- International Forum on the Super Aging Challenge
International Forum on the Super Aging Challenge
The aging of societies around the world will continue to proceed rapidly over the next half century. Therefore, we have to provide and share ideas to tackle the dramatic social changes we are facing due to aging populations. To help solve the issue of "super aging," we will invite global experts from industry, academia and government to discuss how to achieve a more active aging society.
- Day1 : Nov.15, 2021(Mon) , Day2 : Nov.16, 2021(Tue)
Day1: Nov.15 (Mon) The 3rd Nikkei Super Active Ageing Society Conference
Day2: Nov.16 (Tue) The 4th Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Iino Hall, 4F Iino Building, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
- Admission Fee
- Organized by
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
National Healthcare Policy Secretariat ,Cabinet Office
Financial Services Agency (FSA)
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO)
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia（ERIA）
- In association with
Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)
- Media partner
- How to attend
You can choose to watch this event remotely or onsite. * Pre-registration required.
- Registration due date
To attend remotely by watching the event’s livestreaming: * Application deadline is Nov. 11, 2021 (Thu) .
The URL for the livestreaming will be sent via email by the day before the event.
To attend onsite: * Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2021 (Mon) .
A lottery may be held if applications exceed the venue capacity. The result will be announced in a message to registered email addresses. We will inform those who applied for onsite attendance of the URL for the livestreaming whether they win an onsite ticket or not.
* Due to the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we may decide to hold this event with no audience onsite. In this case, onsite ticket holders can still attend remotely by watching the event’s livestreaming. Please note that we may decide and announce just before the event.
Simultaneous interpretations in English and Japanese
- Steering Committee Members
<Chair> Atsushi Seike President, Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan
<Secretary-General>Hiroki Nakatani Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University
Members（In alphabetical order）
Fumiaki Ikeno Program Director (U.S) of Japan Biodesign, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University
John Piggott Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and Scientia Professor of Economics at the University of New South Wales
Keiko Shimizu President of Sawayaka Well-being Foundation
Kohei Komamura Professor of Faculty of Economics and Director of the Research Center for Financial Gerontology, Keio University
Linda P. Fried Dean of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health
Shuichi Nakamura President of Forum for Social Security Policy, Professor of Graduate School of International University of Health and Welfare
Steve Sugino President and Representative Director, Amgen K.K.
Takuma Inamura Director, Healthcare Industry Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry
Tan Chorh Chuan Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health, Singapore, Former President of the National University of Singapore
Toshio Nakagawa President, Japan Medical Association
Yasuyuki Sahara Senior Assistant Minister for Global Health, MHLW
Yoshiki Sawa Specially Appointed Professor Division of Health science Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Director of Osaka Police Hospital
Day1: Nov.15 (Mon) The 3rd Nikkei Super Active Ageing Society Conference *The program is subject to change without notice.
9:00～9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10～9:15 Greeting Speech
9:15～9:50 Special Keynote Speech "How to live longer and flourish"
9:50～10:10 Keynote Speech ①”The 100-Year Life: The Longer and Healthier Life - Why not??”
10:20～10:40 Theme Lecture ① "Health in super-active ageing societies: lessons from a pandemic“
10:40～11:40 Panel Session① "Health"
Ryozo Nagai President, Jichi Medical University
Thomas B. Cueni Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
Chiaki Mukai Specially Appointed Vice President, Tokyo University of Science
11:40～12:00 Keynote Speech ②”Wellness from the feet up to prevent falls in seniors”
12:15～12:55 Special Session "Private Sector's Role in Healthy Ageing "
Poonam Khetrapal Singh WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
Momoko Abe Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
Hiroki Nakatani Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University
13:05～13:25 Theme Lecture ② "Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: Insights from recent research"
13:25～14:25 Panel Session② "Financial Gerontology / Work-Style"
Sharon K. Parker ARC Laureate Fellow, John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University
Toshio Taki Executive Officer, Head of Sustainability and CoPA (Chief of Public Affairs), Money Forward, Inc., Head of the Money Forward Fintech Institute
Yumiko Murakami General Partner, MPower Partners
14:40～15:00 Theme Lecture ③ "Social participation: Designing for win-wins for older adults and all ages"
15:00～16:00 Panel Session③ "Social participation"
Yasuko Hattori Headteacher, Yokufukai Care School, Social Welfare Foundation Yokufukai
Theo W. van Uum Director, Long Term Care Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Netherlands
Ryoji Noritake CEO, Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute
16:15～17:25 Day1/Nikkei Super Active Ageing Society Conference, Summary Session
Fumiaki Ikeno Program Director (U.S) of Japan Biodesign, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University
Keiko Shimizu President of Sawayaka Well-being Foundation
Kiyoshi Kurokawa Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, the University of Tokyo
Kohei Komamura Professor of Faculty of Economics and Director of Research Center for Financial Gerontology, Keio University
Shuichi Nakamura President of Forum for Social Security Policy, Professor of Graduate School of International University of Health and Welfare
Yoshiki Sawa Specially Appointed Professor Division of Health science Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Director of Osaka Police Hospital
Day2: Nov.16 (Tue) The 4th Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan *The program is subject to change without notice.
9:00-9:05 Opening remarks
9:05-9:20 Guest Greeting / Keynote Speech " Recent Medical Situations and the Challenges "
9:30-10:25 Panel Session ① "New Health Promotion with Personal Health Record"
Toshihiro Maeta President and Chief Executive Officer , MTI Ltd.
Yukinori Takada President&Chief Executive Officer,SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Ryuichi Yamamoto Chairman, Medical Information System Development Center(MEDIS)
10:35-11:30 Panel Session ② "Health and Productivity Management: From the Perspective of ESG Investors"
James Coldwell ShareAction Head of WDI Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI)
Priti Shokeen Vice President & Director, ESG Research & Engagement,TD Asset Management
Wakaba Kawai Senior ESG Specialist, Responsible Investment Research Department, Nomura Asset Management
Takuma Inamura Director, Healthcare Industry Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Masaru Arai Chairman, Japan Sustainable Investment Forum
11:40-12:35 Panel Session ③ "Special Panel Discussion for India and Japan supported by ERIA and MEJ Digitalization in Hospital and Nursing Home"
Kengo Miyo Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Center for Medical Informatics Intelligence, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
K. Ganapathy Apollo Hospitals Gropup Apollo TeleHealth Services and Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation Director,
R.S. Sharma CEO; Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, Government of India
Teppei Sakano Representative director/CEO, Allm Inc.
Yoshiki Sasaki Chief Executive Officer, Social Impact Solutions
Hiroki Nakatani Special Advisor to the President of ERIA
A. B. Dey Professor and Dean of the School of Geriatrics and Gerontology Cardiothoracic and Neurosciences Centre AIIMS
13:00-13:55 Panel Session ④ "Risk Reduction of Dementia ＆ Social Implementation"
Satoshi Kasai Executive Officer, CEO of Nursing Care & Seniors Business, Sompo Holdings, Inc
Tokihiko Hayashi Mayor of Tamba City, Hyogo Prefecture
Takeshi Iwatsubo Professor, Neuropathology, The University of Tokyo
14:00-14:55 Closing Session 'Lessons for Japan toward Global Healthy Aging'
Mark Pearson Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Michael Hodin CEO,Global Coalition on Aging
Takuma Inamura Director, Healthcare Industry Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry
14:55-15:00 Closing Remarks
Day1: Nov.15 (Mon)
State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Date of Birth: July 14, 1972
Place of Birth: Fukuoka prefecture
Member of HR: From Fukuoka 3rd district (elected 3 times)
Mar.1997 Graduated from Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo
Oct.2021 State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Nov.2020 Director, Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the House of Representatives (HR)
Oct.2020 Chairperson, Committee on Organizations Involved with Public Finance, Finance and Securities, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Oct.2020 Vice-Chairperson, Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters, LDP
Oct.2020 Deputy Chairperson, Special Committee on Measures for Decreasing Birthrate, LDP
Apr.2020 Deputy Secretary, Promoting the Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens Headquarters, LDP
Oct.2019 Chairperson, Committee on Organizations Involved with Land Development and Construction, LDP
Oct.2019 Deputy Secretary, Headquarters for the Promotion of Revision of the Constitution, LDP
Oct.2019 Acting Director, Economic Growth Strategy Headquarters, LDP
Oct.2019 Acting Director, Health, Labour and Welfare Division, Policy Research Council, LDP
Nov.2017 Director, Special Committee on Reconstruction after Great East Japan Earthquake, HR
Nov.2017 Director, Special Committee on Promotion of Science and Technology, and Innovation, HR
Nov.2017 Director, Special Committee on North Korean Abductions and Other Issues, HR
Oct.2017 Reelected to the HR (48th General Election)
Oct.2016 Director, Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications, HR
Sep.2016 Deputy Director-General, Information Bureau, LDP
Oct.2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and of the Cabinet Office
Dec.2014 Member, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, HR
Dec.2014 Reelected to the HR (47th General Election)
Oct.2014 Deputy Chairperson, Committee on Organizations Involved with Health and Welfare, LDP
Sep.2014 Deputy Director, Health, Labour and Welfare Division, Policy Research Council, LDP
Jan.2013 Deputy Director, Youth Division, LDP
Jan.2013 Member, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, HR
Dec.2012 Member, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
Dec.2012 Elected to the HR (46th General Election)
July.2011 Deputy Director, Policy and Legal Division, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency
July.2008 Deputy Budget Examiner, Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance
Apr.1997 Joined the Ministry of Finance
President, Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan
Professor Atsushi Seike is President of the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan. After serving two consecutive terms as the President of Keio University, he took up the role of Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs in May 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Labor Economics from Keio University and became Associate Professor at Keio’s Faculty of Business and Commerce in 1985, Professor in 1992, Dean from 2007-2009, and President from 2009-2017. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, a consultant at the RAND Corporation, and an Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.
His roles in government committees include Chairman of the Council for the Promotion of Social Security System Reform and Honorary President of the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office. He is also serving as President of Japan National Council of Social Welfare. He was the President of the Japan Society of Human Resource Management and the President of the Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges. He has also served as a member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) and Global Agenda Council on Ageing, both at the World Economic Forum and a member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work.
He was awarded Honorary Doctorates from École Centrale de Nantes in 2012 and Yonsei University in 2015 and the title of Chevalier of the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur of France in 2016.
A labor economist, he has authored many articles and books and received numerous academic prizes for his publications, including the 48th Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science in 2005.
Specially Appointed Vice President, Tokyo University of Science
Chiaki Mukai graduated from Keio University’s School of Medicine in 1977 and received her doctor's license in the same year. She worked as a medical staff member of the Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, where she engaged in medical examinations at the hospital. She received her Doctorate from Keio University in 1988. In 1985, she was selected to be an astronaut by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (currently Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA) as a Payload Specialist. She flew in space in 1994 and in 1998 as Asia's first female astronaut, conducting experiments in life sciences and space medicine under microgravity. From 2005 to 2007, she was a professor at the International Space University, where she provided education aimed at contributing to space medicine research and health management on the International Space Station. From 2007 to 2015, she worked to promote space medicine research as Director of the JAXA Space Biomedical Research Office and Director of the JAXA Center for Applied Space Medicine and Human Research. Dr. Mukai became Vice President of the Tokyo University of Science in April 2015, and since April 2016, has been the Specially Appointed Vice President of the same university.
Program Director (U.S) of Japan Biodesign, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University
A graduate of Jichi Medical University, he began his research career at the Department of Cardiology, Stanford University, in 2001, where he was involved in research and development, animal testing, and clinical trials for a U.S. medical device venture. He has extensive advisory experience in the medical device field and is familiar with the medical situation in Japan and the United States. He has also participated in projects involving Japanese and U.S. regulatory authorities in medical devices and is working to establish a cross-border medical device ecosystem.
In addition to his research, he has been teaching at Stanford University since 2002 as a Stanford Biodesign Advisory Faculty member, where he is training entrepreneurs in the medical device field. He is also deeply involved in the establishment of the Japanese version of Biodesign. He is actively working to establish a Silicon Valley-style medical device ecosystem in Japan.
Professor Emeritus, J. F. Oberlin University
Born in Makurazaki City, Kagoshima prefecture in 1950, Professor Akune graduated from the Department of Martial Arts, Faculty of Sport Science, Nippon Sport Science University in 1973. He has served as Professor of Health Psychology, Human Sciences (Graduate School) at J. F. Oberlin University, Director of the Sports and Health Science Center at J. F. Oberlin University, dean of students at J. F. Oberlin University and Oberlin Junior College, and director and vice chairperson of the Japan ECCO Walkathon Association.
He has focused on the relationship between the shape and function of the sole of the foot with athletic ability and health conditions, and has studied foot and health, physical disorders, sports performance, sports injuries, falls among elderly people, and footwear and health for 40 years.
His major books include Foot Power (2004) published by Ski Journal and Children's Feet are Now in Danger (1988) published by Shufunotomo. He actively appears on television and in magazines as an authority on "foot health science".
Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and Scientia Professor of Economics at the University of New South Wales
John Piggott is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he is Scientia Professor of Economics.
Dr Piggott has published widely in retirement and pension economics and finance, and in public economics more generally. He currently serves as book review editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Economics of Aging.
His Australian policy experience includes membership of both the Henry Tax Review Panel and the Ministerial Superannuation Advisory Committee, as well as interactions of many kinds with a range of Government Departments and National Inquiries.
Internationally, he worked for nearly a decade with the Japanese Government on the economic implications of an ageing population. He has undertaken consultancies and contract research for several foreign governments and international organisations on ageing and retirement issues, including Russia and Indonesia, the OECD, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and UNESCAP. In 2007 he was appointed Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, China, and from 2008-2010 was Visiting Scholar with the Department of Insurance and Risk Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
In 2018, he was awarded a Rockefeller Residency to undertake research into ageing and inequality in Asia, and in the same year was appointed co-chair of the G20 Population Ageing Taskforce. In 2019, he was nominated to the Steering Committee for Nikkei-Financial Times International Conference on Super Active Ageing Society.
Professor of international politics at the Faculty of Law and Politics, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Kayo Takuma is a professor of international politics at the Faculty of Law and Politics, Tokyo Metropolitan University. Her research interest is global health governance's origin, evolution, and challenges, with a focus on its relationship with the changing international political order. Her major publications are Kayo Takuma, 'Global Solidarity is Necessary to End the COVID-19 Pandemic', Asia Pacific Review, 27-2 (2020) , pp.46-56; Kayo Takuma, 'Japan-Taiwan Cooperation for Facilitating Future Public Health Preparedness', in Pamela Kennedy and Yuki Tatsumi ( eds.,), Japan-Taiwan Relations: Opportunities and Challenges, Stimson Center 2021.
President of Sawayaka Well-being Foundation
After graduating from Gakushuin University, Ms. Shimizu joined Mitsubishi Bank, working at a branch office and the International Planning Department. After that, she worked in financial marketing and planning departments at home and abroad as Assistant Vice President at Citibank, N.A. Private Banking Group. In 1991, she went independent as a freelance consultant specializing in new styles of working and living. She has also participated since its founding in the Sawayaka Welfare Promotion Center (now Sawayaka Well-being Foundation) and has held her current position since 2014. Now Ms. Shimizu is focusing on proposing a new social system in Japan’s super-ageing society and creating local communities where everyone can shine brilliantly.
Member of the House of Councillors, Japan
Deputy Chairperson of General Council, LDP
Chairperson of Special Committee on Global Health Strategy of LDP
Acting Chairperson of Headquarters for Novel Coronavirus of LDP
Acting Chairperson of Project Team for COVID-19 Vaccines of LDP
Chairperson of Subcommittee on Governance for Infectious Diseases of LDP
WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Universal Health Coverage
Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Visiting Professor at Nagasaki University
Keizo Takemi is a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Member of the House of Councillors. Mr. Takemi has been involved in various global initiatives including the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health, Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), WHO expert working group on R&D Financing, and the international organizing committee of the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC). He has also been serving as the chair of the parliamentary caucus on Stop TB Partnership and the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD). In 2016, he was appointed to the UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, and in 2018, to the UHC Financing Advisory Committee for the G20 2019. He has served as Senior Vice Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare, and State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, where he led the initiative to establish the UN Trust Fund for Human Security. Within the LDP, he is Chairperson of the Special Committee on Global Health Strategy of the LDP Policy Research Council, Acting Chairperson of Headquarters for Novel Coronavirus, Acting Chairperson of Project Team for COVID-19 Vaccines and Chairperson of Subcommittee on Governance for Infectious Diseases. In recognition of his contributions to the field over the past decade, he was appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in July 2019. He has been a senior fellow with the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), since 2007, where is the chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Health and Human Security Program. Professor Takemi is a visiting professor at a number of universities around Japan, and is the co-author of Global Action for Health System Strengthening: Policy Recommendations to the G8 (2009), and has contributed numerous articles in English and Japanese to journals such as The Lancet, Asia-Pacific Review, and Gaiko [Diplomacy].
Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and the University of Tokyo
Distinguished Professor of Tokai University
Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute
Vice Chair of the World Dementia Council
A graduate of the University of Tokyo School of Medicine, professor of medicine at UCLA (1979-84), University of Tokyo (89-96), Dean Tokai University Medical School (96-02); President of the Science Council of Japan (2003-06); Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan (06-08); He served as an executive member of many national and international professional societies of his disciplines; Commissioner of WHO (05-08), Institute of Medicine of National Academies of Sciences of USA, Master of American College of Physicians and Founding Governor of ACP Japan Chapter; served as Board members of Alexandria Library (Egypt), A*STAR (Singapore), Khalifa University (UAE), OIST (Okinawa), Advisory Board to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Chair and Representative Director, and Global Health Innovative Technology Fund. He is a Board Advisor of UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Board of Director of Japan Society of Boston, Honorary Director of Seikei Gakuen, Vice Chair of the World Dementia Council which established by the G8 (now G7) at the London Dementia Summit in 2013, and Chair of the AI Advisory Board for COVID-19 appointed by Minister Nishimura in July 2020.
He was Chair of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan (NAIIC) (11-12) and received "2012 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award" of AAAS and "100 Top Global Thinkers 2012" of 'Foreign Policy' for his leadership in NAIIC.
His website: https://kiyoshikurokawa.com/en/
Professor of Faculty of Economics and Director of Research Center for Financial Gerontology, Keio University
Keio University Graduate School(Apr.1990-Mar.1995)
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Research Fellow for The Social Development Research Institute (Apr.1993-Nov.1996)
Research Fellow for National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
Associate Professor for Surugadai University (Apr.1997-Mar.2000)
Associate Professor for Toyo University (Apr.2000-Mar.2005)
Professor for Toyo University (Apr.2005- Mar.2007)
The adviser for the Secretariat of the House of Councilors (Spt.2003-Mar.2006)
Professor for Keio University (Apr.2007- present)
Adviser to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Oct, 2009-present)
Executive Officer & General Manager of Frontier Strategy Planning and Support Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
March 1988 Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Keio University (majoring in social welfare)
April 1988 Joined Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation
June 2009 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Deputy General Manager of Pensions Trust Division
November 2010 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Deputy General Manager of Retail Banking Business Planning and Development Division
June 2014 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, General Manager of Corporate Agency Division
June 2015 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Executive Officer & General Manager of Corporate Supervisory Division with Executive Role
June 2017 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Executive Officer & General Manager of Frontier Strategy Planning and Support Division
After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Keio University in 1988 (majoring in social welfare), Ishizaki joined Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation and has since been widely engaged in the trust business such as with corporate agency business, pensions, inheritance, real estate, etc. Currently, he is the general manager of the Frontier Strategy Planning and Support Division, which oversees new businesses in elderly nursing homes, nursery schools, and renewable energy. Also serving as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Study Group for Elderly Care Services, senior researcher at the Research Center for Financial Gerontology, and director at the Japan Alternative Data Accelerator Association, Ishizaki is a banker who confronts economic and social issues.
Chairman, Medical Corporation Hakujinkai
Director, Shimuraomiya Hospital
Kunihiko Suzuki graduated from Akita University Faculty of Medicine in 1980. He worked at Sendai City Hospital, Tohoku University Third Department of Internal Medicine, and National Mito Hospital before serving as the director of Shimura Omiya Hospital in 1996 and as chief director of the medical corporation Hakujinkai in 1998. He is a Doctor of Medicine, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine certified doctor, and Japanese Society of Gastroenterology medical specialist. Since 2009, he has been the vice chairman of the Japanese Association of Medical Care Corporations. From 2009 to 2015, he was a member of the Central Social Insurance Medical Council, and from 2010 to 2018, he served as an executive board member of the Japan Medical Association, in charge of medical insurance, long-term care insurance, welfare (including dementia), community medical care, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, and bedded clinics. From 2014 to 2018, he was a member of the Long-term Care Benefits Subcommittee of the Social Security Council, and since December 2019, he has been the secretary general of the Japan Society of Community Based Integrated Care. Kunihiko Suzuki has also served as chairman of the Ibaraki Medical Association since June 2020.
Linda P. Fried
Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health
Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
2008-Present Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health; Professor of Epidemiology
2008-Present College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Professor of Medicine
2008-Present Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Senior Vice President
2019-present Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Director
1997-2008 The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Professor
2004-2008 Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Joint Appointment, Professor
2004 -2008 Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Senior Associate Faculty
2003-2008 Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Mason F. Lord Professor of Geriatric Medicine
2003-2008 Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Director
1999-2008 Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Founding Director
1992-2008 Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Joint Appointment
1986-2008 Division of Geriatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Joint Appointment
1985- 2008 Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Joint Appointment
1986-2004 Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Core Faculty, Founding Member
1992-1997 Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Associate Professor
1988-1992 Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
1985-1987 Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Instructor
1984-1986 Preventive Cardiology Center, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Faculty Physician
Professor of Management Practice, London Business School
Lynda is a Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School and founder of the research advisory group HSM Advisory. She is an award-winning author on the future of work and the role of corporations. Her ten books have sold over a million copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages. Her latest book, co-authored with Andrew J. Scott, is ‘The New Long Life – a framework for flourishing in a changing world’. Global recognition of her work includes the Indian Tata prize, the Australian AHRI prize, and the US Fellow of NAHR, and she has also received the LBS Best Teacher Award. Lynda served on former Prime Minister Abe’s “Council for Designing 100-Year Life Society”, is a member of the Council of the World Economic Forum, has chaired the WEF Council on Leadership and is currently co-chair of the WEF Global Future Council on Work, Wages and Job Creation, as well as a member of the international advisory board of Equinor.
Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
Momoko Abe joined the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) in 2019 and currently serves as a program officer overseeing the Healthy and Active Aging in Asia program. Her main responsibilities include spearheading the Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation (HAPI) and facilitating expert dialogues in international forums and online webinars. Together with her team, Momoko wrote a chapter for UNESCAP’s report, Leveraging Technology for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, introducing the outstanding practices on how technology is used to support older persons in Japan. Momoko has also presented Japan’s case studies at a UNESCAP Expert Group Meeting on Technology for Active Ageing. In addition to the aging program, Momoko manages JCIE’s Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia, which seeks to formulate recommendations on how Japan could improve access to pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Asia.
Prior to her career at JCIE, she worked as a clinical research associate at a global contract research organization for three years, handling clinical study management in the field of oncology. She is a graduate of Waseda University’s School of International Liberal Studies and holds an MSc in Global Health from the University of Tokyo. During her graduate studies, Momoko spent four months conducting fieldwork in Bandung, Indonesia. Originally from Singapore, Momoko has a deep passion for playing a role in promoting regional cooperation through knowledge sharing and dialogue to create a healthy and vibrant Asia.
Poonam Khetrapal Singh
WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, an Indian national, became the first woman to assume the office of WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia on 1 February 2014. In September 2018 Member States unanimously nominated Dr Khetrapal Singh for a second five-year term as Regional Director. The 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board formally appointed her to the position on 26 January 2019.
Prior to Dr Khetrapal Singh’s service as Regional Director of the WHO South-East Asia Region, for over two decades she was a civil servant in India as a member of the Indian Administrative Services. This included roles as Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Managing Director of Punjab Financial Corporation and Punjab Industrial development corporations in the State of Punjab, which has a population of 30 million.
In 1987 she moved to the Health, Population and Nutrition Department of The World Bank. In 1998 she joined WHO headquarters as Executive Director, Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments Cluster, and became a member of the Director-General’s Cabinet.
Dr Khetrapal Singh then served as WHO Deputy Regional Director for the South-East Asia Region and in February 2013 she joined the Government of India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as Advisor for International Health, where her principal task was to strengthen global health outcomes and provide guidance to the Ministry to take forward the international health agenda.
President, Jichi Medical University
1974 M.D. Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1982 Ph.D. (Dr. of Medical Science), The University of Tokyo
1974 Residency at Internal Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital
1983-1987 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont
1988-1991 Lecturer, Department of Laboratory Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1991-1993 Lecturer, 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1993-1995 Associate Professor, 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1995-1999 Professor and Chairman, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gunma
1999-2012 Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,The University of Tokyo
2003-2007 President, The University of Tokyo Hospital
2009-2012 Director, Translational Research Organization, The University of Tokyo
2012-present President, Jichi Medical University
2019-present The Supervisor of the Imperial Household, The Imperial Household Agency
2009 Purple Ribbon Award (the Japanese Government)
2012 Gold Medal, European Society of Cardiology
CEO, Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute
Mr. Ryoji Noritake is the CEO, Board Member of Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), a Tokyo-based independent and non-profit health policy think tank established in 2004. He is a graduate of Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management, holds a MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He served as a Visiting Scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2016-2020) and a member of Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Policy Discussion Roundtable for Super Ageing Society (2018). He is currently serving as a member of Salzburg Global Seminar’s Advisory Council and various health related committees in Japan and the world.
Sharon K. Parker
ARC Laureate Fellow, John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University
ARC Laureate Fellow Sharon K. Parker is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University, Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is a recipient of the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, the Academy of Management OB Division Mentoring Award and, in November of 2019, Sharon was named among the world’s most influential scientists and social scientists in the Web of Science Group’s 2019 list of 2019 Highly Cited Researchers, and the only female in Australia appearing on this list in the field of Economics and Business. She has published more than 150 internationally refereed articles, including publications in top tier journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Annual Review of Psychology, on topics including work design, proactive behaviour, and job performance. She a past Associate Editor for Academy of Management Annals and has previously served on numerous editorial boards. Sharon has attracted competitive research funding worth over $40,000,000, and has worked with a wide range of public and private organizations.
President of Forum for Social Security Policy
Professor of Graduate School of International University of Health and Welfare
2010 – 2014, Director-General, Office for Social Security Reform, Cabinet Secretariat
2008 – 2010, President, Health Insurance Claims Review & Reimbursement Services
2005 – 2008, Director-General of Social Welfare and War Victims’ Relief Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW)
2002 – 2005, Director-General of Elderly Care Bureau, MHLW
1973 – Ministry of Health and Welfare (1981－1984, posted to social attaché in Sweden, 1987－1989 Director, Hokkaido Prefecture)
January 2012, Launched the Forum for Social Security Policy
April 2012 – Lectured on social security policy at the International University of Health and Welfare
President and Representative Director, Amgen K.K.
Steve joined Amgen in April 2017 as Vice President and General Manager of Amgen Astellas BioPharma. In June of the same year, he became President and Representative Director of Amgen Astellas BioPharma. He assumed his current post in April 2020.
Prior to joining the company, he was responsible for general management, sales and marketing, clinical development, business development and alliance management for 25 years at a Japanese and U.S. pharmaceutical company.
Fourth generation Japanese-American. He graduated with a degree in Asian Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and joined the Bank of Tokyo, Japan. He subsequently joined the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston Bank in Tokyo and New York. He was appointed to the Head of the diabetes business at Sanofi Japan, the Head of global clinical research of CNS drugs at Eli Lilly based in the U.S., and the Vice President of the diabetes business in the U.S., and then to the Head of Asia-Pacific at Biogen in 2015. At the same time, he served as President and Representative Director of the company's Japanese subsidiary.
WHO Regional Director for Western Pacific
Dr Takeshi Kasai began his term as WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific on 1 February 2019, following his nomination by the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific and his appointment by the WHO Executive Board.
The public health career of Dr Kasai began nearly 30 years ago when he was assigned to a remote post on the northeast coast of Japan, providing health-care services for the elderly. His early experiences there impressed upon him value of building strong health systems from the ground up. In the mid-1990s, Dr Kasai attended the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he studied in the Department of Global Health and Development and received a master’s degree in public health.
Dr Kasai has worked for WHO for more than 15 years, and at the time of his nomination was Director of Programme Management, the No. 2 position at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila, Philippines. As a Technical Officer and later as the Director of the Division of Health Security at the Regional Office, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies, which guides Member States in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
Dr Kasai also served as the WHO Representative in Viet Nam from 2012 to 2014, and in 2014 received the For the People’s Health Medal from the Government, the top honor bestowed upon those who have made significant contributions to public health.
Tan Chorh Chuan
Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Former President of the National University of Singapore
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was appointed as the inaugural Chief Health Scientist and concurrently, Executive Director of the new Office for Healthcare Transformation in Singapore’s Ministry of Health since 1 January 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Human Health and Potential Executive Committee which oversees Singapore's health and biomedical sciences research initiative. Prof Tan was President of the National University of Singapore from 2008 to 2017, and Provost of NUS from 2004-2008. He has served in senior leadership roles in the heathcare and biomedical sciences sectors including as Chairman of the National University Health System from 2011-18, Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Science Technology and Research (ASTAR) from 2004 to 2018 and Dean of the NUS School of Medicine from 1997-2000. He was Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health from 2000-2004, in which capacity he led the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic. He is a member of the Boards and Advisory Boards of several international organisations. A renal physician-scientist, Prof Tan obtained his medical training at NUS, and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. He is the first Singaporean to be elected as an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.
Theo W. van Uum
Director, Long Term Care Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Netherlands
Theo van Uum was born in Zwolle, The Netherlands in 1963. He studied economics at the University
of Groningen, graduating in 1988. He started his professional career within the Ministry of Finance at
the General Financial and Economic Policy Directorate. In 1994 he switched over to the Ministry of
Health, Welfare and Sport. He held various positions since then. He was deputy director of the Curative Care Directorate and responsible for inpatient care. As Director Macro Economic Policy and Labour Relations he was amongst other things involved in the health care reform of 2006. In 2010 he became Director Financial and Economic Affairs. Since 2017 he fills the position of Director Long Term Care and is responsible for the National Dementia Strategy.
Thomas B. Cueni
Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
Thomas B. Cueni is Director General of IFPMA, the global association of pharmaceutical research companies, based in Geneva and is Secretary of the global Biopharmaceutical CEO Roundtable (BCR). In this capacity, Thomas Cueni was instrumental in creating the AMR Action Fund. A ground-breaking partnership, launched in 2020, that has raised nearly $1 billion to bring 2-4 new antibiotics to patients by 2030. These treatments are urgently needed to address the rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant infections – also called antimicrobial resistance, or AMR.
Thomas Cueni represents the innovative biopharmaceutical industry on the ACT Accelerator, the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a unique global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
Thomas Cueni is Chair of the Business at OECD Health Committee, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the City Cancer Challenge (CCan), an initiative aiming to improve cancer care in major cities in low- and middle-income countries. Cueni also serves as Industry Co-Chair of the APEC Biopharmaceutical Working Group on Ethics. Furthermore, he is Chair of the Board of the cross-sectoral AMR Industry Alliance, a group committed to tackling the threat of antimicrobial resistance, which includes more than 100 companies and associations representing Rx pharma, generics, biotech, and diagnostics.
Prior to joining IFPMA he was Secretary General of Interpharma, the association of pharmaceutical research companies in Switzerland, and for many years was a member of the Board and Chair of a key committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.
Prior to his appointment with Interpharma, Thomas Cueni had a career as a journalist, inter alia as London correspondent for the “Basler Zeitung” and “Der Bund”, and he served as a Swiss career diplomat with postings in Paris (OECD) and Vienna (IAEA, UNIDO). He studied at the University of Basle, the London School of Economics, and the Geneva Graduate Institute for International Studies, and has Master degrees in economics (University of Basel) and politics (London School of Economics, LSE).
Executive Officer, Head of Sustainability and CoPA (Chief of Public Affairs), Money Forward, Inc.
Head of the Money Forward Fintech Institute
After graduating from the Keio University Faculty of Economics in 2004, Toshio Taki joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. At the Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research, he engaged in research on household behavior, the pension system, and financial institution business models among other themes. After receiving his MBA from Stanford University and working in the planning division of Nomura Holdings, Inc., he joined in the launch of Money Forward, Inc., in 2012. He is also an expert committee member on Digital Working Group of Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform (Cabinet Office), a Representative Director of the Japan Association for Financial APIs, a Director of the MyDataJapan, an adviser of Fintech Association of Japan, a Technical Committee member on Security of The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems, a member of the Dementia Innovation Alliance Public and Private Sector Working Group (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), etc.
Headteacher, Yokufukai Care School, Social Welfare Foundation Yokufukai
"Living in the community" and "embodying normalization." Aiming to achieve these two subjects, ahead of the systems, Yasuko Hattori has been involved in the practice of welfare in the community for children with disabilities for 11 years. After that, she has been involved in the welfare of the elderly for over 30 years.
Yasuko Hattori currently serves as the principal of the "Yokufukai Care School" at the headquarters of the social welfare corporation Yokufukai in Takaido, Suginami City. Prior to this, she worked as the general manager of establishment, general manager of the corporate senior citizens department, and the deputy facility director (concurrently) of special nursing homes for the elderly and long-term care health facilities, and was a member of the inaugural class of the Japan College of Social Work Graduate School of Professionals. She is also a part-time lecturer of medical and human sciences classes at Nihon University School of Dentistry. Yasuko Hattori is a certified social worker, mental health social worker, advanced social worker, long-term care support specialist, third-party evaluation committee member, long-term care certification committee member, member of the "Study Group on Care Worker Career Development" and "Study Group on the Career Development of Middle Managers at Long-Term Care Establishments" (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), evaluation committee member for conducting practical education at the Japan College of Social Work Graduate School of Professionals, etc.
On the ground, Yasuko Hattori has been quick to meet needs that arise one after another such as the improvement of the QOL of dementia care, support for families of those receiving dementia care, crisis intervention in the case of abuse, re-integration into society of alcoholics through mutual assistance with neighbors, intergenerational exchanges, support activities for the Great East Japan Earthquake, purpose-of-life education for the elderly, end-of-life care with dignity, the creation of a place of belonging in the community, advisor for facility reform, human resource development, education, etc. Her motto is "respect for individual dignity."
At the care school where she serves as the principal, practical course content is offered with the aim of "dignified care" under the principle of "collaboration with the community and social contribution."
Specially Appointed Professor Division of Health science Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Director of Osaka Police Hospital
Born in Osaka, Japan on July 3 in 1955
1980 Graduated from Osaka University Medical School, gained MD
1981~1985 Internship in general, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1987 Gained PhD
1989~1991 Research and clinical fellow at Max-Planck Institute in Germany supported by Humboldt Scholarship
1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Medical School
1998 Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Medical School
2002 Associate Professor, Medical Center for Translational Research in Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
2004 Chief surgeon, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
2006 Professor and Chief, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Director, Medical Center for Translational Research in Osaka University Hospital (~Mar. 2010)
2010 Director, Center for Medical, Engineering and Information in Osaka University (~Mar. 2015)
2013 Vice Dean, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (~Mar. 2015)
Director, Center for Global Health in Osaka University Hospital (~Mar. 2015)
2014 Adviser, CiRA(center for iPS cell Research and Application) Kyoto University
2015 Dean, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (~Mar. 2017)
President, Japanese Society of Regenerative Medicine (~Present)
2016 Congress Chairman, Japanese Surgical Society (~Present)
2021 Specially Appointed Professor Division of Health science Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Director of Osaka Police Hospital
General Partner, MPower Partners
Yumiko is the former head of the OECD Tokyo Centre, and she also spent 20 years working for Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. She is a leading authority on corporate governance, tax guidelines, gender diversity, education, trade and innovation issues. Yumiko has an MBA from Harvard Business School, MA from Stanford University and BA from Sophia University.
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A B Dey
Professor and Dean of the School of Geriatrics and Gerontology Cardiothoracic and Neurosciences Centre AIIMS
Dr AB Dey is the Founder Head of the Department of Geriatric Medicine in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Patron of Association of Gerontology (India).
Dr Dey was admitted to the Faculty of Medicine of AIIMS in 1985 after completing residency, where he continued till August 2020. He served as Professor and Founder Head of the Department of Geriatric Medicine for 8 years and was the first Dean of Research from 2010 to 2013.
Nominated by the Government of India, Dr A B Dey received his training in Geriatric Medicine from Royal Victoria Infirmary at Newcastle-Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom in 1995 under Commonwealth Medical Fellowship. After which he was assigned to establish old age care as a distinct specialty of medicine in India through a WHO India supported initiative. Through this initiative he also established the Indian Academy of Geriatrics as the Founder President in 2002. Starting from a weekly clinic, the Geriatric Service of AIIMS became a full-fledged department in 2012 and it is on its way to become one of the two National Centers for Ageing established by Government of India.
Dr AB Dey has carried out several research projects and published extensively on various aspects of old age health and health care including a large longitudinal cognitive ageing study involving respondents of Longitudinal Ageing Study of India. Dr Dey has been involved in promoting application of IT based technologies in health care and chairs funding committees of Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and Technology under Government of India.
Dr AB Dey has been closely associated with World Health Organization in developing training protocols and strategy for development of old age care and is a member of Clinical Consortium on Health Ageing, Consortium on Metrics and Measurement of Healthy Ageing and Global Network on Long Term Care of WHO.
After superannuation Dr Dey is now working as Director of Venu Geriatric Care Center under the aegis of a not-for-profit Venu Charitable Society, in New Delhi.
Chief Quants Analyst,SBI Securities Financial Markets Research Department
After working for a corporate and foreign securities companies and gaining experience as a sales trader and quants analyst, Ms. Hatano joined MSCI in 2010 and has worked as a quants analyst since 2016.
She joined SBI SECURITIES in June 2019 after working for Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. Ms. Hatano was ranked No. 7 in 2020 among quants analysts in Nikkei Veritas. She graduated from London Imperial College, engineering department, and from Tokyo Institute of Technology, interdisciplinary graduate school of science and engineering.
Ms. Hatano has expertise in fundamental multi factor models. She analyses quantitatively not only systematic factors but also non-financial information in her investment strategy report. The world of investment is ever changing for asset managers and owners, and it is also expected that ESG investment and factor investment is paying more important roles. She is also a member of Health and Productivity Discussion Committee, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
President, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
Hidenori Arai (MD., PhD) is the President of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Japan since 2019. He is also the President of the Japan Gerontological Society, the Vice President of the Japan Geriatrics Society, the President of the Japanese Association on Sarcopenia and Frailty and the Vice President of the Japan Atherosclerosis Society. Additionally, he is the President of Asian Academy of Medicine for Ageing, and the Vice President of Asian Association of Frailty and Sarcopenia. He is a member of the Science Council of Japan since Oct. 2020.
After graduation from Kyoto University School of Medicine in 1984 and from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1991, Dr. Arai spent most of his career in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Kyoto University. Then he became Professor of the Department of Human Health Science, Kyoto University School of Medicine in 2009 and since then he has been working on frailty and sarcopenia. After the work in the Department of Human Health Science, Kyoto University School of Medicine, he moved to NCGG as the Deputy Director in 2015. He then became the Director of NCGG in 2018 and the President of NCGG in 2019. He is the co-chair of the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia and his primary research focus is frailty and sarcopenia.
Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University
Special Advisor to the President of ERIA
In the past four years, Dr. Hiroki Nakatani has held academic positions in Japan as visiting Professor at School of Medicine of Keio University and Invited Professor at Osaka University Post Graduate School of Medicine. He also serves in various national and international organizations as Chair, Board of Directors, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund); Senior-Advisor, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia（ERIA）; Director, Hub on Population Ageing, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU); Member, Board of Directors, National Center for Global Health and Medicine; and Director, Human Resource Strategy Center for Global Health. He is a veteran public health specialist for over 40 years, who started his career at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan. He worked extensively in the area of health policy, public health, international health, and health science and technology. His national career includes serving as Director-General of Health and Welfare Services in Hiroshima Prefecture, where he was in charge of integration of health and welfare services in preparation for the arrival of a rapidly ageing society. With regards to international career, he served the WHO Headquarters twice. From April 1988 to March 1993, he was Policy Analysist in the Department of Human Resource for Health. From March 2007 to May 2015, he served as Assistant Director-General of WHO, leading the largest technical cluster of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases. During his tenure, the morbidity and mortality of these three major infections showed trends of decline, and a few tropical diseases were on track towards elimination and even eradication (dracunculiasis or guinea worm disease). Dr. Nakatani received his MD from Keio University School of Medicine, MHPEd from the University of New South Wales, and PhD from Keio University.
James Coldwell ShareAction Head of Workforce Disclosure Initiative
James joined ShareAction in January 2017. Since then he has been part of the Workforce Disclosure Initiative team, which aims to improve and standardise the information companies publish about their staff and suppliers. Between 2017 and 2020 James managed relationships with the institutional investors supporting the programme, ensuring investors make the most of the WDI as a tool to engage with companies and improve disclosure. In May 2020 he became Head of the WDI, overseeing the day-to-day work plan, and ensuring the WDI is financially sustainable while delivering benefits to investors, companies and workers. He previously worked for a social finance intermediary, and has been an elected councillor in London since 2016.
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Center for Medical Informatics Intelligence
Dr. Kengo Miyo is Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Director of Center for Medical Informatics Intelligence (CMii) at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM). He has also served as Section Head of Informatics Platform for Medical Research and Collaboration at Japan Health Research Promotion Bureau (JH), which is organized in six national centers for advanced and specialized medicine in Japan (NCs). He started his research and teaching career at Hospital Computer Center of the University of Tokyo Hospital in 1998. After working as Deputy Director of the Medical Information Department at Kobe University Hospital, he became Director of the Planning and Information Management Department at the University of Tokyo Hospital and Associate Professor of faculty of medicine at the University of Tokyo till 2014.
In 2008, he studied at the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics in the Federal Republic of Germany, and he is familiar with the latest trends in medical information in Europe.
He is also the chairman of the PrivacyMark promotion center for the medical field at the Medical Information System Development Center (MEDIS-DC).
He specializes in medical informatics, especially in the design and development of electronic medical record functions to improve medical safety and usability. He received Ph. D degree in medicine from the University of Tokyo.
Director Apollo Hospitals Group Apollo TeleHealth Services and Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation
K. GANAPATHY M.Ch. (Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D. is a Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India, former Secretary and Past President of the Neurological Society of India and Past President of the Indian Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, Formerly Adjunct Professor, at the IIT Madras, & Anna University. He is an Hon Distinguished Professor at the Dr MGR. Tamilnadu Medical University, Chennai. Dr. Ganapathy was formerly Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery Armed Forces Medical Services. In 1990, he became the first in South Asia to get a Ph.D. in neuro-imaging. He is Member of the Editorial Board of 4 International and 4 National Journals in Telemedicine and Neurosciences. He was the first neurosurgeon from South Asia to be formally trained in Stereotactic Radiosurgery in 1995 and later in robotic radiosurgery in 2008. He ventured into Telehealth in 1998. During the last 46 years, he has presented about 565 papers in national conferences and 188 in International conferences. He has published about 122 scientific papers, 225 articles in magazines and newspapers and 22 chapters in text books. Formerly member of the Advisory Committee Dept of Science & Technology GoI. He is currently a member of BIRAC committees, (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) Govt of India reviewing research projects for funding. Columbia University had selected ATNF as a case study to demonstrate global best practices. He is also on the WHO Roster of Experts on Digital Health
Japan Medical Association
Executive Board Member
Apr. 6, 1992 - present
Director, Nagashima Orthopedic Surgery
Apr. 1, 2000 - present
Member, Public Relations Committee, Tochigi Medical Association
Apr. 1, 2012 - present
Chair, Information Promotion Committee, Tochigi Medical Association
Apt. 1, 2008 - present
Board Member, Shimotsuga Medical Association
June 22, 2010 - June 23, 2018
Member, Medical IT Committee, Japan Medical Association
June 23, 2012 - present
Executive Board Member, Tochigi Medical Association
June 23, 2012 - present
Chair, Health and Sports Medicine Committee, Tochigi Medical Association
Apr. 1, 2017 - June 23, 2018
Member, Pension Committee, Japan Medical Association
June 23, 2018 - present
Executive Board Member, Japan Medical Association
Deputy Director，OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Mark Pearson is Deputy-Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Since 2009, he has led the Organisation’s work on health, demonstrating that a strong health system is essential for a strong, productive economy. Through his leadership, the Organisation has focused helping countries develop effective policies to prevent harmful lifestyle choices; to modernise their health care workforce; and to digitalise the health sector more rapidly. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he has supported countries in their crisis management, and led the OECD initiative on safe international mobility.
Before joining the OECD, Mr. Pearson was employed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the European Commission.
Mr. Pearson is British, and has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford, and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from Birkbeck, University of London.
Chairman, Japan Sustainable Investment Forum
Masaru Arai is chair of the Japan Sustainable Investment Forum. He is a senior engagement consultant at Federated Hermes EOS. Masaru has 12 years of experience in responsible investment, 19 years in investment trust management and 20 years in the brokerage and underwriting business. He has been a member of the FTSE Russel ESG advisory committee since 2005 and a member of the sustainable advisory committee. He also was a member of the Sustainable Financial System Advisory Group of the PRI and in 2015 acted as a PRI board member. He is a regular member of the committees on ESG issues set up by the Ministry of the Environment, as well as by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan. Masaru worked at Daiwa Asset Management for 19 years, of which he spent seven years as its chief investment officer. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at Daiwa Securities, specialising in global investment and finance business. He has working experience in France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Hong Kong. Masaru holds a BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University, Japan, and studied at the Center for Arabic Studies at the American University in Cairo.
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D. is CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, Managing Partner at High Lantern Group, and a Fellow at Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College. He has spoken internationally on the topic of aging, including at G20, APEC, Davos, and the World Knowledge Forum (WKF). He is also a blogger on Medium.
From 1976-80, Mike was Legislative Assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. During this period he was also a Visiting Scholar at Brookings Institution, on U.S. Foreign Economic Policy. He was a senior executive at Pfizer, Inc. for 30 years, where he created and then led its International Public Affairs and Public Policy operations and served on Management Boards for a number of its businesses.
He sits on the Boards of the Foreign Policy Association, Business Council for International Understanding, NYC Blood Center, American Skin Association, American Federation for Aging Research and Emigrant Savings Bank. Mike was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing. And he sits on the Advisory Board for the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging.
Director Medical Excellence JAPAN
Ms Kanoko Oishi is a graduate of Osaka University School of Law valedictorian
and a holder of an MBA from Harvard Business School.
She founded Mediva Inc., a consulting company specialized in healthcare, in 2000 after working as a partner at McKinsey & Company in both Japan and the US. She is the CEO of Mediva Inc. as well as the COO of Medical Corporation Platanus, a healthcare provider arm of Mediva.
She is the Director of Medical Excellence JAPAN
Mediva is a consulting company specialized in healthcare. It not only provides consulting services but also develops and operates own healthcare and social care services, including elderly day care services focused on functional training, in-home medical care services, and community nursing services.
Ms Kanoko Oishi has served on numerous governmental committees, including at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Cabinet Secretariat.
She is on the boards of directors for Shiseido Japan Co., Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ezaki Glico Co.,etc. She is also a member of the Japan Advisory Board at Harvard Business School, and a member of the Management Council at Osaka University.
Vice President & Director,
ESG Research & Engagement
Joined TDAM: 2020
Began Career: 2002
•As the Head of the ESG Research and Engagement Team, she works to promote sustainable investments within TDAM and throughout the industry
•Her Team serves to coalesce TDAM's ESG approach to inform internal and external stakeholders on ESG issues across TDAM mandates, including producing ESG research, leading TDAM's active ownership efforts, and advancing ESG integration
•Extensive experience in ESG research, having previously worked at a major global finance company as part of the ESG research, ratings and investment solutions team
•Began her career in sustainability at a United Nations agency in Geneva, Switzerland, and gained work experience within the Indian chambers of commerce
•Completed her PhD with a focus on ESG Integration in London, UK
BCom, with Honours, University of Delhi
MA in sociology, University of Warwick
PhD in accounting and finance, Kingston Business School
Board member, Women in ETFs – Canada Chapter
Ram Sewak Sharma
Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Govt. of India)
Former Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
He is an IAS officer of 1978 batch, with a distinguished career in the Government of India and State Governments, leading reforms and leveraging IT to simplify administrative processes. In the process, he has contributed to shaping India's Policies in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). He combines planning and execution skills to ensure that policies work at the ground.
Has been involved in policies related to financing of big infrastructure projects in Railways, Ports, Airports and Highways.
Dr. Sharma is presently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Authority responsible for managing the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). Also, he serves as the Chairperson of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19.
He represented India at various international fora and contributed to the policy space in communication technologies and broadcasting. Before joining the TRAI, Dr Sharma worked as Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, where he spearheaded the Digital India program to develop India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy.
He brought in policies related to open source, open standards, and open APIs in all government projects and shaped eGovernance space by converting silo applications in various sectors to modern, multi-tenanted enterprise systems.
Dr. Sharma supported the development and adoption of several digital products in governance and citizen services, such as eKYC, Digital Locker, eSign, Online Reservation System (ORS) in the hospitals, Digital Attendance, Jeevan Pramaan (a system for issuing Digital Life Certificate for the pensioners) and the Digital Consent Artefact. Importantly, he crafted policies for digital payments that led to the creation of the phenomenally successful UPI payment system in India.
Working closely with Mr Nandan Nilekani in overall design and implementation of Aadhaar, he brought to fruition Government of India’s ambitious project to provide a unique identity to all its residents. Today it is the world’s largest identity system, capable of biometrically authenticating every individual resident in the country.
He conceptualized (and later implemented) several services that leveraged the authentication infrastructure for better governance and for bringing in cost-effectiveness in both government and private enterprise.
In his other assignments, he has worked as District Magistrate in several districts in Bihar, Director of Treasuries, Secretary in different departments in the State and as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.
In September 2020 Rupa Publications brought out his book The Making of Aadhaar: World's Largest Identity Platform (ISBN-13: 978-9390356126), which has been very well received.
Dr Sharma holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; Master’s in Computer Sciences from the University of California, USA; and Master’s in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Medical Information System Development Center (MEDIS) Department
MD. and PhD of medical science.
Specialty: Medical Informatics, Security and Privacy of health data.
Birth year: 1952, Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
1972-78: Osaka Medical College
1978-80: Internship of Internal medicine at Osaka Medical College Hospital
1980-82: Dept. Internal Medicine of Panasonic Memorial Hospital
1982-85: Dept. Pathology of St. Lukes International Hospital, Tokyo
1985-95: Assistant Professor of Pathology of Osaka Medical College
1995-2003: Associate Professor of Medical Informatics, Osaka Medical College Hospital
2003-2014: Associate Professor of Interfaculty Initiative of Information Studies, Graduate School of the University of Tokyo
2013- : Chairman of Board of Directors of Medical Information System Development Center (General Foundation)
2014-2016: Associate Professor of Dept. Health Management and Policy, Graduate School of the University of Tokyo
2016- Invited Professor of Jichi Medical University
2007-2010; Chair of Japan Association of Medical Informatics
2001- : Technical expert of ISO TC/215 WG4 and 5
2008-2009: Chair of evaluating committee in health field of IT reform strategy of Japanese government
2010- : Member of Health IT committee of JMA
2010- : Chair of Assessment Committee of the National Data Base of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
2015- : Member of Next Generation Health Infrastructure Committee of Japanese government
Executive Officer, CEO of Nursing Care & Seniors Business, Sompo Holdings, Inc
April 1, 1985 Joined Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.
October 1, 2009 Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Dep., Compliance Dep. and General Affairs and Accounting Dep., Sompo Japan DC Securities Inc.
April 1, 2010 Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Dep., Compliance Dep., General
Affairs and Accounting Dep. and Information System Dep., Sompo Japan DC Securities Inc.
June 29, 2010 Senior Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Dep., Compliance Dep.,
General Affairs and Accounting Dep. and Information System Dep., Sompo Japan DC Securities Inc.
October 1, 2010 Senior Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Dep., Compliance Dep.
and Information System Dep., Sompo Japan DC Securities Inc.
April 1, 2012 General Manager of Secretarial Department, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
July 1, 2014 General Manager of Human Resource and General Affairs Dep., Sompo Holdings,Inc.
April 1, 2015 Executive Officer, General Manager of Human Resource Dep., Sompo Holdings, Inc.
Executive Officer, General Manager of Human Resource Dep., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Inc.
April 1, 2017 Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Sompo Holdings, Inc.
Managing Executive Officer, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
January 1, 2019 Advisor, Sompo Care Inc.
April 1, 2019 Nursing Care & Healthcare Business Owner, Executive Officer, Sompo Holdings, Inc.
Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sompo Care Inc. (present)
June 24, 2019 CEO of Nursing Care & Healthcare Business, Executive Officer, Sompo Holdings, Inc.
April 1, 2021 CEO of Nursing Care & Seniors Business , Executive Officer, Sompo Holdings, Inc (present)
Professor, Neuropathology, The University of Tokyo
2020- Director, Institute of Neurosciences, National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry
2007- Professor and Chair, Department of Neuropathology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Principal Investigator of Japanese Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
1998-2007 Professor, Department of Neuropathology and Neuroscience, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1989-1992 Research Fellow, Department of Neuropathology, Institute for Brain Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1985-1989 Senior Resident in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
-1984 School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
MetLife Foundation 2008 Award for Medical Research
Alzheimer’s Association Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award 2010
2012 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases
Director, Healthcare Industry Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry
Inamura Takuma is Director of the Healthcare Industries Division at METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry) of Japan.
He joined METI in 1998 and has mostly worked on policy making in areas such as energy, international trade and manufacturing industries. Before taking up his current position, he was the director in charge of a drastic revision of the Japanese legislation on the electricity supply business in order to enable the cost effective deployment of renewable energy and sustainable investment in the power grid system. He also has government-wide experience through his secondment to other Japanese ministries including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (an Economy Counselor at the Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD) and Ministry of Finance (a Deputy Director in charge of budget for port and airport construction public works).
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Tokyo and a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Japanese medical ICT provider, Allm Group CEO & Founder, focusing on acute care and elderly care. Providing three medical ICT products, Telemedicine app Join (the first app approved by public insurance system of Japan), patient monitoring system Team (most widely used for elderly care of Japan), and personal health record app MySOS (standard app for acute care and digital medical passport). Business operation in 30 countries with Japan HQ in Tokyo and 8 operation centers (USA, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Dubai, Taiwan, Malaysia, & Kenya). Under pandemic, Join has been adopted in many countries for telemedicine for infection control and MySOS for digital passport for vaccination and PCR data management.
Mayor of Tamba City, Hyogo Prefecture
Mr.Tokihiko Hayashi (Mayor of Tamba City) had a motivation to pursue a career in politics. He was once impressed by a lecture given by a citizens' group, "Association to Protect Pediatrics at Hyogo Prefectual Tamba Medical Center," about their activities to protect local medical care. At the time, Hyogo Prefectual Tamba Medical Center, the core hospital in the Tamba region was facing a serious shortage of doctors. He was impressed by the message that the burden on doctors could be reduced by creating a political system and educational activities so that family doctors would be in charge of patients with non-urgent and slightly-injured patient, and that this would help protect local medical care. He decided to be a politician after listening to that lecture. Currently, he is working hard for the development of regional healthcare in his position as mayor of Tamba City.
July 1993 President Hayashi Construction
December 2008 Tamba city council member
December 2018 Tamba city council chairman
December 2020 Mayor of Tamba
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr.Toshihiro Maeta worked for IBM Japan, Inc. and other companies after graduating from university. He founded MTI Ltd. in 1996 and became its President and Chief Executive Officer.
The company was listed on the JASDAQ market in 1999 and changed to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2015. The company has grown to become leading mobile content provider in Japan, producing services that make everyday life more convenient and joyful in various categories including music, healthcare, e-books, and living information.
"music.jp" and "Luna Luna" are representative services of the company.
Currently, the company is focusing on healthcare, Fintech-related business, and DX business, providing services to corporations, government, local governments, medical institutions, and financial institutions, and taking on the challenge of new domains.
President, Japan Medical Association
June 2020－Present President, Japan Medical Association
Jan. 2017－Present President, Shinsapporo Neurosurgical Hospital
Apr. 2010－Jun. 2020 Vice-President, Japan Medical Association
Apr. 2007－Present Advisor, Hokkaido Medical Association
Apr. 2006－Apr. 2010 Executive Board Member, Japan Medical Association
Apr. 2005－Mar. 2006 Delegate, House of Delegates, Japan Medical Association
Apr. 1997－Mar. 2007 Executive Board Member, Hokkaido Medical Association
Dec. 1991－Dec. 2016 President & Director, Shinsapporo Neurosurgical Hospital
Mar. 1988 Established, Shinsapporo Neurosurgical Hospital
Apr. 2008－Mar. 2010 Clinical Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University
Apr. 2000－Mar. 2007 Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Sapporo Medical University
1994 Received M.D., Ph.D., Sapporo Medical University
Mar.1977 Graduated from Sapporo Medical University
Nomura Asset Management co., ltd.
Responsible Investment Department
In the Responsible Investment Department of Nomura Asset Management, Ms. Wakaba Kawai is responsible for strengthening and promoting initiatives related to responsible investment and ESG. Her main responsibilities include the exercise of voting rights and engagement on foreign stocks, integration of ESG research and investment research, dissemination of information related to responsible investment, and external activities. She also actively participates in external ESG-related initiatives and collaborative engagements to build a network.
After working for a Japanese investment trust management company and a foreign asset management company managing Asian equities, she joined Nomura Asset Management in 2005. From July 2009 to March 2020, she was in charge of Asian equity management at the Singapore office. She has been assuming her current position since April 2020.
Social Impact Solutions
Chief Executive Officer
BE mechanical engineering (1973) and ME systems engineering (1976) at Kyoto University. Sales manager and engineer at Hitachi, Ltd. ( steel rolling plants, FA systems) Industry Consultant at SRI International(1988). Executive board member at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd (JAIC) (1996), 150 exits from Southeast Asian investments after Asian Crisis. Started first Japanese funds to invest in China (2001) and Vietnam (2006), distressed debt fund in Southeast Asia (2003), and first Japanese fund to invest in biotechnology (2003). Invested in Alibaba (2002) and was board member. After retiring JAIC as senior managing director in 2008 supervising $90 growth fund to invest in Southeast Asia funded by Development Bank of Japan and a NEC subsidiary. And he created several startups which was integrated under Social Impact Solutions Co., Ltd (2019). The group companies are active in healthcare service for seniors, agribusiness and startup investing, accelerator management, technology investment banking and new material development.
Director, Representative Executive Officer, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yukinori Takada graduated from Kyoto University in Kyoto, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
After joining Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, he worked for Personnel Planning Department and Marketing Planning Department to engage in planning related to sales of individual insurance by utilizing his experience in sales. He then worked on drawing up “the Sumitomo Life Medium-Term Business Plan” while focusing on establishing partnership with other life insurers and improving Sumitomo Life’s rating status.
As a Managing Executive Officer, he took the initiative in promoting digital utilization in sales activities under the COVID-19 pandemic, strove to spread and expand health promotion insurance “Sumitomo Life ‘Vitality’” as well as to enhance CX (Customer Experience) such as the strengthening of after-sales support for policyholders.
Serving as the Representative Executive Officer, President & Chief Executive Officer from April 2021, he aims to contribute to customers’ “well-being for each person to live better” by utilizing “people” and “digital” and to become a life insurance company that is “indispensable to society”.
Takada was appointed as the Chairman of the Life Insurance Association of Japan in July 2021.
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