German and Japanese Successes and Responsibilities
The Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted a conversation with Ambassador Volker Stanzel, GMF's senior advisor for Asia and former ambassador of Germany to Japan and China.
Sarah Raine, GMF's non-resident transatlantic fellow for Asia, moderated the discussion which focused on the respective roles of Germany and Japan in international affairs 70 years after the end of World War II. The conversation examined the opportunities and challenges facing both countries in the post-war years as they looked to increase their contribution to, and influence within, the international system, as well as the current opportunities for Japan and Germany to further develop their relationships with the United States, and medium-sized and rising powers.
The conversation was based on Ambassador Stanzel's latest policy brief, seventy years after World War II: German and Japanese successes and responsibilities.