July forum was held. This month, we welcomed Mr. Takizuka who is a member of KIP Alumni. The title of his lecture was “The Significance of Working in International Financial Market”. Mr. Takizuka taught us the experiences in his career and the lessons learnt through it. After the speech, we held a group discussion titled “What We Should Learn Besides University Classes for Our Future Career”.
For a KIP forum in June, we invited Mr. Neil H. Gibson, Economic Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America in Japan. He talked about diplomatic activities of the US embassy in Japan. After enjoying a Q&A session, students had a group discussion about Trump Administration’s protectionism.
May forum was held. This time, we invited Mr. Koji Kumekawa, Public Relations Department Tokyo, Public Relations Office of Central Japan Railway Company. The title of the lecture was "The Role of Tokaido Shinkansen and Significance of the Linear Central Shinkansen." The lecture had three important viewpoints, which were "the challenge of the linear," "increasing the competitiveness of the Tokaido Shinkansen" and "beginning and mission of Central Japan Railway." Mr.Kumekawa mentioned what kind of changes the Linear Central Shinkansen and Tokaido Shinkansen will bring to Japan in the future. More
Forum in April. We invited Mr. Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President of Nissan, and we learned about the role of car industry and future style from three aspects: “reality of the car industry”, “the future of car industry”, and “the problems of Japanese society.” After that, we had discussion about “Do you think car ownership desire by the youth will be lost or not in the future?” More
For our February forum, we invited Ms. Roisin Inglesby, who is the curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum. The title of the speech was “The museum in the 21st century: Who is it for and Why does it matter?” As the curator, she talked about the role of the museum and how it should be. Based on her lecture, we discussed the theme of “Should museums be free of charge?”More
January forum was held and we invited Mr. Shigeo Kashiwagi who was a director of the International Monetary Fund and now teaches at the Graduate School of Commerce, Keio University. The title of the lecture was "How do you guys live in a global era? - the significance of working in international organizations-" As the world is getting globalized, he gave us a lecture based on his experience about working in international organizations, the challenges imposed on us in the future, and the abilities necessary for young people to survive the competitive society.More
As our Ocotber Forum we invited Mr. Kazuo Abiko, who is the former manager of northeast Asia of the Associated Press.The title of the lecture was “President Trump and Mass media: Reporting in the post truth era,” and he talked about the current situation and whereabouts of mass media in America, and comparison between American and Japanese journalism.More
August forum was held, and we invited Mr. Takaki Minamoto, who is the president of incorporation which name is M & Associates. He works for logistic and trading. The title of the speech was “Entrepreneurship and Education”. The word of “Entrepreneur” is often used by people now. However, he talked about the real meaning of entrepreneur and entrepreneurship. Also, he talked about the reason why it is needed by our society now.More
For our June forum, we invited Mr. Toshiyuki Shikata, who is the director of KIP, as our speaker. He has been Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Asia Pacific Bureau. The title of his lecture was “Trump regime and Situation in East Asia”More
For our May forum, we invited Mr. Toshiro Nishizawa who teaches at The Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. Mr. Nishizawa used his own briefing paper that was used when he visited Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapor and Korea Eximbank for forum`s contents. In his lecture, he refers to big change “to maintain wealth in aging, declining birth rates and population decline” seen in Japan in terms of what to be able to do by youth.More
On the evening of April 28th we had a lecture and Q&A session about the United States presidential election in 2016, Donald Trump's Policies so far, and how Japanese government would deal with him. The speaker, Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki served as an ambassador to United States in 2010 and is currently the president of the Japan-America Society and a professor concerned with international strategy in Sophia University.More