筑波大学デジタルデモクラシーと
政治的不平等(DDPI)プロジェクト

筑波大学デジタルデモクラシーと
政治的不平等(DDPI)プロジェクト

ご挨拶GREETING

The DDPI project is organizing a seminar series on policy solutions to disparities and inequalities, and the potential of digital technology for this purpose (digital democracy).

n this 15th session, titled “Guarantee of Voting Rights and the Future of E-Voting in Japan,” we invite Dr. Kazunori Kawamura, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Tohoku University. Dr. Kawamura has been conducting various studies on the use of ICT in politics and public administration, focusing on examining the possibilities of e-voting, identifying issues of digitalization of local assemblies, and analyzing open data policies. He also has experience in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ study group on improving the voting environment, etc. This time, we will deepen the discussion mainly with stories based on such research and experience.

We look forward to your participation.

15th DDPI Seminar “Guarantee of Voting Rights and the Future of E-Voting in Japan”
開催日時 Thursday, December 15, 2022, 15:10-16:40
開催場所 online
報告者 Kazunori Kawamura (Associate Professor, Tohoku University Graduate School of Science and Technology)
参加費用 Free
事前申し込み方法 If you wish to attend, please register via the link below or the QR code on the poster.

https://forms.gle/kYnHFFb8DURmHGXR7

お問い合わせ先 DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

The DDPI project has organized the second seminar for young researchers on December 1 (online), mainly for post-doctoral and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, in order to arouse young researchers’ interest in a wide range of topics related to solving issues of disparity and inequality, the potential of digital technology for this purpose (digital democracy), and digital transformation, and to expand the scope of their research through research exchanges and opinions.

Details are as follows. We hope that all persons and graduate students related to the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Group will feel free to attend.

 

The 2nd DDPI Young Researchers’ Seminar
Date & Time Thursday, December 1, 2022, 13:30-15:30
Location online
Reporter

Toshiyuki Aoyama(Master’s and Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies)

Yuko Kano(Master’s and Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies)

Yoshimi Fukumura(Master’s and Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies)

Contact us

Toshiyuki Aoyama「Far from the Lost 30 Years – Postwar Democracy and the Political Culture of Self-Responsibility」(Temporary)

Yuko Kano「Watchful Eyes on the Corona Disaster」(Temporary)

Yoshimi Fukumura「Disappearing integrity of intangible cultural heritage of ice」(Temporary)

Participation Fee free
お問い合わせ先 DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

The DDPI project has been holding a series of seminars on policy solutions to inequality and disparity, and the potential of digital technology (digital democracy) for such solutions.

We are pleased to invite Professor Yuichiro Mori (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Hokkaido University). The seminar will be entitled “What Is Equality? An Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Justice He will provide a talk from the standpoint of philosophy of law on the fundamental question of what equality means.

 

“What Is Equality? An Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Justice” (14th DDPI Seminar)
Date & Time Thursday, November 17, 2022, 15:10-16:40
Location online
Reporter Yuichiro Mori( Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Hokkaido University)
Participation Fee free
How to apply If you wish to attend, please register via the link below or the QR code on the poster.
https://forms.gle/YVWdL85pxnL1c5NA8
Contact us DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

We look forward to your participation.

Tsukuba Global Science Week (TGSW) is an international symposium hosted by the University of Tsukuba that welcomes presenters from around the world in a variety of fields.
The 12th TGSW2022 will be held from September 26 (Monday) to 30 (Friday), 2022.

The DDPI project will participate in TGSW2022 on September 26 under the theme “Inequality and Social Activism around Women”.
The session will take place in an online format.

Inequality among women is still a serious problem that needs to be solved not only in developing countries but also in developed countries. This session will focus on various inequalities in the labor field and working styles, and discuss ways to achieve gender equality through social activities.

If you are interested in attending, please register at the TGSW2022 official website.
If you have any questions, please contact DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp.

TGSW2022 Session №5-5 “Gender Inequality and Social Actions”
Date & Time Monday, September 26, 2022, 19:00-21:00
Location online
Reporter

Daniela Bolzani (Senior Assistant Professor in management at the University of Bologna.
Rosemary Soliman Dawood(Assistant Professor in Faculty of Literature and Arts of Cairo University)
Mijin KimAssociate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Daito Bunka University

Participation Fee free
How to apply If you wish to participate, please register on the official TGSW2022 website.
(Registration will begin in late August)
Contact us DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

 

The DDPI project has been holding a series of seminars on policy solutions to inequality and disparity, and the potential of digital technology (digital democracy) for such solutions.

This time, we will return to the online venue and invite Professor Jun Imai of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Integrated Human Sciences, Sophia University, to discuss “Employment reforms and social inequality in Japan: the institutional inertia of industrial citizenship”. He will talk about employment relations in Japan, a major topic that cannot be avoided when considering issues of disparity and inequality in today’s society.

In the past, the myth of “company-centered society” was a common narrative in Japan. Starting with the lump-sum hiring of high school and university graduates, there was a time when the enormous contribution of ” kaishainingen,” people who serve their companies through high loyalty to them, and the long-term employment practices, closed corporate human resource management, and skill development based on membership were praised as characteristics of such a society. However, this dual structure was only focused on large corporations and civil servants, and labor unions focused on forming bargaining relationships within the industrial sector, so the small, medium, and micro enterprises and their workers, as well as self-employed and sole proprietors, who actually make up the majority of Japanese society, were often ignored and criticized.

The deregulation of the labor field that began in earnest in the 1990s, combined with the restructuring of large companies that began with the collapse of the bubble economy and the difficulty of finding new graduates, has led to the emergence of temporary and dispatch workers who are positioned outside the closed employment relationship as an adjustment valve. This, combined with low wages compared to regular employees, has created a major division in the world of workers.

It is important to note that the employment practices of large corporations and public servants have not brought about new universality or equality in today’s employment relationships, where such past dual structures and the recent problem of “irregularity” exist on top of each other. The momentum of employment practices still remains as a strong corporate citizenship, and the employment practices of these large corporations and public officials upstream in economic relations still strongly constrain social practices and formal institutions such as marriage and family, child rearing and education, social security and welfare, and housing.

In this seminar, Professor Imai, who specializes in sociology of labor and social stratification, will share his knowledge on the state of Japanese society from the perspective of employment relations and employment practices, and discuss a wide range of ideas for tackling the issues of inequality and disparity.

We look forward to your participation.

 

“Employment reforms and social inequality in Japan: the institutional inertia of industrial citizenship” (13th DDPI Seminar)
Date & Time Monday, September 5, 2022, 14:00-15:30
Location online
Reporter Jun Imai (Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Integrated Human Sciences, Sophia University)
Participation Fee free
How to apply If you wish to attend, please register via the link below or the QR code on the poster.
https://forms.gle/ZTCGYMhQQGL2GSNa9
Contact us DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

Tsukuba Global Science Week (TGSW) is an international symposium hosted by our university that welcomes speakers from various fields around the world.
The 12th “TGSW2022” will be held from September 26th (Monday) to 30th (Friday), 2022 in an online format and a hybrid format of onsite and online at the Tsukuba International Congress Center. is.

The DDPI Project will join TGSW2022 with the theme “Inequality and Social Activism around Women”.
Sessions will be conducted in an online format.

Inequality among women is a serious problem that still needs to be solved not only in developing countries but also in developed countries. In this session, we will focus on various inequalities in the field of labor and working styles, and discuss ways to achieve gender equality through social activities.

For more information, please visit the official TGSW2022 website.

TGSW2022 Session №5-5 “Inequality and Social Activities Concerning Women”
Date & Time Monday, September 26, 2022, 19:00-21:00
Location online
Reporter

Daniela Bolzani (Senior Assistant Professor in management at the University of Bologna.
Rosemary Soliman Dawood(Assistant Professor in Faculty of Literature and Arts of Cairo University)
Mijin KimAssociate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Daito Bunka University

Participation Fee free
How to apply If you wish to participate, please register on the official TGSW2022 website.
(Registration will begin in late August)
Contact us DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

The DDPI project has organized a “Young Researchers’ Seminar” on August 10 (the first event), mainly for post-doctoral and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, to arouse young researchers’ interest in a wide range of topics related to solving issues of disparity and inequality, the potential of digital technology for this purpose (digital democracy), and digital transformation, and to expand their research horizons through research exchange and discussion.

The first session will be presented by Mr. Tamon Ota (Adjunct Research Fellow in Humanities and Social Sciences) and Ms. Kaoruko Ootsuki (Doctoral Student, International Japanese Studies Degree Program). The topics are as follows
Tamon Ota: “Solidarity Economy as Discourse: The Case of Organic Agricultural Trade in Ecuador” (tentative)
Kaoruko Otsuki: “Issues in Accepting Foreign Nursing Care Workers: Focusing on Foreign Technical Intern Trainees” (tentative)

※Please note that this seminar will be held internally.

DDPI  “Young Researchers’ Seminar”
Date & Time Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 13:30-15:30
Location Online
Reporter

Tamon Ota(Part-time researcher, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Kaoruko Otsuki (Doctoral student,Master’s and Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies)

Title

Tamon Ota: “Solidarity Economy as Discourse: A Case Study of Organic Agricultural Trade in Ecuador” (tentative)

Kaoruko Otsuki: “Challenges in Accepting Foreign Nursing Care Workers: Focusing on Foreign Technical Intern Trainees” (tentative)

Participation Fee Free
Contact us

DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

 

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, we invited Dr. Naomi Kondo, a social epidemiologist, to give a lecture titled “Redressing Health Disparities by Countermeasures against Loneliness & Isolation : From Social Epidemiologic View”.

This time, as an expanded lecture, it was held in face-to-face session after taking precautions against infectious diseases. Dr. Kondo, who has been tackling the issue of health disparities from various viewpoints from the approach of social epidemiology based on the concept of “healthy community planning,” provided a very fruitful talk based on his research experience, and participants asked various questions and engaged in a lively discussion.

The DDPI project will continue to hold a series of seminars on policy solutions to disparities and inequalities, and the potential of digital technology (digital democracy) for such solutions. We would appreciate your cooperation in filling out the questionnaire. Please access the following URL (created with Google Form) and let us know your frank opinions and requests.

Please note that the responses to this survey will be processed statistically and no personally identifiable information will be disclosed.
We appreciate your cooperation.

https://tinyurl.com/msh3pb9r

 

 

The DDPI project will continue to organize a seminar series intermittently in FY2022, focusing on policy solutions to disparities and inequalities and the potential of digital technology for such solutions (digital democracy).

This time, entitled “Digital Technology Creating a New Civil Society,” Mr. Kenichiro Fukushima, President of Code for Kanazawa General Incorporated Association and Representative Director of i-Publishing K.K., will talk about the current status and challenges of digitization of administrative services and activities, focusing on local governments, and the outlook for the future.The recent trend to promote administrative digital transformation is remarkable, but there still seems to be a wide scope for thinking about how digital technology can be used to solve policy issues of disparity and inequality that are spreading across diverse sectors of society.In this seminar, Mr. Fukushima, a so-called “civic hacker” who is active in various fields such as IT-based problem solving, business revitalization, and community development, will share his knowledge based on his experience and discuss the future of digital democracy and civil society in a wide range of topics.

We look forward to your participation.

“Digital Technology Creating a New Civil Society” (11th DDPI Seminar)
Date & Time Friday, June 17, 2022, 14:00-15:30
Location online
Reporter Kenichiro Fukushima (Representative Director of Code for Kanazawa, President of i-Publishing Co.)
Participation Fee free
How to apply If you wish to attend, please register via the link below or the QR code on the poster.
https://forms.gle/LhULVsxyEXJMY5vu5
Contact us DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

The DDPI project will continue to hold a seminar series intermittently in FY2022, focusing on policy solutions to disparities and inequalities and the potential of digital technology (digital democracy) for such solutions.

The 10th seminar will be presented by Ms. Soko Aoki, Associate Professor of Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, who specializes in environmental sociology. Since the Industrial Revolution, human beings have enjoyed an affluent and convenient lifestyle, with an explosive increase in energy use and a dramatic development of economy and science and technology. However, this lifestyle is now seen as one of the factors contributing to the deterioration of the global environment, and the sustainability of the earth for the future is now being questioned. The key issues when considering sustainability are “intra-generational fairness” and “inter-generational fairness. Simply considering the fairness and unfairness of environmental burdens and risks unevenly distributed among people of the same generation is not enough to ensure sustainability; at the same time, it is now considered necessary to understand burdens and risks across multiple generations, past, present, and future. In this seminar, Dr. Aoki, who has been discussing the conflict between fairness and unfairness, will present a topic and discuss the perspective of fairness and unfairness.

We look forward to your participation.

“Intra-generational and inter-generational fairness on environmental issues” (10th DDPI Seminar)
Date & Time Thursday, May 26, 2022, 15:10-16:30
Location online
Reporter Soko Aoki (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University)
Participation Fee free
How to apply If you wish to attend, please register via the link below or the QR code on the poster.
https://forms.gle/SjFh6PvSJG2U3qA77
Contact us DDPI@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

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