*This lecture has finished.
- Lecturer: Ueda Noriyuki
(Professor, Liberal Arts Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
- Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 12:15-1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:45 am)
- Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
- Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
- Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ members: Free)
- (Reservation required, seating: 70) *Lunch is NOT included.
Almost three years have passed since the March 11 Tohoku earthquake. In reality, more than 30,000 people are committing suicide in Japan almost every year, more than the total number of missing and dead from the quake. Dr. Ueda stresses the importance of turning this “society of anxiety,” in which many people feel adrift and unsupported, into a “society of healing.”
What will be the foundations of relief or trust in this society full of anxiety, which has been going on since even before the quake? Dr. Ueda will talk about the keys for creating a people-friendly society, analyzing the roots of anxiety in adolescents as well as the role of adults by making comparison with cases overseas.