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Sustainability Studies makes its first appearance at HIC! What is "Sustainability Sense"? - Developing Human Resources through Industry, Government and Academia for Realizing the SDGs -"

panel discussion
What is a "sense of sustainability"?
- Aiming to realize the SDGs
Human resource development by industry, government, and academia

For the first time ever, a session by "Sustainability Studies" researchers will be held within the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Transdisciplinary Studies, hosted by LIVANES (March 2 and 3, 2018 @ TEPIA Advanced Technology Pavilion).

A bird's eye view, a perspective on the distant future, and an understanding of diversity.

The talent that can transcend industry, academia, government, and diverse fields and organizations has
What is a "sense of sustainability"?

And how is it nurtured?

The 7th Hyperdisciplinarity Conference Main Conference Web site:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are common global goals adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015. The business world has also begun to take stock of these goals, and SDGs and corporate management and strategy are increasingly being discussed in tandem. In the future, it will become even more important to develop human resources who can create visions aimed at solving a wide range of social issues.

How can we produce human resources who have a bird's eye view, who can connect the global and the local, and who can look far into the future? We will discuss how to nurture human resources with a "sense of sustainability" that can transcend diverse fields and organizations, including business, government, and academia.

*Prior to the panel discussion, panelists will give presentations on the programs they operate.

Advance registration to the conference is required to attend, so please register as soon as possible.

Apply for auditing:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/#ticket

Date: Saturday, March 3, 10:00 - 11:20
Venue: TEPIA Advanced Technology PavilionSession Room 3, 3rd floor


Mr. Kotaro Kouki, Director, Global Issues Management Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director, Rikkyo University ESD Research Institute, Inc.Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Graduate School of Social Sciences Director, ESD Activity Support CenterOsamu Abe
Satoru Otake, Senior Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency


Nami Akinaga, Representative of Riverness Malaysia, International Development Division, Riverness Inc.
Mai Inoue, Human Resource Development Division, LIVERNESS Co.

Guest Speech]
Mr. Kotaro Kouki
Director, Global Issues Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 1994 and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the same year, receiving a Master of Arts (East Asian Area Studies) from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1998. He has served as First Secretary at the Embassy of the United States of America, Counselor at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, and Director of the Southeast Asia Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations Office, Economic Affairs Bureau, and since October 2017, Director of the Global Issues Management Division, International Cooperation Bureau. He oversees the Japanese government's domestic and international efforts regarding the SDGs.

Mr. Satoru Otake
JST Senior Fellow for International Affairs / Deputy Leader, STI for SDGs Task Team Visiting Professor, Center for Policy and Vision Studies, The University of Tokyo
In 1984, he received a Master's degree in Elementary Particle and Nuclear Physics from the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo. Joined the Science and Technology Agency in the same year. After serving as Director of the General Affairs Department of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Counselor in the Cabinet Office, Deputy Director-General in the Minister's Secretariat of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Director of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, and Director for Policy Research at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, he became a Senior Fellow (International Affairs) at the Japan Science and Technology Agency in 2017. He is mainly engaged in science and technology administration, and is also involved in building the relationship between science and technology and society, such as science and technology communication.

Osamu Abe
Director, ESD Research Institute, Rikkyo University Professor, Faculty of Sociology and Graduate School of Sociology, Rikkyo University Director, ESD Activity Support Center

In addition to his current position, he is also the Representative Director of the Council for the Promotion of Education for Sustainable Development, a non-profit organization, and the Executive Director of the Japan Environmental Education Forum, a public interest incorporated association. he has served as the IGES Project Leader for Environmental Education and the President of the Japan Society for Environmental Education. As a pioneer of environmental education in Japan, he advocated comprehensive environmental education leading to ESD, and later advocated and led the United Nations Decade of ESD in Japan and abroad. 2015, he received the TEMM Environment Awards for Japan-China-Korea environmental cooperation.

Communicator Introduction
Nami Akinaga
Representative, International Development Division and Riverness Malaysia, Riverness Inc.

Graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science,
M.S. (Sustainability Studies), Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo
Joined LIBANES in 2011, participated in the "Japan Youth Conference on ESD" in February 2014, and was selected as the Japanese representative for the "UNESCO World Conference on ESD" held in Okayama and Nagoya in November of the same year. He also participated in the Summit held in Malaysia in November 2015 as a representative of Japan at the ASEAN YOUNG LEADERS SUMMIT, where he made policy recommendations as a representative of the "Education and Employment" sector. He was appointed as a member of the Special Subcommittee on ESD in December 2015.
With the mission of "maximizing the value of diversity," he is engaged in fostering the next generation of leaders who bridge science and technology with society and supporting entrepreneurship in ASEAN countries.

 Mai Inoue Human Resource Development Division, LIVERNESS Co.

D. (International Cooperation), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
In April 2011, he joined the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), where he developed a vision study. In January 2014, he moved to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), where he conducted research on evaluating the feasibility of introducing renewable energies. He is working hard to create a mechanism to realize a society capable of sustainable development.

In addition to this discussion, we have prepared a number of cross-disciplinary programs over the two days, including cutting-edge research in academia, the latest startups, and advanced manufacturing initiatives in Japan. We are looking forward to your participation.

Applications for auditing (due February 28) are available on the conference website (see below).

Convention website:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/

Apply for auditing:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/#ticket

Contact us

Liverness Corporation (Attn: Akinaga, Matsubara)
TEL:03-5227-4198 E-mail:[email protected]

Outline of the 7th Hyperdifferential Field Conference

Conference Theme What is a person and to research surrounding people
Date & Time Friday, March 2, 09:30 - 20:00 (18:40 - 20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 3, 09:00 - 20:00 (18:30 - 20:00 Reception)
Organizer Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Location TEPIA Advanced Technology Pavilion 3,4F
Entrance fee 50,000 yen for companies / Free for academia and presenters
Tournament URL https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/
Conference Program
(tentative, partial excerpts)
Friday, March 2

  • TECH PLANTER World Communication
  • Panel Discussion by International Accelerators
  • Real Tech Venture of the Year 2018 Awards Ceremony
  • Visionary Partner Award Ceremony
  • Session: "Agriculture and Food Changing with the Introduction of Smart Agriculture
  • Session: "Sensing to Reveal Deep Human Information
  • Session: "Strategies for Town Factories in the Era of Great Business Downturn

Saturday, March 3

  • Keynote Speech (Dr. Hirotomo Takahashi, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
  • Liverness Research Funding Award 2018
  • Symposium "Pumping New Value from the Unknown Sea
  • Panel Discussion "How to Reform Work Styles and Generate Innovation in the Knowledge Society"
  • Panel Discussion "Humanome Research, Beginning."

What is the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference?

Since 2002, when RIVERNESS was founded, we have held an annual "Super Hetero-Disciplinary Exchange Meeting" where students and researchers participating in internship programs at RIVERNESS discuss their thoughts on their research and issues they wish to solve through their research. Since 2012, the conference has evolved into a "super interdisciplinary conference" with the participation of researchers from industry and academia, where discussions are held from a broader perspective.

Today, the meeting is held annually as a gathering of people from diverse fields and industries, ranging from junior high and high school students, researchers and engineers in academia (including engineers from local factories), people involved in venture companies, accelerators, and managers and business development personnel from large corporations. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]