Archive for March, 2013

Otsuchi Flowers Rebuild Community: Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #47 ~ March 15th

Posted by Bob Stilger on March 15, 2013

It takes about 7 hours to get to Otsuchi in Iwate Province to the north of Toky-. Four hours by high speed train, two hours by low-speed train, and about an hour by car. We went there yesterday for a FutureSession. Otsuchi is a costal town that had a population of about 17,000 before 3.11.11. Read full post

World Cafe – Transition Towns in Japan: Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #46 ~ March 13th

Posted by Bob Stilger on March 13, 2013

Okay, I have to begin this blog telling you about a new methodology we’ve just developed in Japan.  We call it World Carfe.  Here’s the story.  We’re sitting at dinner in an onsen near Renshoan after a day of talking about how we might bring some of the learning from Transition Towns in Japan in Read full post

Getting to a new WE: Beyond the Categories– Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #45 ~ March 7th

Posted by Bob Stilger on March 7, 2013

I didn’t expect to be writing so soon again, but there’s a story that needs to be told.  Today I was at a forum organized by ETIC and the Learning Institute at Fuji Xerox.  The forum brought together a cross-section of 50 or so people from business and the nonprofit sector to talk with each Read full post

Old Normal?? – Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #44 ~ March 6th

Posted by Bob Stilger on March 6, 2013

I’ve been back in Japan for a couple of weeks, supporting our new Tohoku Futures Network.  It’s been nearly three months since my last report.  Time spent resting, thinking, and working to see next steps.  This year some of what I need to do is sensing some of the underlying patterns, trends and guideposts which Read full post