On June 19, 2017 the winners of the German Innovation Award (GIA) “Gottfried Wagener Prize 2017” were announced during a festive ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the German Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Japan (AHK Japan) took place on June 6 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

At the AGM, five new candidates were elected to join the Board of Directors and one Board Member was re-elected.

The German Asparagus Dinner of AHK Japan took place at the Hilton Osaka on May 23. 250 guests joined the event to have a taste of German Spring and enjoy a wonderful evening with colleagues, partners and friends.

The German Asparagus Dinner of AHK Japan took place at the Palace Hotel for the first time this year. 400 guests joined the event to have a taste of German Spring and enjoy a wonderful evening with colleagues, partners and friends.

AHK Japan had the pleasure to welcome the Managing Director of Schaeffler Japan Co., Ltd., Mr. Shinzo Yotsumoto, as a speaker on the topic of ‘"Hon-Ne" and "Tate-Mae" -Business Barriers in Japan’. With 40 years of experience in various countries and companies, Mr. Yotsumoto was able to explain this part of Japanese culture to over 50 participants.

160 young talents came together to network and make new friends regardless of nationality, company or industry affiliation. 15 members of the ‘Young Leaders Forum’ – the working group for young professionals of AHK Japan, represented the German-Japanese business community.

On March 21, the evening seminar “Data Protection in Japan in light of the recent Changes to the Law” was held a second time due to popular demand. The seminar outlined the key changes to the revised Japanese Act on the Protection of Personal Information becoming effective on May 30, 2017.

The speakers Dr. Tobias Schiebe, LL.M. (ARQIS Foreign Law Office) and Ms. Mariko Eto (TMI Associates) explained the legal framework when ending employment relationships in Japan and illustrated typical, sometimes surprising pitfalls in this regard. The speakers focused on practical recommendations on how to deal with difficult cases, such as redundancy, low-performance or long-term illness.

The first Executive Insights of 2017 on February 24 had the honor to welcome Mr. Takeshi Nakane, Former Ambassador to Germany, as a speaker on the topical issue of “Japan’s Policy towards the Middle East”.

In 2017, the focus is on the bilateral cooperation regarding „Industrie 4.0” between Germany and Japan. Japan is the official partner country for this year’s CeBIT. Around 120 Japanese exhibitors will take part in the biggest and most important ICT-fair in Hannover.

The German Christmas Dinner of AHK Japan is where the German-Japanese business community meets to enjoy a relaxed evening in festive atmosphere in Tokyo and Osaka. In 2016 200 guests joined the event at the Conrad Tokyo while the Hilton Osaka was host to 160 guests.

The first Luncheon of AHK Japan in 2017 was held on February 9 as a joint event together with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan at the ANA Intercontinental Hotel.

The German Christmas Dinner of AHK Japan is where the German-Japanese business community meets to enjoy a relaxed evening in festive atmosphere in Tokyo and Osaka. In 2016 200 guests joined the event at the Conrad Tokyo while the Hilton Osaka was host to 160 guests.

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