Gender equality is a human right, but Japan and Germany are still facing a gap when it comes to opportunities for women and men. Equal pay remains a... More
Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. In the meantime, many countries... More
The Digital Age has brought new opportunities for civic expression and participation. However, Social Media also facilitates the spread of... More
On his first trip to Asia, the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Heiko Maas, explained the increasing importance of Japanese-German... More
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President.
Apart from political education within Germany, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is active in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Tokyo office was founded in 1967 and is part of the foundation’s section “International Dialogue.” Furthermore, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a member of the European Network of Political Foundations (ENOP). Japan is Germany’s most important partner in Asia.