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[Xmca-l] Re: Naoki Ueno passed away



Thank you, Miyazaki, for reporting this.

It seems that whenever I am writing something lighthearted, I hear news of
someone trying to do good things dying.  Somehow we will have to be both.

Huw

On 30 January 2015 at 02:39, miyazaki kiyotaka <miyasan@waseda.jp> wrote:

> Dear All xMCAers,
>
> We have regrettably inform you that Naoki Ueno, one of the most active and
> influential researchers in Japanese activity theory, has passed away on
> 27th January because of pancreas cancer.  As we in Japan didn’t have any
> information on his health problem, the news was a big surprise for us. He
> had been the militant critique of the cognitivism since his graduate
> student days. It was after his return from sabbatical stay at LCHC in 1989,
> however, that his work became very productive and influential in Japan. He
> introduced the ideas of situated approach to Japan, and shocked us. He has
> remained at the front of the activity theory research and stimulating us
> not only in Japan but also internationally until his young death at 64. As
> he has many friends and comrades internationally, we tell all of you this
> sad news in xmca network.
>
> Kiyotaka Miyazaki
> Waseda University,
> Japan.
>