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GLOCOL Seminar #110 -- Community-based Sustainability

2014-1-9 (Thu) 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lecturers: YOSHIMOTO Tetsuro, YOKOO Tomomi (Jimoto-gaku Network)

Locally-based lifestyle, lived with thankfulness for natural blessings and with a sense of reverence for nature, is the way in which people lived historically, making substantial use of natural power with reverence. Passing on wisdom from our ancestors with a little ingenuity, we understand reasons for our ancestors' deeds and aim to create towns and villages where people, nature, and our ways of making a living are in harmony.

This seminar is an open lecture of "Capturing Environmental Issues from Diverse Perspectives II -- Modernization and Environmental Issues" and "Capturing Environmental Issues from Diverse Perspectives II -- Practical Exercises".

Brief bio of YOSHIMOTO Tetsuro, a representative of the Jimoto-gaku Network
Mr. Yoshimoto was born in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture in 1948. After graduating from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, in 1971, he worked at the Minamata City Office. In the 1990s, he worked on the recovery of Minamata as a manager in the Environment Department. From 2006 through 2008, he served as a director at the Minamata Disease Municipal Museum. During that time, he was involved in many efforts for revitalizing Minamata, such as establishing a system to preserve and reinvigorate the environment for the development of local community lifestyles. He advocates Jimoto-gaku in which local people take the initiative in reviewing and reinvigorating their communities. He has been active in spreading these ideas throughout Japan.

Date: 2014-1-9 (Thu) 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Organizer: Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University
Venue: Room #41, Main Bldg., Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University

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