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Lifelong Learning in Tokyo: A Satisfying Engagement with Action Research in Japan
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Oriental Languages, Japanese Studies.
2013 (English)In: Anthropology in Action, ISSN 0967-201X, Vol. 20, no 2, 46-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article presents an action research project, which I have been managing since 2001 in Tokyo, Japan. It is based on a non-profit organization (NPO), a group that promotes community-oriented lifelong learning, which was established under the 1998 NPO Law. Action research is a social research strategy, carried out by a team that includes a professional researcher and members of a community who are jointly seeking to improve their situation. This paper shows primarily how I have engaged with people at my field site, an NPO called SLG (pseudonym), and how we have produced knowledge to make changes to improve the quality of social life for more than ten years. I provide a narrative concerning recent developments at SLG in order to demonstrate how an action research project like this continually unfolds.

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2013. Vol. 20, no 2, 46-57 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-92395DOI: 10.3167/aia.2013.200206OAI: diva2:638704
Available from: 2013-08-01 Created: 2013-08-01 Last updated: 2013-09-17Bibliographically approved

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