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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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  Special Lecture

Kenzaburo Oe's photograph   Kenzaburo Oe
Author, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1994. Born in 1935. Made his literary debut while a student in the Department of French Language and Literature of the University of Tokyo. Has published numerous novels, critical commentaries, essays.

  Keynote Address

Wei Yu's photograph   Yu Wei, Ph.D.
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. Born in 1940. Received Doktor-Ingenieur Elektrotechnik (doctorate EE) from TH Aachen Industrial University. Vice President of the China Association for Science and Technology. Vice President of Chinese Institute of Electronics. Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Education, China Pioneered research of bioelectronics. Published over 300 papers. Instrumental in the Chinese science education program, "Learning by Doing," and founded the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Research Center for Learning Science in Southeast University to apply and integrate brain science research in education practice.

  Panel Discussion Coordinators

Yoichi Sakakihara's photograph   Yoichi Sakakihara, M.D.
Professor of Ochanomizu University, Research Center for Child and Adolescent, Development and Education, Pediatrician. Born in 1951. Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo. As director of Pediatric Department of the University of Tokyo Hospital, specialized in treatment of children with developmental disabilities while conducting research on developmental mechanisms. Current Position since 2004.


Keun Lee's photograph   Keun Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Ewha Womans University Hospital, Pediatrician. Graduated from Ewha Womans University, Medical College. Completed a doctorate at Seoul National University. Trained and practiced at university and college hospitals in the U.S., including New York Medical College and Sagamore Children's Hospital. President of Korean Society of Breastfeeding Medicine. Interested in Baby Science and breastfeeding research in Japan and has visited Japan many times for academic conferences. Current position since 1976.


Masafumi Harada's photograph   Masafumi Harada, M.D., D.S.
Professor of Osaka University of Human Sciences, Psychiatrist. Born in 1945. Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Osaka University. As an employee of the Osaka prefectural government, statistical analysis of surveys, including the "Osaka Report," implemented support systems at healthcare centers for children with mental problems, and group activities to support childrearing. Director of Ikeda Healthcare Center. Current position since 2001.


Nianli Zhou's photograph   Nianli Zhou, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Psychological Research Laboratory, Director of Psychological Development Laboratory for Infant and Toddler, Department of Preschool Education, East China Normal University. Main research areas are infant psychology and education. Received Ph.D. in Psychology at East China Normal University, China; M.S. in Educational Psychology, the University of Tokyo, Japan; B.S. in Psychology, Ochanomizu Women's University, Japan. In charge of research on the association between infants' feeling control and parent-child relationships, a joint project with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Since May, 1998, affiliated with the Department of Early Childhood Education, East China Normal University.



Jung Han Park's photograph   Jung Han Park, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.Ph.

Professor and Dean of Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine. Born in 1945. Graduated from Kyungbuk National University School of Medicine. Received degrees and resident training in preventive medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Executive Director & Chairman of Board of Directors of the Korean Society for Preventive Medicine, Member of Presidential Committee on Aging Society and Population Policy, Member of Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for Reproductive Health and Research of WHO, Charter member of National Academy of Medicine of Korea.

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