Programme (Live-Stream)

This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.

Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, AGen2020 will be held Online.

Conference Outline

Friday, March 27, 2020Saturday, March 28, 2020Sunday, March 29, 2020

Watch and participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/591856356
Meeting ID: 591856356

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

10:30-10:45: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners (Online via Zoom)
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:45-11:25: Featured Presentation (Online via Zoom)
Religious Complicity and LGBTQ Rights
Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA

11:25-11:35: Break

11:35-12:15: Keynote Presentation (Online via Zoom)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Its Relevance for Japan in Social Transition
Mie Takaki, DBT Tokyo, Japan

12:15-12:30: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award (Online via Zoom)

12:30-13:45: Lunch Break

13:45-14:25: Featured Presentation (Online via Zoom)
Helping a Stranger in Japan: Who Helps and Why?
Yu Niiya, Hosei University, Japan

14:25-14:35: Break

14:35-15:15: Keynote Presentation (Online via Zoom)
Embracing Difference: Religious Diversity in the UK
Stephen E. Gregg, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Watch and participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/974223453
Meeting ID: 974223453

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

09:00-10:20: Keynote Workshop (Online via Zoom)
Aging Data: NACDA & an Open-source Repository
James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA

10:20-10:30: Break

10:30-11:45: Aging & Gerontology Online Session I

A Contemporary Insight into Age-Friendly Environment Contributing Japanese Elderly Persons’ Social Network, Active Aging and Quality of Life
Myo Nyein Aung, Juntendo University, Japan
Yuka Koyanagi, Tokyo Ariake Medical and Health Science University, Japan
Satomi Ueno, Seisen Jogakuin College, Japan
Hiroki Okamoto, Centre for Cancer Control and Information Services, Japan
Sariyamon Tiraphat, Mahidol University, Thailand
Motoyuki Yuasa, Juntendo University, Japan

High Schoolers’ International Perspectives in an Aging Society
Kayo Ozawa, Kyoritsu Women's College, Japan

The Role of Prosocial News Media in Reducing Ageism: A Literature Review and a Research Proposal
Alice Nga Lai Kwong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Elsie Chau Wai Yan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

12:00-13:40: Aging & Gerontology Online Session II

Adapting Orphan Migrants in Japanese Elderly Care Services: A Diversified Model for Ishikawa Prefecture
Safinoor Sagorika, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
Shungo Kawanishi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
Shinobu Hasegawa, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan

Development of a Health Information Search Workshop ‘Sumaken Workshop’ for Older People
Reina Mori, Teikyo University, Japan
Daisuke Son, University of Tokyo, Japan
Satoshi Kitamura, Tokyo Keizai University, Japan
Yuki Watanabe, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

The Biography Project: Combating Loneliness by Facilitating Connections Between Students and Aged Care Residents
Catherine Dhavernas, Griffith University, Australia

The Relationship Between Social Internet Use, Loneliness and Depression Among the Oldest Old
Gerlind Rennoch, University of Cologne, Germany
Anna Schlomann, Heidelberg University, Germany
Susanne Zank, University of Cologne, Germany

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Virtual Presentations


Final Programme

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The Conference Programme contains session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past AGen conferences via the links below.