Lecture 40

Yoshiharu Sekino

Explorer, medical doctor, anthropologist


The Great Journey of Humanity: Where do we come from and where do we go?


Available in Japanese only.


Dr. Sekino completed a 50,000-km trek to trace the “great journey” that humans are believed to have taken as they migrated from Africa to other parts of the world millions of years ago. He observes that humanity has created a flourishing and convenient civilization, but it has also created negative sides such as the depletion of natural resources and the destruction of the environment. However, people who continue to lead traditional ways of life know how to live sustainably as part of nature, using but not destroying nature. Their values and ways of thinking are totally different from those of us who think we can control nature, and they provide inspiration in finding the path for human survival. Dr. Sekino will share the wisdom of the indigenous peoples he encountered on his great journey, showing dynamic images from around the globe.


Available in Japanese only.