Wolfgang Brenn is heading the project management (conference division) of the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB). Before joining the Center he was a Visiting Professor at Rikkyo University, Tokyo (1986-91, Lektorat of the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD), and teaching at the University of Tokyo (1987-91). He studied German literature, politics and philosophy at Marburg and Frankfurt University and finished his studies with the first and second state examinations for senior high school teachers. Mr Brenn completed his PhD at Frankfurt University in German literature. After his studies he lectured at the University of Liverpool (DAAD-Lektorat, 1982-84) and at the University of Frankfurt (1985-86), where he also pursued research on British eGermanistikf during National Socialism (DAAD research grant). 2004-06 he took leave from the JDZB and joined the Foreign Office to support the staff of the German Embassy in Tokyo for gGermany in Japan 2005/2006h.