I will publish a treatise on Japan's minority issues, such as Okinawa's questions, the position of foreigners, and gender norms linked by a common theoretical thread of "position." "Position" (Positionality) is a foreign language originally used in Japanese imported from English, but in the context of post-colonial Japanese studies, it is very much of its own. I have lived a special life in Japan. This panel will examine the discussion, assumptions and conflicts of this concept from a sociological point of view, based on a quantitative study conducted by panelists in 2019. Midori Ikeda turns her discussion on position theory and brings her panel to the fore. He gives Heideggerian's concept of "feelings thrown into the situation" a theoretical depth by grounding it, and its position is mistakenly equated with the restraint of individual liberty, or anti-liberalism. Shows the method. Aya Sada analyzes the gender consciousness that is the collective power between Japanese gender relations and Japanese foreigners. Kazuhiko Higashihara will discuss the difference between the positions of Okinawa and the Japanese on the issue of US military bases in Okinawa, along with the grassroots movement to relocate US military bases in Okinawa to other parts of Japan.
This panel understands the position of an individual as an essential feature and is in a social and political situation to productively build new social relationships rather than unknowingly intensifying discrimination. We aim to create a constructive framework from the perspective of "throwing" into.