Dr. Robert N. Butler, the father of gerontology and the founder of ILC Global Alliance passed away from acute leukemia on July 4 in 2010.
“Productive Aging –Robert Butler Memorial Issue” is a special report compiling his works as well as some of the remarks he made in his activities. It also features interviews and messages of famous people who were deeply influenced by him.
While compiling this report we were moved profoundly once again by his foresight, incomparable energy and inspiration. He proved with his own life that aging is by no means tragic and dedicated his entire life to pursue the ideal societies where everyone can enjoy longevity. The spirit of Dr. Butler is inherited to us and ILC-Japan will strive to create the future he envisioned together with members of the ILC Global Alliance.
The first issue of “Global Information Journal on Longevity and Society”was published in Japanese in July 2006, with the aims of conveying the significance of conscious dealing with information and its effective use, while realizing wealthy longevity society, improving the QOL in individual lives.
Every issue of the Journal has its coherent theme, including an interview or a talk at the top, by leading persons in respective fields. By striving for enlightenment related to challenges in an aging society with declining birthrate, the Journals have been well received.
ILC-Japan has currently published the English version of “Global Information Journal on Longevity and Society 2009”extracted from issues No.10, 11 and 13 following FY2008 edition.
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