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Japan: Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa attempts a “social experiment” by giving out 9 million US$

Japanese enterpreneur Yusaku Maezawa, enfatuated by the idea of a basic income, is giving out, unconditionally, 9 million US$ to 1000 randomly selected people from his Twitter followers group. This initiative was launched on January 1st 2020, on his Twitter page. Maezawa is hoping this “social experiment” will have an effect on his recipients happiness, as other (basic income related)

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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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