Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe (EPRIE) - Nations and Identities -

EPRIE is a concept aiming to bring together young scholars and professionals from three Asian and three European countries, respectively. This year’s EPRIE participants have been challenged with many complex abstract ideas.

EPRIE 2015
Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe
-Nations and Identities-

Tokyo / Seoul    July 17 to 27, 2015

Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe (EPRIE) is a concept aiming to bring together young scholars and professionals from three Asian and three European countries, respectively: China, Japan, South Korea and France, Germany and Poland. This year’s EPRIE participants have been challenged with many complex abstract ideas. 

What should be mentioned is the interdisciplinary approach of the speakers and comparative studies that allowed the participants to gain a much broader view than perhapsinitially anticipated.   

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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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