• Event

    Conference "The Relevance of Area Studies for the Sciences and Public Policy - Examples from Europe & Asia"

    Social sciences tend to neglect local conditions, i.e. the specific ecological, social, political and economic context of a country or a region. Our conference aims at highlighting contributions of area studies to the sciences, innovation and public policy.

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  • Event

    1st World Community Power Conference 2016 in Fukushima

    WCPC aims at bring leading community power proponents from Japan and the world together in order to discuss the role community power has to play in the global shift towards renewable energy.

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  • Publication

    Publication "Sun, Water, Wind: Development of the Energy Transition in Germany"

    The energy transition involves the complete conversion of the energy system of an industrial society. A comprehensive explanation of the energy transition that goes beyond mere statistics and technology requires the consideration of the economic, societal, and political context in which the relevant decisions are made.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Japan Office

7-5-56 Akasaka
Minato-ku
Tokyo, 107-0052
Japan

+03 6277-7551
+03 3588-6035

office(at)fes-japan.org

Welcome to the website of FES Japan

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President.

Apart from political education within Germany, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is active in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Tokyo office was founded in 1967 and is part of the foundation’s section “International Dialogue.” Furthermore, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a member of the European Network of Political Foundations (ENOP). Japan is Germany’s most important partner in Asia.

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Energy security

Energy security

Has become a major issue for the industrialized nations. Not only the guarantee of supply, but also the environmental impact and socioeconomic development increasingly have to be taken into account. more

Immigration and the integration of foreign citizens

Immigration and the integration of foreign citizens

Is one of the major challenges the societies of Japan and Germany are facing in the twenty-first century. more

Demographic change and ageing society

Demographic change and ageing society

In Japan and Germany is another topic of pressing urgency shared by the two countries. more

Regional integration in East Asia and Europe

Regional integration in East Asia and Europe

FES Japan seeks to introduce the experience of the EU integration into policy-debates on East Asian regional integration, which have been developing since the inception of the ASEAN+3 framework. more

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Events

Conference "The Relevance of Area Studies for the Sciences and Public Policy - Examples from Europe & Asia"

Social sciences tend to neglect local conditions, i.e. the specific ecological, social, political and economic context of a country or a region. Our conference aims at highlighting contributions of area studies to the sciences, innovation and public policy.

Read more

1st World Community Power Conference 2016 in Fukushima

WCPC aims at bring leading community power proponents from Japan and the world together in order to discuss the role community power has to play in the global shift towards renewable energy.

Read more

Symposium “EU-Japan relations: Shaping the Future”

The European Union and Japan have essential mutual interests that will likely continue to coincide over a longer period. Such interests include the economic and social progress of globalization on the basis of politically free and democratic societies, free markets worldwide, free trade, the ecological foundations of mankind, and the security of global commons.

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Graphic: Publications, J. Traud

Latest Publications

Publication "Sun, Water, Wind: Development of the Energy Transition in Germany"

The energy transition involves the complete conversion of the energy system of an industrial society. A comprehensive explanation of the energy transition that goes beyond mere statistics and technology requires the consideration of the economic, societal, and political context in which the relevant decisions are made.

Read more

Die Wirtschaftspolitik der Regierung Abe (Abenomics) (「安倍政権の経済政策(アベノミクス)・社会保障改革と社会民主主義の課題」)

Ito Shuhei cogently argues that Abenomics has not only failed, but that the Abe government's focus on economic and fiscal policies have led to a neglect of social policies and an increase in social disparities, which will most likely continue to increase in the future.

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"Was es mit den neuen japanischen Sicherheitsgesetzen auf sich hat" ("The New Japanese Security Legislation")

 

 

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Brochure of FES

Brochure of FES

Promoting Democracy, Peace and Development, making globalization socially equitable. more

Brochure of FES division International Dialogue

Brochure of FES division International Dialogue

Social Dialogue and Promoting Social Democracy. more