FCCJ Deep Dive Series 2021
Mental Health Impact of Covid-19 (Session 1)
18:00-20:00, Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The FCCJ's Deep Dive series offers in-depth perspectives from leading experts on key business and social issues.

Two May sessions will focus on the rise in mental health issues linked to the COVID-19 pandemic both in Japan and globally.  

There are indications that government-ordered lockdown policies enforcing long bouts of self-isolation and job loss have contributed to significantly higher cases of anxiety or depression among youth and an increase in the rates of suicide across several demographics.

Much is at stake – and the expert panels at each session will introduce their research and findings on COVID-19 related mental health and discuss the short and long-term social and economic effects of these mental health issues.

In Session 1, on May 13, practitioner and academic panelists will specifically examine the situation in Japan and how people have been affected by the lifestyle changes forced by contagion-prevention measures.

May 13th panelists are:

  • Ms. Vickie Skorji, Director, Tokyo English Lifeline (TELL)
  • Ms. Sachi Nakajima, Founder, NPO Resilience
  • Dr. Haruka Sakamoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Keio University

Please indicate when signing up, whether you are signing up to attend on-line or in-person.

Attendance (includes one drink – non alcohol)
Members: 1,100 yen (including tax)
Non-members: 1,650 yen (including tax)

On-line attendance
Members: free of charge
Non-members: 550 yen
(including tax)

Details on how to join online will be sent to individual emails by May 12.  All participants can reserve at the reception desk or by email ( front@fccj.or.jp ).  Payment must be made in advance by 3PM May 11. No refund is available unless the event is cancelled by FCCJ.  We kindly ask for your cooperation with Covid-19 prevention measures at the reception and to wear a mask on club premises.  

Also mark your calendars for Session 2, scheduled for May 26 (watch for further details soon). This session will leverage the results of a soon-to-be-released OECD survey to examine the global mental health implications of the Covid-19 pandemic and interlinkages to various aspects of life, including work, welfare, health, and youth. We will send another email to apply around April 20.

Confirmed Session 2 speakers:

  • Dr. Christopher Prinz, Senior Policy Analyst, Skills and Employability Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD.
  • Mr. Shunta Takino, Junior Counsellor, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Thank you.  
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