2018 East Asian Forum on UN Peace Operations “New Directions and New Approaches in UN Peace Operations, The Primacy of Politics and Protection of Civilians”
On the 2018 East Asian Forum on UN Peace Operations we will review the changing goals of peacekeeping, discuss directions and approaches taken by the United Nations and the four countries of East Asia, Mongolia, Korea, China, and Japan.
Phase out from nuclear and coal, energy transition and citizen's participation in Germany
Aiming to intensify the dialogue on environmental protection within civil society, chairman Hubert Weiger and other representatives of the biggest environmental organization in Germany (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland/FoE Germany), will join in on a dialogue program with both Japanese environmental organizations and political representatives.
Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income in Industrialized Societies：life and work challenges for students
Since the 1980s, disparities in income and wealth have widened in most industrialized countries. But can democracy survive when the rich get richer and the poor cannot put food on the table? What about equality of opportunity, a matter that should concern students entering the labor force? At the international conference, the above theme will be discussed with a view to encouraging students to confront social issues likely to have an impact on their futures.
The concept of “Industry 4.0” outlines the vision of a smart factory, which is characterised by the complete networking of all production parts and processes: real time control via ITC and the increased use of robots, which control themselves, are developments that should contribute to greater productivity through resource efficiency. The shift is already under way and the concept of Industry 4.0 is shaping the digital discourse in Germany.
Commentary "House of Representatives Elections 2017"
In the 2017 House of Representatives election, the LDP could again win a clear victory. The opposition was more divided than ever, after the break-up of the Democratic Party, and could not pose a serious challenge to the Abe government.
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.