Dear friends and members of the Fellowship,
We have an interesting speaker scheduled for our first meeting in the new year. Please mark your calendars.
Sunday January 10
3:00 to 5:00 (join us for supper afterwards)
International House 国際文化会館(see their website for directions)
Michael Berman, researcher (religious studies/anthropology) and Ph.d candidate at Univ of California, San Diego.
”Working to Relate: Religion, Care, and Alienation in Contemporary Japan.”
A high number of suicides and the "lonely deaths" of people who die alone without family, along with various issues associated with a dwindling birth rate have led many reporters to refer to contemporary Japan as a "relation-less" society
In this presentation, Berman will talk about some of the challenges of working to relate to other people in contemporary Japan, including challenges that come from within the particular ways that people are working to care for each other.
Peggy Kanada, moderator