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◎ Brochures
EUIJ-Kansai Brochure (PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2015  (PDF)update
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2014  (PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2013  (PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2012 (Cover PDF)(Contents PDF) 
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2011  (Cover PDF) (Contents PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2010 (Cover PDF) (Contents PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2009 (Cover PDF) (Contents PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2008 (Cover PDF) (Contents PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2007 (Cover PDF) (Contents PDF)
EUIJ-Kansai Annual Review 2006 (Cover PDF) (Contents PDF)
◎ Reports

(Report PDF) (11 October 2012)

"Business Challenges and Opportunities Arising from an Ageing Society"  (PDF)
Ms Eve Päärendson (President of the EESC-Japan Contact Group, Employers' Group of the EESC)

"From Ageism to Productive Ageing in the Super-Ageing Society Japan" (PDF) 
Prof. Ayako Fujita (Professor, Koshien University and Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)

"Challenges facing European pension systems" (PDF)
Mr Krzysztof Pater (Member of the EESC-Japan Contact Group, Various Interests' Group of the EESC)

"Challenges facing the pension system in Japan" (PDF)
Prof. Toshikatsu Oda (Kobe University)

"ICT and Active Ageing: continuing true life by working, connecting, helping" (PDF)
Mrs Laure Batut (Member of the EESC-Japan Contact Group, Workers' Group of the EESC)

"The work integration social enterprise in Japan: Requirements of institutional and social foundation for an active ageing society" (PDF)
Associate Prof. Kohki Harada (Rikkyo University)

(26 November 2011)

Minutes of the Symposium (PDF)


"Energy Policy in EU in post-Fukushima period from the trade unions perspective"  (PDF)
Mrs. Laure Batut (EESC, Employees’ Group)

"The Japan’s electric power supply system and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant accident" (PDF) Resume (PDF)
Prof. Akifumi Nakase (Osaka City University)

"Energy Policy in EU in post-Fukushima period from the business point of view" (PDF)
Ms. Eve Päärendson (EESC, Employers’ Group)

"Electricity Policy after the Tohoku Earthquake" (PDF)
Prof. Munenori Nomura (Kwansei Gakuin University)

"Disaster preparedness, and Relief Cooperation - the key role of volunteers’ teams (on base of the Polish model)" (PDF)
Mr. Krzysztof Pater (EESC, Various Interests Group)

"Civic Activities in the Tohoku Earthquake"
Associate Prof. Yoshihiro Seki (Kwansei Gakuin University)



"The role of civil society in the EU-Japan Relations, Presentation" (PDF)
Mr. Sandy Boyle (the President of the External Relations Section of the EESC)

(held on 22 September 2010)

Minutes of the Joint Workshop (PDF)


"Demographic Change in European Societies - some main policy challenges"  (PDF)
Prof. Claudius Ohder (Berlin School of Economics and Law)


"Ageing, and Shrinking Population: Challenges and Opportunities from Businesses´ Perspective" (PDF)
Ms. Eve Paarendson (President of the Contact Group on Japan, European Economic and Social Committee)

"Employment Policy and Old-age Pension in Japan: Their Interactions" (PDF)
Associate Prof. Yuki Sekine (Graduate School of Law, Kobe University)


"Work-life Balance as a Pre-condition for Demographic Restoration of the Society" (PDF)
Mrs. Erika Koller (Member of the Contact Group on Japan, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Employees´ Group)


"Marriage and Aging: Why Fertility Rate is So Low in Japan" (PDF)
Associate Prof. Takashi Unayama (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)


"Challenges Facing the European Pension Systems" (PDF)
Mr. Krzystof Pater (Member of the Contact Group on Japan, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Various Interests Group)


"Role of Public and Private Pension Benefits in Financing Elderly Household Consumption- Comparison of OECD Countries" (PDF)
Mr. Tatsuya Ishikawa (NLI Research Institute)

EUIJ, Kansai 7th International Symposium "The EU and Japan in the World"

(held on 20 September 2008)

Session 1: "Dialogues on the Environmental Protection between European and Japanese Civil Societies"
"NPO's Role in the Environmental Protection – a Japanese Case –" (PDF)
Prof. Masanobu Ishikawa (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, Director, "GOMI-Japan")
"P&G's Role in Sustainability Education and Partnership with NGO" (PDF)
Mr. Makoto Takada (External Relations Associate Director, Sustainability Program Leader, P&G Japan)
"NPO's Role in the Environmental Protection – a European Case –" (PDF)

Session2: "The Role of the Euro in the International Financial Regime"
"The Euro, ten years experience" (PDF)
Prof. Paul De Grauwe (Catholic University of Leuven)

Session 3: "International Peace and Security"
"The European Union as a Global Security Actor" (PDF)
Dr. Adrian Treacher (Lecturer, Politics and Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex)
"European Security and Defense Policy: Japanese Perspective" (PDF)
Associate Prof. Kazuto Suzuki (Graduate School of Public Policies, Hokkaido University)
"Enhancing EU's Contribution to Peace and Security: a Priority for the French Presidency" (PDF)
Ms. Pauline Carmona (Counsellor, Embassy of France in Japan)

(held on 10 May 2008)

"From the 'Rescue of the Nation State' to the Emergence of European Spaces" (PDF)
Associate Prof. Ryosuke Amiya-Nakada (Meijigakuin University)

"Explaining European Integration: The Contribution from Historians" (PDF)
 Prof. Wilfried Loth (University of Duisburg-Essen)

European Studies Round Table
"Teaching the EU in Asia - Challenges and Solutions: Institutional, Curricular and Methodological Issues"

(held on 25, 26 January 2008)

EUIJ, Kansai 3rd Workshop "The EU Accession of Two New Member States: Comparison of Poland and Romania"

(held on 9 December 2006)

EUIJ, Kansai 4th Symposium "Corporate Governance in EU and in Japan"

(held on 25 November 2006)

◎ Newspaper Articles

High School Students Given EU Class(Asahi Shinbun, 24 February 2011)

※ English translation of the original article reproduced with the permission of Asahi Shinbun. Underlined part was added by the EUIJ-Kansai.