TOKYO FORUM 2019 Shaping the Future

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TOKYO FORUM 2019 Shaping the Future
Shaping The Future
Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019
Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo

TOKYO FORUM 2019

Shaping the future

Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019

Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo

The Tokyo Forum 2019 has now finished.
Thank you for the many registrations and participation.
Report of the event and videos of selected events of the first day will be posted on this site shortly.

Tokyo Forum

Tokyo Forum 2019 Overview

The University of Tokyo (“UTokyo”) and Chey Institute for Advanced Studies (“CIAS”, a new institute to succeed the international activities of Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies known as KFAS) have agreed to co-host Tokyo Forum 2019, a new global forum aiming to promote discussion and exchange of ideas on the challenges that the world and human society face in various areas including politics, economics, culture, and environment, with an intention to continue the forum yearly in the future. The co-hosts have set the main theme of the forum as “Shaping the Future” and they wish to invite the global leaders relevant to the theme as the keynote speakers and participants.

赤門

1. Background and Objectives:
The structure of the world and human society is fluctuating fundamentally. With the rise of unprecedented global challenges and crises, rapid changes take place in areas that are the basis of our daily lives, including politics, economics, culture, and environment. Conventional knowledge or common sense is not always effective to cope with such changes or problems.
People of all over the world need to discuss and cooperate with each other in earnest to comprehend the various aspects of the changes resulting from the complex entanglement of all sorts of factors. Then, we will be able to find the paths to solutions for the problems the globe and humanity are facing. In this way, we will also be able to find the best ideas to shape the world and human society in the future and the way towards its realization.
In mutual understanding of the aforementioned background, UTokyo and CIAS agree that the aim of Tokyo Forum 2019 shall be the establishment of a new global forum that provides a meeting place of people, including, but not limited to, those in academia, government, business, NPOs, from all over the world. The two institutions will cooperate to encourage the participants to freely shape and sharpen information and opinions on the solutions to the problems faced by the current world and on the shape of the world and human society in the future.

2. Perspectives:
One of the important characteristics of this forum is that it is planned by a distinguished Japanese academic institution, which has produced lots of innovative ideas and knowledge over a century, in close collaboration with a Korean NPO, CIAS, which endeavors to contribute to global academic development and the prosperity of human society. So far no similar attempt has been made in Japan, Korea or the rest of the world.
This forum would provide fresh and innovative East Asian viewpoints with high academic quality and will play the role of a platform for further discussions with people coming from all over the world on the various issues that the contemporary world faces. Excellent academic quality of the discussions and propositions at the forum will give a strong impact on policy-makers, business people and intellectuals in general, in both Japan and beyond its border.

SCHEDULE

DAY1

Friday 6, December
Opening Ceremony
09:30-
Opening Ceremony

  • 9:00-Registration Open
  • 09:30-Opening

Opening Speech

  • Gonokami Makoto, President, The University of Tokyo
  • Chey Tae-Won, Chairman, SK Group, South Korea; Chairman, Chey Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS)
  • MEXT official
  • Lee Hong-koo, Former Prime Minister of South Korea

Plenary Session I 10:10-11:45
10:10-10:35
Keynote: Kuma Kengo

Architect; Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

10:35-10:55
Keynote: Rebeca Grynspan

Secretary-General, Secretaría General Iberoamericana; Former Vice-President of Costa Rica

11:05-11:45
Special Dialog I

Enrico Letta, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po; Former Prime Minister of Italy
Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Former Administrator of UNDPz
Moderator: Kim Sung-Han, Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University

Plenary Session II 13:00-14:20
13:00-14:00
Special Dialog II

Son Masayoshi Chairman and CEO, Softbank Group Corp.
Jack Ma (Ma Yun) JFounder of Jack Ma Foundation; Board Director and Partner, Alibaba Group
Moderator: Kotani Maoko Anchor

14:00-14:20
Keynote: Noyori Ryoji

Director-General of the Center of Research and Development Strategy, JST, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry (2001)

Panel Discussion 14:30-17:50
14:30-15:40
International Affairs Session I

Moderator
Park In-Kook, President, Chey Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS)
Panelist
Edwin J. Feulner, Founder, The Heritage Foundation
John Hamre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Fujisaki Ichiro, President, Nakasone Peace Institute; Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States
Yoon Young-Kwan, Former Foreign Minister, South Korea
Zhang Yunling, Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

15:50-17:00
Business/ Economics Session
Korea Japan Business Leaders' Dialogue

Moderator
Ogura Kazuo, Former Ambassador of Japan to Korea and, France
Panelist
Chey Tae-Won, Chairman, SK Group, South Korea;Chairman Chey Institute for Advanced Studies(CIAS)
Kim Yoon, Chairman, Korea Japan Economic Association
Huh Young soo, CEO, GS Energy
Nakanishi Hiroaki, Chairman, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Mimura Akio, Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce of Industry (JCCI)
Sato Yasuhiro, Chairman of the Board, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

16:20-17:50
International Affair Session II
New Strategies for the Future of Northeast Asia

Moderator
Takahara Akio, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Panelist
Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Victor Cha, Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, CSIS
Park Cheol-Hee, Professor, Seoul National University
Zhu Feng, Professor, Nanjing University
Joseph Yun, Former US Special Representative for North Korea Policy
Kim Byung-Yeon, Professor, Seoul National University

DAY2

Saturday 7, December
Parallel Sessions 10:00-17:00
10:00-17:00
Parallel Session 1
Trans-local Approaches to Sustainability
- An Innovative Collaboration Scheme in the Era of SDGs

Organizer: Mino Takashi, Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

9:00-13:10
Parallel Session 2
In Search for Common Security in an Age of Deglobalization

Organizer: Fujiwara Kiichi, Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo

[*Change in the venue and time: Tetsumon Memorial Auditorium, 9:00-13:10]

10:00-17:30
Parallel Session 3
Lifelong Well-being: Self-managing Healthy Society

Organizer:Tei Yuichi/ Chung Ung-il, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering; Center of Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Dean, School of Health Innovation, Kanagawa University of Human Services

10:00-17:30
Parallel Session 4
Digital Revolution

Organizer: Mitsuishi Mamoru, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

10:00-17:30
Parallel Session 5
Urban Futures

Organizer: Alison Isenberg, Co-Director, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities; Professor of History, Princeton University

10:00-17:00
Parallel Session 6
Inequality in the Global Era: Searching for an Inclusive Future

Organizer: Shirahase Sawako, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

DAY3

Sunday 8, December
09:30-12:00
9:30-9:50
Special Speech: Justin Yifu Lin

Former Chief Economist, the World Bank

Moderator: Sohn Jie-ae, Former CEO, Arirang TV & Radio

9:50-10:05
Special Speech: Sputniko!

Artist; Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts

Moderator: Sohn Jie-ae, Former CEO, Arirang TV & Radio

10:05-10:20
Special Speech: Lee Gunho

Chief Engineer and co-Founder, ENUMA

Moderator: Sohn Jie-ae, Former CEO, Arirang TV & Radio

10:20-11:30
Summary Session
Reports from Parallel Sessions and Wrap-up

Moderator: Haneda Masashi, Executive Director and Vice President, The University of Tokyo; Director, Tokyo College

11:40-12:00
Closing Ceremony

Closing Remarks

 

  • Gonokami Makoto, President, The University of Tokyo
  • Park In-Kook, President, Chey Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS)

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