In this conference, “Energy and Japan” will be discussed in regard to a temporal change from past to present (“Meiji modernity”, “postwar modernity”) and future (“Green capitalism”? De-growth/ post growth society? Scenarios after “Fukushima” and energy reforms). In other words: from a fossil energy-based era of industrial growth societies to a reconstruction of societies and cultures turning “post carbon”.
The Institute for Japanese Studies at Leipzig University headed by Prof. Dr. Steffi Richter will organize this conference together with Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs, Director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre and member of the German Ethics Commission for a Safe Energy Supply appointed by chancellor Angela Merkel. They are supported by the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF). The conference will be held in association with the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Japanisches Kulturinstitut Cologne (The Japan Foundation).
FFU director Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs will chair a PhD workshop and participate in the panels.