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    Japanese Counterculture as an Alternative Model for China’s Path Forward?

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    Date/Time


    Date(s) - 13/06/2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Venue


    Delegation of the European Union
    欧洲联盟驻华代表团

    Address


    Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, No. 15, Beijing, China
    北京市朝阳区东直门外大街15号

    Phone


    (8610)84548000

    Website


    www.eu-in-china.com or http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/index_en.htm

    Entrance Fee


    FCCC Members free, non-members: 100RMB


    Andy Couturier has looked deep into the future of the most advanced economy on this planet. Japan is the most urbanized nation with over 96% of its population perched into cities and a consumer saturation which can hardly be matched by any other market. Sadly, it is also a society suffering from an epidemic of elderly loneliness and one of the highest suicide rates on this globe. Join Andy to discuss what we can learn from the Japanese counterculture movement of living in rural self-sufficiency. He shows with ten case studies that an abundance in well-being opens up through a deliberate choice of less despite the omnipresent availability of material affluence. Find out more here: https://taol.greeninitiatives.cn/ 

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER
     
    Andy Couturier is the American author of two books, Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and The Abundance of Less. He is the director of The Opening, a school for creative writing. His essays and articles on ecology, sustainable living, nuclear power have appeared in The Japan Times, The North American Review, Kyoto Journal, The Oakland Tribune.

     

     

     

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