Belonging for international students in Japan in a situation of Disaster, from shelter to home

The objective of this study is to document the reaction of international students to the Covid-19 pandemic in Japan. Since 2009, with the Global 30 program, Japan has been trying to attract more international students with high-education programs. If good efforts are put to soften the language and cultural gaps inside the university, international students still suffer from a lack of preparation when facing major life’s unexpected events like accidents and disasters, deepening their state of vulnerability.

Multi-cultural perception towards happy homes: the case of Iran and Malaysia

The traditional view that sees happiness as too subjective and vague to be included in national policy is disappearing. In other words, happiness is not just about something that every human being ultimately wants in life, as a concept is has moved across personal boundaries to the social realm.

The “Neighbourhood” as a Pivotal Element of the Infrastructure of a Flourishing Society

The central theme of this conference is the contribution of home and family life to a healthy society. In reality, of course, the relation between the home and the society that hosts it, is not merely a one-way relation, but a complex, dialectical relation. The life of the home obviously conditions the character of members of the home, and their fitness to participate responsibly in social life.

The impact of domestic happiness on public space

The thesis of the text is that in liberal political philosophy there are no tools to conceptualize the relation between homes and society. In order to analyze the impact of the home on the public sphere, one must depart from the liberal model of the public sphere and turn towards classical thought and virtue concept.

Creating meaningful connected homes: the relationships and dynamics of household-digital technology interactions in fostering wellbeing

Changes in household composition and household life (ONS 2019) and the pervasive use of data-driven services is impacting on the characteristics and quality of home life. Remote working, online learning, platform-based consumption, telehealth, streamed entertainment and digitally mediated relationships are increasingly part of home life.

Happiness and the Structure of the Home

There is much evidence that happy homes make for a happy society. Many factors contribute to either supporting happy and functional homes or undermine them. One of these, which is often overlooked, is the physical layout and design of houses and of the built environment in general (Coleman, 1987. Mehrabian, 1976).

Care, Flourishing, Happiness: the Challenge at Home in Everyday Life

Only a civilization focused on care can promote human flourishing and, consequently, happiness, and care should be the most significant thing learnt at home. Therefore home, care and happiness are essentially related, and all these three notions have our innate human vulnerability as their connecting thread.