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Symposium Asian Cities and the Human-Centered Society

This symposium discusses the trajectory of human-centered society development in Asia through interdisciplinary and transnational dialogues. To what extent can technology support human-centered approaches to urban living? Does the trajectory for human-centered society development address human interests, values, and well-being, or simply the technology itself? Where are cultural, societal, and heritage values situated within this trajectory?

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Zoom Webinar
Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm JST

Language and Identity Workshop Series. Workshop 1 Transpositioning: A New Take on Translanguaging and Identities (ft. Prof. LI Wei)

This talk looks at transitional mutilinguals’ journey of Transpositioning – a process where people break from their pre-set or prescribed roles and switch perspectives with others, through communicative practices such as translanguaging and transmodalities, by releasing one’s self from conventions and fostering a greater sense of possibility, freeing ourselves from habitual thinking, and building empathy for others involved in the process.

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Zoom Webinar
Thursday, 2 February 2023, 17:30 - 18:30 JST

Lecture (Prof. Alastair MORGAN) The UK’s Indo-Pacific Tilt: What Changed in 2022?

In 2021, the British Government announced and put in train a ‘tilt to the Indo-Pacific’ in defence, security, development and foreign policy. How has this fared in 2022, in the face of developments including political turmoil and economic difficulties in the UK, and the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

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Zoom Webinar
Friday, 3 February 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm

Lecture (Prof. Craig JEFFREY, Dr. Jane DYSON) Life Support: Youth, Life and Viability in Rural North India (Lecture and film screening)

Professor Craig Jeffrey and Associate Professor Jane Dyson will show how young people in rural Uttarakhand, north India, attempt to make viable lives as they respond to environmental and socio-economic crises and engage in everyday social action. They will also screen Professor Dyson’s documentary film Spirit, which explores related themes.

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Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 4:00-5:30pm

Lecture (Prof. Jennifer ROBERTSON) Affective(Kansei) Robotics in Japan: Designing and Programming Gender and Emotions in Humanoid Robots

A number of humanoid robots in Japan have been supplied with gender and emotions, qualities that are stereotyped and greatly simplified in order to create algorithms. Prof. Jennifer Robertson discusses the implications that their design has for other industries.

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Zoom Webinar
Monday, 20 February 2023, 4:00-5:30 PM

BLOG Mark Bookman

On the morning of Friday, December 16th, Tokyo College Postdoctoral Fellow Mark Bookman passed away. He was only 31 years old. When I received the news that afternoon, it was so sudden that I could hardly believe it.

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HANEDA Masashi
2022.12.21

BLOG CBAM? Sounds boring, but it might help save the planet

At the start of 2023, the European Union will begin introducing the world’s first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). That sounds very dull and nerdy, and it may not grab many headlines. But if you care about climate change, you need to know about it.

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Michael KEEN
2022.12.12

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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Mark Bookman

2022.12.21
HANEDA Masashi

On the morning of Friday, December 16th, Tokyo College Postdoctoral Fellow Mark Bookman passed away. He was only 31 years old. When I received the news that afternoon, it was so sudden that I could hardly believe it. At …

CBAM? Sounds boring, but it might help save the planet

2022.12.12
Michael KEEN

At the start of 2023, the European Union will begin introducing the world’s first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). That sounds very dull and nerdy, and it may not grab many headlines. But if you care about clim…

The Metaverse: What is it? How can we make use of it?

2022.10.31
Tokyo College Blog

This blog post was created as part of the interdisciplinary “zengaku zemi” seminar “Humanity and the Digital” offered at the University of Tokyo during the 2022-2023 academic year. Author FUJITA Masayuki 2nd Year Undergr…

“Woman, Life, Freedom”: Visiting Iran in 2022

2022.10.31
TERADA Yuki

“I don’t want you to leave…” said my friend sadly on the day that I left. With painful reluctance, I requested a ride through the rideshare app Snapp and left behind my heart as I headed for Imam Khomeini International A…

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