During the university campus festival, the Planning Science Section of the University of Yamanashi Academic Research Council will hold a lecture meeting as follows:
Title: “A Reportage of a Single Person’s Elderly Care” and its Circumference
Date/Time: November 1 (Sat), 2014 / 14:00~16:00
Lecturer: A reportage writer Mr. Motoki YAMAMURA
Venue: Room B-21, 2F, B-3 Building, Kofu Higashi (East) Campus
Host: The Planning Science Section of the University of Yamanashi Academic Research Council
Overview: When a person who enjoys his/her individual lifestyle suddenly confronts the nursing of a parent―. Amid the concurrent decrease of marriage-oriented people and the number of children, the people whom we might call “Parent-nursing singles” are rapidly increasing. Siblings with their own families are busy for themselves and once these singles start nursing they tend to tackle it on their own. Just like they did in their independent lives. A reportage writer who is also confronting his own nursing problem faces the reality of those people suffering from isolation and lack of understanding while struggling with parent nursing.
The lecturer’s profile: A reportage writer. Born in 1960 in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido, graduated from Dokkyo University (Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of German). Aiming to write reportages that look inside the “folds” of people’s lives, based on interviews. Books: “Adolescence at a Folksong Drinkery”, “Forest Work and Loggers’ Worksongs”, “Introduction to the Japan Alps”, “Kamonji, Weston, and Tate Kiyohiko”, and many others.
Won the 47th (1997) Mainich Children’s Literature Award by his novel “Jibun-ja Ikiteru-tsumoride (Being self-conceited)”.
【Contact】 Keiko Hirayama at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering. Ext: 8595
We look forward to a great turnout! We also welcome many visitors from outside since this lecture will be held during the campus festival!