This seminar aims to learn from the community-based research (CBR) or community-engaged research developed in the United States and to critically think about the future of CBR in Japan. In Europe and the United States, various CBR practices exist with regard to locally-specific problems such as health care, education, and inequality. However, it is often a challenge for people in different positions to work together under a common goal. East Asia is no exception. Countries such as Japan and South Korea are facing issues of globalization and the aging population which are likely to have an impact not only at the national level but also at the local level. In approaching these issues, CBR is likely to play an important role.
In the first seminar, we will focus on CBR developed by the Metamorphosis Project at the University of Southern California (USC). We invite Professor Yong-Chan Kim (Yonsei University), a former member of the Metamorphosis Project, who has been developing communication and media research in local communities in Korea. He will talk about issues and challenges in applying the Metamorphosis Approach to different local communities in Korea. Professor Joo-Young Jung (ICU), who is also a former member of the Metamorphosis Project, will present her research based on the Metamorphosis approach in Tokyo and Fukushima. Professor Mamiko Hayashida (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University) who was a Fulbright visiting scholar at USC for one year in 2017-18 will talk about her experience of participating in the Metamorphosis Project. A second seminar will be held in the early 2019 and will be held in the early 2019 and will connect discussion of this seminar to media practice and research conducted in local communities in Japan.
Date Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time 13:30 ‒ 16:30
Location International Christian University (ICU)
International Conference Room (2F), Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House