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The Future Society Initiative Symposium Series lists symposiums, workshops and lectures in regard to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals and The Future Society Initiative's activities, with the aim of promoting effective publicity and connecting to future activity.

See this page on the UTokyo Portal for information on how to list your symposium as an FSI Symposium (Internal access only).

FY 2019

 

Tokyo College Event "Global History"

Date September 2nd (Mon) & 4th (Wed), 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo each day
Overview What is global history? Why do we need global history now? Is it possible to discuss identity, which is one of the most important concepts in the contemporary world, in context of global history?
The world’s top global historians will discuss these points over two days.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Symposium on Data-Driven Future Society

Date September 2, 2019
Venue Takeda Hall, 5F, Takeda Building, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Utilizing Data in every field and region across the country is mandatory to realize the Society 5.0.
In this symposium, leading cases in data utilization including the activities in the University of Michigan as well as the ongoing plan of preparing data exploitation infrastructure are introduced, and we will discuss how to realize the ideal future smart society.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Data Platform Promotion Task Force, UTokyo Future Society Initiative
dp.jimu [at] ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Healthcare Data Science Research Unit Symposium: 2019 Data health plans to encourage public and society

Date August 30, 2019
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview “Data Health” is a new policy scheme for disease prevention and health promotion, and this policy scheme aims to encourage stakeholders committed to realizing those activities in Japan.
Health insurers created their own Data Health plans and have carried out the plans for one year.
Through this, we have gradually come to understand how insurers made good plans, and which ways and structures effectively improved the health status of those insured through our evaluation and analysis.
In this symposium, we will introduce the interim results and some good examples of Data Health plans.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives Healthcare Data Science Research Unit
dh-jimu [at] ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp

The Center for Early Childhood Development, Education, and Policy Research (CEDEP) Public Symposium: Exploring the essence of development and childcare ~ Looking at the nurturing of people and how their nuturing is supported ~

Date August 3, 2019
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview The 2019 Symposium on Early Childhood Development, Education and Policy Research is an annual symposium that will provide a yearly update on the newest research projects conducted by the Center for Early Childhood Development, Education and Policy Research (CEDEP).
It will also provide an opportunity to discuss future challenges for improving the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Japan.
English interpretation will not be available.
Please register in advance.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact The Center for Early Childhood Development, Education, and Policy Research
Graduate School of Education at The University of Tokyo
cedep [at] p.u-tokyo.ac.jp

UTokyo FSI Symposium "AI for Future Society"

Date July 11, 2019
Venue The venue has been changed to: Yasuda Auditorium, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview This talk will highlight some of Google AI's research and computer systems with an eye toward how they can be used to solve challenging problems, and will relate them to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Engineering Challenges for the 21st Century, including the use of machine learning for healthcare, robotics, and engineering the tools of scientific discovery. He will also cover how machine learning is transforming many aspects of our computing hardware and software systems.
Language: English

Symposium Poster
Registration Pre-registration is required.
 Applications will be closed once the seat limit is reached.
 Intended for: Students and faculty members of the University of Tokyo.
 (Priority is given to students/ First-come-first-served basis)
[Registration Form for the above UTokyo members]

Open to the students of other universities if there's any space available.
 A lottery may be held if there are many applicants and the result of  the lottery including your participation will be sent by July 8th.
[Registration Form for non-UTokyo members]
Contact Division for External Relations, The University of Tokyo
ext-info.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Tokyo College Event "'Dark Tourism' in Japan"

Date June 21, 2019
Venue The venue has been changed to: Tetsumon Memorial Hall, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview The term “dark tourism” describes visits to sites of tragic and destructive historical events.
This talk by Professor Andrew Gordon, Harvard University, will discuss the sites of what one might also call “difficult history” and argue for the importance of allowing for multiple perspectives that recognize the complexity of our shared histories.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Energy scenario analysis to inform policy debate: Climate change mitigation for 2050 and beyond

Date May 31, 2019
Venue Kojima Conference Room, 2F Kojima Hall, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview Climate change mitigation policy is accelerating globally, and it is receiving great attention as one of the central policy issues at the G20 Osaka summit in June.
In April, the Japanese government released a proposal for its mid-century strategy under the Paris Agreement, and the policy debate is shifting toward how to mainstream renewables, discontinuous innovations, and net-zero and possibly negative emissions in 2050 and beyond.
In this symposium, we invite leading researchers working on energy scenarios in Japan to discuss climate change mitigation for 2050 and beyond from diverse perspectives.

Meeting Information in japanese
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
sugiyama-staff[at]ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Tokyo College Event “The Gothic Cathedral of Science: The Nobel Prize and the Concept of ‘Revolution’”

Date May 27, 2019
Venue Fukutake Learning Theater, The University of Tokyo(Hongo Campus)
Overview This lecture focuses on the concept of revolution and its relevance for the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and medicine.
Taking medieval European cathedrals as a metaphor, the lecture will discuss the different ways of viewing scientific development by sociologists of science on the one hand and by natural scientists on the other.
It will be suggested that the Nobel Prize ? since it has existed for such a relatively short time ? may have somewhat distorted our view of scientific development.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Tokyo College Event “Envisioning a far more female future of Japan”

Date May 15, 2019
Venue Koshiba Hall, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview Join us for a public lecture by a leading international journalist, Mr. Bill Emmott, who has made a number of interviews with Japanese female leaders and states that, in 20 years, the innovative energy of Japanese women will contribute greatly to bringing growth and dynamic change back to Japanese society.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Nature 150th Anniversary Symposium: "The Future of Japanese Science - Visions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - "

Date April 4, 2019
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview This symposium will focus on the current challenges and future directions of science, and discuss with experts how science should be aimed at realizing a better future society symbolized by SDGs, as well as the various challenges facing Japanese and global scientific communities.
Language : English

Symposium Poster
Related links https://www.natureasia.com/ja-jp/nature/nature-150/anniversary-symposium (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Nature Research
Cosponsor The University of Tokyo
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FY 2018

 

Meet the Biotech Experts, Amgen-UTokyo

Date March 28, 2019
Venue Lecture Room No.15, Faculty of Engineering Bldg.1, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview In this symposium, lectures will be delivered by Dr. Reese (Executive Vice President for Research and Development), and Dr. Galson (Senior Vice President for Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety), at Amgen, a pioneer in bio startups in the U.S.
Also, an interactive discussion will be held with these experts as well as Dr. Levy (Senior Vice President for Global Development), and Dr. Miyoshi (Executive Medical Director), answering questions from participants about research and careers.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Cosponsor World-leading INnovative Graduate Study Program for Life Science and Technology (WINGS-LST), the University of Tokyo
UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program
Contact Office of WINGS-LST (Ouchi URA)
souchi[at]bioeng.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The Fourth Cambridge–UTokyo Joint Symposium: "Sustainability and Innovation For Society"

Date March 27, 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The Fourth Joint Symposium between the University of Cambridge and The University of Tokyo: "Sustainability and Innovation For Society" will be held at Sanjo Conference Hall of the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus on 27 March 2019.
The Symposium will include talks from the heads of both universities, President Makoto Gonokami and Professor Stephen Toope; they will both talk on "The Contribution of the University to Innovation in Society and Industry".
Following this, there will be a panel discussion, where the pro-vice-chancellors and vice presidents of the two universities will be discussing the actual strategies of the two universities.
In the afternoon session, showcases of existing and future possible collaborations will be presented and discussed.

Symposium Poster
Detailed Program
Registration Registration Form
Sponsor University of Cambridge
The University of Tokyo
Contact Center for International Affairs, School of Engineering
k-kikaku.t[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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IRCN Neuro-inspired Computation Course

Date March 21-24, 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The First IRCN Course in Neuro-Inspired Computation is designed for international researchers from diverse fields and backgrounds at the graduate student and postdoctoral career stages to learn about the latest advances in computational modeling of the brain and its use in developing new AI strategies and applications.
The course is part of the interdisciplinary research activities of the center and students will have an opportunity to contribute to the generation of new synergistic collaborations and the establishment of the research field of “Neurointelligence” in science and society.

Detailed Program
Related links https://ircn.jp/en/events/032124-19-neuro-inspired-computation-course-university-of-tokyo-japan
Sponsor International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN), the University of Tokyo
Contact Office of International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN)
course[at]ircn.jp
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Inaugural Symposium for the Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo: "Imaging a Sustainable Future: SDGs and the Future of Academic Research"

Date March 8, 2019
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview In April 2019, the Policy Alternatives Research Institute and Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science will be combined to form the Institute for Future Initiatives.
On the occasion of the inauguration of this new Institute, we will be holding an international conference with the title “Imaging a Sustainable Future: SDGs and the Future of Academic Research”.
While the UN has proposed a set of goals for creating a sustainable world in the form of SDGs, we nonetheless observe nations to enact policies biased toward protecting their own interests rather than responding to contemporary global issues.
In light of this, we would like to consider how academic research organizations can address transnational issues thorough the symposium.

Symposium Poster
Related links http://pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp/events/201903/pari/event-12932/ (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), the University of Tokyo
Contact Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
03-5841-0555
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
03-5841-1539
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Symposium commemorating the establishment of the Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society: "The Future of Regional Revitalization and Regional Areas"

Date March 8, 2019
Venue Lecture Theater, Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society was established on April 1, 2018 as a new Integrated Research System at the University of Tokyo.
The purpose of the organization is to achieve synergy in the three phases of research, regional cooperation, and human resource development by establishing an integrated platform through the collaboration of 11 departments of the university involved in solving regional issues.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the "Headquarter for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan" in 2014. In this symposium, we would like to examine the policies of regional revitalization, and consider the future of regional revitalization and regional areas.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society, the University of Tokyo
Contact Office of Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society
03-5465-7548
office[at]frs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The Fifth UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium: "How can UTokyo work together with Asian Universities?"

Date March 7, 2019
Venue Koshiba Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/events/z1311_00018.html
Language : English (Japanese/English simultaneous translation)

Symposium Poster
Report of Symposium
Sponsor Division for Global Campus Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
Contact Division for Global Campus Initiatives
sp.uni.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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ISS Seminar : "The Issues Japan Faces Working Toward Global Inclusion" (Professor Mari Osawa Final Report Meeting)

Date March 6, 2019
Venue FUKUTAKE Learning Theater, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) tend to be viewed primarily as issues for developing countries, but the fifth goal on "Gender Equality" is certainly an issue within Japan.
In the first part of this seminar, Professor Mari Osawa, who has been conducting research on Japan's welfare system from a gender perspective, examines the issues required for this system to meet standards for global inclusion.
In the second part, the influence and significance of Professor Mari Osawa's research on various academic fields will be shown, and the possibility of future development will be discussed.

Seminar Poster (Japanese language only)
Related links https://jww.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/research/monthly/2018/20190306.html (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Institute of Social Science (ISS), the University of Tokyo
Contact Osawa Lab of ISS (Ms. Hemmi)
03-5841-4950
chigusa.hemmi[at]iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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PARI Workshop : "How do think tanks matter in Japan? Past, present, and the future"

Date February 28, 2019
Venue SMBC Academia Hall, International Academic Research Building, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview There is a growing call for evidence-based policy in various policy areas. The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with their 169 targets and 232 indicators, embody such thinking.
Think tanks play a key role in producing and communicating policy-relevant knowledge and evidence to policymakers and stakeholders.
In this workshop, we invite Dr. James McGann, a leading scholar on the role of think tanks in public policy and creator and editor of the authoritative, annual Global Go To Think Tank Index. We will discuss the global trends and lessons for Japan's policy institutions.

Seminar Poster
Related links http://pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/event/smp190228_info.html
Sponsor Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo
Contact Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
pari_forum[at]pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo ITS Seminar Series No.34 ITS Seminar in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture

Date February 14, 2019
Venue Piazza Hall, Piazza OMI (Shiga Prefectural Civic Center)
Overview The Seminar aims to create an opportunity to widely consider possibilities for implementing automated driving services in society,  a new form of mobility that is expected to become necessary in revitalizing local communities. UTokyo's ITS Center and local industry, government and academia stakeholders will give lectures and discuss automated driving.

Seminar Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Advanced Mobility Research Center (ITS Center) in Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
Contact Office of ITS Center
03-5452-6565
seminar[at]its.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo Institute of Social Science (ISS) Symposium Series No.30 : "Disaster Prevention / Disaster Reduction and Gender Equality - From the Results of Municipal Government Survey in 2017 -"

Date February 1, 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Disasters are much more severe for women, the elderly and people with disabilities. It has been ten years since the National Governors' Association revealed this in its fiscal 2008 survey on municipal disaster prevention policy. Japan has repeatedly experienced grievous disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake. Now, how much are the perspectives of gender equality and diversity reflected in disaster prevention and disaster reduction policy?
The survey in FY 2017 was conducted for all prefectures and all municipalities, in cooperation with the Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office and the National Governors' Association. We will elucidate the current situation from the results of the survey and look into future issues.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Related links https://www.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/symposium/
Sponsor Institute of Social Science (ISS), the University of Tokyo
Contact Osawa Lab of ISS (Ms. Hemmi)
03-5841-4950
chigusa.hemmi[at]iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The 3rd ETHZ-UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on the UN SDGs and Innovation

Date January 21-22, 2019
Venue Chemistry Auditorium, Chemistry Main Building (5F), School of Science, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The 3rd ETHZ-UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium will highlight research being carried out in collaboration between the two strategic partner institutions to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and innovation. A plenary lecture will be given by Takafumi Yamamoto, president and representative director of Todai TLO.

Symposium Poster
Related links https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/UTokyo_ETHZ/
Sponsor The University of Tokyo
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
Contact Office of Research Strategy and Development, School of Science (Kate Harris)
ura[at]adm.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The University of Tokyo-UNDP Joint Symposium on the Anniversary of Comprehensive Partnership Agreement: “CHANGE THE WORLD: Challenges by the University of Tokyo and UNDP to Co-create a Sustainable Future”

Date November 27, 2018
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The heads of UNDP and The University of Tokyo will share insights and visions for creation of a sustainable future and collaborative ways to make it happen.
There will be a dialogue session with young generations to discuss what the required actions are to change the future towards a sustainable one.
(Language: English)

Symposium Poster
Sponsor The University of Tokyo
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Contact International Strategy Group
intl-strategy.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Policies and Strategies for Utilizing Data - For a better Data-driven Society -

Date November 19, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Pamphlet (Japanese language only)
Related links http://pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp/events/201811/pari/event-11479/ (Japanese language only)
Sponsor UTokyo Future Society Initiative (UTokyo FSI)
Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
Contact Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
pari_forum[at]pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The University of Tokyo Center of Innovation (COI), Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceutical Joint Symposium

Date October 31, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Titled "Our Future Healthcare - Innovations for the World," the symposium will introduce the open innovation platform of industry-university cooperation and discuss the standard we should aim for.
Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Cosponsor Self-Managing Healthy Society, The University of Tokyo Center of Innovation (COI)
Department of Bioengineering, School of engineering, The University of Tokyo
Johnson & Johnson K.K.
Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.
Contact Mr.Tojo
tojo.hideaki[at]mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo Research Institute for Biomedical Science and Engineering Symposium: "Activities for Biomedical Science and Engineering at UTokyo, and Efforts Toward Social Implementation"

Date October 15, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor UTokyo Research Institute for Biomedical Science and Engineering
Contact Ms.Ouchi
souchi[at]bioeng.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTIDAHM Symposium 2018: "Adaptive Nature of the Mind"

Date October 5, 2018
Venue Lecture Hall, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences Bldg., Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview UTIDAHM Symposium 2018 "Adaptive Nature of the Mind"

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor UTokyo Institute for Diversity and Adaptation of Human Mind
Contact UTokyo Institute for Diversity and Adaptation of Human Mind
utidahm-office[at]umin.ac.jp
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The 1st Community Workshop for Utilizing Research Data

Date September 5, 2018
Venue Ito Hall and Multi-purpose space in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview This workshop aims for the formation of a campus community related to utilizing data.
Discussing research activities presented by researchers throughout the University links researchers and projects across departments and promotes cooperation both inside and outside the University.

Workshop Poster (Japanese language only)
Report of Workshop (Japanese language only)
List of Poster Presentation (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Data Platform Promotion Task Force, UTokyo Future Society Initiative
Contact Research Promotion Department, Information Systems Department
dp.jimu[at]itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The 8th Conference of The Healthy Long Life Loop Society

Date August 22, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
URL http://coi.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news/304/  (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Self-Managing Healthy Society, The University of Tokyo Center of Innovation (COI)
Contact Ms.Ogawa
ogawa.nobue[at]mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The University of Tokyo-UNIDO Joint Symposium: “Young Wisdom, Innovation and SDGs”

Date April 16, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Related links https://www.unido.or.jp/en/coming/4153/
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