ドキュメンタリー「教育と愛国」

ドキュメンタリー番組「教育と愛国」は、小中学校で新教科として導入された道徳教育を巡る昨今の議論を批判的な視点で伝えています。特に、道徳教科で使用される教科書の編集、検定、決定のプロセスに焦点を当て、さらに現在の歴史教科書問題も分析されています。

出雲大社に掲げられた日本最大の日の丸 by かがみ~ licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

ドキュメンタリー番組「教育と愛国」は、小中学校で新教科として導入された道徳教育を巡る昨今の議論を、非常に批判的な視点で伝えている。この番組は、国が作り出した価値観と価値観教育の意義と必要性を巡る議論の高まりを受けて制作された。道徳教育が政治的な強い圧力の下にあるのは明らかであり、そこで目的とされているのは、日本人としてのプライドに欠けているとされる若者の国家意識を高めることである。しかしながら、ナショナリズム(または愛国主義)は教科書の中で様々な形をとって現れ、「友達と仲良くしよう」といった記述や、オリンピック選手の勝利を讃える記述等、普遍的な価値にあたる内容も含まれている。ここでは、(国家統制主義的とまでは行かずとも)国家中心的なレトリックは安倍政権の下での道徳教育の背後に鳴りを潜めており、これを批判しようとすれば「反社会的」「反日」といったレッテルを貼られるリスクを犯さなければならない。

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Events

Symposium „Active Ageing in the Digital Age. How can Digitalization and Connectivity enhance Social Participation and Inclusion?”

Japan and Germany are confronting fast ageing populations. Supporting the social participation and inclusion of a growing number of elderly people constitutes a major challenge for both societies. Digitalization and connectivity offer great opportunities in this respect. The symposium addresses the issues of active ageing in the digital age by looking at how societies like Japan and Germany are trying to integrate the older generation into the process of digital transformation.

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Workshop „Hate Speech as a School Topic – Teaching Democracy in Japan and Germany“

Hate speech has become a concerning phenomenon in our society, particularly on the internet where minorities such as immigrants or the LGBTQ community increasingly face hatred, verbal violence and discrimination. Children are exposed to different forms of hate speech on a regular basis, not only when using social media but also in everyday school life. The FES Office Japan invites Japanese and German teachers to exchange their views and to work together on different approaches to raise awareness and to prevent racism and violence among students.

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Workshop “Remembrance – Responsibility – Reconciliation. New Challenges for Education in Germany and Japan”

With the worldwide rise of populist movements, the increase of nationalist tendencies and young people knowing less and less about recent history, maintaining the memory of the past is more important today than ever. In this workshop, researchers from Germany and Japan analyse the culture of remembrance in both countries and discuss the current challenges of teaching history and commemoration in schools and universities.

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Latest Publications

Publication "Gewerkschaftsmonitor Japan"

What challenges do Japanese trade unions currently encounter? What determines the economic, social and political framework they operate in?

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Publication "Corona vs Abenomics: Japan’s reaction to the crisis"

Over many years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought to revitalize the Japanese economy, following a policy known as “Abenomics”. While Abenomics-related measures have only resulted in limited success, the COVID-19 crisis might prove to be the nail in the coffin for this economic approach.

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Publication "Gewerkschaftsmonitor Japan"

The briefing analyses the current challenges of Japanese trade unions and their economic, social and political framework.

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