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Berlin is set to host the First Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network

August 10th, 2016
Ionuț-Eugen-Radu Sava, Berlin Global
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On the last two days of August 2016 Berlin will host the renowned conference which aims to bring development and innovation not only for Europe, but also for Japan.

Over the past few decades the relationship between Europe and the nations of the Far East have strengthened, which means more cooperation and a constant exchange of good practices and experiences, but what is about to happen in Berlin at the end of this month is unprecedented.

The First Annual Conference of the Japanese Economy Network aims to tackle issues from a variety of fields related to the economy of Japan. Business and financial partners, researchers, scholars and other important actors of this key field are set to meet in the German capital. The meeting's main objective is to "facilitate exchange" with an eye to enrich and to activate "research interest in the Japanese Economy".

The 2016 edition promises to be more concretely about "monetary and fiscal policy, exchange rate policy, development of the Japanese banking system" and much more. Yet the most interesting part of this years' conference is represented by the "consequences of demographic change" and what the organizers call "womenomics".

The Japan Economic Network 2016 will also tackle issues such as inequality, education and labor markets. The Network has been established in 2015 in order "to promote research interest in the Japanese Economy".

The event will be hosted by the Japanese-German Center from Berlin and it is the first annual conference of this renowned and innovative forum. Confirmation has been received of the participation of scholars and researchers from various institutions such as the University of Tokyo (Kenji Aramaki), Bank for International Settlements of Basel (Andrew Filardo), Asian Development Bank Institute and Keio University of Tokyo (Naoyuki Yoshino) and from the German Institute for Japanese Studies and University of Munich (Franz Waldenberger).

It is indeed a great opportunity for both sides to engage in a dialogue which can intensify the constant exchange between Europe and Japan. Communication, within this context, represents the ideal gateway towards connecting not only cultures, but towards enhancing and transforming cultural instruments into real indicators of prosperity, progress, growth and development.

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