11 juillet 2017
The French Chamber is pleased to announce the next lunch seminar on Japanese economy and society held at the MFJ on Tuesday, July 11.
Depopulation in Japanese rural areas began in the 1950s and progressively became a national problem. While the government has taken measures to revitalize local communities, a movement of young people returning to rural areas — a new phenomenon known as “den’en kaiki 田園回帰” — emerged after the great disaster of March 2011. Hence the crucial need to analyse these phenomena and reflect on the next generations of people living in the countryside.
This seminar will explore the current state of Japanese rural villages and explain how newcomers, most of whom are educated, urban-born individuals, are revitalizing Japan’s declining rural communities.
As a newcomer in a small rural community in Tokushima Prefecture himself, Taguchi Tarō will question the reality of "den’en kaiki", the tools used to invigorate these areas, and the result of these revitalization processes.
About the speaker
Taguchi Tarō obtained his PhD from Waseda University’s Department of Architecture, Laboratory of Urban and Rural Planning. He is currently an associate professor at Tokushima University. He specialises in regional design policy, with a focus on the revitalization of rural and fishing communities.
He is a member of various committees involved in regional policies at the local and national levels. He also belongs to the national program responsible for training young local leaders willing to redevelop the Japanese countryside.
Date Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time From 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Maison franco-japonaise (Nichifutsu Kaikan), room 601 (6th floor)
Address 3-9-25, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
Access JR Ebisu station, East Exit
Admission fee Free of charge (but pre-registration is mandatory)
Deadline for registration Friday, July 7, 2017 at 17:00
This is a brown bag lunch seminar, please bring your bento or sandwiches.
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