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[Xmca-l] Re: Naoki Ueno passed away

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your warm message and the introduction of Naoki to those whom don’t know him. His driving on American streets! Yes, I myself had a honor to be in his car when I visited LCHC….I will tell your message to my Japanese colleagues.


Kiyo Miyazaki

2015/01/31 1:08、mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> のメール:

> 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
> http://lchc.ucsd.edu/mca/Journal/f95.html
> :.....(
> mike
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:15 AM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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.