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2020

‘SNS Counseling Case Book: Learning How to Support Through Clinical Cases,’ which Senior Lecturer Chihiro Hatanaka was involved in editing and writing, has been published by Seishin-shobo.

‘SNS Counseling Case Book: Learning How to Support Through Clinical Cases,’ which Senior Lecturer Chihiro Hatanaka was involved in editing and writing, has been published by Seishin-shobo.

This book is the sequel to “The SNS Counseling Handbook” (http://kokoro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/snscounselingbook_hatanaka_en/). The reader can learn about SNS Counseling based on actual clinical cases, as the book describes how counseling sessions utilizing SNS take place.

SNS Counseling is still a new form of psychological support. However, it is not completely different from conventional psychotherapy, rather, it provides us with a new perspective on how psychotherapy should be. Of course, what face-to-face interaction brings to us is irreplaceable, but the connections that the new channel of SNS opens up can also be valuable.

An online event was held on YouTube to commemorate the publication of this book. Details will be reported later.

 

An article by Associate Professor Seiji Kumagai was published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

An article on the life of Tsangpa Gyare (1161-1211), the founder of Drukpa Kagyü school, written by Associate Professor Seiji Kumagai, was published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion (Oxford University Press). Tsangpa Gyare’s school has been the state Buddhist school in Bhutan since the 17th century.
Seiji Kumagai: “Life and Works of Tsangpa Gyare (1161-1211), Founder of the Drukpa Kagyü School,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Oxford University Press.

2019

The SNS Counseling Handbook (Yasushi Sugihara and Tomoki Miyata, eds., Seishin-shobo), featuring a chapter by Dr. Chihiro Hatanaka, has been published

This handbook is the first to discuss counseling services provided via social networking services (SNS), specifically the messaging app LINE, in Japan.

While psychological problems such as bullying, suicide and abuse have become more serious, recent changes in communication tools have reduced the number of people who use counseling services, such as telephone counseling. In response to this, counseling via SNS began to arise around 2017.

 

This book collects clinical attitudes, techniques, and knowledge that counselors should know regarding this new field of SNS counseling. Dr. Hatanaka wrote a chapter entitled “Modern youth psyche and youth culture” in which she discusses the psychological and cultural characteristics of the young generation who often utilize SNS counseling services.

 

The SNS Counseling Handbook (Yasushi Sugihara and Tomoki Miyata, eds., Seishin-shobo)

 

 

2018

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2017

Dr. Kumagai Publishes Book Entitled Bhutan: Kingdom Aiming for the Happiness of its People

Dr. Seiji Kumagai‘s book, Bhutan: The Kingdom Aiming for the Happiness of its People, was published by Sogensha in July 2017.
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Ever since the Bhutanese King and Queen’s visit in 2011, Japan has shown an increasing interest in Bhutan. In 2017, the Japanese Princess Mako of Akishino made news when she visited Bhutan.
Bhutan is well known as the country whose public policies aim not just for material prosperity, but also for the happiness of its people.
It’s Gross National Happiness(GNH) policies have drawn attention from the UN. In Japan, those policies have had significant effects, inspiring nearly one hundred local governments to form “The Happiness League” which is centered in Tokyo’s Arakawa Ward.
However, are the Bhutanese really happy? Do conflicts arise despite the country’s Buddhist policies? How are they balancing such policies with the modernization of the country? Dr. Kumagai’s book introduces various largely undiscussed realities of Bhutan that can be instructive for the future Japanese policies, such as the relationship between the economy and happiness, the leadership’s way of implementing policies.

2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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