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[Xmca-l] Re: Naoki Ueno passed away



Dear Huw,

Thanks for your response. I will tell your message to my Japanese colleagues.

Kiyo Miyazaki

2015/01/30 22:15、Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> のメール:

> 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.
>>