Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "Japan: The Precarious Future"

, 6:00pm –

Speakers: Anne Allison アン・アリソン
Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
デューク大学文化人類学研究科教授
“Precarity and Hope: Social Connectedness in Postcapitalist Japan”
「プリカリティと希望:ポスト資本主義日本における社会のつながり」

Sawako Shirahase 白波瀬佐和子Abe Fellow (1999) 安倍フェロー
Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo
東京大学文学部・大学院人文社会系研究科教授
“Demography as Destiny: Falling Birthrates and the Allure of a Blended Society”
「運命としての人口問題:出生率の低下と社会的混合の魅力」

Machiko Osawa 大沢眞知子Abe Fellow (1992) 安倍フェロー
Professor, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Social Sciences, Japan Women's University
日本女子大学人間社会学部教授
“Risk and Consequences: The Changing Japanese Employment Paradigm”
「変化する日本型雇用システム」

Moderator: Saori Katada 片田さおりAbe Fellow (1999) 安倍フェロー
Associate Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California
南カリフォルニア大学国際関係学部准教授

Japan -The Precarious Future is an edited volume that examines the various roads that might lie ahead for Japan’s possible futures. This colloquium focuses on some of the social issues raised in the book: three of the authors will present their chapters on demographic transformation, social connectedness, and the changing employment system. The talks will consider such issues as population decline and its implications for society; the rise of a relationless society characterized by lonely deaths, high suicide rate, social withdrawal, etc.; changes in the Japanese labor market including the increasing use of non-regular employees as a corporate cost-cutting strategy and other aspects of the deregulation of the labor market. Unstable employment correlates with other disturbing trends of rising poverty, growing economic disparity, and discouraged youth. The authors will discuss developments since the chapters were written and also analyze the effectiveness of Japan's current policies for tackling these social and economic problems.

Other chapters in the volume address work-life balance and gender, nuclear policy, disaster management, fiscal survival and financial revival, manufacturing, science and technology, security policy, rivalry with China, political leadership, and constitutional reform. The book was published by New York University Press in December 2015.

When: Thursday, June 30th 2016, from 6 pm to 8 pm
2016年6月30日(木)午後6時~8時

Where: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan, 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
東京都港区六本木5‐11‐16 国際文化会館 講堂
http://www.i-house.or.jp/access.html

Notes: Simultaneous interpretation will be available. Admission is free.
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