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The 9th Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields] What is the Circular Economy Led by Japan / March 7, 2020, 14:00-@Ota-ku, Tokyo

panel discussion
What is the Japan-led Circular Economy?

A panel discussion, "What is the Japan-led Circular Economy?" (session partner: Euglena Co., Ltd.), will be held within the 9th Main Conference of the Society for Hyperdifferential Studies (March 6-7, 2020 (Friday and Saturday)), hosted by LIVANES.

The 9th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields WEB:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/

In recent years, the circular economy has been attracting attention as a new economic concept after the Industrial Revolution. It is said that Europe was the first country to advocate this concept for solving global issues, but the actual industrial approach is still in its infancy in all countries. Japan, which has long been imbued with the Mottainai spirit, may have the potential to create its own unique way of thinking from an oriental perspective and lead the Circular Economy. This session will be moderated by Yukihiro Maru, CEO of the Liverness Group, and will feature presentations by Kengo Suzuki, Euglena Co., Ltd. who is currently promoting the Circular Economy business, Masaki Takao, Nippon Kankyo Sekkei, Inc. and a non-profit general incorporated association that aims to foster an internationally competitive Japanese model for the Circular Economy. Mr. Kazuyoshi Nakaishi of Circular Economy Japan, a non-profit organization that aims to foster an internationally competitive circular economy Japan model, will be invited to discuss the topic.


We will have a program of discussions among researchers, venture companies, and large corporations from various perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
Audience members are invited to attend the conference. Please visit the conference website (see below).



What is the Japan-led Circular Economy?
Session Partner: Euglena Co.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 14:00-15:00
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO (1F-4F, 1-20-20-20 Minami-Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0035, Japan)
Closest Station: Keikyu Kamata


Executive Officer, in charge of Research and Development, Euglena Co.
Mr. Kengo Suzuki

While a student at the University of Tokyo in 2005, he was involved in the establishment of Euglena Co. and as one of the co-founders, he is responsible for research and development up to the present. Focusing on the development of technology centered on the mass cultivation of Euglena, a type of microalgae, he received his PhD (Agriculture) from the University of Tokyo in 2016 and his PhD (Medicine) from Kitasato University in 2019. Currently, he is a research director of the microalgae production control technology research team at RIKEN, a visiting professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and a specially appointed professor at Tohoku University.



President and Representative Director, Nihon Kankyo Sekkei Co.
Mr. Masaki Takao
Born in 1980. Graduated from Osaka Kyoiku University High School, Tennoji Campus, and entered the Faculty of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2000. After graduating from the same school, he majored in technology management at the University of Tokyo Graduate School in April 2004. After leaving the graduate school, he established Nihon Kankyo Sekkei Inc. in January 2007 and assumed the position of Senior Managing Director. After joint research with Osaka University, he succeeded in refining cotton into bioethanol and putting it to practical use; he was appointed President and Representative Director in March 2016; he has also been a part-time lecturer at Waseda University since 2013.



President, Circular Economy Japan, a non-profit general incorporated association
Kazuhiko Nakaishi

After 20 years of experience in accounting and finance and corporate planning at Matsushita Electric Industrial (now Panasonic) and Fujitsu, and after serving as an executive in the corporate planning department of an IT venture and a trading company specializing in food ingredients (listed company), he established Biologique Philosophy Inc. and Japan Bio Hotel Association in 2013. In order to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for the industrial sector from 2018, he has established the "BIO HOTEL" brand in collaboration with BIO HOTEL, a European hotel brand specializing in sustainability, to develop a sustainable lifestyle proposal business and certification system. Co-founded CIRCULAR ECONOMY JAPAN to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for industry. The company is approaching the realization of a sustainable society from both production and consumption perspectives.


Group CEO and Representative Director, LIVERNESS Co.
Yukihiro Maru
In 2002, while still in graduate school, he founded LIVERNESS with only undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering. He has turned Japan's first "delivery experiment class of cutting-edge science" into a business. He operates a "knowledge manufacturing business" that creates new knowledge by combining technology and management resources that lie dormant in universities and local communities. As the instigator of one of Asia's largest venture ecosystems, he works to solve global-scale social issues by discovering deep tech from around the world. He is also an innovator involved in the launch of numerous deep tech ventures, including Euglena.

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Conference theme: A New Era of Knowledge Manufacturing
Date and time of the event:
Friday, March 6, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Organized by: Liverness Co.
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO
Fee: Free for academics and presenters, 113,960 yen (tax included) for companies
Convention URL:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/


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RIVANES Corporation Research and Development Division (Attn: Kawana, Tsukagoshi)
E-mail: [email protected]