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#Studio202X

Season 2 of #Studio202X takes a look at “The Future of Democracy“. Initiated by the Goethe-Institut Tokyo, moderator Daisuke Tsuda and his guests talk about scenarios of social change that could be triggered by the present Corona crisis. Season 2 of the four-part series starts on June 5 at 8 p.m. JST on Facebook and Twitter.


Beitrag von Staatsministerin Monika Grütters


Season 2


Part 1: Physical Integrity vs. Rights of Individual Freedom?

Can basic rights, namely “physical integrity” and “freedom rights” be balanced, and how? ​Guests: Kazuko Ito (lawyer and general secretary Human Rights Now), Toshihito Kayano (philosopher and professor, Tsuda University), and Christoph Möllers (jurist and professor, Humboldt University Berlin).

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Part 2: Corona, Xenophobia & Protest Movements

Due to current events, we have changed the topic of this episode to "Corona, Xenophobia, and Protest Movements". Guests: Chikako Mori (Sociologist and Professor, Doshisha University), Sven Saaler (Historian and Professor, Sophia University, Head, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation,Tokyo) and Koichi Yasuda (Journalist, Non-Fiction Writer).

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Part 3: Public Opinion, Digital Freedom & Suppression

What kind of chances and risks does the shift of social discourse into the digital space involve for democratic culture?Guests: Anastasia Kavada (Reader in Media and Politics, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster), Yoshitaka Mori (Sociologist and Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts), Yik Mo Wong  (Activist, Demosisto, Hong Kong)

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Part 4: Democracy and the Arts

Part 4 questions the challenges in cultural policy, which the current corona crisis generates for democratic societies. Guests: Carsten Brosda (Minister of Culture and Media, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, pre-recorded interview), Hideaki Omura (Governor, Aichi Prefecture) and Mayuko Sano (Professor, Kyoto University).

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All Episodes from Season 1


Part 1: Cultural Policy in Times of Crisis

Guests of the pilot broadcast are the lawyer Kensaku Fukui, playwright and theatre director Oriza Hirata, and the city of Berlin’s Senator for Culture and Europe and Mayor Klaus Lederer (advance interview). They discuss with Daisuke Tsuda the scope of cultural policies in Germany and Japan against the background of the fundamental threat to the cultural landscape by the standstill of public life. 

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Part 2: Virus Tracking / Privacy Hacking

Part 2 focuses on the debate over the use of big data amidst the corona crisis, which currently is held with great urge all over the world. Daisuke Tsuda's guests for this discussion are Stephanie Hankey (Co-Founder and Executive Director, NGO Tactical Tech), Michiko Kameishi (lawyer) and Takashi Okumura (Professor and Director, Health Management Center, Kitami Institute of Technology).

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Part 3: Lock Down Globalisation?

Part 3 of Studio202X discusses the effects of the corona crisis on the power balance between the global economic system and the political scope of action of nation-states. Guests: Markus Gabriel (philosopher and professor, Bonn University), Seiko Mimaki (Associate Professor, Takasaki University of Economics), and Takashi Shogimen (Historian and Professor, Otago University)

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Part 4: Unsafe Mind – Isolation, Anxiety, and Authority in Times of Corona

Part 4 examines the impact of drastic limitation of social life due to the corona crisis on the mental state of individuals and society as a whole. Guests: Kirsten Kappert-Gonther (Medical Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Member of the Bundestag, Alliance 90/The Greens; Pre-Recorded Interview), Maho Isono (Researcher, Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University), Chisato Kitanaka (Harassment Consultation Center and Associate Professor, Hiroshima University), and Masaharu Maeda (Fukushima Medical University).

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