History of CRN

History of CRN


◆A History of CRN

2015
  • Fifth ECEC Research Conference "ECEC in Japan and around the World (2): The Strength of ECEC in Japan from a Comparison of ECEC in Four Countries"
2014
  • Fourth ECEC Research Conference "ECEC in Japan and around the World: Seeking Learning in Play"
  • Tenth Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia "Learning through Play--From a Neuroscientific Perspective" (Shanghai)
  • Mini-Symposium on Doula "Aiming for a Society that Encourages a Positive Experience of Birth and Child-rearing: Discussion Starting with the Concept of Doula"
2013
  • Third ECEC Research Conference "Child Care that Improves the Quality of Play"
  • Second ECEC Research Conference "Playful Pedagogy--Child Science of Play and Learning"
  • First ECEC Research Conference "The Challenges and Prospects of ECEC in Japan"
  • Dr. Yoichi Sakakihara assumes Director, Dr. Noboru Kobayashi, former Director, assumes Honorary Director
2012
  • Renewal of English-language website
  • Renewal of Chinese-language (simplified) site
  • Opens Chinese-language (traditional) site
  • Eighth Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia (Taipei)
  • Research conferences on "Radiation and Children"
2011
  • Seventh Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia (Zhengzhou)
2010
  • Renewal of Japanese-language website
  • Sixth Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia (Beijing)
2009
  • Fourth and Fifth Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai)
  • Publishes "Report on Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia vol. 1"
2008
  • Second and Third Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia (Tokyo, Hangzhou)
  • Publishes CRN Newsletter vol. 1
2007
  • First Child Science Exchange Program in East Asia (Shanghai, Changsha)
  • CRN International Symposium for 10th Anniversary of CRN
2005
  • Launches Chinese-language website
  • Renewal of English-language website
2004
  • Visits child research institutes in China
2003
  • Koganei Media Kids Workshop
2002
  • CRN training seminar for child care providers, "Thinking about the Quality of Day Care
  • CRN training seminar for child care providers, "Thinking about the Quality of Day Care
2001
  • Opens Nagayama Chi-kichi as a research center ( -2002)
  • Sound Workshop ( -2003)
  • Publishes "CRN YEAR BOOK 2001" ( -2007)
2000
  • Inaugural publication of "Child Research Net"
  • CRN International Symposium "The Child Care Paradox: Choices in Children's Development"
1999
  • PLAYSHOP 1999( -2002)
1998
  • International Symposium "Evolution of Child Development in the Multi-Media Environment
  • CRN website receives Silver Prize, Web Design Award
1997
  • Symposium "Children's Use of Multi-Media to Make Friends"
  • Lectures by Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Jay Belsky
1996
  • Launches Japanese- and English-language websites
  • Symposium "Children in Today's Multi-Media Society"


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