Japanese Studies


„Rechtsruck in Japan? Am Rundfunksender NHK zeigen sich die Konflikte der japanischen Gesellschaft“ [Shift to the right? The conflicts within Japanese Society as revealed by broadcasting station NHK]. In: ipg-journal, August 2014.

Link to publication: http://www.ipg-journal.de/kommentar/artikel/rechtsruck-in-japan-533/

„Die Illusion politischer Stabilität: Japan nach der Oberhauswahl“ [The illusion of political stability: Japan after the Upper House elections]. In: WeltTrends, Bd. 93, November/Dezember 2013.

(with Julian Plenefisch) „Nach den Wahlen: Rechtsruck in Japan“ [After the elections: Shift to the right in Japan]. In: WeltTrends, Bd. 89, März/April 2013.

Review: McCormack, Noah Y. 2013, Japan’s Outcaste Abolition. The Struggle for National Inclusion and the Making of the Modern State. London (u.a.): Routledge. In: Dhau – Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte, Vol. 1, 2016.



  • Mar 8, 2019: "日本の道徳教科書の批判的言論分析 [A Critical Discourse Analysis of Japanese Moral Education Textbooks]", 第二回国際ワークショップ「諸  国民文化」: 国際的文脈における日独の視点」2. International Workshop: National Cultures – Japanese and German Perspectives in an International Context“, Rikkyō University, Tokyo.
  • Nov 24, 2018: “Understanding the Constitutional Democratic Party: Its Characteristics, Ideology and Social Structure”, VSJF Annual Conference, Japanese-German    Centre (JDZB), Berlin.
  • June 25, 2013: “Social Democratic Actors in the DPJ”, EJARN Conference “Towards Stronger and Deeper Relations between Japan and the EU”, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris.
  • Feb 20, 2013: “Social Democracy in Japan – What’s Left?”, DIJ Social Science Study Group, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (DIJ), Tokyo.