5. German-Japanese Economic Forum, 2011


Partnership with tradition and potential for the future

With more than 140 participants, the 5th German-Japanese Economic Forum at the Hanover Fair was more well attended than ever before. Media interest in the first meeting of German and Japanese personalities from politics and industry after the disaster in Japan was also unusually high.

Common tenor: especially in times of crisis, partnerships like the German-Japanese one must prove their worth. The contributions by Hitachi and ENERCON as well as Komatsu Hanomag showed how cooperation between two high-tech locations can work successfully. New fields of technology, such as the restructuring of power grids and the expansion of electromobility, were mentioned in Siemens' contribution. Following a possible "energy turnaround" in Japan, there will be even more opportunities for German-Japanese cooperation in this area in the future.