What is a community? The dictionary defines community as “a group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.” However, rapid technological development and globalization have changed the nature of our communities while expanding the meaning of what a community can be. These changes have made it difficult for us to recognize what communities we belong to and what physical and social spaces we share as communities. This is especially true in large, interconnected, global cities like Tokyo.
TUJ faculty will examine the meaning and role of community in modern society from a variety of perspectives. We hope this event will be an opportunity for you to think about what community means to you and how you fit in and interact with your community or communities.
Dates: October 22, 24, 29, 31 and November 5
Time: 19:00-20:30 (doors open at 18:30)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F, Parliament
Cost: ¥2,500 for five lectures.
Bank transfer prior to the first session required. Non-refundable.
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Japan Summit 2018
Japan is in the midst of its longest uninterrupted economic expansion since the early 1990s, when the bursting of the country’s asset price bubble sent the country into a decade-long decline. Many predicted it would never recover. However, the negative factors that pessimists cited at the time are looking manageable or less bad than once expected.
Will the high stock prices, labor shortage and economic expansion continue? If so, for how much longer? What are the risks in the mid-long term?
The Economist Events’ Japan Summit 2018, taking place on November 14th in Tokyo, will make the case for optimism about Japan’s economy, and decipher the best course of action to ensure that Japan fulfils its enormous potential.
Key topics include:
Key speakers include:
Members of ACCJ are entitled to 30% discount on the standard rate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the code.
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