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JAPAN: Radio program on universal basic income tonight

TBS radio, one of the major nationwide radio channels in Japan, will tonight broadcast a live discussion on basic income. TBS radio’s daily program ‘Session 21’, whose main anchor is critic Chiki Ogiue, will host a discussion on UBI at 22.45 local time (GMT+9), February 8. The program will include two discussants: Tomohiro Inoue, a lecturer at Komazawa University and

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Kyoto JAPAN: Symposium on Basic Income for Degrowth, on 11th September 2016

The Forum on Shrinking Society is hosting its 35th symposium on 11 September 2016. The symposium’s theme is Unconditional Basic Income for Shrinking Society.   Time of Symposium: 13:30-19:15 (UTC+9) 11 September 2016   Venue: Lecture room 3, New Building of Faculty of Letters Yoshida (main) campus, Kyoto University (Number 8 on this map)   Speakers: Toru Yamamori Kimio Ito

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Hideaki Nakamura, “Question from Switzerland”

The Swiss referendum has been covered in Japanese media. While some media coverage, especially televised reports, uses the photogenic scenes which were created by Swiss activists, many reports don’t cover the activists’ bottom line message: ‘What would you do if your income were taken care of’. An exception is this short article by Hideaki Nakamura, an editorial writer of the Mainich Newspapers,

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JAPAN: TV program touching BI broadcasts on 11th Feb

NHK, the Japanese National Broadcasting Agency, held a session entitled ‘A World without Work?’ with the World Economic Forum at Davos on 20th January , which it will broadcast the session on its national satellite channel at 11am on 11th February. In the session, anchor Hiroko Kuniya raised a question on a basic income. Some participants, including a Nobel Laureate

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KYOTO, Japan: Creators and Basic Income, December 26, 2015

Tomoyuki Taira, a former Menber of Parliament, invites Ren, a former member of a music group ‘Gacktjob’, for discussing on Creators and a Basic Income. Taira also talks about Basic Income in Finland. The event will be held in Japanese. DATE: 26th December 2015 TIME: 18.30-20.30 VENUE: Video Theater, Wings Kyoto FEE: 1,000 Japanese yen. The details can be found here [in Japanese].  

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