Sept 18 Event: Citizens' Review of the Olympics & Paralympics

Sep 9, 2021

The recent hosting of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has brought to light a range of social and political issues in the process of creating a society which respects diversity - from issues of nationalism, sexism, and measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peace Boat will join together in an event hosted by the Waseda University Institute of Korean Studies to discuss these issues and more together with a range of guest speakers and diverse Peace Boat staff members, as well as interaction with participants.


September 18 (Saturday), 10:00 am - 12:15 pm (Japan/Korea Standard Time)
Part 1: Issues raised by presenters (10:00-11:00)
Part 2: Open Discussion, including pre-event input from participants (11:00-12:15)



Moderator: KIM Kyungmook, Waseda University
LEE Eunbyul, Ph.D. in Communication / Senior researcher, Center on Media Diplomacy at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
KOBAYASHI Mizue, Art Director and Curator
ARATA Masafumi, Sociologist
NONOMURA Shuhei, Peace Boat staff
KIM Wonmyeong, Peace Boat staff
* More TBC


We hope this to be an open space for all participants to actively join, sharing their thoughts, concerns, frustrations and ideas on a range of topics.
When you register by zoom using the following link, we will also ask you for a few thoughts on these topics - these will be used to guide the conversation on the day.
The Zoom link will be sent to you immediately upon registration.
The event will be held in Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation provided.

Click here to register!

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Organized by: Waseda Institute of Korean Studies
In cooperation with: Institute of Asian Studies (Waseda University), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Media Diplomacy Centre, Peace Boat
Supported by: Korea Foundation