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Monday, October 24, 2011


Venue : First Floor Main Hall,PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center

International Conference

New Smart City Declaration (keynote speech)

Cities today must offer measures addressing issues such as disaster prevention, health, welfare and aging, population, resource and water recycling, and energy

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.

Smart city projects are under way around the world, in Europe, the US, Japan, India, China and ASEAN nations. The objectives vary between industrialized nations and NIES, and by nations and regions, but all hope to create comfortable cities for their residents, resolving urban problems. It is essential to understand the various problems that face cities today, and learn about proposed solutions. The scale of damage caused by Japan's Tohoku earthquake has caused a major increase in disaster prevention. This opening session offers you the chance to learn the latest initiatives to deal with issues including disaster prevention, resource recycling, aging populations and social welfare, energy utilization, urban transportation and water utilization, from experts in the field.

  • 10:00~10:05


    Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. President & CEO
    Kohei Osada

  • 10:05~10:20


    Yokohama City Mayor
    Fumiko Hayashi

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Aoyama High School 1965. Employes at Toray, Panasonic, entering Honda Auto Yokohama 1977, later transferring to Honda Clio Kanagawa-Kita. Entered BMW Toyko 987. Appointed president of Volkswagen Tokyo 1999, president of BMW Tokyo 2003, chairman and CEO of Daiei 2005, followed by positions as executive officer of Nissan Motor and president of Tokyo Nissan Auto Sales. Current post from Aug. 2009.

  • 10:20~10:25

    【Video message】

    Miyagi Prefecture governor
    Yoshihiro Murai

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated National Defense Academy of Japan March 1984, in science and engineering. Served in JGSDF North Eastern Army Aviation Group as a helicopter pilot, etc., before election to Miyagi Prefectural Assembly 1995. Current post from Nov. 2005.

  • 10:25~10:30


    Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute Director
    Yosuke Mochizuki

  • 10:30~11:10

    Urbanization in Asia

    East Asia and the Pacific Region, World Bank Sector Manager (Infrastructure)
    Vijay Jagannathan

    Lecturer profile:
    Vijay Jagannathan joined the World Bank in 1991, and now is SectorManager (Infrastructure) in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region ofthe World Bank, covering the Energy, Transport, Urban Development andWater Sectors. The client countries of this region range from verylarge countries, such as China and Indonesia to the small islandcountries in the Pacific Ocean. His responsibilities include ensuringquality in the lending and Analytical and Advisory Services programs,maintaining liaison with the Anchor Units on staff development issues,ensuring that knowledge and learning takes place both within theapproximately 200 staff members mapped to these four sectors, as wellas between the region and other parts of the Bank. He is also leadingthe regional liaison and collaboration with APEC’s various GreenGrowth initiatives.

  • 11:15~11:55

    Futuristic Yokohama, created by natural and manmade environments: An integrated approach combining the global environment and disaster prevention

    Graduate School of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University (Department of Architecture) Professor
    Satoru Sadohara

    The earthquake and tidal wave damage to nuclear generating plants caused by the Tohoku earthquake of March 11 pointed up the close relationship between global environmental problems such as tight energy supply-demand ratio and increased CO2 emissions, and disasters. The creation of futuristic, sustainable cities demands an integrated approach that addresses global environmental issues and disasters on the local level. This presentation outlines a futuristic Yokohama incorporating wind lanes, water recycling and other natural infrastructural elements utilizing ecological functions, and man-made infrastructural elements such as energy and resource utilization systems.

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Dept. of Architecture, Waseda University 1980. Completed requirements in Waseda University doctoral program 1985. PhD Eng. Employed as an assistant at Waseda University, visiting researcher at Technische Universität Berlin, and Assoc. Prof. Yokohama National University before becoming professor there in April 2000. Fields of study include urban environmental engineering and disaster prevention.

  • 13:10~13:50

    photo by 林景澤

    Cities and Disaster Prevension

    Tadao Ando

    Lecturer profile:
    Born in Osaka. Studied architecture independently, establishing Tadao Ando Architect & Associates in 1969. Major works include the Rokko mass housing complex, Church of the Light, FABRICA (Benneton Art School), Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Chichu Art Museum, Omoto Sando Hills (Dojunkai Aoyama Apartments Rebuilding Plan), and Punta della Dogana. Has served as visiting professor at Yale, Columbia and Harvard universities. Professor of University of Tokyo 1997, honorary professor 2003. Books include Kenchiku o kataru, Rensen renpai, and Kenchikuka Ando Tadao.

  • 13:55~14:35

    Compact community-building through public transportation

    City of Toyama Mayor of Toyama
    Masashi Mori

    Toyama has adopted a goal of creating itself as a compact community connected via public transportation, and today is involved in upgrading the public transportation network, revitalizing the city center and promoting residential developments along major public transportation routes. Local rail has been converted to LRT through private operation of public facilities, supporting major passenger growth, transfer from automobiles, and increased use by the elderly, all supporting decreases in environmental impact and lifestyle changes. Mayor Mori, now working toward a compact community offering a high-quality balance of social welfare, education and culture, discusses key successes in his initiatives and the role of administration.

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Toyama Chubu High School and Chuo University Dept. of Law. Opened judicial/administrative scrivener's office Nov. 1977. Elected to Toyama Prefectural Assembly April 1995 and April 1999. Elected Mayor Toyama City Jan. 2002, April 2005, and April 2009.

  • 14:40~15:20

    Evolving toward a Smart Wellness City

    Sports Medicine, Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba / Tsukuba Wellness Research
    Shinya Kuno

    To resolve problems such as health, social welfare and aging populations, projects are incorporating the community improvement level. The effect of social capital on health has been clarified, and an increasing number of local governments are involved in community improvement projects incorporating scenic beauty and revitalization of local commercial districts. This presentation discusses the objectives and current states of the Smart Wellness City, and presents a number of suggestions for the future.

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated University of Tsukuba Graduate School in medicine March 1992. Employed as assistant University of Tokyo, visiting professor Pennsylvania University Dept. of Medicine, and professor Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba 2011. Established the first University of Tsukuba venture business, Wellness Research, 2002, and serves as president.

  • 15:35~16:15

    Outlook of the global energy and urban problem

    IEA (International Energy Agency) Ex Executive Director
    Nobuo Tanaka

    The global energy problem has reached a turning point, with rising need for measures to prevent global warming, and rapid growth by emerging economies such as China. Japan, following the recent Tohoku earthquake disaster and the nuclear power accident it caused, is pushing ahead with renewable energy. An expert in global energy issues discusses key topics, including global energy supply and demand trends, policy trends, developments in low-carbon technology such as sustainable energy and smart grids, and application in modern cities.

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated University of Tokyo Dept. of Economics, entering MITI (now METI) April 1973. Manager, MITI Policy Bureau, General Affairs Section, later assigned to Embassy of Japan in the United States before being appointed Asst. Chief Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry July 2000 and Asst. Manager April 2001. Div. Manager METI Bureau, Trade Policy Division. Executive Director IEA Sept. 2007 to Aug. 2011.

  • 16:20~17:00

    Smart City and Sustainable Water Management

    IWA (International Water Association)
    Paul Reiter

    Water shortages are becoming pronounced worldwide, and it will be difficult to resolve them by through solutions optimized to a single set of needs. A comprehensive water management stance is essential. Mr. Reiter applies his years of experience in dealing with water-related issues as Executive Director of the IWA to discuss the City of the Future program and other information related to optimization of water recycling, as well as outlining the role of Japan is helping resolve global water shortage issues.

    Lecturer profile:
    Paul Reiter is the Executive Director of the International Water Association – an organization that serves as the global network for water professional with approximately 10,000 members in 120 countries. He is a leading figure in international and regional water issues with nearly 30 years experience in utility project innovation and utility management in the areas of water, electricity and solid waste. Through this period he has worked as a utility leader, private consultant and as an association director.
    Paul's experience in water has focused on sustainable urban water management including water resources optimization for human and environmental needs, water efficiency and reuse, urban drainage, and waters sensitive urban design. On the management side, Paul has been a leader in change-focused utility management and leadership, including the pioneering of innovative procurement methods for large scale capital projects in the U.S. Paul has co-authored two books, contributed many articles, and speaks throughout the world on the leading challenges facing the water sector including climate change adaptation and innovation in delivery of international support to water-related development assistance.

Event content and speakers subject to change without notice.