Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is going to hold “Science Agora 2016 (Annual Meeting)”at Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) and another area in Odaiba, Tokyo.
Science Agora is a platform connecting science and society, which is open to everyone. It is a forum in which various people promote activities in each region independently by connecting parties involved in different fields, sectors, generations, and nationalities. The people coming together in this forum will aim to realize “science harmonized with society” and a “society harmonized with science” through dialogue and collaboration while respecting a diversity of values.
We would like to connect with community action groups or individuals who voluntarily take initiatives in solving domestic and global issues and in creating new social values, share each other’s activities, and learn from and help each other. We aim to build a society in which people voluntarily take initiatives whenever possible, and where the circle of cooperation expands to wherever possible.
Science Agora 2016 (Annual Meeting) will focus on three themes, “Medical Care, Food, and Lifestyle”, “Education, Culture and Art, and Sports” and especially, “Five Years of Reconstruction Following the Disaster”. Reconstruction following the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake has not yet been completed. What kind of cooperation and outcomes has science created with other stakeholders during the five years of construction efforts? What have we learned from the disaster? What issues remain for us? Let us convey the struggles made focusing on the Tohoku area and reflect on the future of our society.
★ A Scope of the “Media Session” hosted jointly by AAAS and JST
In this press session, we would like to have reflections on what the science community did in response to the massive disaster, the 3.11 Tohoku Earthquake, from various points of view. We invited different stakeholders in order to have international and local point of view on these issues. The President of JST and the CEO of AAAS will address the issues from both sides and invite high school students to discuss and share their honest impressions of the experiences. The press session co-hosted by JST and AAAS, will attract attention from not only the Japanese press but also the international press in Japan.
Multi-angle reflections on the 5 years of reconstruction since the 3.11 disaster in Japan and hear about the future visions of high school students from the disaster area.
11:30-12:30 November 3rd (Thu)
Meeting Room #1, 7th Floor, Miraikan
- - Dr. Michinari Hamaguchi, President, JST
- - Dr. Rush D. Holt, CEO, AAAS
- - Ms. Yoko Oura, student, Fukushima Prefectural Fukushima High School
- - Mr. Ryo Endo, student, Fukushima Prefectural Futaba Future High School
- - Ms. Misato Nakatake, student, Kumamoto Prefectural Uto Junior and Senior High School
- 11:30-12:10 Panel Discussion
- Introduction (Dr. Hamaguchi)
- Remarks (Dr. Holt)
- Questions to high school students (Dr. Holt)
- Answers & remarks (high school students)
- 12:10-12:30 Q&A with journalists
*Simultaneous translation available.
*This session is exclusive for journalists
Science Agora 2016
Science Agora is an open arena for people from different sectors who desire a future society consistent with science. Aggregated in this arena are independent, self-motivated individuals involved in activities that connect people to different areas, sectors, and different generations and nationalities. Science Agora is a platform for people to build a future society where science is inherently rooted through collaboration and mutual respect for diverse values.
Vison, Issues shared and Themes of Science Agora 2016:
The future role of science learned from the 5 years of the 3.11 disaster reconstruction
The earthquake disaster reconstruction has not ended yet. What kind of cooperation and outcomes has the advanced science created with other sectors during the five years of efforts? How can they create a future society? Let’s bring together our concerted efforts with a focus on Tohoku and think about the future of our society.
Collaboration between education, culture, art and sports, and science
As the Olympic and Paralympic year of 2020 approaches, societal expectations for science have increased. In meeting the expectations, how can future science be transformed through collaborations with education, culture and art, and sports? Let’s compile new approaches born from the collaborations among stakeholders looking forward to new frontiers involved in science and think about the future of our society.
New medical care, food, and life that will be created by advanced science
How will the improvements in the advanced ICT infrastructure and the Social Security and Tax Number System change our medical care and life? In 2016, with the development of the ICT base, we have come to strongly feel that various regions across Japan, as well as various regions in the world are closely connected. Development of the ICT can become the driving force to promote such environmental changes both in a positive and negative way. This year, let’s bring together new approaches involved in science for medical care, food, and life that form the basis of our lives and think about the future of our society.
Outline of Science Agora 2016
Date: November 3rd-6th, 2016 Venue: Odaiba area, Tokyo, JAPAN Host: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Co-hosts: Science Council of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Japan Student Services Organization, Tokyo Academic Park, Tokyo Rinkai Fukutoshin Group, Nagoya University, Tohoku University, Tohoku University International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Osaka City University Center of Education and Research for Disaster(CERD), Shizuoka Science Museum Ru.ku.ru Collaborator: Fuji Television Supporters: Cabinet office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, RIKEN, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo Waterfront City Association, Japan Business Federation, Japan Science Foundation/Science Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Saitama Prefecture Board of Education, Kanagawa Prefectural Government Board of Education, Chiba Prefectural Government Board of Education, National Association of Science Education at Junior High Schools, Japanese Council of Science Museums, Japan Science Museum Association, Japanese Association of Science & Technology Journalists, Japanese Association for Science Communication, The Japan Society of Applied Physics, The Chemical Society of Japan Admission: Free of charge Pre-registration: https://form.jst.go.jp/enquetes/scienceagora2016 Official Website: http://www.jst.go.jp/csc/scienceagora/en
◆ Science Agora Opening Session - Let’s build a society harmonized with science
Leaders from different fields, sectors, generations, and nationalities are invited as speakers, and the 11th Science Agora 2016 is trying to raise attention in order to make itself a platform for “co-producing value” through good science communications among multiple stakeholders in society.
Date: November 3rd (Thu/National Holiday), 13:30-17:00 Venue: International Conference Hall, International Exchange Center 3rd Floor [Keynote Speeches]
- - Dr. Rush D. Holt, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS
- - Ms. Tomoko Namba, Founder, Chairman of the Board, DeNA Co., Ltd.
- - Yoko Oura, Fukushima Prefectural Fukusima High School
- - Ryo Endo, Fukushima Prefectural Futaba Future High School
- - Misato Nakatake, Kumamoto Prefectural Uto Junior and Senior High School
- - Ashir Ahmed, Associate Professor, Kyusyu University
- - Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director of Social Environmental Systems Research Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
- - Kazuhito Hashimoto, Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office of Japan
[After-Talk] 17:00-17:30 * We are planning to set aside 30 minutes set aside for “after-talk”, as an interactive tool to allow audience to personally communicate with any of the panelists or other participants in an informal, more relaxed setting. *Simultaneous translation available.
◆ The Pick-up Sessions
What can STI contribute to the global issues today such as SDGs we have to cope with?Date: 10:15-12:00, 3rd November 2016 Venue: Innovation Hall, 7th Floor, Miraikan Organizer: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Chairs:
- - Mr. Satoru Ohtake, Adjunct Fellow of CRDS, JST
- - Prof. Massimiano Bucchi, Professor, Science and Technology in Society, University of Trento
- - Dr. Michinari. Hamaguchi, President of JST
- - Dr. Rush D. Holt, AAAS CEO
- - Dr. Jabu Nukeri, Managing Director, South African Agency for S & T Advancement (SAATSA)
- - Prof. David Cope, Foundation Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University/Fellow, RCAST, University of Tokyo
- - Prof. Tateo Arimoto, Professor GRIPS / Principal Fellow, JST
- - Dr. Rosa Paula Cuevas, Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines
- - Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop, Scientist, National Metal and Materials Technology Center
- - Dr. Shoji Komai, Associate Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology *Simultaneous translation available.
Enjoy your feeling of “Out of Place”: Living as a Minority in ScienceDate: 13:30-15:30 November 5th, 2016 Venue: Meeting Room #1, 7th Floor, Miraikan Organizer: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Speakers:
- - Prof. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Counselor to the President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
- - Dr. Chieko Asakawa, IBM Fellow, IBM Japan, Ltd. …etc.
Future Services & Societal Systems in Society 5.0Date: 12:30-15:00 November 6th, 2016 Venue: Lecture Hall, 5th Floor, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute Organizer: CRDS, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Speakers:
- - James Spohrer, Director, Understanding Cognitive Systems: IBM
- - David Nordfors, Co-founder: I4J (Innovation for Jobs
- - Daniel McDuff, Microsoft Research
- - Alexandra Medina-Borja, Program Director: NSF (National Science Foundation)
- - Sunil Narumalani, Program Director: NSF (National Science Foundation)
- - Yassi Moghaddam, Executive Director: ISSIP
- - Hideyuki Tokuda, Professor: Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
- - Minoru Etoh, Senior Vice President: NTT DoCoMo
- - Norihiro Hagita, Director: ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories
- - Kazuo Iwano, Principal Fellow: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) *Simultaneous translation available.
◆ The Keynote Sessions
We can create our own wonderful world with cancer preventionDate: 10:30-12:30 November 3rd, 2016 Venue: International Conference Hall, International Exchange Center 3rd Floor Organizer: The one dreaming for a cancer preventable future Speakers:
- - Hideki Ishikawa, Chief Director of Japanese Association for Cancer Prevention, Specially-appointed Professor, Department of Molecular-Targeting Cancer Prevention, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
- - Yoshitake Yokokura, President, Japan Medical Association
- - Yoshiyuki Kawakami, Chairperson Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Subcommittee R&D Committee, The Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
- - Hirokazu Takahashi, Specialist for Cancer Screening, Cancer and Disease Control Division, Health Service Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
- - Mariko Takahashi, Senior Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun …etc.
Challenges to Control of Zoonotic Infection DiseaseDate: 10:30-12:30 November 5th, 2016 Venue: Miraikan Hall, Miraikan 7th Floor Organizer: Subcommittee for Scientific Literacy, Science Council of Japan Speakers:
- - Sakae Shibusawa, PhD, Professor, Council Member, Section of Life Science, Science Council of Japan. Institute of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
- - Kai Chieko, PhD, Professor, Council Member, Section of Life Science, Science Council of Japan. Professor of Department of Special Pathogens, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Director of Laboratory Animal Research Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo.
- - Mitsuo Oda, MSc. Associate Professor, School of Information and Communication, Meiji University Head, Center for Infectious Disease Information Analysis
- - Tetsuya Mizutani, PhD, Professor, Institute of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Head, Research and Education Center for Prevention of Global Infectious Diseases of Animals, Faculty of Agriculture.
- - Yasushi Suto, PhD, Professor, Council Member, Section of Physical Science and Engineering, Science Council of Japan. Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo *Simultaneous translation available.
“Is My Kid Having Difficulties or Just a Little Too Unique?” Research and Development on an Appropriate Care and Support for Developmental DisordersDate: 12:45-14:45, November 5th , 2016 Venue: Miraikan Hall, Miraikan 7th Floor Organizer: Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Speakers:
- - Yoko Kamio (M.D., Ph.D.), Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health
- - Yasuko Funabiki (M.D., Ph.D.), Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University2015–present position
- - Noriko Yamano (Ph.D.), Professor, School of Social Welfare and Education, Osaka Prefecture University
- - Hitomi Kuma, Co-Founder, Advanced Developmental Disorders Support (NPO), Ph.D. in psychology, Keio university, Tokyo
INNOVATION BY DESIGN – Science and DesignDate: 13:00-14:30, November 5th, 2016 Venue: International Conference Hall, International Exchange Center 3rd Floor Organizer: KYOTO Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology Speakers:
- - Yoshiro ONO, Professor, CEO, KYOTO Design Lab, Vice President, Kyoto Institute of Technology
- - Julia Cassim, Project Professor, KYOTO Design Lab
- - Marcel Helmer, Design Associate, KYOTO Design Lab
- - Sushi Suzuki, Project Professor, KYOTO Design Lab
- - Takutya Miyake, Assistant Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology *Simultaneous translation available.
Arts, Science, Technology and CreativityDate: 15:30-17:00, November 5th, 2016 Venue: International Conference Hall, International Exchange Center 3rd Floor Organizer: Delegation of the European Union to Japan Speakers:
- - Philippe Codognet, CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), Director of the CNRS regional Office (Japan / Korea / Taiwan)
- - Gerfried Stocker, Director, Ars Electronica
- - Keiichiro Shibuya, Composer, Musician
- - Takashi Ikegami, Professor, University of Tokyo (Department of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
- - Gerard Assayag, Researcher, IRCAM, Paris
- - Beatrice de Gelder, Professor, Maastricht University, The Netherlands *Simultaneous translation available.
5 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake - Communities to save our lives -Date: 13:30-15:00, November 5th, 2016 Venue: Miraikan Hall, Miraikan 7th Floor Organizer: Center of Education and Research for Disaster Management (CERD),
International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) Speakers:
- - Kazuhiko Mori, Executive Director, Center of Education and Research for Disaster Management (CERD), Osaka City University
- - Yoshiteru Murosaki, Executive Director, Education and Research center for Disaster Reduction, University of Hyogo
- - Natsuko Chubachi, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
- - Daisuke Yoshida, Center of Education and Research for Disaster Management (CERD), Osaka City University
- - Toshio Fujimi, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
- - Muneki Mitamura, Center of Education and Research for Disaster Management (CERD), Osaka City University
- - Uriwari-nishi Junior High School Students, Osaka City *Video message
- - Higashida Toyohiko, SEKISU HOUSE, LTD
- - Miyagi Prefecture Tagajo High School Students *Simultaneous translation available.
◆ Science Agora Closing Session - Science Agora NEXT
In this session, we will have a consideration of Science Agora 2016, award notable activities, and discuss how we can collaborate over the next year. The discussion must be toward broadening participation to Science Agora with a view to deepening the relation between science and society.
- - Miyoko O. Watanabe, Director General, Center for Science Communication, Japan Science and Technology Agency
- - Yoshiro Ono, Professor, Professor, CEO, KYOTO Design Lab, Vice President, Kyoto Institute of Technology
- - Yoko Kamio, MD, Ph.D., Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP) etc.
- - Anne Cambon-Thomsen, Emeritus Research Director, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
- - Jabu Nukeri, Managing Director, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), South Africa
- - Peter Tindemans, Secretary General, EuroScience *Commentator
- - Hiroshi Tsuda, Director, Department of Planning and Management, Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, Japan Science and Technology Agency *Facilitator
*Simultaneous translation available.