Public Lectures

Spirituality in Japan and the Monotheistic World

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Date: 2003/10/11
Place: Lecture Room 21 in Meitokukan, Imadegawa Campus ,Doshisha University
Lecture: Dr. Toshitada Doi has created digital audio technology, the NEWS workstation, an entertainment robot called "Aibo," and a humanoid robot called "SDR-4XII." He received the Doctor of Engineering degree from Tohoku University. Currently, he is a managing director at Sony Corporation, director of the Institute of Intelligent dynamics, and the chairman of the Institute of Computer Science of Sony Corporation.
He has also published many books under the pen name of "Shiro Tenge."
He has organized the "Maha Samadi Society," a study network for people seeking the way of bright days to the "ideal death" since 1997.
His principle books include To the Era of a Deep Sense of Beauty (2002),
Survey and Solve the Era of Mind (2002)
The Grandmother of the Big Forest (2001)
Can Science Solve the Mind? (2002)
Dr. Yuzo Itagaki is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Keizai University and was elected to the Science Council of Japan. He was director of the Japan Association for Middle East Studies and the Middle East Research Institute of Japan and chairman of the Japanese Institute of Middle Eastern Economics. He received a special award from the Japan Congress of Journalists in 1991.
He has been a pioneer of Islamic studies in Japan, and his current research interests involve the Iraq War and the Japanese responses to it.
Speaker
Toshitada Doi,
"Social Evolution & Religiosity"
Yuzo Itagaki,
"The Japanese View of Islam: allergy for monotheistic religion'"