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BLOG Learning from the past? Long-term socio-ecological trajectories towards and beyond planetary boundaries

Already long before the emergence of our own species Homo sapiens did humans modify their environment. As significant as they were for those early humans, such modifications were initially of strictly local and ephemeral character.

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Felix RIEDE
January 05, 2021

Series A series of Dialogues on Global History

What is global history, a new trend of historical studies? Global historians and junior researchers at Tokyo College exchange their ideas on the meaning and the potential of global history. Global History’s methods, effective topics and positionality of historians will be also discussed.

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Every Tuesday and Friday Available from 17:00 JST (Photo by WarmSleepy)

Symposium Technology for the society of “No One Left Behind”

The concept of social inclusion has been developed in considering the various social problems, including poverty, disability, aging, gender inequality, and unstable employment. In this symposium, the speakers talked about Inclusive Academic Project and discussed how to achieve inclusive society through technology.

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Speakers: ASAKAWA Chieko, KANZAKI Ryohei, KUMAGAYA Shinichiro
January 11, 2020

BLOG Ethnographies of Life and Work: Researcher Series Ep. 1

“Sustainability is not about continuing the same thing.” For Episode 1 of the new series, “Ethnographies of Life and Work: Researchers,” we invited Dr MINO Takashi, Project Professor at the Tokyo College.

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SHAKUTO Shiori
December 07, 2020

BLOG Japan’s migrants are not allowed to go ‘home’

In Japan, COVID-19 shifted the meaning of ‘home’ overnight with devastating effects on the transnational lives of migrants.

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SHAKUTO Shiori, Flavia BALDARI
December 01, 2020

ABOUT US Our principle theme “The Earth and Human Society in 2050”

Tokyo College aims to generate new knowledge to contribute to the creation of an inclusive society and spark deeper public engagement with the University.

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Learning from the past? Long-term socio-ecological trajectories towards and beyond planetary boundaries

2021.01.05
Tokyo College Blog

Author: Felix Riede
Already long before the emergence of our own species Homo sapiens did humans modify their environment. As significant as they were for those early humans, such modifications were initially of strictly local and ephemeral character. With the advent of fire control and ever-more sophisticated technologies, however, such modifications were beginning to impact other species.

Ethnographies of Life and Work: Researcher Series Ep. 1

2020.12.07
SHAKUTO Shiori

“Sustainability is not about continuing the same thing.” For Episode 1 of the new series, “Ethnographies of Life and Work: Researchers,” we invited Dr MINO Takashi, Project Professor at the Tokyo College.

Japan’s migrants are not allowed to go ‘home’

2020.12.01
Tokyo College Blog

In Japan, COVID-19 shifted the meaning of ‘home’ overnight with devastating effects on the transnational lives of migrants.
2019 was a special year in the history of migration in Japan recording the highest number of both foreign residents in Japan and Japanese residents overseas since 1968. Yet, COVID-19 disrupted this flow…

Future Earth – addressing Planetary Boundaries from Japan

2020.11.25
Tokyo College Blog

Authors: Dr. KASUGA Fumiko and TANI Junya
For the sustainable development of human society, it is essential to maintain the stability and resilience of the entire global system that supports the biosphere, and for that purpose, a major transformation of the entire social and economic system is required.

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