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Key Program

Measures for a Peaceful Coexistence of State and Societies with Differing Values

Research Representative: Ryuichi IDA
Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies
President, Shiga University. Professor emeritus, Kyoto University

We must ask ourselves what prevents the peaceful coexistence of a diversity of people, societies, and states that have different ways of thinking and values, morals, religions, and other qualities. This working group will consider what measures are required to eliminate the obstacles, and what we have to do to be able to visualize the road to peaceful coexistence. As such, the working group will produce indicators that focus on human-centered values to replace the widely used GDP indicator of economic activity, and create a worldwide network to discuss this issue. Discussions will place emphasis on the perspectives of realizing a recycling, stable economic society that values the planet's limited resources, and creating measures to overcome the differences between values, ethical views, religions, and other factors in order to achieve a peaceful coexistence. While this may seem like an extremely difficult problem to address, humanity has always made efforts to overcome the many difficult problems it has faced through ethics, morals, and religions. Similar issues are already being raised and discussed around the world, so the working group shall first compile the information available in order to gain an overview. By performing a research in Japan, a country that has at its foundation a spirit of tolerance, harmony, and mutual benefit, we can provide ideas and proposals from a unique perspective and can lead this kind of discussion around the world.

MembersAs of Aug 01, 2017

Ryuichi IDA Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies
President, Shiga University. Professor emeritus, Kyoto University
Shin-ichi AGO Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Monte CASSIM Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Akiko FUKUSHIMA Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
Daisaku HIGASHI Associate Professor, Sophia University
Toshiya HOSHINO Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Akira KOHSAKA Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University
Naoko MAEDA Associate Professor, Kyoto Women’s University
Yoichi MINE Professor, Doshisha University
Toshiki MOGAMI Professor, Waseda University
Masanori NAITO Professor, Doshisha University
Hiroshi NAKANISHI Professor, Kyoto University
Hisae NAKANISHI Professor, Doshisha University
Ryo OSHIBA Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
Modjtaba SADRIA Director, Thinktank for knowledge excellence