ARIISW-Shukutoku JAPAN webinar on 20-21 December 2019

=====================================WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENTARIISW (Shukutoku University, Japan) will host the 4th International Academic Forum on Buddhist Social Work and we are happy to have the opportunity to share the content via the internet. Sessions will be shared online. Attend the forum from your home or office. Feel free to ask questions or provide your opinion. 
Language: ENGLISH (Presentations in Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai language will be translated into English.) and Japanese******Please note that webinar 2 will be provided only in Japanese accompanied by PowerPoint slides in English.  ********
① Webinar 1: The Journey of Buddhist Social Work 1 
Morning Session: Journey we’ve traveled
Access: December 20 (Fri) 9:30 AM – 00:30 PM (Japan Time) 
1. From the ABC model to the definition of Buddhist social work and beyond (10:00 –10:40)
Speaker: ARIISW (Josef Gohori)
Introduction of the research project, an overview of main targets, methods, and core findings, focusing the ABC model and working definition of the Buddhist social work

2. Asian Buddhist countries: What have we done? What have we achieved? (10:55 – 11:40)
Speakers: Nguyen Hoi Loan(Vietnam), Sopa Onopas(Thailand) and Mongolia.
Introduction of core findings of the Buddhist social work research lead by ARIISW, evaluating the joint research project and the role of the research network (15 minutes for each speaker)

3. Contribution of our joint work. Contribution of ARIISW 
Anuradha Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka) (11:40 – 12:00)

4. Discussion (12:00 – 12:30)

Webinar link: (no password required) 
② Webinar 2: The Journey of Buddhist Social Work 2 *In Japanese (with English slides)Afternoon Session: Journey we’ve traveled (Part 2)Access: 20 (Fri) 1:30 – 3:30 PM (Japan Time)  
1. (Continued) Asian Buddhist countries: What have we done? What have we achieved?
Core findings and summary of the field research in Japan (1:30 – 1:50)
Theoretical Aspects: Role of temples, monks, and nuns in the community
Speaker: ARIISW (Yusuke Fujimori and Yoshiaki Watanabe)
2. Discussion (1:50 – 3:10)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++③ Webinar 3: The Journey of Buddhist Social Work 3
Morning Session 1: Theories, surveys, education, and practice in target countriesAccess: 21 (Sat) 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Japan Time)  
09:00 AM
Morning Session 1: Theories, surveys, education, and practice in target countries

1.      Brief reports on ongoing projects and expectation to Buddhist social work    (9:00 – 10:00)
Speakers: H.D.M.R. Herath (Sri Lanka), Ven. Surakrai (Thailand), co-researchers from Vietnam, Mongolia  2. Discussion   (10:00 – 10:20)  
Coffee break

10:30 AM
Morning Session 2: ARIISW Project: “What Buddhist social work can do, while western-rooted professional social work cannot” (Empirical proof)
1. Brief introduction of the research project   ARIISW (Josef Gohori)      (10:30 – 10:45)   
2. Reports on ongoing surveys (Nguyen Huong)       (10:45 – 11:05)
3. Discussion  (11:05 – 11:45)

++++++++++++++++++++④ Webinar 4: The Journey of Buddhist Social Work 4
Afternoon Session 1:  Is Indigenization an Answer? Access: 21 (Sat) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Japan Time) 
1:00 PM
Afternoon session 1:  Is Indigenization an Answer? Claim on the world social work
Chair: Kana Matsuo

1. Problem statement   (1:00 – 1:35)
Speaker: ARIISW (Tatsuru Akimoto)
“Is indigenization an answer? The meaning of indigenous knowledge in the global definition. Problem statement focusing on the indigenization process and the meaning of indigenous social work, the meaning of professionalized social work.

2. Canadian View    (1:35 – 2:00)
Speaker: Nicole Ives
Indigenous practice and social work education. Roots of social work in Canada.

3. Asian View    (2:00 – 2:15)
Sharing Experience from Asian social work practice and education.

Coffee Break

 4. Discussion   (2:30 – 3:50)