The Free University of Berlin will confer an honorary doctorate degree to the Japanese philosopher Dr. Ken'ichi Mishima at a cermony on February 17, 2011.
The Laudatio will be delivered by Jürgen Habermas.
Further information here.
Dr. Ken'ichi Mishima is professor for social philosophy and contemporary philosophy at Tokyo Keizai University. He is the author of numerious books on German philosophy and critical theory, including works on Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin. Since 2002, he has been a member of the international council for the Institute of Social Research in Frankfurt/Main.
See Ken'ichi Mishima's essay "Zur Rezeption von Habermas in Japan" (2009).
See Martin Orth's portrait of Ken'ichi Mishima - "Der Habermas-Freund" (2009).