Kobe University Brussels European Centre


Kobe University Symposium in collaboration with European Economic and Social Committee

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Date:
13 March 2013 10:00 - 17:30
Venue:
European Economic and Social Committee
JDE 63 (6th floor, Jacques Delors Building)
99, rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels
Languages:
Japanese and English
*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided from and into Japanese and English

If you wish to attend the symposium, please fill in and send the registration form (Excel file) by 8 March 2013.


Programme

Opening: 10:00 – 10:20

 
HE Mr Kojiro Shiojiri, Ambassador of Japan to the European Union
Mr Henri Malosse, President of Employers' Group, European Economic and Social Committee
Professor Noriyuki Inoue, President of EU Institute in Japan, Kansai

Part I: 10:20 – 12:30
EU-Japan economies : issues and perspectives

Moderator:
Professor Hiromasa Kubo, Executive Director of Kobe University Brussels European Centre
Presenters:
Professor Yoichi Matsubayashi, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
"External Imbalances in Japan: Past, Present and Future"
Associate Professor Kazufumi Yugami, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
"The transition from school to stable employment: A comparative perspective"
Senior Assistant Professor Miki Kobayashi, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
"Income Inequality and Poverty in Japan"
Mr Pierre Jean Coulon, European Economic and Social Committee
"Nuclear Energy and Industry Have to Be Transparent"
Discussants:
Ms Eve Päärendson, European Economic and Social Committee
Professor Taiji Hagiwara, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
Mr Pater Krzysztof, European Economic and Social Committee

Part II: 14:15 – 17:20
Disaster recovery support from scientific/academic perspectives

1. Disaster Safety and Human Health
Professor Satoru Oishi, Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University
"Research and Education for Developing Resilient Society against Mega Disaster in Kobe University"
Professor Satoshi Takada, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University
"Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Mental Health Care (Lessons Learned from The Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, Kobe, 1995)"
2. Regional sustainability and industrial recovery
Professor Masahiko Fujimoto, Director of Regional Innovation Research Center, Tohoku University
"What should we do in order to reconstruct regional economy from great disaster as a university located at the center of the affected area?"
Mr Katsumi Hirabayashi, photographer
"what I have witnessed in Tohoku as a photographer"
3. Panel discussion
Speakers from 1 & 2
Professor Hormoz Modaressi, BRGM
Mr Pierre Jean Coulon, European Economic and Social Committee

Closing: 17:20 - 17:30

 
Professor Hiromasa Kubo, Executive Director of Kobe University Brussels European Centre
Photo exhibition by Mr Katsumi Hirabayashi
Dawn in Tohoku

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