Program for German Journalists to Visit Japan

Program for German Journalists to Visit Japan

Although the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011 brought Japan back on the agenda of international journalists, German media oftentimes focuses on China. But as a country with long democratic tradition and as an economic world power, Japan remains Germany and Europe’s strategic and important partner.

In order to promote increased and more varied news coverage of Japan in the German media, the Robert Bosch Stiftung launched a program in 2009 for German journalists to visit Japan. Applications are open to journalists active in all forms of German media (print, TV, radio, online). There is no age limit.

The topic of the 2015 program for German journalists to visit Japan was “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Civil Society in Japan”. The six-day program included speeches as well as discussions with prominent members from politics, administration, business, science, and the media. In the second half of the program, the journalists had the opportunity to conduct their own research.

The Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs (Keizai Koho Center) is assisting the Robert Bosch Stiftung in organizing and carrying out the program.

Further programs of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for journalists are:


Julian Hermann
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-187
Julia Sonntag
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-161