Round table with the delegation of "Arbeit und Leben" from Germany: Japanese perceptions of history and reconciliation in East Asia
Sven Saaler, FES Japan Representative, gave a lecture on Japanese efforts to come to terms with its history after World War II to the delegation of “Arbeit und Leben”, a German institution for political education.
Symposium: "Japan & Germany: What do we learn from the nuclear accident in Fukushima?"
One thing that became painfully evident through the nuclear accident on March 11th 2011 is that nuclear technology cannot be controlled by human beings. We have to ask ourselves: what choices do we have for our future?
International Symposium: "Declining birthrate and aging population in Germany and Japan"
The demographic change in Japan and Germany has become a serious challenge for the societies of both countries: Child poverty, the aging of the population and a shrinking labor force weigh heavily on the health and social incurance systems of both nations. On this Symposium we discussed how a country facing financial hardships can stabilize social security.
Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World 2012
The nuclear disaster of Fukushima has shown that nuclear energy is not a feasible option to secure Japan's energy supply in the future. Experts and decision-makers from Japan and Germany discuss options for future-oriented energy policies.
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.