[MBA OPEN CLASS] Nov. 2 | Religions: Gateways to the Global Community


“Religions: Gateways to the Global Community“

Speaker: Prof. Daisaburo Hashizume (Shizenkan University)

Wed. Nov 2nd, 19:00-20:30 (JST) 



“How do people around the world think and act? Religion is the key to global business!”


Shizenkan is the first business school in the world to place religions (and liberal arts courses) at the core of its program. This is because we believe our students, as leaders in diverse human societies with wide ranges of histories, cultures, and social backgrounds, should have a foundational understanding of religions.


Religion is not considered to be very important, at least in Japanese society, and the importance of religions seems to be declining in the Western world.


But in fact, the opposite is true. The Islamic world is controlled by Islamic law. In India, the caste system is still the backbone of society. China cannot be described without the influence of Confucianism. And the social systems and business rules of modern Western Europe cannot be understood apart from their Christian roots.


In this session, Prof. Hashizume will share some tips and methods on how to understand religions that have great depth. This is a 90-minute talk full of clues for business people.


19:00 – 19:10 Shizenkan University introduction / Speaker Introduction

19:10 – 20:00 Prof. Daisaburo Hashizume “Religions; Gateways to the Global Community” Interactive Session

20:00 – 20:30 Q&A

20:30 – 21:00 Info session (The attendees who are interested)



Prof. Daisaburo Hashizume (Shizenkan University)

Born in 1948, Dr. Hashizume is a sociologist who finished his doctorate course at the Graduate School of Sociology at the University of Tokyo. Since then he has written many articles and books as a freelance researcher. From 1989 to 2013, he worked at and is currently a Professor Emeritus for the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Books: “Structuralism for Beginners”, ”An Introduction to Sociology of Religion”, “The Melancholy of Masao Maruyama”, “The Sorrow of Hideo Kobayashi”, “The Lecture of Death”,



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