On September 1st, 2021 the 50th Anniversary Reception was held at Tokai University European Center in Vedbæk.
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The Tokai QOL webinar series is an initiative for examining the facets and parameters for improving quality of life in society. Each addition to the QOL series focuses on different themes and topics in order to contribute to an more constructive dialogue between nations and cultures.
Tourism provides experiences for enhanced quality of life for millions of people around the world. As a major global industry, tourism faces challenges to meet a growing sustainable agenda, while at the same time being a potent catalyst for revival and development in local communities. This seminar will address some of these issue and provide examples of how the tourism industry is developing and adjusting to a greener post Covid-19 world.
The 5th addition to our Quality of Life (QOL) webinar series, titled "Quality of Life and Gender Issues: Breaking down barriers and the importance of international collaboration", was held on January 29th.
The webinar was arranged as a part of the academic program for the Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly (JARA), which is held each year in collaboration between TUEC, Embassy of Japan in Denmark, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Stockholm Office, and the Tokai University Alumni Association in Denmark.
On Thursday, December 17, TUEC and Denmark-Japan Society hosted a lecture on Japanese Politics.
Associate Professor Raymond Yamamoto from Aarhus University was invited to speak on the topic. For his presentation, Professor Yamamoto will evaluate the success of the Abe administration in dealing with difficult political issues, and provide insights into the challenges that Prime Minister Suga has inherited from the previous administration.
The event was held online and had a large number of participants from academic and business circles.
On Monday, December 14, Tokai and VIA University College collaborated on a online webinar on QOL and elderly care. This seminar was the fourth addition to the Quality of Life seminar series held to commemorate Tokai University European Center 50 year anniversary.
The focus of this event was elderly care in Japan and Denmark. Two guests were invited as presenters from Japan and Denmark.
Professor Masaaki Abe from Tokai University looked at the characteristics of care rooted in Japanese culture, and placed the attitude of care workers in a cultural context.
Senior Associate Professor Rikke Gregersen from VIA University presented the traditional, and evolving, Danish elderly care and the ways it supports elderly to maintain a daily life with structure, content, and quality of life.
Energy Transitions: Decarbonization of Energy Systems for Sustainable Society: Improving QoL
On December 10, Tokai University hosted an energy seminar in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark. The seminar focused on the decarbonization of energy systems and on energy transitions. The seminar had speakers from both academic and business sectors in Denmark and Japan, and also featured a keynote presention by Mr. Toshiya Kakuta from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
The event was held online and was hosted by Tokai University European Center.
See the program below for further information on topics of presentations.
On September 18, TUEC Executive Director and Vice Chancellor of Tokai University, Prof. Naoto Yoshikawa, participated in an online talk on ethics and sustainable development in economics. The talk was hosted by Dr. Peter Petkoff, Senior Law Lecturer at the Brunel Law School, and Prof. Yoshikawa was joined by Dr. Kenneth J. Barnes, Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Canon Edmund Newell, Principal and Chief Executive of Cumberland Lodge.
The theme of the seminar was the relationships between religion, ethics, economics, and sustainable developments, also tying it in with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The participants spoke on:
There was also agreement about how the COVID-19 pandemic serves as an opportunity to rethink how to best help people with new equitable solutions, as the number of people in relative poverty is increasing. The countries of the world are trying to mitigate the damage caused by the pandemic, and now is therefor a good time to consider the role of ethics in policies and economics. Furthermore, everyone has a responsibility to input something to society during these times.
The speakers unanimously agreed that religious voices and organizations should continue to play a role in shaping and forming the grammar of future economics and that virtue should be a key ingredient in the economic system.
Tokai University European Center opens its doors for an open house on August 28, from 14.00 to 21.00.
The program for the day will offer opportunities to experience Japanese culture through tea-ceremonies, kiminos and calligraphy, etc. Furthermore, guests will be able to purchase meal tickets for a Japanese buffet prepared by Jens Rahbek (known from Sticks 'n Sushi and Yatai by Jens Rahbek).
Place: Vedbæk Strandvej 476, 2950 Vedbæk
Tel. No.: 45 89 08 09
Tea-ceremonies will be held at 15.00, 16.00, and 17.00. As there are a limited number of seats in the tea-house, participants will have to register in advance by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner will be served at 18.30 and the price for the meal ticket is 150 dkk (75 dkk for students) per person. Advance notice of interest in purchasing a meal-ticket, preferrably before August 23, is appreciated.
All upcoming and previously held activities are uploaded here.