Here you will find information on the 5th German-Japanese Business Dialogue, which took place in the residence of the Japanese ambassador on 4 March 2020.

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Dear Ladies and Gentleman,

This year the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games as well as the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) will take place in Tokyo. We are delighted to invite you to the 5th German-Japanese Business Dialogue on March 4, 2020 at the Residence of the Japanese Ambassador in Berlin in the run-up to these major events.

As Germany and Japan share common values and mindsets, it is worth fostering the German-Japanese relations further, especially during challenging times in world politics.

Both countries also face similar challenges such as demographic change due to an ageing society and the realignment of traditional industries towards the digital revolution. Developing innovative solutions to these challenges will be essential to secure our future prosperity and competitiveness. Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, as a showcase of innovation and technology, will offer a proper occasion for the relevant discussions. Key areas such as hydrogen applications, autonomous driving, healthcare and high speed networks (5G), integrated into the "Society 5.0" initiative, have enormous potential to boost the German-Japanese economic cooperation in the future.

We promote cross-border cooperation in future-oriented areas through the well-established format of the German-Japanese Business Dialogue. We offer German and Japanese companies a top-class platform on which they can discuss opportunities for future cooperation and exchange with high-ranking decision-makers from politics.

We look forward to an evening full of exciting conversations and a lively and inspiring exchange with you!

Mark Hauptmann
Member of the German Parliament


Takeshi Yagi
Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federal Republic of Germany

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About the Business Dialogue

It is impressive what Mark Hauptmann, as an individual member of the Bundestag, has achieved with the German-Japanese Business Dialogue in Berlin's political scene. My compliments, congratulations and many thanks, dear Mark Hauptmann for this important initiative of strengthening the German-Japanese relations.
Volker Kauder, Member of the German Bundestag
We participated for the fourth time. The German-Japanese Business Dialogue is an established format in the German-Japanese business community and enjoys high reputation from both the German and Japanese side. For all of us it is more than a partnership – it is a profound friendship. On that basis we can build on. This highlights the value of the event.
Jörg Grünenberger, Head of Japan Country Practice, KPMG AG


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In case of any questions, please contact the office of Mr. Mark Hauptmann MdB:
Phone: +49 (0)30 22772571

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Our Timetable

  • 5.30 pm

    The doors of the Japanese embassy are open for you and our exhibitors are looking forward to meeting you. Please allow enough time for the security check at the entrance.

  • 6 pm
    Opening and Welcome Remarks

    Mark Hauptmann
    Member of the German Bundestag

    I.E. Takeshi Yagi
    Ambassador of Japan in Germany

    Video Message

    Minoru Kiuchi
    General Secretary of the Japanese-German Parliamentary Group and former State Minister for Foreign Affairs

    Master of Ceremonies

    Thomas Yoshimura
    Desk for Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

  • 6.15 pm
    Keynote Speech

    Kazushige Nobutani
    President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

  • 6.25 pm
    Panel Discussion

    Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics as a showcase of innovation and technology

    Andreas Glunz
    Head of International Business, KPMG AG

    Tobias Helmstorf
    Head Pharma Public Affairs, Regions Japan/APAC, Bayer AG

    Kai Grunwitz
    Country Managing Director Germany, NTT Germany AG

    Manfred Stern
    CEO and Chairman YASKAWA Europe Holding AB, Sweden
    Corporate Officer YASKAWA Electric Co., Japan

    Kenji Shibuya
    Professor und Direktor, Institut für Bevölkerungsgesundheit, King’s College London


    Dr. Jürgen Friedrich
    Chief Executive, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

  • 7.35 pm

    Infrastructure, Digitization and Mobility of the Future

    Andreas Scheuer
    Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

  • 8 pm
    Techical Presentation

    Free Viewpoint Video System

    Atushi Date
    Senior Principle Engineer, SV Business Development Center, Canon Inc.

    Xpeller – the modular Counter UAV System

    Markus Wolf
    Head of Sales/Business Development, Hensoldt Ventures

  • 8.20 pm
    Closing Remarks

    Thomas Yoshimura
    Desk for Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Approximately 10 pm end of the event. Participation in the event is free. A translation of the contributions is available in German and Japanese.

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Directions and Parking Space

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By Car

Berlin is easily reached via several motorways from all directions, more information can be found here: how to get to Berlin.

By Train

You can reach the Embassy of Japan by public transport. The Embassy ist located at Hiroshimastr. 6, 10785 Berlin. More information can be found online at BVG and bahn.de.

Parking Space

There are no parking spaces at the Embassy of Japan, due to the special security areas around the embassy. We recommend to use the following car park: