Symposium Outline

08:30-09:00 Conference Registration & Morning Coffee 会議受付&ウェルカムコーヒー | Field (3F)

09:00-09:05 Opening Announcements 開会挨拶 | Field (3F)
Professor Haruko Satoh, Professor, OSIPP, Osaka University

09:05-09:15 Welcome Addresses 開会式辞 | Field (3F)
Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman & CEO, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
H.E. Dr Toshiya Hoshino, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to
the United Nations, Co-Chair of the UN SDG (Goal #9) Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
(Virtual Presentation)

09:15-09:40 Keynote Speaker Session 基調講演 | Field (3F)
Innovation in Japan’s Heritage Industries
Dr Sachio Semmoto, Chairman, RENOVA, Inc.
Motoko Imada, President and Founder, Infobahn, Inc.
Oki Matsumoto, Managing Director & Chairman, Monex Group
Moderator: Dan Sloan, Founder, Nissan Global Media Center

09:40-10:15 Keynote Panel パネルディスカッション | Field (3F)
Innovation in Japan’s Heritage Industries
The Moderator will facilitate a Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A with the Keynote Panel Speakers before contributing a Summary and Closing.

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break | Field (3F) 休憩

10:45-11:10 Session 1: Heritage Panel Intro & Individual Speeches | Field (3F)
Innovation in Japan’s Heritage Industries日本のヘリテージビジネスにおけるイノベーション

If the phrase “innovate or die” is true, then these shinisei businesses must be considered to be the most innovative in the world. This session will explore how innovation happens within heritage companies and what can be gleaned from these practices and applied to organisations that aspire to be similarly sustainable over the long term.

Masao Hosoo, President (11th Generation), Hosoo Corporation
Reverend Takafumi Kawakami, Zen Priest & Vice Abbot, Shunkoin Temple
Rumiko Obata, Executive Vice President, Obata Sake Brewery
Shuji Nakagawa, President & Craftsman, Nakagawa Mokkougei
Moderator: Hiroko Koide, Board Director, Vicela Japan Co. Ltd.

11:10-11:45 Session 1: Heritage Panel Discussion, Q&A and Wrap-up | Field (3F)
The Moderator will facilitate a Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
with the Heritage Panel Speakers before contributing a Summary and Closing.

11:45-11:55 Short Demonstration 合気道実演 : Innovation, Value and the Japanese Martial Arts
Yoshie Sugai and Toru Kinefuchi, Ryu Aikido Kyoto Dojo

11:55 - 12:00 Closing of Morning Session 午前の部終了挨拶 | Field (3F)
Professor Haruko Satoh, Professor, OSIPP, Osaka University

12:00-13:05 Lunch Break 昼休憩
12:00-13:00

13:00-13:05 Opening of Afternoon Session 午後の部開始挨拶 | Field (3F)
Professor Haruko Satoh, Professor, OSIPP, Osaka University

13:05-13:15 Afternoon Keynote Speaker Session 基調講演 | Field (3F)
Keynote Address on Big Companies
Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board,
Kikkoman Corp.

13:15-13:40 Session 2: Multinational Panel Intro & Individual Speeches | Field (3F)
The Multinational View on Innovation (Inbound/Outbound)多国籍視点からのイノベーション
Japanese firms have been regularly regarded as inwardly focused, and averse to overseas business and competition. This session will explore how Japan’s leading companies define, measure, manage and inspire innovation both domestically and overseas.

Jin Song Montesano, Director, Senior Managing Director, Chief Public Affairs Officer, LIXIL Corporation
Masafumi Ishibashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Nestle Japan Ltd
Mandali Khalesi, Global Head of Automated Driving Mobility and Innovation, Toyota Motor Corporation
Ludovico Ciferri, President & Representative Director, Advanet
Moderator: Ross Rowbury, President, Edelman Japan

13:40-14:15 Session 2: Multinational Panel, Q&A and Wrap-up | Field (3F)
The Multinational View on Innovation (Inbound/Outbound)多国籍視点からのイノベーション: パネルディスカッション
The Moderator will facilitate a Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A with the Big Company Panel Speakers before contributing a Summary and Closing.

14:15-14:20 Short Break | Field (3F) 休憩

14:20-14:45 Session 3: New Ventures Panel Intro & Individual Speeches | Field (3F)
Entrepreneurial Innovation in Japan日本における企業家のイノベーション
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pinned the future of Japan’s economy on innovation, and while heritage and existing businesses must play an important role in this embrace of growth and change, everyone is looking to Japan’s start-up sector as the key driver of Japan’s future growth. This session will explore the unique elements of Japan’s start-up culture, and how this is driving or dampening Japan’s future Innovativeness.

Kei Shimada, Director of Innovation, IBM Innovation & Incubation Labs
Tamaki Sano, General Manager, New Initiatives, Kirin Holdings
David Milstein, Partner, Head of Japan, Eight Roads Ventures
David M. Uze, Co-Founder & CEO, Trillium Secure, Inc.
Moderator: Marco Koeder, Digital Business Director, J. Walter Thompson

14:45-15:20 Session 3: New Ventures Panel, Q&A and Wrap-up | Field (3F)
Entrepreneurial Innovation in Japan日本における企業家のイノベーション: パネルディスカッション
The Moderator will facilitate a Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
with the Startup Panel Speakers before contributing a Summary and Closing.

15:20-15:45 Coffee Break | Field (3F) 休憩

15:45-15:55 Session 4: Keynote on Government and Education | Field (3F)
Ecosystem Innovation and Value Creation日本のイノベーション・エコシステム
Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology & Member of the House of Councillors, Japan

15:55-16:15 Session 4: Government/Education Panel Intro & Individual Speeches | Field (3F)
Ecosystem Innovation and Value Creation日本のイノベーション・エコシステム
Driving innovation and value creation across all previous panels are the laws, regulations and overall policies set in place by the central and regional governments.
And simultaneously, Japan’s educational foundation is built on creating the proper environment and launching pad for innovative research and new entrepreneurs and innovators who will drive the future of innovation growth. This session will explore how the Japanese government, as well as educational institutions, are working to foster both the spirit and environment to foster and develop future innovations.

Professor Yoko Ishikura, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Kosuke Motani, Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute
Governor Eikei Suzuki, Governor, Mie Prefecture
Dr Yoshiaki Ishii, Director, Science Technology and Innovation Bureau, Cabinet Office
Moderator: David Hajime Kornhauser, Global Communications Director, Kyoto University

16:15-16:55 Session 4: Government/Education Panel, Q&A and Wrap-up | Field (3F)
Ecosystem Innovation and Value Creation
日本のイノベーション・エコシステム: パネルディスカッション

16:55-17:00 Short Break | Field (3F) 休憩

17:00-17:45 Session 5: Cross Panel Session (All remaining speakers) | Field (3F)
総合パネルディスカッション
This final session will weave together the insights and discussions from all previous sessions, and will answer the key question under discussion throughout this entire Symposium: What is truly driving innovation and innovativeness in Japan today, and how will this develop and grow in the future?
Moderator: Geoffrey Wexler, Chief, International Division, Studio Ponoc

17:45-17:55 Closing Remarks and End of Symposium 閉会挨拶・シンポジウム終了 | Field (3F)
Peter Landers, Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
Professor Philip Sugai, Professor, Doshisha University, Graduate School of Business

18:00-19:00 Networking Event ネットワーキングイベント | Field (3F)


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