Events

Events

Conference "Migration and Demographic Challenges: New Policy Approaches in Japan and Germany"

Under a worldwide trend of growing anti-globalism and anti-refugee movements, both Japan and Germany need objective, fact-based approaches to issues surrounding immigration. By sharing the experiences in this field, Japanese and German experts and politicians will learn from each other and formulate forward-looking migration policies that can contribute to a dynamic and sustainable future.

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Reception "50 Years FES in Japan"

FES Tokyo Office celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.

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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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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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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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Symposium "3.11 - 5 years after Fukushima, 30 years after Chernobyl"

Five years after the nuclear power plant accidents in Fukushima and 30 years after the accidents in Chernobyl, experts and citizens will discuss the current situation in Fukushima and the future of energy politics in Germany and Japan.

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International Symposium "Germany's experience with Refugees and the Implications for Japan"

Called the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the Syrian humanitarian disaster has displaced half of the country’s total population of 22 million, and about a third of them, 4.2 million people, have fled to neighboring countries and Europe.

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International Symposium "Peace and Conflict Research in East Asia and Eastern Europe"

At the symposium, experts discussed the actual tensions and disputes in Europa and East Asia. This symposium served to deepen the network and intensify the exchange on the topic “conflict prevention”.

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The 14th Forum for "Historical Consciousness and Peace in East Asia"

70 years have passed since the Battle of Okinawa. Until today, the fight against the bases, such as Henoko, continues. On this Forum, we discuss current issues related to the position of Okinawa in East Asia.

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German-Japanese Energy Dialogue

During the visit of Matthias Bartke MP, the Japanese-German dialogue on energy policy was deepened. Dr. Bartke met with Diet Members in Tokyo and with representatives of NGOs and concerned citizens during a visit to Fukushima Prefecture.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Japan Office

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Minato-ku
Tokyo, 107-0052
Japan

+03 6277-7551
+03 3588-6035

office(at)fes-japan.org

Graphic: Publications, J. Traud

Latest Publications

50 Years FES Japan Office

The Tokyo Office of the FES was founded in 1967. In a booklet commemorating the foundation of the Tokyo Office, we look back at 50 years of activities in the field of Japanese-German dialogue on topical issues important for the two countries and global Society.

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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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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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