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International Symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of CRN
Children in Societies with a Declining Birthrate- The Case of East Asian Countries -
10:00 -16:30 Saturday, February 3, 2007
Venue : U Thant Conference Hall, UN House, United Nations University (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Organizer : Child Research Net (CRN)
Joint Organizers : Benesse Institute for the Child Sciences, Parenting, and Aging Benesse Corporation
With the support of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Chinese Embassy, Korean Embassy, the Japanese Society of Child Science, the Japanese Society of Baby Science
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Lectures and Discussion

Special Lecture
"Children: A Model of the Human Future"
Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Laureate in Literature

Keynote Address
"How to Cultivate the Children’s Social Emotional Competence with the Support from Neuroscience"
Dr. Wei Yu, Ph.D., Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Presented Topics
"Effects of Declining Birthrate on Low Birth Weight Incidence Rate in South Korea"
Jung Han Park, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.Ph., Professor of Preventive Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Korea

"Review and Reflections on Only-Child Research in China"
Nianli Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of East China Normal University, China

"Child-rearing and Parental Awareness in a Rapidly Changing Japanese Society"
Masafumi Harada, M.D., D.S., Professor of Osaka University of Human Sciences, Japan

Panel Discussion
"The Declining Birthrate as a Social Phenomenon Affecting Children: Research in Japan, China, and South Korea"
Coordinator: Sakakihara Yoichi, Lee Keun
Panelist: Park Jung Han, Zhou Nianli, Harada Masafumi

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