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. Photo (above): German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife ElkeBuedenbender visit the imperial gardens with Sven Saaler, professor atSophia University in Tokyo, 2018 (Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo). More photos from President Steinmeier’s 2018 visit on the website www.bundespraesident.de.
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.