Stéphane WELFERINGER, international delegate for Japan at Les Jeunes IHEDN


My favourite quote : 

“Instead of being afraid of the challenge and failure, be afraid of avoiding the challenge and doing nothing.” (Honda Soichiro)

Presentation of the delegation :

Japan is one of the most developed countries in Asia, at the forefront of many technological advancements and with a culture that is appreciated worldwide. At the crossroads of millennia-old traditions and of an almost futuristic modernity, it is also considered to be the most “Western” country of the region. Japan nevertheless faces quite a few challenges. The announced decline of its rapidly aging population raises questions about automatization and the place of robots in a “5.0 Society”. The uncertainty of the American ally’s position in Asia and the territorial disputes in the region have triggered new measures to modernize its self-defence forces. The country has already one of the biggest navy and coast-guard forces in the world.

Launched in October 2019, the Japanese Delegation of Les Jeunes IHEDN aims to gather expats and Japanese citizens at events (conferences, visits and workshops) on various topics, mostly focusing on international relations, cooperation, and technology.

What Les Jeunes IHEDN means to me :

To me, the association represents the new generation: international, open-minded and resolutely engaged. The work of all our study groups and the quality of our invited speakers are a testimony of our conscientiousness. If you want to contribute to the reflection on fascinating topics, do not hesitate anymore and join us!

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