Legal Notice


Prof. Dr. Carmen Schmidt, Japan Research Center, University of Osnabrueck, 49069 Osnabrueck, Germany, Email:, Phone:++541-969-4623, Internet:

The German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences is a non-profit association, registered in the register of the district court of Freiburg i.B. under the number VR 380459. The Executive Board represents the Society in and out of court.

Responsible for the content of the GJSSS website is, according to § 6 MDStV, the Executive Board according to § 26 BGB.


The layout of the homepage, the graphics and pictures used, the collection and individual contributions are protected by copyright. The GJSSS reserves all rights, including those of photomechanical reproduction, duplication and distribution using special procedures (e.g. data processing, data carriers and data networks), even in part.

Disclaimer of liability:

The German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences strives to keep its website up to date, accurate and complete. Nevertheless, errors and mistakes may occur, for which no liability is accepted. The GJSSS accepts no liability for the relevance, content or completeness of the information and material offered in its web site unless the mistake occurred intentionally or through gross negligence.

Liability for links:

In its judgment of May 12, 1998 – 312 O 85/98 – „Liability for Links“, the Regional Court of Hamburg decided that the inclusion of links may entail joint responsibility for the content of the linked page. This can only be prevented by expressly distancing oneself from the contents of these pages. We hereby expressly dissociate ourselves from all contents of all linked pages. The operators of the linked pages are exclusively responsible for the content of their pages. This declaration applies without exception to all links on this website.