IAAMES will be holding an international symposium to discuss support and independence for people with disabilities.
Mr. Gopinath Muthukad (Director, Different Art Centre, Kerala, India), the keynote speaker, has been a professional magician for about 45 years and is currently working at the Different Art Centre to empower, educate, and help children with various disabilities to become independent through the use of magic and other arts. He is currently working to empower, educate, and support the independence of children with various disabilities through the use of magic and other art forms. While the realization of a symbiotic society is being promoted globally as an SDG initiative, what is the reality of such a society? In this symposium, we will consider this issue with reference to cases in India and Japan.
Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a magic show on the day, so please look forward to it!
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 17:20-19:30
Venue: Room 6-101
Language: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation available)
17:20 Organizer’s Remarks Explanation of the purpose of the Symposium President Sari Agustin (FGS/IAAMES)
Greeting by Guest of Honor H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan
17:30 Keynote speech by Mr. Gopinath Muthukad
18:00 Magic Show by Mr. Vishnu Ravi
18:15 Lecture & Panel Discussion
Mr. Akira Otsuka (Specially Appointed Professor, Department of Social Welfare)
Mr. Toshiya Kakiuchi (President & CEO, Milairo Inc.)
Mr. Yoshikazu Hirasawa (Director, Developmental Support Section, Chiyoda-ku Child and Family Center)
Moderator Prof. Sari Agastin (FGS/IAAMES), Associate Prof. Mikako Toda (FGS/IAAMES)
19:15 Magic Show
Organized by: Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, Sophia University
Supported by: Institute for Global Concerns, Institute for Multicultural Society, Sophia University
Sustainability Promotion Division, Diversity Promotion Office, Sophia University, Chiyoda Ward