Tag Archives: Japan

Japan: National TV will show a short program about UBI on 27th July

NHK, Japan’s largest broadcasting organization, is going to air a short program on UBI. The program will be broadcasted around 7.20 am during their morning news program called ‘Ohayo Nippon (Good morning Japan)’. The program is based on a director’s recent visit to Finland and his interview of professor Toru Yamamori, a member of BIEN.   TV Asahi, another national

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Yokohama, JAPAN: Rutger Bregman on UBI

Rutger Bregman’s Utopia for Realists is translated to Japanese. Marking the publication, Bregman is coming to Japan and giving a talk. He will speak in English with a simultaneous translation to Japanese.   Date: 16 May 2016 Time: 19:00-20:30 Veneu: Kyoseikan 4th Floor, Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, Yokohama.   The detail of the event can be found here (in Japanese).

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Kyoto JAPAN: Kyoto Basic Income Weekend, 22-23 April

  In Kyoto during the April 22nd -23rd weekend, local artists, community activists, students, architects, academic, etc are hosting two events for discussing on ‘what would you do if your income were taken care of’. Enno Schmidt from Switzerland and Ping Xu from Taiwan will be joining.   22nd April: DIY festival ‘Basic Income Garden’ venue: Honmachi Escola (a community

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JAPAN: Interview with Toru Yamamori, The Nikkei

The Nikkei (Nihon Keizai Shinbun, which is the Japanese equivalent to the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal) published its interview with Toru Yamamori about UBI on 13th March 2017. Takahisa Honda, a journalist at the Nikkei, interviewed Toru Yamamori, an advocate for UBI and a professor at Doshisha university. Yamamori argues for a UBI, so that ‘with it

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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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