Dialogue and Division
The division within society is a global issue that also includes Japan. Taking this issue as our research theme, we have started a study group to better understand what it means to be “divided” and how it emerges. The initial impetus for the group was to discuss “dialogue” and “division” from the two different perspectives of philosophical dialogue and restorative justice. While learning about the “division,” we will also consider what can be done through “dialogue.” We will examine the role and possibilities of dialogue based on a series of dialogue projects held in Fukushima after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear accident. Further, we will learn from examples in other fields related to diversity in higher education and policies for people with disabilities.