Moonshot International Symposium


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Bellesalle Tokyo Nihonbashi 4F

08:20 - 08:50 Registration

09:00 - 09:30 Opening, Outline of the Moonshot R&D Program,
Summary of the Plenary Sessions
(JointSession - simultaneous delivery to each meeting room)

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome Remarks

Mr. TAIRA Masaaki
State Minister of Cabinet Office

09:05 - 09:20 Outline of the Moonshot R&D Program

Mr. MATSUO Hiroki
Director-General, Cabinet Office (CAO)

09:20 - 09:30 Summary of the Plenary Sessions and Logistics

Dr. KASAI Yasuko
Senior Researcher, CAO

09:30 - 16:00 Working Group Discussion on the Moonshot Goals
(Thematic Sessions)
Discussion / Lunch / Break / Discussion

16:00 - 17:25 Wrap Up: Presentations on the Moonshot Goals
by the Chairs of the WGs (Joint Session)

17:10 - 17:25 Recommended Moonshot Goals by the WGs

Mr. SATO Fumikazu
Deputy Director General, CAO


Councilor for Innovation Promotion; Deputy Director General for Science, Technology and Innovation

Mr. Sato is Councilor for Innovation Promotion (Cabinet Secretariat) and Deputy Director General for Science, Technology and Innovation (Cabinet Office), Japan. He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI: Current METI), Government of Japan in 1988. Besides his experience as government official, he has covered a wide variety of field in his career from visiting professor in the academic area to vice governor in local government and to First Secretary at the Mission of Japan to the European Union (Brussels) in the diplomatic area. Mr. Sato holds a master’s degree in mathematics of the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He completed a finance course at the School of HEC in Paris.

17:25 - 17:35 Closing Remarks (Joint Session)

17:25 - 17:30

Mr. MITSUHASHI Toshihiro
Executive Director, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

17:30 - 17:35

Dr. HAMAGUCHI Michinari
President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)


Michinari Hamaguchi earned his PhD in medicine from Nagoya University. He was appointed Research Associate at the Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1980, and since then, he had been working at Nagoya University, except for the time he pursued his research at the Rockefeller University in the U.S. from 1985-1988. He served as the President of Nagoya University from Apr. 2009 – Mar. 2015 before becoming the President of JST in Oct. 2015. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan.