Kick-off Forum

Date/Time:          Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (19:00-21:15.JST)

Location:               ZOOM Online

Participation:        Invitation only (free of charge)

Language:              English (simultaneous interpretation will not be provided)

Theme:                   The East-West Dialogues: “Why and How Japan is Becoming  More Relevant to the World Now ”

Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Seiichi Kondo, Former Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Former Ambassador to UNESCO, Special Advisor to the Shizenkan Japan Project

Discussants:           Everett Brown, Professor at Shizenkan, Photographer and Author
Mr. Haitze Siemers, Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to  Japan                            

Facilitator:              Naoshi Takatsu, Executive Director, Shizenkan; Representative, Northeast Asia, IMD

Special Guests:      Hosoo Masao, Chairman, Hosoo Co., Ltd.
Shinichi Okubo, Executive Vice President, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.