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(Upcoming Event) KGRI Virtual Seminar Series Japan and the World in the Era of COVID-19: Considering whether the new paradigm is a crisis or an opportunity (July 29, 2020)

2020.06.24

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COVID-19 has had significant impact on peoples, countries, and the world, and it is thought that it will bring about earth-shattering changes in the future. Examining Japan's response to the first wave of COVID-19, it was found that there were vulnerabilities in its informational infrastructure as well as delays in innovations and their social implementation. These all need to be urgently strengthened before the second wave strikes.

In this seminar, the broad range of effects the virus has had will be analyzed from multiple perspectives. In addition to explaining current measures, proposals will be made on actions that need to be urgently undertaken in preparation for a second wave as well as on what policies should be introduced in the next six months to create a new society with COVID-19. We will hear expert views as well as both Japanese and international political perspectives from those who have been actively involved in our fight against COVID-19.

・There will be four live (Japanese language) seminars at 17:00-18:30 (JST)
Seminar 1: Health and Science & Technology, on June 17
Seminar 2: Economy and Work, on July 1
Seminar 3: Society and Law, on July 15
Seminar 4: Summing Up, on July 29
・Live seminars will be conducted entirely in Japanese; however, the speakers listed below will also make video recordings of their presentations in English.
・The English videos will become available after the live seminars in Japanese. Once available, a notification e-mail will be sent to registrants.
・A live wrap-up discussion in English is scheduled at 18:30-19:00 on July 29 (Wed.), immediately after Seminar 4. The panelists will answer pre-selected questions from the audience.



The presentations listed below will be made available as English video recordings.
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Seminar 1: Health and Science & Technology (Presented live in Japanese on June 17)

"COVID-19 countermeasures in the Asian region: Lessons learned and future outlook"
 Takeshi Kasai (Regional Director of the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office)

"Factor X: Why did Japan dodge the bullet of a medical crisis?"
 Jin Nakahara (Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University/Deputy Director, KGRI)

"Medtech Ecosystemーlearn what one can learn from COVID-19"
 Kenjiro Takemura (Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University)

Seminar 2: Economy and Work (Presented live in Japanese on July 1)

"Economic policy measures in the time of the Corona crisis"
 Keiichiro Kobayashi (Research Director, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research/Guest Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University)

"Working in the era of a new normal"
 Sachiko Kazekami (Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)

Seminar 3: Society and Law (Presented live in Japanese on July 15)

"The geopolitical shift in the Corona era"
 Toshihiro Nakayama (Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University/Deputy Director, KGRI)

"The right to self-determination of information in the Post-Coronavirus era"
 Tatsuhiko Yamamoto (Professor, Law School, Keio University/Deputy Director, KGRI)

Seminar 4: Summing Up(Presented live in Japanese on July 29)
"Infectious disease emergency preparedness and response: Japan's challenges seen from COVID-19"
 Keizo Takemi (Member, the House of Councillors, The National Diet of Japan)

"Steps towards COVID-19 suppression"
 Hideyuki Okano (Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University/Senior Researcher, KGRI)



LIVE SEMINAR in English: Wrap-up Discussion
July 29 (Wed.), 2020, 18:30
-19:00 (JST) after Seminar 4

Panelist:
Keizo Takemi (Member, the House of Councillors, The National Diet of Japan)
Takeshi Kasai (Regional Director of the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office)
Hideyuki Okano (Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University/Senior Researcher, KGRI)
Sachiko Kazekami (Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)

Moderator:
Ryoji Noritake (CEO, Board Member of Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI))


Click here to register for the live seminars.

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