Is it possible for us to conduct anthropological or sociological studies to achieve the goal of Global COE Program
Ars Vivendi, "creation of the world to live with diseases, aging, disabilities and differences, and to envision the
way people live in the future and presents ways for an ideal
society and world?"
I have been conducting study on foreigners who live in Japan, and people who
make their living by going between their home countries and Japan.
It is possible for us to say that those people bear the differences, not of their bodies, but by being
excluded from the civil system or the legal system in Japan. Those
people live a transnational life by seeking a visa for their living, or sometimes for stable living so that
they can send money back to their families in their countries, or sometimes for acquiring nationality or citizenship of the
To answer this question of my own, today's issues in anthropology,
sociology and ars vivendi will lead to a new question whether it is
possible to provide people with meaning of their lives, sometimes by facing people who
develop various transnational strategies, or sometimes by participating in
strategies. I believe conducting studies, considering these things, is significant in Global COE Program Ars Vivendi.