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Lifelong Integrated Education
Common Rules for Survival in the Space Age
Education to Teach Us to Live with Nature as well as
to Master Science and Technology

Aspirations

Four years have already passed since the 11th International Forum.
Time indeed flies. But when we come to think about it, its passage has always been constant since ancient times.

However, the rapid changes in our society and in our relations with the world give us the impression that time has been accelerating since the slower paced world of fifty years ago.
If we look back on history, never have we experienced such rapid changes in such a short period of time.

We witness the emergence of conveniences and devices we could not have dreamed of when we were born.
We see the amount of time we spend every day working on computers and holding our smartphones in our hands.
And we can foresee the prospect of a near future when AI might replace human labor.

The speed at which these devices have developed, made possible by our rapidly evolving scientific civilization, have made it inevitable for the world to globalize. While creating a world more closely interlinking peoples and nations, it has also widened the inter-generational gaps existing in our perceptions of today's world, sowing division, discord, and isolation within families and among nations.
This evolution in advanced science is far outpacing the speed of human development. We are unable not only to fully utilize the technology we have created, but also to control it, as evidenced by the fact that we have yet to bring the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which occurred in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, fully under control.

Against the backdrop of such rapid changes in our society, how should we use technology to fill the resulting inter-generational gaps? And how can people of different generations and countries in different environments coexist?

No matter how significant may be the changes and the conditions governing how individually and collectively we live, the natural world must have had common rules for survival that have sustained all things since the beginning of time.
And no matter what new devices are developed, we humans must not neglect our mission to create a society that cherishes and respects the identity of each one of us.

We are holding this 12th International Forum in the hope of developing our inner potential while respecting the uniqueness of each person. Together with all participants from Japan and abroad, we shall discuss how we can pass on this precious life from the past to the future, and how human beings should be educated to coexist with each other, with nature, and with our inventions.

July, 2018

Yumiko Kaneko
Director General
Nomura Center for Lifelong Integrated Education
 
Date December 9th, 2018 (Sun.) 10:00-15:30
Venue Conference Center Main Hall, PACIFICO Yokohama
(Minato Mirai 1-1-1, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012)
Programme
10:00 Opening Ceremony

Report on the Activities of Branches

Symposium

12:30   -Lunch-
13:30 Keynote Address

    Theme
  Lifelong Integrated Education
Common Rules for Survival in the Space Age
Education to Teach Us to Live with Nature as well as
to Master Science and Technology
   
Mrs. Yumiko Kaneko
Director General
Nomura Center for Lifelong Integrated Education
  Questions & Answers
15:30 Closing
Participation
Fee
Adult ¥5,000 / Student ¥3,000
Languages Japanese / English / Arabic / Chinese
[Simultaneous Interpretation is provided]
Organizer Nomura Center for Lifelong Integrated Education
Moral
Support
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan
UNESCO
Contact Nomura Center for Lifelong Integrated Education
Steering Committee of the 12th International Forum
Yoyogi 1-47-13, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3-3320-1861 / Fax: +81 (0)3-3320-0360
Email: forum2018@nomuracenter.or.jp
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Yoyogi 1-47-13, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053 JAPAN
Tel: +81 (0) 3-3320-1861 / Fax: +81 (0) 3-3320-0360
Email: intl@nomuracenter.or.jp


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