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The SFC 3.11 project will be presented at a special JCER symposium

Projects undertaken by students and professors of Keio University SFC campus will be presented at a symposium on "Strategies for the Global Environment", sponsored by the Japan Center for Economic Research. The seminar is part of a series of gatherings that look to the topic of "Redesigning the Japanese Economy - Beyond the Kanto Earthquake"

The current seminar is titled "Combining Industry, Government and Academia to Generate a Concrete Plan for Reconstruction – Using Practical Science to Develop Socio-Environmental Capital"

Location: Nikkei Conference Room (Nikkei Headquarters 6F)
Date/Time: July (Monday) 10 : 00 - 16 : 30
Registration: Pre-registration is required via the Nikkei Center website (Maximum 300 persons)
Admission: Free
Further information and registration (Japanese only):

The Symposium will be streamed live in English and Japanese through the following site (iphone and PC both work with this site)

English :


Note: the video will not be archived.

Your comments and thoughts on the symposium are welcome via twitter.

The official SFC3.11 project account is "@JapanReconstPro", and the official hashtag is "#SFC311Sympo".

Twitter and the live streamed content will be coordinated so do send comments during the broadcast.

contents of the event:

Part 1: Emergency Response and Disaster-Proofing the Reconstruction Effort

The 3.11 Disaster and the Internet
Jun Murai, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies Keio University, Dean/ Professor

Telemedicine support and volunteering in response to 3.11
Ikuyo Kanko, Graduate School of Media and Governance Keio University, Professor

Supporting Reconstruction and Disaster Prevention
Naoto Nakajima, Keio University, Lecturer

Support from Abroad: The Potential of Environmental Design in The Revitalization of the Tohoku Region
Hiroto Kobayashi, Keio university, Professor Miho Mazereeuw, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Lecturer

Part 2: Recent Developments in Alternative Energy and the Environment

Innovations in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Tomoyuki Furutani, Faculty of Policy Management Keio University, Professor

The Pacific Solar Belt Project
Hiroshi Shimizu, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Professor

The Age of the Solar Grid
Naoki Ishibashi, Faculty of Global Media Studies, Komazawa University, Lecturer

Energy Management From the House to the Region
Hidehumi Katayama, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies program management office, Senior coordinator

The Regional Impact of a Complete Shutdown of All Nuclear Power Plants in Japan
Tatsuo Kobayashi, Japan Center for Economic Research, Senior Economist

Part 3: Panel discussion “The Road to Reconstruction –What Can be achieved by combining the Efforts of Academia, the Government, and Industry”

Hiroto Izumi, Secretary General, Regional Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat
Katsunobu Sakurai Mayer, Minamisouma-city, Fukushima Kaneichi Maehara, Vice Chairman & President, Japan Association of Corporate Executives
Jiro Kokuryo, Dean/ Professor, Faculty of Policy Management Keio University
Kazumasa Iwata, President, Japan Center for Economic Research

Coordinator: Hikaru Kobayashi, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University,

Organized by:
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Japan Center for Economic Research
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Green Society ICT Life Infrastructure Research Center
Strategic Funds for the Promotion of Science and Technology