VSJF-Jahrestagung 2024

Die Jahrestagung 2024 wird von Prof. Harald Conrad (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Barbara Holthus (Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Tokio) und Prof. Axel Klein (Universität Duisburg Essen) zu dem Thema «Nachhaltigkeit in Japan» («Sustainability in Japan») organisiert und findet vom 15. bis 17. November 2014 am Deutsch-Japananischen Zentrum in Berlin statt. Wie üblich findet am Vortag der VSJF Gender Workshop statt.


Making human activity on Earth sustainable is currently the greatest challenge of humankind and since the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the topic has gained world-wide popularity. But what sustainability means, how it can be achieved, how it is politically negotiated, and which actors are involved differs widely across the world. The purpose of this conference is to gain a better understanding of how sustainability issues are understood, framed and pursued by different actors in Japan. Focusing on economic, societal, and political perspectives, we hope not only to encourage more social science research and teaching related to sustainability issues in Japan, but also to interrogate more widely what sustainability means for the academic profession.

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