UTokyo Future Society Initiative (UTokyo FSI)

FSI Symposium Series

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 2021

   

Symposium for Future Society by Advanced Semiconductor and Design Methodology

 
Date January 14, 2022
Venue Takeda Hall / Online 
Overview Semiconductors have served to create digital platform infrastructure. Recently, the importance of semiconductors is increasing anew due to many concurrent reasons: Digital Transformation (DX) accelerated by the pandemic, the call to become carbon neutral by 2050, and the worldwide shortage of LSI devices. Moreover, Japan is trying to generate a new social system called "Society 5.0", where everybody can inclusively benefit from data informatics. Towards that end, the digitalization of Japanese society through DX and data informatics is necessary. A new ecosystem that creates new services and industries, supported by advanced semiconductors and design methodologies, will play a central role in such transformation.
In the symposium, specialists from both academia and industry are invited to talk on the attempts to drive forward a new society through advanced semiconductors and design methodologies. Also, several ecosystems and platforms led by Systems Design Lab. (d.lab) to serve for such transformation will be presented.
Through the presentations, the organizers wish to boost considerations for cooperation to enrich future society.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)  
Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Systems Design Lab (d.lab), School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
fsi220114[at]if.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 

UTCC Series [No. 2] The story behind the birth of UTokyo Go CNF ball-point pen ~ What is a potential of next-generation material? ~

 
Date December 14, 2021
Venue SHIBUYA QWS CROSS PARK + Online
Overview Speakers will talk about the importance of basic research, provide details on how cellulose nanofiber (CNF) was developed and results made public. They will also talk about how CNF was used for various products following its announcement, its future potential, and the story behind the birth of the UTokyo Go CNF ball-point pen. This event will also include a talk session.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)  
Related link (Japanese language only) 
Registration Registration Form (Japanese language only) 
Contact External Relations Promotion Group, The University of Tokyo
shakairenkeika.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 

Tokyo Forum 2021

 
Date December 2-3, 2021
Venue Online
Overview Science has shown a remarkable development in recent years and has made our lives increasingly convenient and efficient, for example through the expansion of the internet or remote medical treatment using AI.

However, it is ironic that in some ways we feel more anxious as a result of scientific development. The digital divide has widened. More people and information cross national boundaries causing anxiety in local communities. People’s confidence in science was seriously undermined by the nuclear accident in Fukushima and many people now even deny the words of experts on climate change or COVID-19. Can human beings control AI, or are we going to be controlled by it?

Anxiety fuels exclusive nationalism in people’s minds. Competition between major powers intensifies, forcing countries in between to make difficult choices. Science has once again become a tool for international contention rather than a common good shared by the human race.

How can we develop science and at the same time explain and cope with the new apprehension it causes in our minds? How can we promote science rather as a means for encouraging and uniting people on a global scale? Let us investigate this multifaceted question from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Symposium Poster
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Registration Registration Form
Contact International Strategy Group, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.forum[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 

The Sixth Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium Series

 
Date November 24, 2021 - December 8, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview UTokyo-Cambridge Voices, started in 2020, is a series of conversations held between researchers of the University of Tokyo and the University of Cambridge regarding a specific aspect of their research. This dialogue series is hosted by the two institutions under the framework of the “Strategic Partnership” and explores research from a range of academic disciplines. This year, three university-wide online symposia will be open to the public.

Symposium Poster 
Related link Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Registration Registration Form Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


ANU-UTokyo Dialogue Series: Perspectives on Society after COVID-19

 
Date November 22-25, 2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview What impact has the coronavirus crisis had on society and on universities, and where should we go from here? Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Tokyo, two important partners, discuss these issues.

Symposium Poster 
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


AY2021 Research Results Presentation, Institute for AI and Beyond

 
Date November 19, 2021
Venue Online
Overview The Institute for AI and Beyond, established in 2019 in collaboration with SoftBank Corp., promotes “Basic Research (Mid- and Long-term Research)” that aims to create new academic fields and “Applied Research (High-cycle Research)” that aims to utilize AI for various social and industrial issues by integrating fundamental technology research of AI and other fields. In this presentation of research results, 11 leaders of research projects in "Basic Research (Medium- and Long-term Research)" will share their research results with the public and exchange opinions on how they may further promote their research in the future.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)  
Related link 
Registration Registration Form (Japanese language only)
Contact The Institute for AI and Beyond, The University of Tokyo
info[at]beyondai.jp
 


“Future Exploration 2050" x IFI Seminar - Exploring the Future of Knowledge - 2nd Seminar: The future of earth where people live

 
Date November 19, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview In the 21st century, where science and technology are advancing at an accelerating pace and international society is undergoing turbulent changes, we are increasingly concerned about the future. As we witness the progress of information and communication technologies and biotechnologies, and look back at the turbulence in the international society caused by the global spread of the COVID-19 disaster that began in 2020, it is obvious that simply looking to the future based on past experiences and events is insufficient.

One thing that will certainly play an increasing role in the future is knowledge. Modern society is increasingly becoming a knowledge-intensive society where new values are created through knowledge, and in order to look into the future, we need to consider the knowledge that will be produced in the future. Moreover, collaborative creation among researchers in various fields and with stakeholders in society will be important.

In this series of seminars, which will be held three times in a row, based on the book “Future Exploration 2050” (Nikkei BP) compiled by the Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) of the University of Tokyo in March 2021, lecturers from different but potentially synergistic fields and IFI faculty members will engage in cross-disciplinary discussions to open the door to deep thinking about a complex and multilayered future.

For the second seminar, we will invite experts in Meteorology and Chemical System Engineering, and they will discuss the theme of the future of the earth we live on, with a moderator whose expertise is in the field of Innovation Science.

Symposium Poster
Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo, The University of Tokyo
fe-seminar[at]ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Lecture and Dialogue Series “Language and Identity”

 
Date November 8-25, 2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel and Zoom Webinar
Overview What is an ‘identity,’ and what does it mean to have one? How is an identity expressed through language use? With a spotlight on cultural, gender, and national identities, this lecture series explores a wide range of approaches to the intersections of language and identity.

Symposium Poster 
Related link Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8
Registration Registration Form (Session 8)
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 

Princeton-UTokyo Dialogue Series: Perspectives on Society after COVID-19

 
Date October 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview What impact has the coronavirus crisis had on society and on universities, and where should we go from here? Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Tokyo, two important partners, discuss these issues.

Symposium Poster 
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Online Event: “Mathematics: a typical or atypical model of academic excellence? An empirical study of the French case”

 
Date October 13, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview The excellence of French mathematics has long been recognized. Based on a vast corpus of career and publication data, we will explain the reasons from a sociological perspective.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Online Event: In Conversation with the Author of "'Das Kapital' in Anthropocene"

 
Date October 12, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview What are the challenges facing the environment? One of the main research themes we pursue at Tokyo College is the “Earth and Society in 2050.” We invite everyone to join Tokyo College researchers to think through these questions and themes with SAITO Kohei, author of the best-selling book “Das Kapital” in Anthropocene (2020).

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Related link
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 




Symposium on Data-Driven Future

 
Date October 11, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview Japan aims to achieve Society 5.0, an inclusive society in which everyone can enjoy the benefits of data utilization without any concerns. In order to realize this Society 5.0, it is important to develop information infrastructure available for a wide range of purposes and to create a human environment throughout Japan. The information infrastructure connects researchers who want to analyze data between universities and research institutions. They play a central role in knowledge aggregation with the infrastructure. In this symposium, experts from various fields are invited to speak about advanced examples of data utilization or trials in their specialties. To provide the data processing function for these purposes and achieve this secure and high-speed computing infrastructure, the mdx platform was established at the University of Tokyo Kashiwa II Campus at the end of FY2020. During the operation of the mdx platform, we aim to form a community for industry-government-academia collaboration in the purpose of advancing data utilization. Nine universities and two research institutes will jointly operate the mdx platform. We will also introduce this initiative in this symposium.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Related link (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form
Contact Data Platform Initiative, Future Society Initiative
dp.jimu[at]itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Collaborative Research Institute for Next Generation Cyber Infrastructure Kick-off Symposium "Democratic Day"

 
Date October 5, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview In April 2021, the University of Tokyo launched the "Next Generation Cyber Infrastructure (NGCI) Collaborative Research Institute” to carry out cross-disciplinary collaborative research on next-generation cyber infrastructure. We will engage in collaborative research for the realization of next-generation cyber infrastructure, including 5G / Beyond 5G, which plays a central role as the backbone of a knowledge-intensive society that integrates cyber space with the real world (physical space). Democratization in cyber infrastructure means inclusiveness in which everyone participates and thinks about the ideal form of the next-generation information society infrastructure, leaving no-one behind. In other words, it includes not only the research and development of technology, but also consideration for the global environment, such as carbon neutral and green recovery, consideration for all people, and that of high ethics and social acceptance of technology and consensus building. With the Graduate School of Engineering as the responsible department, 12 departments throughout the university, including not only information, science and engineering but also humanities and social sciences such as law, ethics, and public policy, will cooperate with industry partners and local governments. Utilizing the comprehensive knowledge of the university from various perspectives, we aim to accelerate the creation of next-generation cyber infrastructure through a cross-cutting approach and to become a flagship organization that will lead Japan's international and industry-academia-government-private partnerships. In holding the NGCI establishment symposium, based on the idea of democratization, we will extensively introduce the ideas of distinguished experts and exchange the ideas of participating faculty members from every academic background, as well as the diverse opinions from the audience. We have planned this event “NGCI Democratic Day” as a memorable starting point in order to receive people's opinions and to accelerate research. We hope all the participants will enjoy the discussion at the symposium.

Related link (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form
Contact Collaborative Research Institute for Next Generation Cyber Infrastructure
ngci-staff[at]nakao-lab.org
 


“Future Exploration 2050" x IFI Seminar - Exploring the Future of Knowledge
Session 1: Questioning "Humanity" from Art History and Environmental Ethics

 
Date September 14, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview In the 21st century, where science and technology are advancing at an accelerating pace and international society is undergoing turbulent changes, we are increasingly concerned about the future. As we witness the progress of information and communication technologies and biotechnologies, and look back at the turbulence in the international society caused by the global spread of the COVID-19 disaster that began in 2020, it is obvious that to simply look to the future based on past experiences and events is insufficient.
One thing that will certainly play an increasing role in the future is knowledge. Modern society is increasingly becoming a knowledge-intensive society where new values are created through knowledge, and in order to look into the future, we need to consider the knowledge that will be produced in the future. Moreover, collaborative creation among researchers in various fields and with stakeholders in society will be important.
In this series of seminars, based on the book "Future Exploration 2050" (Nikkei BP) compiled by the Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) of the University of Tokyo in March 2021, lecturers from different but potentially synergistic fields and IFI faculty members will engage in cross-disciplinary discussions to open the door to deep thinking about a complex and multilayered future.

Symposium Poster
Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
fe-seminar[at]ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Online Event: Ask the Authors! “Follies and Wisdom in the History of Taxation”

 
Date September 1, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview The history of taxation is full of bizarre episodes, but also marked by flashes of brilliance and deeply instructive for addressing today’s tax problems. Drawing on their new book, "Rebellion, Rascals and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom Through the Ages", Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod will show how tax stories from the past millennia can both entertain and painlessly convey timeless principles of good (and bad) taxation.

Symposium Poster
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences”[3]; Perspectives from the Sociology of Knowledge

 
Date July 29, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview Building on the report “On the Promotion and Prospects of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Tokyo” (December 2020), in this series panelists discuss a variety of topics across three sessions. Featured topics include the significance of the humanities and social sciences, the classification of academic disciplines, the current status and difficulties of research and education at UTokyo, and plans for the future.

Symposium Poster [1][2] 
Related link
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences”[2]; The Humanities and Social Sciences Going Forward

 
Date July 19, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview Building on the report “On the Promotion and Prospects of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Tokyo” (December 2020), in this series panelists discuss a variety of topics across three sessions. Featured topics include the significance of the humanities and social sciences, the classification of academic disciplines, the current status and difficulties of research and education at UTokyo, and plans for the future.

Symposium Poster [1][2] (Japanese language only)
Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences”[1]; Reconsidering the Division Between “the Humanities” and “the Sciences”

 
Date July 12, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview Building on the report “On the Promotion and Prospects of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Tokyo” (December 2020), in this series panelists discuss a variety of topics across three sessions. Featured topics include the significance of the humanities and social sciences, the classification of academic disciplines, the current status and difficulties of research and education at UTokyo, and plans for the future.

Symposium Poster [1][2] (Japanese language only)
Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


The Mechanism of Discovering the "Next Move" by Yoshiharu Habu, 9th dan player

 
Date July 7, 2021
Venue SHIBUYA QWS Scramble Hall + Online
Overview As a pre-event of the educational program for working adults “Greater Todai Juku: The Brain and AI” due to be held in September, lectures on “The Mechanism of Problem Solving from the Perspective of the Brain” will be given by Professor Sakai, a linguistic neuroscientist and director of the program, and “The Mechanism of Problem Solving by AI” by Professor Aihara, an researcher on AI. Additionally, Yoshiharu Habu, a 9th dan player who has achieved many great feats in the Shogi world, will speak about the “mechanism of discovering the ‘next move’”. Following the talks, discussion on the essence and mechanism of problem solving from the standpoints of brain scientists, AI researchers, and practitioners on the theme of “What should we do in problem solving, and how?” will be held.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)  
Related link (Japanese language only) 
Registration Registration Form
Contact External Relations Promotion Group, The University of Tokyo
shakairenkeika.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


OceanDNA Tech 2021 How's the future of eDNA technology?

 
Date June 30, 2021
Venue SHIBUYA QWS Scramble Hall + Online
Overview This event aims to provide a wide range of people from various industries, including business, government, and academia, with information about environmental DNA analysis technology, which is rapidly developing as a tool for monitoring biological dynamics in the environment, as well as the technologies and practical examples necessary for its use in the marine environment.
We will introduce the equipment and related technologies developed in the UTokyo FSI project "Ocean DNA Project: Conservation of Biodiversity and Biological Resources in the Pacific Ocean by Establishing a Base for Marine DNA Archiving and Analysis" and the "Development and Application of Basic Technologies for Automatic Acquisition of Genetic Information on Marine Organisms" project under the "Program for the Development of Technologies to Promote the Utilization of Marine Resources" of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, we will discuss the needs for social implementation, future issues and the framework for collaboration.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)  
Related link (Japanese language only) 
Registration Registration Form
Contact Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
oceandna.tech[at]gmail.com
 


Tokyo College Lecture “Resilience and Innovation in Japan's economy”

 
Date June 24, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview Over 50 years, Japan changed from a rapidly-growing economic superstar to a sedate veteran, raising questions about what transitions are needed to succeed as a post-industrial, advanced economy. Japan is in the vanguard of the problems that face many other countries, and its experience raises questions about how to adapt to slow-moving and ubiquitous problems such as ageing population, inequality, changing work patterns, slow productivity growth and industrial hollowing out, but also about resilience, response to short-term crises and change. For all its specific characteristics there is a lot the world needs to learn from Japan.

Symposium Poster 
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Symposium: "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism"

 
Date June 9, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview This Tokyo College Symposium welcomes Professor Benjamin Friedman to our campus (virtually) for a discussion on the relationship between economic and religious thinking in relation to his recently published book titled “Religion and the Rise of Capitalism.”
The symposium begins with a brief presentation by Professor Friedman on the main ideas of the book with remarks by Professor Shinji Nohara and Dr. Rory Schacter to follow. A panel discussion moderated by Professor Takeo Hoshi further explores how political economic thinking is influenced by religious and other intellectual debates in the societies of not only Western countries but in Japan and East Asia as well.

Symposium Poster 
Related link 
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 


Tokyo College Online Event: "Talk to the Authors: The Puzzle of Vaccine Hesitancy"

 
Date May 27, 2021
Venue Zoom Webinar
Overview Recent studies and media accounts reporting Japan to be unusually vaccine hesitant require critical scrutiny. Our historical review shows that many vaccines have been accepted and that today recommended routine vaccines are universally accepted. That said, social mobilization of vaccine-injured victims has generated public and official hesitancy toward new vaccines and represents a significant challenge for Japan’s public policy.

Symposium Poster 
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Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Tokyo College Symposium Series: Lifestyles and Society after COVID-19: A Long-term Perspective[Concluding Symposium]

 
Date April 23, 2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview One year has passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though vaccination rollout has begun, effective treatments are yet to be developed. Many aspects of COVID-19 still remain unclear. Without showing signs of diminishing, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty to society and people’s lives. On the other hand, we gained much insight over the past year into the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and people’s way of thinking, as well as the vulnerability of contemporary society.

Dealing with the present challenges posed by COVID-19 is of great importance. However, a long-term perspective is necessary as well. In this series of symposiums, we will reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic and discuss from various perspectives how to utilize these lessons to construct a more resilient post-corona society.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only) 
Related link 
Registration no registration required 
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Tokyo College Symposium Series: Lifestyles and Society after COVID-19: A Long-term Perspective[6]

 
Date April 15, 2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview One year has passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though vaccination rollout has begun, effective treatments are yet to be developed. Many aspects of COVID-19 still remain unclear. Without showing signs of diminishing, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty to society and people’s lives. On the other hand, we gained much insight over the past year into the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and people’s way of thinking, as well as the vulnerability of contemporary society.

Dealing with the present challenges posed by COVID-19 is of great importance. However, a long-term perspective is necessary as well. In this series of symposiums, we will reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic and discuss from various perspectives how to utilize these lessons to construct a more resilient post-corona society.
Topic: The Future of Cultural Activities

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only) 
Related link 
Registration no registration required 
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Tokyo College Symposium Series: Lifestyles and Society after COVID-19: A Long-term Perspective[5]

 
Date April 14, 2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview One year has passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though vaccination rollout has begun, effective treatments are yet to be developed. Many aspects of COVID-19 still remain unclear. Without showing signs of diminishing, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty to society and people’s lives. On the other hand, we gained much insight over the past year into the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and people’s way of thinking, as well as the vulnerability of contemporary society.

Dealing with the present challenges posed by COVID-19 is of great importance. However, a long-term perspective is necessary as well. In this series of symposiums, we will reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic and discuss from various perspectives how to utilize these lessons to construct a more resilient post-corona society.
Topic: Life and Economy after COVID-19

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only) 
Related link 
Registration no registration required 
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Tokyo College Symposium Series: Lifestyles and Society after COVID-19: A Long-term Perspective[4]

 
Date April 9, 2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview One year has passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though vaccination rollout has begun, effective treatments are yet to be developed. Many aspects of COVID-19 still remain unclear. Without showing signs of diminishing, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty to society and people’s lives. On the other hand, we gained much insight over the past year into the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and people’s way of thinking, as well as the vulnerability of contemporary society.

Dealing with the present challenges posed by COVID-19 is of great importance. However, a long-term perspective is necessary as well. In this series of symposiums, we will reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic and discuss from various perspectives how to utilize these lessons to construct a more resilient post-corona society.
Topic: Climate Change and Pandemics

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only) 
Related link 
Registration no registration required 
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Tokyo College Symposium Series: Lifestyles and Society after COVID-19: A Long-term Perspective[3]

 
Date April 6,2021
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview One year has passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though vaccination rollout has begun, effective treatments are yet to be developed. Many aspects of COVID-19 still remain unclear. Without showing signs of diminishing, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty to society and people’s lives. On the other hand, we gained much insight over the past year into the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and people’s way of thinking, as well as the vulnerability of contemporary society.

Dealing with the present challenges posed by COVID-19 is of great importance. However, a long-term perspective is necessary as well. In this series of symposiums, we will reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic and discuss from various perspectives how to utilize these lessons to construct a more resilient post-corona society.
Topic: Towards a Social System of Solidarity with the Vulnerable

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only) 
Related link 
Registration no registration required 
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.event[at]tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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