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Upcoming Event: the second Symposium of "Exploration of Practical Wisdom and Resilience Overcoming Downside Risk"

We are glad to announce the online symposium on the Hitachi Project! At this symposium, we will report on the progress of research on the real and perceived risks associated with both Covid-19 and government responses to the pandemic. Ethiopia, South Africa and Uganda teams will present their survey results.

  • Date: 2024.02.09 (Fri.)

  • Time: 18:30-20:30 (JST)

  • Venue: Online Seminar (Zoom Webinar)

An invitation to the webinar link will be delivered by email on Feb. 8 to you after your registration via the following link:

Feel Free to register!

If you have any inquiries, please contact




Kazuyo HANAI, Project Assistant Professor, the University of Tokyo

Presentation 1

“Beliefs and Shots: Understanding the Dynamics of Faith, Religion, and Misinformation in COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in Ethiopia.”

Christian S. OTCHIA, Associate Professor, Nagoya University

Presentation 2

“Examining Grassroots Perceptions of Government Interventions during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Uganda”

Wakiko OHIRA, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Presentation 3

“Middle-Class Experience of COVID-19 in South Africa”

Tomohiro HOSOI, PhD Student, the University of Tokyo


Masaki INABA, Program Director for Global Health, Africa Japan Forum

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