Japan and Germany are two of the most important automobile countries in the world, with specific strengths and weaknesses. Experts from the academic and business world will discuss new developments in the automobile industry in these countries and the strategic implications for the German and Japanese automobile sector at an international one-day conference at Hosei University in Tokyo. The presentations and discussions should center around developments and new perspectives in recent years.
How is the Japanese automobile industry structured following the significant alliances and take-overs of recent years? How important is the Toyota production system for the development of the Japanese automobile industry? Which strategies are the Japanese and German automobile manufacturers pursuing on new and interesting markets like China? How are the component suppliers positioning themselves? Where are their strategic strengths and weaknesses? Which challenges do joint ventures with Japanese and German partners face? These will be just some of the key questions of the international conference in Tokyo conceived and organized by René Haak from the German Institute for Japanese Studies and Lorenz Granrath from the Fraunhofer Representative Office Japan.
In Cooperation with The Research Institute of Innovation Management, Hosei University
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany