2019年度 第2回 定例研究会「政治化された慈善活動の問題:1970年代からの日本人の意識マーケティング」(ガータイス クリストファー 准教授)のお知らせ

日時:2019年10月10日(木) 14時~16時

会場:東京大学 東洋文化研究所 3階 大会議室


発表者:ガータイス クリストファー(東京大学東洋文化研究所・准教授)

司会:園田 茂人(東京大学東洋文化研究所・教授)


In this talk Christopher Gerteis will examine how philanthropist Sasakawa Ryoichi was by the early 1970s bringing considerable resources to bear on what he decried as a morals crisis amongst Japanese youth. Sasakawa was himself the product of a Meiji-era morals education curricula that had been a cornerstone of wartime assertions of the supremacy of the Japanese people, the divinity of the Emperor, and the duty of unbridled self-sacrifice for the Empire. After his release from Sugamo prison in 1949, as head of the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation (known today as the Nippon Foundation), Sasakawa commonly advocated for a return to traditional morals education that would educate Japanese children in the traditions, manners and customs central to the shushin curriculum of the prewar and wartime era. While Sasakawa’s impact was blunted by scandal and frivolity, as head of the philanthropic arm of a vast gambling monopoly he nevertheless controlled material resources sufficient to accomplish a great deal of his goals. His legacy includes significant children’s educational foundations that advocate an array of curricula from martial arts education to water safety. All include elements of his 1970s morals education campaigns. Perhaps more significantly, the ideals that underpinned Sasakawa’s philanthropic legacy overlapped with the rightward swing of mainstream domestic politics and resurgent acceptability of ultranationalist ideals. The concomitant far-right political agenda benefited from Sasakawa’s largess -- and garnered the support of sympathetic politicians, public persons, scholars and artists -- by buttressing the popular notion that ‘Grandpa Sasakawa’ was a well-intentioned and sweet old man.


登録者 :ガータイス・藏本・田川
掲載期間:20190926 - 20191010
当日期間:20191010 - 20191010