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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Venue : First Floor Main Hall,PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center

International Conference

New Smart City Declaration (Round Table)

From Japan: In-depth discussion of smart city concepts

Admission fee
2-day pass : Admission to K-1 and K-2 only ・・・ 8,000JPY
5-day pass : Admission to all presentations ・・・ 120,000JPY

The international conference will have English/Chinese/Japanese/ simultaneous interpretation.

Several hundred "eco city" smart city projects are under way across China today. As the Chinese economy grew, urbanization progressed, and there is urgent need now to upgrade cities to offer higher energy utilization efficiency and more comfortable living environments for residents. The same trend applies to Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and other East Asian nations. This session first discusses the state of urbanization throughout East Asia, including China, and the requirements for urban infrastructure. The panel discussion has two debates, Part 1 on the shape of the futuristic smart city, and Part 2 on smart cities and Japanese contributions. Part 1 will examine the objectives and expectations for smart cities, discussing how residents will take the leading role in creating them. Part 2 will discuss lessons learned in Japan from the Tohoku earthquake, and how to utilize Japanese urbanization experiences and technical expertise in smart cities worldwide. The closing Smart City Declaration will define a new image of smart city that Japan is uniquely qualified to make a key contribution for to the global community.

  • 10:00~10:05


  • 10:05~10:20


    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Urban Development and Improvement Division,City Bureau, Director
    Akihiko Mochizuki

  • 10:25~11:10

    【Global needs 1】
    Eco cities and new city development & prospect in China

    Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences General Director
    Jiahua Pan

    The urban population in China increases by 15 million people annually, with 46% of the population living in urban environments now, and expected to rise to 65% by 2030. The sharp increase in urban population is causing problems such as increased output of CO2 emissions and waste. In response, the Chinese government has launched a variety of initiatives such as promoting low-carbon model cities and eco-cities. Director Pan of the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies, a government think-tank researching low-carbon economy and urban development models, discusses issues and the future outlook for urbanization.

    Lecturer profile:
    Director, Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Has served as asst. director, Yangtze River Drainage Basic Research Institute, Hubei Province Academy of Social Sciences; chief, Development Research Office, Global Economy and Politics Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Senior Program Officer, UNDP Beijing Office. Fields of study include environmental economics, sustainable urbanization, global change and global economy, and sustainable development economics.

  • 11:15~12:00

    【Global needs 2】
    ADB's Sustainable City Agenda and Urban Financing Cases in China

    Asian Development Bank Urban Development Specialist
    Jingmin Huang

    1. ADB Urban Operational Plan-sustainable City Agenda
    2.Urban Development Plan and Needs in China
    3.ADB Case Studies: Nanjing and Xinjiang Altay in China
    4.The Way Forward

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Tianjin University 1992, Oxford University Graduate School 2005, PhD Eng. Sci. Employed at the Fuzhou Standard Design Institute, Manchester University as a research assistant, and Oxford University as engineering faculty before current post in 2008. Has served as project leader in many city development projects in China, with extensive experience in fields including city development, green cities, and water and hygiene problems.

  • 12:00~12:15

    Chinese Smart Cities Have High Expectations of Japan

    Senior Consultant, Manager for China and East Asia, ICT & Media Industry Consulting Department, Nomura Research Institute
    Masaki Yokoi

    Smart cities in emerging economies are projects designed to actually create new cities, and it is essential that industry develop along with the city infrastructure, supported by the latest technology. Urbanization is advancing in Chinese cities, and expected to hit 51% in 2015, and it would be no exaggeration to say that there are at least two hundred smart city projects underway there. The speaker briefly outlines how Japanese experience and technology can be utilized in these projects, when China and emerging economies seek from Japan, and what things Japan lacks or is misinformed on.

    Lecturer profile:
    Involved n consulting in business and business strategy development in the ICT sector, recently focusing on industries issues in China and elsewhere in East Asia, smart cities and recycling-related industry. Advisor to China Mobile Communication Association, and visiting professor at Dalian Jiaotong University and Dalian University of Technology.

 13:30~14:50 【Panel discussion Part 1 】"The Shape of the Future Smart City"

  • Panelist

    IBM Japan, Ltd. Manager, Smarter Cities
    Hisakazu Okamura

    Lecturer profile:
    Entreed IBM Japan 1982, assigned to sale of electronic components, petrochemical products, etc. launched environmental business in 2003 after design and development innovation Promoting smart city initiatives with corporations, local government and national government 2011. Current post with start of public project to promote smart cities. Kobe City Environmental Future City Project Committee, DMIC Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Nikki-IBM Team advisor, Kitakyushu Smart Community Project advisor, etc.


    Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering Ltd, Japan Executive Professional Civil Engineer, Executive General Manager, Chief Engineer
    Ikuo Sugiyama

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Nagoya University Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering 1975, entering Nikken Sekkei. Employed as Civil Engineering Design Office Design Dept. Manager etc., Director and Chief Engineer 2008, current post from 2010. Part-time lecturer Kobe University Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Architecture, part-time lecturer Kobe University Graduate School of Science and Technology, visiting professor Nagoya University.


    City of Yokohama Manager, International Technical Cooperation Division,
    Toru Hashimoto

    Lecturer profile:
    Born 1963. Graduated University of Tokyo Faculty of Engineering Dept. of Urban Engineering, graduated Asian Institute of Technology, Human Settlements and Energy Technology. Worked at UN ESCAP, World Bank, ADB Institute, etc. Current post from 2008.


    JGC CORPORATION Advisor, Business Promotion & Execution Division,
    Shuhei Maruyama

    Lecturer profile:
    Entered Nikki 1971, working in overseas project contracts and legal issues, later involved in planning, developing and expanding information, communications and IT business, automotive plant and electric power retail business, bio and new energy development, etc. Expanding scope to include smart cities, regional development, urban infrastructure, etc. Executive officer, current post from Aug. 2007.

 15:10~16:40 【Panel discussion part 2】 "Smart Cities and Japan's Contribution"

  • Panelist

    Panasonic Corporation Director, Corporate Division for Promoting Energy Solution Business
    Haruyuki Ishio

    Lecturer profile:
    Entered Matsushita Refrigeration 1975. Asst. div. manager, Home Appliance Technology Div. 2006, followed by vice president and manager, Technology Division. Appointed Panasonic Home Appliance vice president and CTO 2008, current post from 2010.


    Toshiba Executive Chief Engineer, Smart Community Div.,
    Tetsuya Shinohara

    Lecturer profile:
    MS Yokohama National University Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering 1979, entering Toshiba same year. Employed as manager, Social Systems Div., Social Systems Quality Manager, current post from July 2011. Certified engineer (electrical and electronics engineering, sewage and drinking water, technical supervision).


    Hitachi, Ltd. Senior Chief Engineer, Smart City Business Management Division
    Michinaga Kohno

    Lecturer profile:
    Born Tokyo 1948. BS 1972 Precision Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo. MS 1977 Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham. Entered Hitachi 1972, assigned to R&D in industrial robots, robot application automation lines and production management systems at the Production Technology Research Institute until 1994. Appointed general manager of Y2K Issue Resolutions Division, later manager of Information Systems Division, and in 2006 chief engineer Technology Strategy Office. Current post from 2010.


    Mitsubishi Corporation Deputy General Manager, Industrial Research Team, Corporate Strategy & Research Dept.,
    Takuya Hirakuri

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology, entering Mitsubishi 1993. Employed in Systems Development Dept., Presidential Administration Bureau (CIO Administration Office), SCM Consulting, iVision Shanghai vice chairman, then International Institute for Strategic Studies in 2006. Current post from 2008.


    Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute New Business DevelopmentUnit, First New Business Development Division, Green Innovation Business Strategy Department, Senior Fellow
    Takashi Hongo

    Lecturer profile:
    Born 1958. Involved in financing for Russia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, current post from Oct. 2006. Formulated JBIC financing guidelines and assisted in establishing emission rights trading platform and Nikkei-JBIC emission trading system. Approached global environmental issues such as climate change, water infrastructure and biodiversity from the viewpoint of capital mechanisms. Has cited the importance of private enterprise and privatization with support of industry, government and finance to handle massive capital demand, champions public-private financial partnership.


    NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. General Manager, ZEV Strategy Group, Global Zero Emission Business Unit,
    Eiji Makino

    Lecturer profile:
    Entered Nissan Motor 1983. Employed as Environmental and Safety Technology Chief, Nissan Technical Center NA Engineering Standards Director, and Planning Office Manager, current post from July 2009.


    City of Kitakyushu Chief Executive for Environmental Future City Promotion, Environment Bureau,
    Toshikazu Matsuoka

    Lecturer profile:
    MS Environmental Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology 1981, entering Kitakyushu City Hall April same year. Assigned to Planning Section, Environmental Management Div., Environment Bureau. Served as manager, New Industry, New Industry and Academic Promotion Dept., Industry and Academic Promotion Bureau. Current post (Director, Environmental Model Cities) from April 2009. Director, Environmental Future Cities from 2011 due to organizational change.

 16:40~16:50 【Part 3 Summarization 】"Toward the Smart City Declaration"

  • Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute Director
    Yosuke Mochizuki

    Lecturer profile:

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