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特別インタヴュー:政党系財団づくりこそ政策論争活発化の第一歩にになる( 『改革者』, 2017.6, pp. 10-15.
“Die Arbeit der FES in Japan“ (The Activities of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Japan). Sven Saaler (ed.), Zivilgesellschaftlicher Dialog zwischen Japan und Deutschland / 日独政治対話の歩み (in German and Japanese). Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung , pp. 41-64. 2017. PDF
“Militär ja, Flüchtlinge nein.” Japans eigenwillige Interpretation von internationaler Verantwortung (“Military forces yes, refugees no.” Japan’s curious interpretation of international responsibility), Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, 8 October 2015.
[with Terawaki Ken] 映画が歴史を直視するとき (When Movies Look at History) Eiga Geijutsu 『映画芸術』 453 (Autumn 2015), pp. 66-71.
和解の歩み、異なる日独 (Processes of reconciliation, differences between Japan and Germany; interview article), Asahi Shinbun, 18 June 2015.
後藤新平とドイツ (Goto Shinpei and Germany). 『時代が求める後藤新平。自治/故郷/世界認識、1857〜1929』 藤原書店、 2014, pp. 185-188.
Tawara Yoshifumi: “The Abe Government and the 2014 Screening of Japanese Junior High School History Textbooks” (translation of 安部政権と2014年度中学歴史教科書検定) The Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus), Vol. 13, Issue. 16, No. 2, 27 April 2015.
[with Sumizawa Hiroki, Aoyama Yasushi, and Yamaguchi Jiro]: 座談会:地方政治はどこまで国政に迫れるか Post Tokyo Governor Election: Future Prospective of Japan and Tokyo. Roundtable Talk “Voices and Power of Local Politics against National Politics: Life, Development, Anti-Nuclear Power in Tokyo”), 『生活経済政策』 no. 207 , 4/2014, pp. 8-21.
Could Hosokawa Morihiro’s political comeback restore sanity to Japanese Politics? The Asia Pacific Journal (Japan Focus) 12, 4/2, 27 January 2014.
Japan’s Fateful Elections. What the Abe Administration Portents. Socdem Asia Quarterly, October 2013, pp. 6-7.
ヘートスピーチ。「人間の尊厳は不可侵」独は表現の自由制限 (Hatespeech. ‘The dignity of the individual is inviolable.’ Germany limits the freedom of expression) Kyodo News opinion column, printed in regional newspapers such as Kôchi Shinbun, Nagasaki Shinbun, Yamagata Shinbun, Iwate Nippô, and others. 7 August 2013.
[with Christopher W.A. Szpilman]:東アジアにおける地域主義とアジア主義に関する歴史研究の現在 (Recent developments in research on regionalism in East Asia and Asianism). 『日本思想史学』(Journal of Japanese Intellectual History) 45/2013, pp. 199-202.
[with Nogami Gen, Yamamoto Tadahito and Yanagihara Nobuhiro]: 研究座談会:戦争記憶の現在、これから (The Present and Future of War Memory). 『望星』(Bōsei) 9/2013, pp. 39-51.
[with Christopher W. A. Szpilman] Japonya ve Pan-Asyacilik. 21. Yüzyil “Asya Yüzyili” olacak ( Aydin. Istanbul Aydin Üniversitesi Uygulama Gazetesi 1/2011 (1 Ağustos), pp. 21-23.
[with Terawaki Ken] 戦勝国が描くナチス時代のドイツ。歴史的事実とフィクションの境界 (Nazi Germany in Movies of the Victor Countries. The Borderline between historical fact and fiction). Eiga Geijutsu 『映画芸術』429 (Summer 2009), pp. 66-70.
Japanese Foreign Policy After World War I: National Sovereignty, International Cooperation and Regional Integration. Tôkyô: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, 2003 (DIJ Working Paper 03/3). 30 pp.
Commentary on Japan and its position in the world for (formerly “Japan Echo”) (since 2012)
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Commentary on the political and social situation in Japan written for the German Social Democratic Party, SPD (since 2011)
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Short papers on Japanese politics and society, written for the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, FES (since 2009)
FES website ( (insert “Saaler” and click “suchen”)
Japan’s and Germany’s Postwar and Post Cold War: The Issue of Being Trusted
In: “Magazine 9″ (
Japan, Germany and “September 11″. In: DIJ Newsletter. Information from the German Institute for Japanese Studies 20 (October 2003), pp. 1-2.
Burgerinitiativen gegen Geschichtsrevisionismus. Neue Entwicklungen im japanischen Schulbuchstreit (Grassroots Initiative against Historical Revisionism). In: DIJ Newsletter. Information from the German Institute for Japanese Studies 15 (February 2002), pp. 1-2.
Von Hunden und Walen – Fernoestliche Delikatessen und die Fussball-WM (Of Dogs and Whales: Far Eastern Delicatessen and the FIFA Soccer World Cup Korea/Japan 2002) . In: OAG Notizen, 06/02, pp. 8-17.




Introduction of the book “Under Eagle Eyes” in German radio station SWR2 → radio program / text

Interview on the publication of “Karl von Eisendecher im Japan der Meiji-Zeit
Daily Asahi Shinbun, October 2007

For further reviews and introductions of the book in newspapers see the “Books” section.

Interview on the exhibition “European Views of the Russo-Japanese War
Daily Asahi Shinbun, November 2005

Newsweek, 31 October 2005

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Frequent Interviews with Reuters

Interview with Reuters on the revision of the Basic Law of Education
Interview with Reuters on the movie Yamato
Interview with Reuters on the Nanjing Massacre
Interview with Reuters on the history textbook problem

TV appearance, NHK Educational, 18 October 2005
Program “Shiten Ronten”
The Political Situation in Germany after the Elections

TV appearance, NHK Educational, 7 December 2004
Program “Shiten Ronten”
Japan and Germany Approaching the 60th Anniversary of the End of the War

Interview on Yasukuni Shrine and historical memory
Monthly Journal Sekai, 9/2004

TV appearance NHK Educational, 17 May 2004
Program “Shiten Ronten”
Regional Integration in Europe and Asia

The New York Times, 4 October 2002
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Russian translation

Interview on Yasukuni Shrine and historical memory:
Shinbun Akahata, 23 April 2003

Articles on the Japanese telecommunications industry

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