The Japan Society for Global System and Ethics’ 14th Annual Academic Conference
The Japan Society for Global System and Ethics’ 14th Annual Academic Conference was held on November 26, 2018 at Kyoto University’s Kokoro Research Center.
The Japan Society for Global System and Ethics was founded in 2006 to conduct and promote comprehensive and academic research, education and exchange to advance harmonious and symbiotic global life systems.
The theme of the conference was “Local, Global and Universal”. During the general meeting in the afternoon, the Chair, Seichi Kondo gave the opening remarks, followed by the keynote lecture by President Juichi Yamagiwa, “The Future of Humans and the Earth from the Perspective of Primatology”
During the symposium entitled, “Global Ethics: From Local to Global”, led by Yoshinori Hiroi (Professor, Kyoto University Kokoro Research Center), 20 minute reports were given by Tomokiyo Tanaka (Chief Priest, Iwashimizu hachimangu), Akihide Hirano (Vice Chair, NPO Regional Renaissance Agency), Yukiko Uchida (Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center), and Keishi Saeki (Professor, Kokoro Research Center). Shuntaro Ito (Honorary Professor, University of Tokyo) and Eiji Hattori (Executive Director, JASGSE) gave commentaries, followed by discussion. President Yamagiwa summarized the conference, followed by the closing remarks of Kizo Ogura (Professor Kyoto University). Aki Ogata (Liaison, Kokoro Research Center) moderated the conference.
At the post-conference party, Takeaki Sato (Professor, Kyoto Women’s University) gave a shamisen performance, accompanied by Kisae Makino on the violin.