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Learn more about the people behind the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) and the work that helps us achieve our mission.   

Dorothea Mahnke

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In addition to her role as Director of the DWIH Tokyo, Dorothea Mahnke serves as Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Japan. She took up her role in both capacities in January 2017. 

Mahnke has been working as a Coordinator of International Relations in Kumamoto and Ishikawa, Japan and in the field of development cooperation in the Philippines and Ghana. In 2005 she changed to a German start-up company before she took up a position as a Program Manager for alumni programs at the DAAD in 2008. Between 2010 to 2017 Mahnke continued as the head of the unit “GATE-Germany Office and Marketing Expertise” (GATE-Germany: Consortium for International Higher Education Marketing). She holds a master degree in Japanese studies as well as a master of public administration in Higher Education Management. 

Konstanze Lang
Program Coordinator

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Konstanze Lang is the Program Coordinator of the German Centre for Research and Innovation in Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo). She manages the centre’s day-to-day operations, closely stays in touch with the Advisory Board members and Japanese partners at place and develops the DWIHs event concepts.  

Prior to her time at the DWIH she served as a program manager and advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, International Cooperation) in Bonn, Shanghai and Tirana from 2008 to 2018.  

Lang received her Master in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan in 2014 and a Diploma in Technical Journalism from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, in Germany, in 2005. Several exchange programs lead her to study and work in Japan.

Tamayo Suzuki

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Tamayo Suzuki is an assistant to the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) and in charge of logistic management of events and partly accounting. She has been working at the centre since 2009.

Yuko Kawamura

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Yuko Kawamura is in charge of communication and public relations at the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo). She is responsible for marketing and outreach including the DWIH newsletter and social media presence. Previously Yuko worked as a communications officer at Fuchs Japan Ltd., in Tokyo from 2014 to 2018.

Yuko holds a B.A. in International Studies from Meiji Gakuin University, Japan. During her studies, Yuko spent a year in Hamburg, Germany for a year-long international study exchange from 2012 to 2013. Following her graduation in 2013, she gained the experience and skills in managing events as well as marketing through an 8-months-internship at NRW Japan K.K. in Tokyo.