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FES Japan Topics

The societies of Japan and Germany face many common issues, such as global climate change, energy security issues, and an aging society. FES Japan office aims at promoting and deepening Japanese-German dialogue on these important issues. In its activities, FES Japan cooperates with a variety of political groups, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, universities, as well as labor-related organizations.

FES Japan activities focus on the following topics:

  • Energy Security
  • Dialogue about the Legacies of History and Reconciliation
  • Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe
  • Immigration and the Integration of Foreign Citizens
  • Demographic Issues
  • Consumer Protection
  • Labor issues in Japan and Germany
  • The Role of Civil Society in Japan and Germany
  • Foreign Policy Approaches of Social Democratic Parties
Energy security

Energy security

Has become a major issue for the industrialized nations. Not only the guarantee of supply, but also the environmental impact and socioeconomic development increasingly have to be taken into account. more

Immigration and the integration of foreign citizens

Immigration and the integration of foreign citizens

Is one of the major challenges the societies of Japan and Germany are facing in the twenty-first century. more

Demographic change and ageing society

Demographic change and ageing society

In Japan and Germany is another topic of pressing urgency shared by the two countries. more

Regional integration in East Asia and Europe

Regional integration in East Asia and Europe

FES Japan seeks to introduce the experience of the EU integration into policy-debates on East Asian regional integration, which have been developing since the inception of the ASEAN+3 framework. more

Events

Symposium „LegalTech: Artificial Intelligence in the legal system – benefits and risks“

Digitalization and Artificial intelligence (AI) have a fundamental impact on working processes – for legal professionals, but possibly even for the legal system itself. The symposium discusses the benefits and risks of AI technologies in legal services with experts from Japan and Germany.

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日独シンポジウム リーガルテック 法および司法における人工知能 ―チャンスとリスク―

デジタル化と人工知能(AI)は、法律家の職務に、また司法制度自体にも根本的な影響を及ぼす可能性があります。本シンポジウムでは、AIテクノロジーによって法律業務にもたらされるチャンスやリスクについて、日本とドイツの専門家が議論します。

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EPRIE 2019 - Overcoming the challenges posed by social media: How to make it work for social change?

EPRIE aims to share and exchange perspectives and experiences between East Asia and Europe. In 2018, we examined the challenges posed to the media sector by populism and post-truth politics. This year, together with media practitioners, actors from civil society, scholars and politicians, we will focus on social media as a tool for social change.

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Latest Publications

Study "Social Innovation Policy for Industry 4.0"

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.

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Interview "Security by the back door"

Japanese MP Shoichi Kondo discusses a controversial anti-terror law that critics say weakens civil liberties.

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対談 "Security by the back door"

人権侵害と批判されている「テロ等準備罪」法について、近藤昭一衆議院議員がインタビューに答えました。

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Japan Office

7-5-56 Akasaka
Minato-ku
Tokyo, 107-0052
Japan

+03 6277-7551
+03 3588-6035

office(at)fes-japan.org