Coping with the Crisis - The Psychosocial Impact of the Pandemic

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The Corona crisis has affected societies in Japan and Germany in many ways. In addition to the health consequences, the pandemic also brings with it significant social and psychological effects such as unemployment and growing poverty, depression, loneliness, and conflicts in the home environment.

Against this backdrop, the DWIH Tokyo and the Japanese-German Centre Berlin (JDZB) held the virtual symposium “Coping with the Crisis” on June 10, 2021. Practitioners from Germany and Japan reported on their experiences during the pandemic; researchers from various disciplines exchanged their findings and assessments on the consequences of the pandemic for both countries – with the aim of identifying social trends and ways out of the crisis.

With over 300 registered participants from universities, research institutes, public administration and the interested public, the symposium met with broad interest. The reports and discussions highlighted both the shared experiences across countries, but also country-specific differences in the impact and handling of the pandemic.

Video recordings from the symposium

You can watch the recordings of three of the impulse presentations from the panel discussion below.

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Video recording of the presentation by Prof. Dr. UEDA Michiko

Video recording of the presentation by Prof. Dr. UEDA Michiko

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Video recording of the presentation by Prof. Dr. Klaus LIEB

Video recording of the presentation by Prof. Dr. Klaus LIEB

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Video recording of the presentation by Prof. Dr. UCHIDA Michiko

Video recording of the presentation by Prof. Dr. UCHIDA Michiko

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Impulse presentation by Prof. Dr. Klaus BERGER

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Event information

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Time: 18:00-20:00 (JST) / 11:00-13:00 (CEST)

Language: German / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Flyer (German / Japanese)

Programme (German / Japanese)

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[Greeting]

Dorothea MAHNKE, DWIH Tokyo

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Dr. Julia MÜNCH , JDZB

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[Perspectives from the practice]

ŌZORA Kōki, NPO “A Place for You”

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Jens GRÄBENER, Berliner Krisendienst

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Jens Gräbener, born 09.03.1968, graduated with a diploma in psychology. A Systemic therapist (DGSF), psychological psychotherapist (behavioral therapy), and member of the German Society for Suicide Prevention (DGS), he serves as head of Berlin Crisis Service Region West. In addition, he is teaching supervisor for systemic therapy and behavioral therapy.


Moderation:
Ulf KIRSE, Universität Bielefeld

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[Panel discussion: Effects, developments, approaches to solutions]

Prof. Dr. Klaus BERGER, NAKO Expert Group “Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases” / Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Münster


Prof. Dr. UEDA Michiko, Waseda University

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Michiko Ueda is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining Waseda University, she has taught at Syracuse University and California Institute of Technology. Her research interests include suicide prevention, and public health, and public policy. Her latest publications include “Suicide and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan” (Journal of Public Health, 2021), “Mental health status of the general population in Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic.” (Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 2020), and “Tweeting celebrity suicides: Users’ reaction to prominent suicide deaths on Twitter and subsequent increases in actual suicides” (Social Science and Medicine, 2017). She received her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Prof. Dr. Klaus LIEB, Universitätsmedizin Mainz / Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research

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Univ.-Prof. Dr Klaus Lieb is scientific director of the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) and head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Mainz.

Prof. Dr. UCHIDA Yukiko, Kyoto University

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Dr. Uchida is currently a professor of social and cultural psychology at the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University.


Moderation:

Dr. Nora KOTTMANN, DIJ Tokyo

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