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Labo Café / Nakanoshima Collége -- "The Japanese Family as seen from the Child's viewpoint"

2014-3-6 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Today, what constitutes a family is being rewritten by the decision in the paternity suit in a case of gender identity disorder, the increase in common law marriages, and the debate surrounding same-sex marriage. However, there have always been problems surrounding child legitimacy, a woman's divorce and the timing of her remarriage.

Join us in discussing from the viewpoint of the child, what the family should be and what it has been, and then what the possibilities are for the future.

Guest: IDO Masae, former member of the House of Representatives

Café Masters: HONMA Naoki, Academic Staff, CSCD; OHKITA Masatoshi, Research Fellow, OU; KIKUCHI Takeshi, Kansai University; MATSUKAWA Eri, Specially Appointed Researcher, CSCD

Jointly sponsored by: Cafe Philo

  • Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • The program may be modified from what is noted here.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse on the 1st basement of the Naniwabashi Station was set up as the Art Area B1 at the time of opening of the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line on October 19, 2008. Starting then, the project to make the station a center of artistic communication commenced.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1 is the "Lab Café," designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. The Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

Date: 2014-3-6 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway), Kaitokudo for the 21st Century
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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