© Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
Throughout Japan today there is talk of regional revitalization, or chiiki saisei. Efforts to rebuild communities in Tohoku affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown are but the most recent and noteworthy examples. In fact, a range of top-down and bottom-up programs have been devised over the past few decades to help areas throughout the country overcome problems like depopulation, aging, economic decline, and industrial disaster.
Although at present much attention is rightly aimed at northeastern Japan, it is worthwhile examining revitalization in general. In doing so we can analyze what factors are essential for revitalization (youthful population? innovative industries? well-maintained infrastructure? healthy tourism sector? bountiful nature?) and what lessons from elsewhere might apply to revitalization efforts in Tohoku.
In May 2013, the Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) held its third annual Field Studies in Japan program. For 10 days Dr. Chris McMorran led 10 NUS students around a handful of communities in Kyushu whose creative revitalization efforts past or present have been noteworthy.
At this special Japan Creative Centre event, students will present their findings and reflect on the potential prospects for revitalization elsewhere in Japan.
PRESENTATION DATE & TIME
DATE: Tuesday, 4th June, 2013
TIME: 3:30 pm - 5 pm
VENUE: 4 Nassim Road, 258372 Singapore
HOW TO REGISTER FOR EVENT:
Send us e-mail to email@example.com along with the following by Monday, 3rd June:
1. Subject: "NUS Presentation"
2. FULL NAME
5. E-MAIL ADDRESS
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Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Getting to Japan Creative Centre
By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
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By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
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Driving to JCC:
Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Parade Hotel.
Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC.