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[Xmca-l] Re: Naoki Ueno passed away

The news of Naoki's passing is very sad, Kiyoo. He was a wonderful
colleague with a great sense of humor, a marvelous intellect, and a manner
of driving a car on American streets that all who were around at the time
will remember.

For those of you who never met, or even heard of, Naoki Ueno, put his name
into the search
facility at lchc.ucsd.edu and you will be able quickly to get some feeling
for the times and his contributions to an earlier generation of xmca. For
some idea of his earlier work, see


On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:15 AM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>

> 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.
> >

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.