I had the pleasure to talk to Tristan R. Grunow about my new book Men in Metal. A Topography of Public Bronze Statuary in Modern Japan (Leiden: Brill, 2020). Listen to the podcast HERE!
During the visits of German Federal President Steinmeier to Japan in 2018 and 2019, I had the pleasure of briefing the President and his wife on Japanese politics. More photos from President Steinmeier’s visit on the website www.bundespraesident.de. Photo: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender visit the imperial gardens with Sven Saaler, professor at Sophia University in Tokyo (© Sven Saaler).
Prof. Saaler meets Abe Tomoko (member of the Lower House of Japan, SDPJ) and Johannes Pflug (member of the German Bundestag, SPD) in Tokyo on 3 June 2010.
Prof. Saaler discusses questions of East Asian regionalism with Prime Minister Hatoyama, April 2010. A few years later, Mr. Hatoyama invited Prof. Saaler to his internet TV channel to discuss the book Pan-Asianism. A Documentary History.