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My personal story:
My religious background always comes up first as an origin of my interests in peace and conflict resolution. I have almost spent my entire life at the Japanese Buddhist temple in Japan. Both my father and brother are Japanese Buddhist monks as well as local mediators for community in Shizuoka, Japan. As his assistant, I experienced mediatin g various kinds of conflicts. This first hand mediation experience gave me a significant learning that my father’s approach based on the Buddhism concepts were useful for conflict resolution and earned high reputation in the local community.
Later on, in a Peace Studies class at University of Wisconsin in which I was chosen as an exchange student, a book entitled “Being Peace” written by Thich Nhat Hanh made me strongly believe the positive impact of Buddhism at any level of conflict resolutions.
Furthermore, through my dedication to academic activities such as the Model United Nations, this belief encouraged me to study conflict resolution by enhancing my understanding about a nexus between-religion and conflict resolution.
Why I want peace:
Because I strongly believe that we can make a world as a better place. More than anything, we are all brothers and sisters which are meant to share justice and peace equally.
Interests and activities:
My research interests lies in the issues revolves around religion and conflict, in particular, the interfaith dialogue.
Based on my belief in positive impact of Buddhism at the stage of resolving conflicts, I have been collecting Buddhist sources such as original Buddhist sutras regarding conflict resolutions and would like to apply those for exploring the issues that comes with any kinds of religious based conflicts. I am currently working for Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict resolution at Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, george Mason university.
Something you didn't know about me:
how deeply my religious identity comprises my identity.
How I found
Invitation from my professor
What I want to achieve here:
Networking for peace building.
Sharting opinions.

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At 8:00am on January 22, 2009, Eyal Raviv said…
Happy Birthday.
At 1:50am on September 19, 2008, Yigal D. Kahana said…
Hi Mutsuko,
It's really neat to meet you here on mepeace.
Was Wisconsin colder than what you were used to in Japan?
I lookforward to getting toknow you and your ideas better here on mepeace.
Yigal Kahana
At 6:44pm on September 17, 2008, Mahran said…
how are you?hope ur fine
thx for accepting

peace and love
At 3:07pm on September 16, 2008, Hiba said…
Hi Mutsuko,

Welcome to mepeace, glad to meet you here and looking forward to your participation with us. If you have any question you can contact me through messages, and I'll be happy to cooperate with you.

At 3:08am on September 16, 2008, Adam Nerk said…
ooooooooh people from Japan wow , WElcome to mepeace, welcome to people from Belgium, welocme to ouer commuity, here we are one community and one family, share Photos, your music, and your Ideas, help us to reach our goals, and be active,
At 1:02pm on September 15, 2008, Mo'min said…
Mutsuko Sugita
thanks you for adding me
wish you all the best
please let us be in touch
At 10:41am on September 15, 2008, Eyal Raviv said…
Welcome Mutsuko, konichiwa. What a personal story!
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At 1:12pm on September 14, 2008, Paul RETI said…
Welcome. I spent some time in Japan and learned a lot. Not enough, of course. Enough though to know what I don't know about Japan and the Japanese people, and some things that I can apply daily to my life.
At 11:39am on September 14, 2008, Shahdan Assilun said…
Hi Mutsuko

welcome to mepeace ... Glad to people from Japan with us

enjoy it

shahdan from Turkey


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