Holding of the 14th Meeting of the Japanese-Austrian Committee for the 21st Century and Public Symposium

September 17, 2010
Japanese

  1. The 14th Meeting of the Japanese-Austrian Committee for the 21st Century and Public Symposium will be held for two days from September 20 (Mon) to 21 (Tue) in Austria.
  2. Japanese Committee members include Mr. Hidenori Tsutsui, Advisor for Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Japanese chair); Mr. Daisuke Hiratsuka, Director-General of the Research Planning Department, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO; Dr. Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor of Keio University; Dr. Hiroyuki Minagawa, Associate Professor of Chiba University; and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Austrian Committee members include Mr. Max Kothbauer, Vice President of the Austrian National Bank (Austrian chair); Dr. Wolfgang Mazal, Professor of the University of Vienna; Dr. Hanspeter Neuhold, Professor of the University of Vienna; Dr. Manfred Prisching, Professor of the University of Graz; Dr. Gudrun Biffl, Professor of Danube University; and officials of the Austrian Foreign Ministry (BMeiA) and the Federal Economic Chamber (WKO).
  3. At the Committee Meeting on September 20 (Mon) entitled, “Future EU-Japan Cooperation in the Light of recent Developments” the members are expected to exchange opinions on the current state of regional cooperation concerning Japan and Europe and the prospect of a Japan-EU economic partnship agreement. 
    At the Public Symposium on September 21 (Tue) entitled, “The Role of Labour in a Society in Transition ,” members will exchange opinions on sociological change in the labor market, including female participation in the workforce, while receiving questions and comments from the floor.

 

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