The Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011 rendered the current Japanese energy policy obsolete. In search of a new guideline for the future, the German example is frequently spotlighted and taken into consideration. German and Japanese policy-makers, bureaucrats and representatives of NGOs discussed future-oriented energy policies.
Round-table: Japanese-German Dialogue on Energy Politics
Since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima energy politics in Japan and Germany have been placed under scrutiny. While the German government changed its political approach towards a nuclear phase-out policy, Japan still discusses its future energy policies. Prof. Miranda Schreurs gave a lecture on recent developments in Germany and presented the conclusions of the german ethics commisision for safe energy supply.
International Symposium: Mutal Perceptions in Japanese-German Relations - Images, Imaginings, and Stereotypes
The Japanese-German relations date back to the Eulenburg mission to Japan in 1860/1861. In 2011 Japan and Germany will celebrate the 150th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. This symposium is part of a three-year research project that aims to explore the development of the Japanese-German relations.
Lecture "The Situation in North Korea and Current Issues of Security Policy in Northeast Asia"
Following a speech of Johannes Pflug (Member of the German Bundestag), a discussion with the participants of the event on the situation in North Korea and the perspectives of a security policy for northeast asia was held.
Round-table: Germany's and Japan's Relations with the USA
Japanese and German decision-makers and experts discussed the role of the US in the respective foreign policies of the two countries with a particular emphasis on changes since the end of the Cold War.
Workshop & Panel Discussion "Fiscal Policy Challenges in Sweden, Japan and the United States"
As Japan enters the third decade following the collapse of its asset bubble, its protracted economic and fiscal crises appear to be entering a new phase. The unprecedented change of government in the general election last August seems to only have highlighted the scale of previous policy failures without providing a credible programme for what has to be done.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.