Trustee of GENOA, Representative of GEN-Japan
Hiroko is an organizer of ecovillage promotion movement and an educator for sustainable societies manifesting, with the ScienZ Method from AsOne Suzuka Community’s 20 years experience, in which there are innovative social systems of human relationship building, education, one-household economy freed from money and some others. Their activities are based on the studies of human and societies through practices as an open-style urban eco-village. Especially she has concentrated on how people can keep conversation easily without any conflicts and how people can work together with no hierarchy. It means for people’s relationship to be sustainable understanding each other from their true heart. As the result, she has created the learning program, named “the College to Listen to people” since 2014, as well as she has conducted the EDE course in Japan since 2017. In addition to them, she has started the annual series of convergence in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto with main organizations and universities of Japan since 2015.
For more accelerating Ecovillage Promotion Movement, now she is preparing to establish the authorized professional Academy for sustainable societies manifesting in Suzuka city, JAPAN.
A member of Environmental Council of Suzuka city(2012;2013),
Founder member of Kyoto Institute for Sustainable Social Systems; KIESS (2000--),
Bachelor of Education (Hirioshima University),
Study: Jürgen Habermas（Study course of Waseda University Graduated school)
Theses: JFM in India (Traditional forest management of India, “2002 KIESS Report”), Self-Help-Management of India's special micro-credit, KIESS Report 2003
Translation: “Neem A tree for solving global problems” (2005, 2010 National Reserch Council US)
*One Household Economy in city AsOne Network Suzuka Community
: The Presencing Institute, Transforming Capitalism Lab
*Interview with Professor Hahn: Sustainable City and People
: As One Network NEWS, April, 2019
*As-One Community, Japan:Could our community be fossil-free by 2020?
:GEN(Global Ecovillage Network) International News Letters January 2016
Primary interests: Social (Lifelong Education, Diversity & Cohesion); Culture (Vision & Purpose); Integral Design
Site content by Hiroko Katayama
Some volunteers gathered to start community building in the end of 2000, aiming the happy world without any conflict. The name ‘AS-ONE’ was taken from a line of John Lennon’s masterpiece Imagine, ‘and the world will be as one'. Each one lives in their favorite house in each ones favorite way of livingin central Suzuka city, and it is difficult for local citizens to tell our community members apart by appearances. However, we have kept deepening and developing our social systems and activities … Read more
- Date: 19 – 21 February 2016
- Location: As-One Community Suzuka, Akoso cho 14-28, Suzuka city, Mie prefecture, JAPAN 5130828, Japan
How can we realize the happy enterprises for people? *All people both presidents and employees can enjoy working *No hierarchy, no orders, no punishments, The enterprises running well, where all employees can lively work. *No mutual attack, no opposition, The enterprises people can talk out anything together. Practical Studies on the site of Mammy's Lunch Box in As-One Community, Suzuka, JAPAN Mammy's Lunch Box is a community business of handmade lunch boxes. Employees appear … Read more