Digitalization and Ageing Well - German and Japanese Approaches

Ageing Experience | Digital Revolution | Startup Ideas in Japan and Germany

Dr. Lorenz Granrath | Atsushi Nakanishi | Jörg Schädlich | Prof. Hajime Yamada

Zur Veranstaltung anmelden Di 01.06.2021,
09:00 - 10:30 Uhr MESZ

16:00 - 17:30 Uhr JST


Demographic change is a reality in both Japan and Germany. In both our societies, the share of the population aged 65 years and older is increasing. DJW addressed this issue in 2019 with two symposia on “Demographic Change and Digital Revolution”. Two years ago, we focused on the impact of demographic change and digitalization on the working environment. This year, we would like to pick up the topic again with a different focus: the impact of digitalization on the quality of life of senior citizens.

Today’s senior people grew up in an analogue world. Can digitalization, despite being a challenge for many, contribute to a better ageing experience? How can Active Assisted Living (AAL) technology make life easier, safer and more enjoyable for senior people? How can technology help to connect generations? And what will happen when the generations that are more familiar with digital tools get older? 

These are questions that interest not only the older generation and their younger family members, researchers and politicians, but also founders of startup companies. With experts and startup founders, we would like to look at the possibilities digitalization offers to serve senior citizens. We will discuss approaches in Germany and Japan and exchange ideas and best practices.


  • Dr. Lorenz Granrath, Professor at Tohoku University, Smart Aging Research Center, and project leader at the joint EU-Japan project e-VITA
  • Atsushi Nakanishi, CEO of Triple W Japan K.K.
  • Jörg Schädlich, Founder and CEO of memoresa GmbH
  • Hajime Yamada, Professor Emeritus, Toyo University, Head of Delegate for Japan to IEC System Committee AAL (Active Assisted Living) and ISO TC 314 Ageing Societies


  • SENovation Award, Germany
  • Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

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Participation Fee

DJW Members: EUR 0 / JPY 0
Non-Members: EUR 35 / JPY 5.000


Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis e. V. (DJW)
Maria Deutsch
Event Coordination