Hisako Yoshizawa

Representative Director

  • Invited Researcher, Human Research Centre, Waseda University.
  • Adviser, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Ochanomizu University.
  • MA and Ph.D. credentials; relocated to Germany in 2007. Current Ph.D. student, University of Düsseldorf.
  • Extensive experience supporting Japanese and German market entries for companies and project management for Japanese municipalities.
  • Specializes in family policy, child environmental studies, and research on post-divorce child custody from legal and family sociological perspectives.
  • Recipient, Poster Presentation Award for research into the audio environment of German childcare facilities (Child, Youth and Environmental Studies Journal,
    Vol. 13, No. 1, p. 54, May 2017).
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Prof.em. Dr. Shingo Shimada

Advisor / Senior Social Scientist

  • Ph.D. from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • Ex-Professor, University of Düsseldorf; retired March 2023.
  • Specializes in comparative cultural theory encompassing a broad academic spectrum.
  • Deep insights into welfare systems of Germany and Japan, emphasizing issues of ageing and declining fertility.
  • Comprehensive research in environmental issues concerning Germany and Japan.
  • Expertise in comparative social theory, particularly on depopulation and community challenges.
  • A recognized authority on Japanese and German societal and cultural intricacies.
  • Actively engaged in ongoing and diverse research projects.
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Laura Klug

Business & cultural Coordinator in Japan and Germany

  • living in Japan
  • Master degree in International Japan Research Program(TEACH) from the Bonn, Tsukuba and Korean Universities
  • guraduate of the University Düsseldorf with a degree in modern Japanology
  • German, English, Japanese and Korean

Aya Alvarez Uchida

Marketing Researcher & Coordinator in France

  • Graduate of Kobe Shoin Women’s College with a degree in English literature.
  • Further studies in French at Aix Marseille III university.
  • Based in Paris; lived extensively in both Germany and France.
  • Comprehensive support services for Japanese companies entering the European market.
  • Specializes in market research and event coordination in France.

Dr. Yoichi Yoshizawa

Senior Scientist

  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Doctoral Course in Applied Life Engineering (Doctor of Agricultural Science).
  • Graduated from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center with a Master’s in Law (LL.M.).
  • Specializes in applied microbiology, renewable energy, biotechnology, and related patents.
  • Technologist at a trading company think-tank, researching diverse European technologies and innovations.
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