Malaysia-Japan Intellectual Exchange "Japanese Value-driven Culture and Islamicate Universal Culture: A New Dimension of Intellectual-Spiritual Discourse Amidst the Global Crises"
Civilisation is a form of human existence that enriches human life through creative adaptability elements namely survival tools, economies, human relations, communities, powers, wealth, values, knowledge and wisdom.
One can see that in order to warrant human well-being, civilisational innovations must produce results which are novel yet sustainable, extensive yet conserving, just like human life itself.
Humans are to maintain their vitality in life, organic functionality, ability to cope with new situations, willingness to learn from experience, openness to future exigencies and wielding the drive to explore new feats.
Since civilisations coexist simultaneously on different parts of the world, they must strive to share common qualities and goals in fulfilling their collective need of cooperation, mutual adjustment and sharing. It is interesting to observe the unique traits and manifestations of common inter-civilisational qualities despite being worlds apart.
This session will be discussing the comparison between two civilisations: the cosmopolitan Islamic culture derived from rich textual ideals of human life, and the value-driven Japanese culture with strong emphasis on ethics and self-discipline.
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