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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. In the view of declining birth rates, the “demographic time bomb” is one of the greatest challenges Japan and German social policies face today. FES Japan promotes Japanese-German dialogue in politics and civil society and supports academic exchange in this field.

Events

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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EPRIE 2019「ソーシャルメディアの課題:より良い社会をつくるために」

EPRIEは、アジアと欧州の若手研究者同士の交流を目的としたプログラムです。2018年のプログラムでは、ポピュリズムとポスト真実がメディアにもたらした問題について、議論を行いました。今年は、メディアに携わるゲストスピーカー、市民社会で活躍する人々、学者、政治家の方々を招き、社会の変化をもたらすツールとしてのソーシャルメディアをテーマにプログラムを開催します。

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C20 Summit "Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Democratic Governance through the SDG 16+"

Growing inequality, humanitarian crisis and violation of fundamental human rights threaten the international community. As conditions and space for civic society to find solutions to these challenges remain restricted, protecting human rights and the freedom of civic society are crucial. To achieve the SDG 16 focusing on Peace, Human Rights and Democratic Governance the civil society and the world leaders of the G20 must solve global challenges together. During the 2019 Summit "Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Democratic Governance through the SDG 16+" the Tokyo Democracy Forum will review and discuss these challenges within SDG 16 and adopt the Declaration of Tokyo Democracy Forum.

 

 

 

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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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