Ars Vivendi E-mail Magazine No.50 (May 31, 2011)
We, Global COE Program Ars Vivendi, would like to let you know the
following four news.
1) At the time of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in January
1985, CIL (Center for Independent Living) and other organizations
promptly started supportive activities, which led to establishment
of a fund. The fund's supportive activities include those in
Turkey, Taiwan, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar,
China, the Philippines and Haiti at the time of disaster. We build
on such experiences for the Great East Japan Earthquake this time.
Moreover, "Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of
Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake" was established by JIL (Japan
Council on Independent Living Centers) and DPI Japan etc. in order
to conduct supoortive activities.
2) The most serious problem is that life in shelters makes disabled
people's life hard. Also, there are some possiblities that once
they are sent to institutions far from their living places they are
forced to stay there. "Relief Headquarters for Persons with
Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake" has conducted its
activities in order to prevent such things.
3) While we collaborate with such organizations, we have been
collecting information concerning 2) (i.e., places where disabled
people can live at ease) from across the country and posting such
information on our website. At the same time, we have been
conducting such activities as clarification of the history of 1),
collecting and reporting current activities. Moreover, we will
conduct an actual condition survey in the disaster areas.
4) There is a tedency to accept cuts of international aids etc. due
to worries of financial resources for recovery from the Earthquake.
Concerning this point, Professor Hayashi, our program member,
writes a short sentences.
Moreover, we will make some comments at a meeting, too. We think
that we cannnot allow such a tedency and we will keep focusing on
it and making comments.
However, our following page concerning this theme
is written in Japanese for Japanese people. Compared with it, its
does not provide enough information.
We are planning to provide more detailed information, reports, or
analyses via this e-mail magazine, our website, or our web journal
which will be published in the near future.
We have made an English-version page of An Ethnography of
We published Ars Vivendi Vol.4 on May 25, 2011.
We will let you know its English-version page in the next magazine.
Dr. Tomonori Nakakura writes about a project he has been
*Please click below for more detailed information about our program.
We are eager to promote collaborative research projects with
disabled patients' advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, as
well as domestic and international researchers.
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