Educational and Therapeutic Role-Playing in Japan

Presentation on educational larp in Japan, at Knutepunkt 2017, Oslo, February 24, 2017, 12:15.

This panel seeks to introduce the history and current state of table-talk role-playing (TRPG) and larp in Japan through showcasing two research projects in the fields of education and therapy. Katō Kōhei will talk about his work with small groups of children who were diagnosed with High Function Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effectiveness of TRPGs in supporting their communication abilities. Björn-Ole Kamm follows with a presentation on social withdrawal and larp as a tool to deliver research findings in an educational or awareness-raising context.