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Visual Thinking with 'Fuda-Yose' (4) -- Thinking over the poverty in the Japanese Society: Elderly, Middle aged, Young, and Child Generations (Index Page)

[A] Increasing poverty among the elderly ("The Low-living Elderly" Book by T. Fujita)

[P] Liberty vs. Love: Principal Contradiction of Human Culture (T. Nakagawa)

Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University),
Sept. 10, 2015 (in Japanese);

Brief English translation, Nov. 29, 2015

Posted on Nov. 29, 2015; Updated: Jan. 9; Apr. 29, 2016

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Nov. 29, 2015)

The Japanese page was initially posted on Sept. 17, 2015, but no English page has been prepared till today because it is hard for me to translate detailed descriptions on social issues into English. 

Nevertheless, I wrote the Top Page (and the Update Announcements) of this site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" in Japanese and in English in parallel. 

Thus I have decided to make this brief introduction page in English by just recording such descriptions in the Top Page, as a temporary record of the series of Japanese pages.



  Brief English Introduction to the 'Eidtor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 17, 2015)' 

Forum:   Visual Thinking with 'Fuda-Yose' (4) -- Thinking over the poverty in the Japanese Society: Elderly, Middle aged, Young, and Child Generations (Sept. 17, 2015) 

Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Sept. 10, 2015

I am going to start a series of pages on the theme, which is very big, complex, and important, as shown above, and wish to contribute to the society even little by little.  

My intentions are:

(1) TRIZ/USIT is an approach of focusing and analyzing problems mostly in technical fields, but CrePS is demanded by the society to be applicable to big and complex problems in wider, different fields. So we should try to extend the usage of our methodology.

(2) For handling big and complex problems, we should better visualize the problems from full perspectives. The Fuda-Yose tool is expected to be useful for this purpose.

(3) Among a large variety of problems in the Real World, I chose this social problem because of its importance.

(4) The increasing poverty in the elderly generation , coupled with the low income for the young, tight living for the middle aged, and poverty effected on children, is going to give serious effects on the Japanese society in future.

(5) The politics in Japan is in a miserable state. Especially, Shinzo Abe's government is full of untruth and proceeds against the majority of Japanese people. We ourselves need to think over various problems logically and to speak out and act for making the future of Japan much better.

Having these intentions in mind, I am going to select some good references for visualizing the problems and wish to build up a methodology applicable to solving such complex problems.

  Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Apr. 21, 2016 (in Japanese), Apr. 27, 2016 (in English))

As the result of writing Discussions on 82 customer reviews on "The Low-living Elderly" Book , I noticed that there exists an important problem undelying deep in the social philosophy.  Thus I have started to post new working papers with a very big theme: "Liberty vs. Love: The Principal Contradiction of the Human Culture and the Human Culture for Solving the Principal Contradiction" (Toru Nakagawa).  Please refer to the articles and communicate your thoughts..



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Visualization (subsidaary pages)

[A] Increasing poverty among the elderly

"Karyuu Roujin - Ichi-oku sou rougo houkai-no shougeki" (The low-living elderly - Coming impacts by the decay of peaceful elder lives for all the 100 millions in Japan),

by Takanori Fujita, Asahi Pocket Book 520, Asahi Shimbun Press, Jun. 30, 2015, pp. 222

Introduction to "The Low-living Elderly" book by Takanori Fujita (2015),
Toru Nakagawa, (Mar. 30, 2016)

[A] Increasing poverty among the elderly
(0) Introduction AND Index Page of (1)-(7);
Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 17, 2015; Jan. 9, 2016  

     Overall Visualized Diagrams   (Jan. 9, 2006)

[A] Increasing poverty among the elderly
[1] Executive summary with visualization of Takanori Fujita's "The Low-living Elderly" Book
 Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 28, 2016;  Mar. 6, 2016

    Pamphlet of Visualized diagrams of Fujita's Book (Mar. 6, 2016)

(1) What is 'the low-living elderly'  Sept. 17, 2015
(2) Actual living of 'the low-living elderly':  Sept. 30, 2015
(3) Anybody has the risk of falling down to the low-living -- Patterns of falling down to the low-living  Oct. 18, 2015
(4) The day when your arguments of 'Make more efforts' and 'Selfresponsibility' will kill yourself -- Issues of recognition and understanding  Nov. 27, 2015
(5)Old-built system and non-responsive policy produced the low-living elderly -- Examining the system and the policy (Dec. 19, 2015)
(6) How to protect yourself -- Measures before and in a low-living elderly situation (Jan. 9, 2016)   
(7) Proposals of policy (Jan. 9, 2016) 
(8) Executive summary of visualizing "The Low-living Elderly" Book (Jan. 28, 2016)

  A Customer Review of Takanori Fujita's "The Low-living Elderly" Book, and A Discussion of the 82 Customer Reviews of the Book in the Amazon Site (Toru Nakagawa) (Mar. 30, 2016)
[P] Liberty vs. Love: Principal Contradiction of Human Culture   [P] Liberty vs. Love: Principal Contradiction of Human Culture (Apr. 21, 2016) (Apr. 29, 2016) (1) Liberty vs. Love: Principal Contradiction of Human Culture (Apr. 21, 2016) (Apr. 29, 2016)


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