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Junji Ito

Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Professor. Art critic. Engaged in art, music, architecture, a producer in many fields, such as urban planning. Commissioner for “Venice Biennale” Japan Pavilion in 1995. Toyama University professor from 2005-13. Executive Committee Chairman of “Kanayama-cho Rakuichi” from 2008-12. Previously an Art Curator at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. Belongs to the Administration Deliberation Committee for Japan Cultural Institute in Paris. Honorary Curator at Toyama Glass Museum.

I think art is another element that is equal to the sources of living, food and water. It is a vital part in building ourselves as individuals, which later forms our society, and one of reasons as to why we live the lifestyle we have.

In order to live healthily it is best to be positive and accept the constant changes in the environment, and be aware of the diversity that exists. It is something that should be considered with an open-mind, and Noboru Kobayashi published the concept of “Bo Gogaku” on the Aprica Childcare Institute, which discusses the growth of babies from conception and comments on how to promote a healthy mental and physical growth for them within each home.

In other words, unlike the Mere Prenatal Care Theory and Childcare Theory, the chemical reaction between a mother and child has to be explained scientifically; as well as the philosophical journey that occurs whilst finding the reasons for the motivation of life. I believe this is one of the purposes for art. The more that is learnt and developed in the mother’s mind, the more that can be transferred to the child through their invisible connection, which becomes the foundation that builds throughout the baby’s lifetime. It is through this development, which is believed to be improved through various styles of art by many people, that life can be appreciated and understood more; a mother’s development leaves a lasting impression. This is why I think art can be a great source of innovation within the creative community, and I extend an innovation to all mothers for this great chance to begin the beautiful journey of development. This meeting will all be in Japanese, sorry for the inconvenience.

The 1st BO-GAKU Congress

Friday 21st October 2016
12:00 to 13:30 Marunouchi Building Hall
Yubinbango100-6307 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 2-4-1 Marunouchi Building 7th floor

12:00~12:10(10 min)
Art of Life
Charm song: “The Birth”
Mother Project

Junji Ito:Producer
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Social Collaboration Center Deputy Director

Keynote lecture
Art and ethics as seen from the mind
Hideaki Koizumi
Hitachi, Ltd. officer treatment Fellow
Public Interest Incorporated Orchestra Japan Academy of Engineering Senior Vice President

Panel discussion
“Art for mothers and children”

Speaker’s profiles

Yasuhito Kasai

1953 Born in Osaka. Sophia University Foreign Language Undergraduate. Aprica Childcare Institute President. Winner of the Italy Compasso d’Oro Award for his concept “Perupapa clothes father hug their children”. He won the Good Design Award in Japan. 5 time consecutive winner, from 2002, of the Mainichi Advertising Design Award, in the Mass Media Advertising. Winning a large number of Design and Advertising awards such as Dentsu.

Hideaki Koizumi

University of Tokyo College of Liberal Arts College (physical Expo). Currently, a Researcher at Institutes both local and abroad, such as: USA, China, and Europe. He also belongs to the Board and Professor Emeritus. Hitachi Research Laboratory Director. He has served such as the Chairman of Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry. Creating social platforms for many of the new measurement principles in the Environmental and Medical fields. US R & D100 Award (Oscars of Innovation) and a number others. He has written a book called “Brain Science and Art” and many others.

Miwako Kitadai

Born in Tokyo in 1953. Graduated from the French Department in Sophia University of Foreign Studies. She has a Linguistics Graduate Degree from The Graduate School of Foreign Languages. Translator for French Literature Researchers. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Lecturer (Translation Studies). She has translated texts such as: C. Costantini’s “Dialogue with Balthus”; Jean Rouault’s “Honor of the Hattlefield”; M. Duras’ “Why Do I write” (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2014), and many others.

Hiroshi Nishida

Born in 1942, 74 -year-old. Graduated from Keiogijukudai School in 1968 with a Medicine Degree. Worked in US Pediatrics and Neonatal Science at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University from 1969-74. He was the Pediatrics Instructor at Kitasato University from 1974-84. A Professor at Tokyo Women’s Medical University from 1984-2008 in the Maternal and Child Medical Center Department. He was a Comprehensive Human Undergraduate Researcher at Waseda University from 1984-2008 (Bioethics). From May 2008 to present he has been the Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Women’s Medical University and Kitasato University. A Visiting Professor at the Jiseikai Hospital Honorary Director.

Masaaki Miyasako

Japanese painter. Studied with Ikuo Hirayama. Minister of the Foreign Affairs Award in the Spring Inten. He has won the Minister of Education Award and the Prime Minister’s Prize in the Revival Inten. In recent years, he showcased a solo exhibition at the Russian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum, the Lisbon Museum of Oriental Art, the Pitti Palace Museum of Modern Art, and the Macau CASA Garden Gallery. Currently, he is the Japan Art Institute’s Councilor. A Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts, and another Graduate School with the same Social Cooperation Center.