Lecture Series with Indo-Pacific Leaders

Webinar Series: Leaders Shaping the Future of the Indo-Pacific

Since Covid-19 became a global pandemic, there has been a concern that the continuing restrictions on the movement of individuals may strengthen the global trends of anti-globalism, nationalism, and racism, which can result in a growing sense of division among people. Cooperation and solidarity across Asia as a whole are all the more important in order for us to recreate a world that instead connects people.

In light of this, the International House of Japan (I-House) has launched a new webinar series “Leaders Shaping the Future of the Indo-Pacific” as a platform to share knowledge and insights with others in the region in January 2021.

In this webinar series, we will invite leaders and experts from the Indo-Pacific region as speakers and examine the current challenges accentuated by Covid-19 through various perspectives such as governance, education, diversity, the smart city, and architecture. From there we will explore how we can cooperate and stand together in these unprecedented times.

Those who wish to receive detailed information on each session and registration through the I-House e-news are asked to register through the e-news registration form.

Archives

The Future of Cities in Asia: Smart Cities Pursuing the Well-Being of Citizens

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Date: Friday, March 26, 2021, 7:00–8:00 pm (JST)
Speakers: Jaeseung JEONG (Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Erwin VIRAY (Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design)
Moderator: Fiona WILSON (Asia Bureau Chief, Monocle)
Co-organized by: Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Asia Society Japan Center, Shahani Associates Limited
Supported by: Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
Venue: Online
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free
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Equal Rights and Same-sex Marriage for LGBTQ in Asia: How to Create an Inclusive and Kind Society
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Date: Friday, March 5, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm (JST)
Speakers: Jennifer LU (Executive Director, Taiwan Equality Campaign), Fumino SUGIYAMA (CEO, New Canvas)
Moderator: Aiko DODEN (Special Affairs Commentator, NHK World TV, Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Co-organized by: Asia Society Japan Center, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Shahani Associates Limited
Supported by: Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
Venue: Online
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free
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The #MeToo Movement in Asia: How Can We Fight against Sexual Violence?
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Date: Friday, February 12, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm (JST)
Speaker: Shiori ITO (Journalist; Documentary Filmmaker; 2020 Time 100 List; Asia 21 Young Leader)
Video Message: Tom NAGORSKI (Executive Vice President, Asia Society)
Moderator: Aiko DODEN (Special Affairs Commentator, NHK World TV, Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Co-organized by: Asia Society Japan Center, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Shahani Associates Limited
Supported by: Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
Venue: Online
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free
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The Future of Architecture: Creating New Spaces and Connections
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Date: Friday, February 5, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm (JST)
Speakers: Sou FUJIMOTO (Architect), Mun Summ WONG (Architect; Founding Director, WOHA)
Moderator: Fiona WILSON (Asia Bureau Chief, Monocle)
Co-organized by: Asia Society Japan Center, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Shahani Associates Limited
Supported by: Taisei Corporation, Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
Venue: Online
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free 
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The Future Is Asian: Technology and Geopolitics in the 21st Century
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Date: Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm (JST)
Speaker: Parag KHANNA (Global Strategy Advisor; Founder, FutureMap)
Moderator: James KONDO (Chairman, I-House)
Co-organized by: Shahani Associates Limited, Asia Society Japan Center, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting
Supported by: Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
Venue: Online
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free
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Educational Disparity and New Practices in the Covid Era
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Date: Friday, January 22, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm (JST)
Video Message: Malala YOUSAFZAI (Education Activist; 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Speakers: Lin KOBAYASHI (Co-founder and Chair of the Board, UWC ISAK Japan), Kathy MATSUI (Board Member, AUW Support Foundation)
Moderator: Aiko DODEN (Special Affairs Commentator, NHK World TV, Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Co-organized by: Asia Society Japan Center, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Shahani Associates Limited
Supported by: Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
Venue: Online
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free
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Conversation with Minister Audrey Tang
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Date: Friday, January 15, 2021, 5:30–6:30 pm (JST)
Speaker: Audrey TANG (Taiwan’s Digital Minister)
Moderator: Aiko DODEN (Special Affairs Commentator, NHK World TV, Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Co-organized by: Asia Society Japan Center, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Shahani Associates Limited
Supported by: Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
Venue: Online
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free 
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