Symposium on People and Society 2004 "Building Communities for Better Lives"

Sponsored by Philip Morris Japan K.K., supported by TUJ

Date
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Time
Open at 13:00, Start at 13:30, End at 17:00
Venue
United Nations University, U Thant International Conference Hall
Instructor
Keynote Speaker:
Kenjiro Haitani, Novelist

Panelist:
Hayashi Yasuyoshi, Board Member, NPO "Tamagawa Community Development House"
Ayako Fujii, Executive Director, Eco-Coop Biwako Environment Co-operative Union Shiga
Charles E. McJilton: Executive Director, Food Bank Japan

Moderator:
Yoshinori Yamaoka, Executive Director, Japan NPO Center
Admission
Free
(If the number of applications exceeds 300, attendees will be chosen by lot.)

About the Keynote Speaker

Kenjiro Haitani: A best seller novelist.
Worked as a primary school teacher for 17 years. "A Rabbit's Eyes" was published in 1974 and became a best-seller. Since then, has written many works that display gentleness backed by severity, including "Teacher, Enter My Service" "The Children of the Sun" and "Alone in the Zoo." Is now writing what he considers his life's work, "The Pupil of Heaven," which explores how to live, education and society, through its hero Rintaro.


Event Overview

The symposium will primarily discuss the present issues affecting Japanese local communities and possible new approaches to improve the quality of life in the communities, with a focus on NPO's (non-profit organizations) roles and possibilities. Title of key note speech is "Life, this precious asset" presented by Kenjiro Haitani. Following panel discussion "Power of NPOs to Change Our Communities" will be made by three NPO leaders.


How to Apply

One of the following methods before June 15th, including your name, age, occupation (with company name if applicable), address with zip code, phone / mobile phone number, and E-mail address.


E-mail
info@pmjkk.com
Fax
0120-577-509
Postcard
P.O. Box #1146, Tokyo Chuo Post Office, 100-8693 Attn: Office of Philip Morris Japan K.K. Symposium on People and Society 2004

Contact Information

Office of Philip Morris Japan K.K. Symposium on People and Society 2004

Address
P.O. Box #1146, Tokyo Chuo Post Office, 100-8693
Tel
0120-603-014
Fax
0120-577-509
E-mail
info@pmjkk.com

About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.