June Forum was held on June 22nd, inviting Mr.Ichiro Natsume and a senior member, who deals with labor problems. They discussed what a work style reform law was and the present situation and problems on the acceptance of foreign workers. They passionately told us how terrible the working environment of foreign worker was and how we can improve the labour reform law. More
May forum was held. This time, we invited Mr. Fujisaki, Former Japanese Ambassador to the US. First, he talked about the three misunderstandings of ideas many Japanese people have. Next, we had a discussion about "How should Japan behave in view of the current US-China relationship?" Finally, Mr.Fujisaki gave a feedback about our discussion and he spoke about the relationship between China, the US, North Korea and Japan. More
April forum took place on 24th April. This time, we invited Mr. Tamio KANO from the Japan Art Council to think about if culture and art develop in Japan and it is necessary to support them. He made a speech about the current position of culture and art in Japan and the situation of financial support from the government and companies. After his speech, we had a group discussion about "Which is better to support culture and art, tax or donation?" More
For a KIP Alumni Talk in March, we invited Mr. Takashi Nakatsuru, who is a member of KIP Alumni. The title of his lecture was "The New Technology Changing the Global Automotive Industry---Current and Future Status of the 'C.A.S.E.'---." He talked about various topics, such as global automotive industry, electric vehicles, autonomous cars, and the relationship between cars and rural areas in Japan. More
In January Alumni Talk, we invited Keisuke Matsuo, who is a reporter on social issues for Press Bureau, NHK. Whether news is reported anonymously or with a real name is determined by a possibility of accidents or criminality, and also many elements like the age of a victim. But it's difficult to know that these kinds of ”care” is really meaningful to the persons involved, he said.
We held our December Forum on the subject of “What I learned from Rockefeller 5th generation - Family company saves Japan (rural area)”. More
The subject of the November Forum was "A meaning of a World Heritage Sites and the situation in Japan”. Hearing a lecture from a speaker, we had a discussion about this theme.
October forum was held. This time, we invited Mr. Fukazawa, MS&AD InterRisk Research & Consulting, Inc., who has much knowledge of pension and insurance. He talked about the pension system in Japan and its current condition. University students usually do not know the pension system well, so this forum was a good opportunity to learn it. After the speech, we had a discussion time on the topic, “Should the burden of public pension be lightened for promoting private pension?” More
October Alumni Talk was held. We invited Mr. Hirota, who is on investment and support business at venture capital fund in Southeast Asian countries. The title of the lecture is "Experience and Business Views Acquired through Investment of Venture Enterprises in Southeast Asia." He talked about startup, venture capital, and current state of Southeast Asian market and career of self. More
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”. More
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