Which Way Are the Japanese People Heading? Creating a Pan Pacific Culture

(著) 水田和生



This book is about a way to build one’s global-local(g-local) mindset for the 21st century.
I have based the book on information about Japan and the Japanese way of life, particularly information related to technology, economics, politics, environment, and society. And I talk about our relations with China and ASEAN countries to show how they influence us to nurture our g-local mindset for the future
 “Civilization may evolve into a merger of technology and humanity. Since Japanese culture seems a good harmony between mystic attitudes and technocratic knowledge more than others, it could be a positive influence on our future Conscious-Technology Age. Which Way Are the Japanese People Heading? Creating a Pan Pacific Culture by Professor Mizuta Kazuo on sustainable development and global consciousness gives great detail on this transition to the required future mindset.”
 Jerome C. Glenn, the Millennium Project

Kazuo Mizuta
Kyoto Sangyo University
   Professor Emeritus
   Comparative Culture Studies

 I am a practicing sociologist in the field of comparative culture, long-time futurist, and professor emeritus at Kyoto Sangyo University in Kyoto, one of the leading private universities in the country. I have spent years assessing and comparing traditional Japanese values and institutions with those of other countries both in Asia and the West. My research fields are comparative culture and future studies. I’ve worked all my life thinking and learning about American and Japanese ways of living.
 I received a Fulbright scholarship to study at English Department, Western Michigan University as a graduate student. After finishing the M.A. program there, I moved to Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as I received a teaching assistantship there.
While I studied modern American novels and taught basic Japanese in late 1960s at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. I learned how important it was to know the ways that students live, work, engage in sport activities, and socialize in everyday life.
 I taught at Kyoto Sangyo University, Department of Cultural Studies. I have also worked for the University Affiliated Research Institute of World Affairs.
 I wrote An Introduction to Comparative Culture Studies (1996).and translated The State of the Future2016 of the Millennium Project.
 The paper, Human and Robots Interaction: When Will Robots Come of Age?
(World Future Review September 2014 vol.6, issue 3: 251-260) shows my future point of view.