*Submission Date EXTENDED by July 21!* Call for Abstracts “1st Stakeholder Dialogue with Young Scientists: Increasing the Ambition Level of Climate Change Mitigation – New Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation on the Energy Transition” by the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC)

The submission date for the Call for the titled event, which was publicized as “EJEA News” on July 4. was extended as follows:


Extended deadline: by July 21st, 2021
(Acceptance notification will be sent by August 6, 2021)

Please submit to the following addresses: gjetc@wupperinst.org

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EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation e-News June 2021 is now available!

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation: e-News June 2021 now available at https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/e-news-june-2021.

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Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – third DIJ Method Talk on digital ethnography (online), July 21,1pm (JST)/8pm (CET), July 20, 9pm (PDT) by Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (DIJ)

You are cordially invited to the third DIJ Method Talk (Social Science Study Group)  on

July 21, 2021, Wed, 1pm (JST)/July 20, Tue, 9pm (PDT)
Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Surveys in Japan: Methods and Epistemologies  (dij.tokyo/measuring)

Daiki Hiramori, University of Washington, Seattle
Saori Kamano, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research in Tokyo

(in cooperation with Laura Dales, University of Western Australia)

In recent years, issues involving sexual and gender minorities have increasingly attracted attention in Japan. Addressing the lack of data to understand social inequality based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), we developed questions to measure SOGI on population-based surveys under the research project “Demography of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Building a Foundation for Research in Japan.” This allows us to statistically compare the lives of sexual/gender minorities and the majority using representative data. In our talk, we first present findings from our preparatory studies, including focus groups and a pilot survey used to develop SOGI questions in the Japanese context. Then we report the results of the Osaka City Residents’ Survey, one of the first population-based surveys with SOGI questions completed in Japan. Third, we present findings from an experimental web survey, focus-ing on the response category —“don’t want to decide, haven’t decided”— to the sexual orientation question we proposed. Here we address the issue of heterosexual respondents being misclassified as non-heterosexual and the difficulty of fully separating heterosexual and non-heterosexual people in survey data. We conclude our talk by discussing two approaches to population sexuality (a demographic approach and a queer approach) to explore the possibility of a queer demography.

Daiki Hiramori is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research interests include quantitative methodology, queer and feminist studies, sexuality and gender stratification, the demography of sexual orientation and gender identity, and Japanese society. In addition to an MA in Sociology and a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington, he holds a BA in Sociology with a minor in Mathematics from International Christian University in Tokyo.

Saori Kamano obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology at Stanford University. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research in Tokyo. Her fields of interest include Family, Sexuality and Gender, and her recent research focuses on the demography of sexual orientation and gender identity, and quantitative analyses of the well-being of sexual and gender minorities as well as public attitudes toward sexual and gender minorities.

Registration is required via email to kottmann@dijtokyo.org until July 20, 2021 (JST). Log in data will be provided after registration. 

The DIJ Methods Talks – a new lecture series at the DIJ – are part of the Social Science Study Group, a forum for scholars conducting research on contemporary Japan. Meetings are held once a month and are open to speakers from all disciplines of the social sciences focusing on methods and methodological questions. The event is open to all. More information here.

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Call for Abstracts “1st Stakeholder Dialogue with Young Scientists: Increasing the Ambition Level of Climate Change Mitigation – New Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation on the Energy Transition” by the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC)

1st Stakeholder Dialogue with Young Scientists
Increasing the Ambition Level of Climate Change Mitigation
– New Challenges and Opportunities for International
Cooperation on the Energy Transition


Date: September 1st (9:00-12:00h CET, 4:00-7:00h JST) – online


The COVID-19 pandemic revealed that combined efforts at the international level to tackle global threats are both necessary and possible. It also shed light on the World’s potential to develop, produce and disseminate (technological) goods and generate public financial support needed to deal with the pandemic – in breathtaking speed and amount. To accelerate the Energy Transition, to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, and to cope with the effects of climate change, similarly decisive policy measures are the order of the day.


With a particular focus on energy solutions and policies that are in line with climate change mitigation commitments while also being compatible with security of energy supply, social well-being and the international competitiveness of the economy, the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) strives to enhance the binational exchange between researchers investigating energy matters related to Japan and/or Germany.


On the occasion of its First Stakeholder Dialogue with Young Scientists, the GJETC seeks to widen its perspective by inviting young scientists (age under 40years) with a particular focus on the Energy Transition in Germany and/or Japan to share their ideas with the Council members following brief presentations of this term’s study topics.


Additionally, we encourage scientists from various disciplines to present their own scientific findings or to introduce a question/topic for comparative German-Japanese analysis that could be discussed by the Council members. If your submission is accepted, you will be invited to present your results or ideas in elevator pitches of 5 minutes, followed by 5-10 min. Q&A from the Council Members.


Action invited: Submission of an abstract (up to 200 words) for an elevator pitch
Deadline: by July 12th, 2021 (Acceptance notification will be sent by August 6, 2021)
Please submit to the following addresses: gjetc@wupperinst.org


Conference Organizers:
Prof. Masakazu Toyoda, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), Japan
Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke, former President of Wuppertal Institut, Germany

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