Day2, November 10th
A-1 Reclaiming Local Culture: Lessons from Edo and indigenous Traditions
Today, the global economic system is the dominating force all over the world, tearing apart ecosystems and traditional cultures alike. Indigenous peoples. their cultures and worldviews, are an antidote to the poison of economic globalization, standing as the “last guardians” of nature sharing wisdom and lifestyles in harmony with Mother Earth.
In this session three panelists will discuss this issue; Teida Ayumu, a filmmaker who has been studying the spirituality of indigenous cultures around the world, Ishigaki Akiko, a dyeing and weaving artist who has worked on the conservation and regeneration of ecosystems, traditional crafts, and cultural values in Iriomote Island, Okinawa and Tanaka Yuko, an Edo researcher who campaigns on the importance of learning from the Edo era.
ISHIGAKI Akiko (traditional natural dying designer, from OKINAWA)
TEIDA Ayumu (documentary filmmaker, dancer)
Moderator: OIWA Keibo (Anthropologist, Representative of the Sloth Club)
A-2 Ecology and regional issues after the nuclear accident
Recent times in Japan have seen an increasing indifference in the social majority to issues of politics, energy and the environment – as if issues of great importance are someone else’s matters. Even after shock of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, social awareness of issues related to ongoing disaster seem to have been fading away.
At the same time, small, grassroots, community efforts to change the situation are continuing and has included the steadily expanding trend toward ‘Localization’.
Mutoh Ruiko(victims from Fukushima disaster)
Sato Takami (Jonan credit union)
Iwano Saori (Fridays for Future, Japan)
Moderator: YOSHIDA Akiko(FoE Japan)
A-3 Localization in Education – “It takes a child to raise a village”
They say “It takes a whole village to raise a child” but where did the “village” go? – The virtue of people supporting each other is diluting in urbanization and capitalism driven society.
If the village to raise a whole child is disappearing, how about taking it other way round and think like this – “It takes a child to raise a village”.
In this session, we hope you enjoy reports from schools and communities where children are recognized as central player in the localization movement.
Takahashi Kazuya (dean of JIYU free school),
Moo Somboon (director of International Network of Engaged Bhuddhism, Thai）,
Sugama Masamichi (vice president of JIyu no mori alternative School)
Tagami Nagi (Meijigakuin university)
Moderator: Onodera Ai (representative of SOKKA, community education group)
B-1 Happiness x “Aida” (between) x Local
YAMAZAKI Ryo (community designer)
TANAKA Yuko(president of Hosei univ.)
Moderator: OIWA Keibo(prof. of Meijigakuin univ.)
B-2 Transition for Climate Changes
AKASHI Osamu from Musashino univ. (urban permaculture),
Moderator: KOYAMA Mikae (Transition Japan)
B-3 From Global to Local, an inconvinient truth of Globalization
YAMADA Masahiko (Japan’s former Minister of Agriculture)
TSUTSUMI Mika(global journalist)
Helena Noberg-Hodge (Local Futures)
Moderator: UEKUSA Kazuhide(All Japan peace and coexistence)
C-1 Local Business, Local economy
Michael Shuman(lawyer, economist)
YANASAWA Daisuke(CEO of KAYAC co..ltd)
KUMANO Eisue(CEO of AMITA holdings)
Moderator: SUZUKI Nao (greenz.jp editorial chief)
C-2 Be Proud and Defend our Genuine Local Food!
Miso (soybean paste) is a traditional Japanese food, and “Hatcho Miso” is one of Japan’s leading local foods that has been produced since the Edo era in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture and is well known for its unique flavor and umami.
But there is a situation where the long-established stores that have been making Hatcho Miso for 400 years may not be able to claim the trademark “Hatcho Miso”.
In this session, we will raise issues related to the Geographical Indication (GI) system by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the naming of “Hatcho Miso”.
Would you like to take this opportunity to think about the current state of food, such as relationships between people, local communities, and environmental issues?
Shimamura Natsu(slow food journalist)
Asai Shintaro (CEO of Maruya co.Ltd.)
Nihei Toru(local food labeling company)
Moderator: PAL system (food co-op in Japan)
C-3 Potential of Eco Village, towards sustainalbe future
ONO Masashi(As One science, Suzuka)
Moderator: KATAYAMA Hiroko(GEN-Japan)