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Death over Dinner


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When you think of "dying" what comes to mind? What kind of personal experiences do you have with the process? How do these shape your ideas about what you want your own dying process to be like?

Maybe you've had conversations about these questions with friends, but have you ever discussed them with the people most likely to be directly involved in your dying process? Have you thought specifically about dying in Japan, a super-aging society where resources might not be able to keep up with the demand for end of life care?

Taking inspiration from a cultural change movement that started in the US, Third Space Tokyo and End of Life Care Association of Japan are co-hosting a "Death over Dinner" evening at Shibaura House. Our dinner will be modest -- just pizza and beer -- to encourage reflection on the importance of human connection when resources are scarce. We hope that you will join us for this rare opportunity to share and be supported through conversations about dying.

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Co-hosting organizations

Third Space Tokyo

Third Space Tokyo is a company founded by life partners Lisa and Kenji Hosokawa. Although neither is from Tokyo originally, in 2008 they settled here with their two daughters, and they now consider this city their home. They seek to use their language skills and global connections to support organizations and individuals taking initiative to improve life in Tokyo.

End of Life Care Association of Japan

By 2030, it is expected that one in five people in Japan will be age 75 or over. A super-aged society like this is unprecedented in world history, and combined with Japan's low birth rate, we should expect that social resources will not be able to keep up with the demand for end of life care. Our organization has been developing sustainable methods to ensure that every person can live peacefully until the end. We offer a foundational training course throughout Japan to increase the number of people capable of providing end of life assistance. We are aiming for the creation of a culture where everyone, young and old, can accept and work together through suffering.

Event details

Title: Death over Dinner

Date: Wednesday, January 31

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: SHIBAURA HOUSE, 5th floor

Cost: 4000 yen regular; 3000 yen for seniors and students (cash on day of event)

Menu: pizza, salad, beer and other drinks

Languages: English and Japanese

Registration (required): https://goo.gl/forms/PLSp7EFyqICXXpMX2



01/31(Wed) 19:00 〜 21:00
Death over Dinner


Third Space Tokyo

End of Life Care Association of Japan


Keiko Chida

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