treasure: an original work by the great painter HIGASHIYAMA Kaii, which he donated to the JDZB on the occasion of its foundation. In this article, the President of the Japanese-German Center Berlin, Ambassador (ret.) NAKANE Takeshi, introduces the great master.

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1-2 The Current State and Prospects for the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership
3 Interview: Beyond 5G and 6G
4 Conference Report: Postpandemic Democracy
5 Digital German-Japanese Exchange Program for Young Volunteers 2021
6 Other Events
7 Preview of Events 1st Quarter 2022
8 JDZB Open Week

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Bridge walker: Johann SCHUBERT ― Memory of a lovable priest

UEDA Erina remembers her high school's "new principal," whom she meets again 25 years later as a "kind and strict German teacher."

UEDA Erina remembers her high school's "new principal," whom she meets again 25 years later as a "kind and strict German teacher."

Bridge walker: Roger GOEPPER ― former director of the Museum for East Asian Art in Cologne

Who can still remember the great Hokusai exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in 2011? Our then Deputy Secretary General Mr. SHIMIZU Yōichi and his assistant Ms. KIRIZUKI Emi had done a great job in organizing the exhibition. This article, in which Mr. SHIMIZU introduces a "unique connoisseur and advocate of Japanese art", was also written in cooperation with them.

Who can still remember the great Hokusai exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in 2011? Our then Deputy Secretary General Mr. SHIMIZU Yōichi and his assistant Ms. KIRIZUKI Emi had done a great job in organizing the exhibition. This article, in which Mr. SHIMIZU introduces a "unique connoisseur and advocate of Japanese art", was also written in cooperation with them.

Experimental #OpenWeekLab all about the future opening strategy of the JDZB

Recently an #OpenWeekLab took place at the JDZB. With the help of experimental formats, the future of the JDZB was rethought. Secretary General Dr. Julia Münch writes about this extraordinary week.

Recently an #OpenWeekLab took place at the JDZB. With the help of experimental formats, the future of the JDZB was rethought. Secretary General Dr. Julia Münch writes about this extraordinary week.

State Secretary Miguel BERGER: 160 Years German-Japanese Friendship

There are more than 8,000 kilometers between Tōkyō and Berlin – yet there are many similarities between Japan and Germany. On the occasion of the anniversary, the State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Miguel Berger, who is also a member of the JDZB's Board of Executives, reflects on the relations between the two countries.

There are more than 8,000 kilometers between Tōkyō and Berlin – yet there are many similarities between Japan and Germany. On the occasion of the anniversary, the State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Miguel Berger, who is also a member of the JDZB's Board of Executives, reflects on the relations between the two countries.

Bridge walker Gereon SIEVERNICH - a pioneer of cultural management

In this article, Ms. KIYOTA Tokiko, Deputy Secretary General of the Japanese-German Center Berlin, tells how she first worked with "her role model, Mr. SIEVERNICH," who has made a great contribution to introducing Japanese culture in Berlin.

In this article, Ms. KIYOTA Tokiko, Deputy Secretary General of the Japanese-German Center Berlin, tells how she first worked with "her role model, Mr. SIEVERNICH," who has made a great contribution to introducing Japanese culture in Berlin.

Bridge walker: MITANI Nobuhiro - organizes an exchange "of a special kind"

Today I would like to introduce MITANI Nobuhiro to you - a person who simply cannot go unmentioned when it comes to exchanges between young people from Japan and Germany in the capital of Berlin!

Today I would like to introduce MITANI Nobuhiro to you - a person who simply cannot go unmentioned when it comes to exchanges between young people from Japan and Germany in the capital of Berlin!