The modern family is a form of family linked to the capitalist economy, which is based on the premise of extended reproduction.However, with the loss of new frontiers and the distribution of wealth to the extreme and the widening disparity between people, the family has lost its family function, and it is no longer possible for people to live happily as human beings.
If we assume that the family is a place for the reproduction of life and livelihood, this function will be lost, families will collapse, and the number of people who can sustain the society will decrease. I don’t think that a shrinking population is necessarily a bad thing, but it is heartbreaking to see fewer and fewer people feeling happy.
In such a society, I hope that at least those who have faced family difficulties will be able to heal and re-grow with my support, and return to society with a new model of life and family. Instead of hoping for a declining society, I want them to survive on their own initiative.
At the end of last year, I launched the “Everyone’s Family Home Project” as a result of my imagination about such things. Now, my dream is becoming a reality as “Ten-Sho-An”.
The 14th Japan Men’s Conference will be held at Dawn Center in Osaka on 7th November. The keynote speaker will be Associate Professor Yoko Fukao of Osaka University. There will be two panel talks and two breakout sessions. There will be two panel talks and two breakout sessions. More details will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, please keep the date in mind!
Originally posted on September 13, 2020
English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.