Symposiums and Seminars

13th GISPRI Symposium
Japan's Key Options in Aging Society with Declining Birthrate
-Development and more advanced utilization of human resources-
Tokyo, March 25, 2003, 10:00 to 17:30
2003/02/28 updated
On March 25, 2003, the 13th GISPRI Symposium "Japan's Key Options in Aging Society with Declining Birthrate-Development and more advanced utilization of human resources-" will be held under the auspices of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Finnish Institute in Japan.

From early 21st Century, Japan is to face the very arrival of an aging society with declining birthrate. It is clear that, under the current socio-economic system, Japan will not be able to effectively address various issues anticipated in such a society, including the decrease of younger working population, slower economic growth rate, and increased burden of working generation for social welfare costs.

This symposium is to consider the "human resource development and employment" as a key in addressing the aging society with declining birthrate, and to provide lectures and discussion on the review of current system that seems to direct toward declining birthrate society, the development of a system to allow various forms of employment, and the desirable reforms of education system.

It is our pleasure to inform you of this symposium, as it is open for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Venue: 28F Conference Room, Fukoku Seimei Bldg,
2-2-2, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Telephone: 03-3591-0191
Fee: \1,000 for Proceedings (Free for Invitees)
Simultaneous Interpreting (Japanese ・English) will be served.

10:00 _ 10:05 Welcoming Remarks
10:05 _ 12:30 Session I : Restructuring of Social System for Nurturing Children
Lecturers: Ms. Anneli Miettinen
(The Population Research Institute, The Family Federation of Finland)
Prof. Sumiko Iwao (Musashi Institute of Technology)
Dr. Mika Ikemoto (Japan Research Institute, Ltd.,)
Prof. Kazuo Nishimura (Kyoto University)
Moderator: Dr. Takako Tsutsui (National Institute of Public Health)
13:30 _ 17:25 Session II : Restructuring of Education System & Labor System
Lectures & Panel Discussion
Lecturers: Prof. Jukka Sarjala
(Former Director General of the National Board of Education, Finland)
Mr. David Schaefer (Whitgift School, UK)
Mr. Motoaki Kaneko (President, Shinano Kenshi Co.,Ltd.)
Prof. Atsushi Seike (Keio University)
Prof. Takatoshi Ito (Tokyo University)
Prof. Kazuo Nishimura (Kyoto University)
Moderator: Associate Prof. Naoki Kuramoto (Tohoku University)
17:25 _ 17:30 Closing Address
18:00 - Buffet Party (Anybody will be welcomed to come to.)


Please fill in the Registration Form, and send it to GISPRI by fax or e-mail by March 18th.
You are requested to bring the Registration Card, which GISPRI will send back to you, to the Symposium.
Please contact GISPRI if you had any questions.
Registration Form
JR Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line Shinbashi Station Hibiya Exit 6 min.
Subway Mita Line Uchisaiwai Station A6 Exit Direct
_ Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line Kasumigaseki Station C4 Exit 3 min.
_ Marunouchi Line Kasumigaseki Station B2 Exit 5 min.
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Secretariat of the Symposium
GISPRI (Ms. Nakagawa, Mr. Sasaki)
Telephone : 03-5563-8800
Facsimile : 03-5563-8810
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