Death Cafe profile for Steven M
About Steven M:
I am a lecturer at Hirosaki Gakuin University and a member of our research team, Death:Agora.
We have begun organizing and holding Death Cafes for students and community members to come together and talk about death.
What brings you to Death Cafe?
I am interested in getting people talking about death and dying in more open ways. In Japan, as in much of the west, talking about death just isn't done. I am hoping to do my part to change that.
What would you like your legacy to be?
I hope my students can look back at what they did at university and see the Death Cafe as a positive part of that experience.
Contact Steven M
Steven M's posts on the Death Cafe website
With Steven MacWhinnie
July 26, 2021, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (JST)
A Death Café was held in the learning commons on the evening on May 24th. 13 students, teachers, and community members gathered to talk about death while drinking tea and eating sweets. This was the first of a series of Death Café events which will be held throughout the coming years. It was a calm, relaxed place for people to come and talk openly about death.
Plans had been made to begin holding Death Cafés starting in 2020, but due to the global pandemic, it was delayed. This Death Café took place taking care to follow corona virus preventative measures.
This first café went well. Participants ...
With Hirosaki Gakuin University
May 24, 2021, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (JST)