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Tuesday 4 February 2014, 13:00-17:30

EUIJ-Kanasai-NECA International Syposium
Venue:Saji Keizo Memorial Hall, Osaka University Nakanoshima Center

Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)
Admission: Free
Organizer: EUIJ-Kansai, NECA
Co-host: Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Japan Business Federation, Japan Association of Corporate Executives,
Kansai Economic Federation, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Joint Committee of Control System Security-related organizations (9 organizations),
Technology Research Association Control System Security Center (CSSC)
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 Programme
Chair/Coordinator: Prof. Hiromasa Kubo, Special advisor of EUIJ-Kansai, Advisor of President, Kobe University
13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks by Dr. Hiroshi Kasai, Representative Director, NECA
13:05-13:25 Opening Speech by Mr. Alexander McLachlan, Minister-Counsellor,
                     (Head of the Political and Economic Section of the Delegation
                      of the European Union to Japan)
13:30-14:15 "Security product & process management for industrial automation systems"
  Mr. David Heinze, Manager Industrial Security, Siemens Industry, Siemens AG (Germany)
14:15-15:00 "How the Board Should Take Care of Cyber Resilience"
  Ms. Annemarie Zielsta, Director, International Relations, Cyber Resilience (the Netherlands)
15:10-15:50 "CSSC’s action for the security of control systems"
 Prof. Shin, CSSC President
15:50-16:20 "NECA’s action for the security of control systems"
 Mr. Masashi Murakami, Exective Director
16:30-17:30 Panel Discuttion,
 Panel Moderator: Prof. Masakatsu Morii, Graduate school of Enginerring, Kobe University
17:30 - Closing Remarks by Prof. Masahiko Yosii, Vice President of EUIJ-Kansai 

Friday 24 January 2014,13:00-17:00

EUIJ-Kansai 18th International Symposium
Opportunities for University-Industry Collaborations in the EU and Japan:
- Challenges to Creation of Social Value -
Venue: Seji Keizo Memorial Hall, Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
Language: English(Japanese translation)
Organisers: EUIJ-Kanasai
Co-host: Doctorial Program for Multicultural Innovation, Osaka University and
Inamori Foundation Endowed Course Global Pubric Ethics and Social Innovation
Supported by: Delegation of the European Union to Japan
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Overall Moderator: Prof. Satoshi Kabasawa(Doctorial Program for Multicultural Innovation)
13:00~ Opening Remarks: Prof. Hiro Lee(Vice-President of EUIJ-Kansai, OSIPP, Osaka University)
13:05~ Prof. Thomas Schmitz-Rode(RWTH Aahen University)
13:25~ Ms. Yuko Harayama(Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office, Japan)
13:45~ Mr. Kenji Aiba(Japan Representative ISIS Innovation Japan Office)
14:05~ Ms. Yuka Yamada(Panasonic Coorporation Advanced Technolog Research Laboratory)
14:35~ Panel Discussion
15:55~ Floor Discussion
              Panel Moderator: Prof. Yasuo Kabasawa
              ( Office for University-Industry Collaboration, Osaka University)
15:55~ Closing Remarks
              Prof. Toshiya Hoshino(Dean of OSIPP, Osaka University)

Tuesday 12 February 2013, 13:00-17:30

EUIJ-Kanasai-NECA International Syposium
Venue:Saji Keizo Memorial Hall, Osaka University Nakanoshima Center

Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)
Admission: Free
Organizer: EUIJ-Kansai, EUSI, EUIJ-Kyushu, NECA
Co-host: Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Japan External Trade Organization, Japan Business Federation, Japan Association of Corporate Executives, Kansai Economic Federation and Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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 Programme
Chair/Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hiromasa Kubo, Special advisor of EUIJ-Kansai, Advisor of President, Kobe University
13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks by Dr. Toshihiro Fujita, Vice Chairman, NECA
13:05-13:25 “Smart cities and communities - recent EU policy initiatives”
Dr. Uli Wienrich, First Secretary, Trade Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan
13:30-14:00 “ABB's approach to Smart Grid and successful Smart Grid City Project in Europe”
Mr. Claudio Marchetti, Global Solutions Manager Smart Grid, ABB AB,
14:00-14:30 “IEC and International Standardization related to Smart Grid”
Mr. Claudio Marchetti, Swedish member of IEC Strategic Group 3 on Smart Grid
14:30-15:10 “Smart Grid and Electromobility - Smart, but safe?”
Mr. Michael Teigeler, Managing Director, DKE German Commission for Electrical Electronic &
Information Technologies of DIN and VDE
15:10-15:20 - break –
15:20-16:00 “Japanese Government Policy on Energy Environment System” (TBD)
Mr. Yasushi Sumitani, Director, Environmental Affairs and Recycling Office, Commerce and
Information Policy Bureau, METI
16:00-16:20 “Importance of Electrical Safety and Control Panel Safety in perspective of New Energy Age”
Mr. Masatoshi Tsuruoka, Omron Corporation, Vice Chairman of NECA Technical Committee
16:20-16:30 - Coffee break -
16:30-17:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A, lecturers shown above, Coordinator: Prof. Kubo
17:30 - Closing Remarks 

Friday 16 November 2012,13:00-17:00

EUIJ-Kansai 16th International Symposium
EU-Japan Cooperation in ODA Governance
-Toward Synergies and an Optimal Model-
Venue: Assembly Hall, Osaka University(Toyonaka Campus)
Language: English(Japanese translation)
Organisers: EUIJ-Kanasai
Co-host: Osaka University
Supported by: Delegation of the European Union to Japan
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Moderator: Prof. Haruko Satoh(Osaka University)
13:00~ Opening Remarks: Prof. Toshiya Hoshino(Dean and Professor, OSIPP, Osaka University)
13:10~ "EU-Japan Cooperation in ODA Governance"
Ms. Andrea OSTHEIMER(Programme Directortm Muiltinational Development,
POlicy Dialogue, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Brussels)
13:40~ "Japan-EU Cooperation in Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance, and Non-Proliferation"
Prof. Takako Ueta(Former Deputy Chief of the Mission of Japan to the EU Professor, International Christian University, Tokyo)
14:25~ ""
Prof. Yusuke Kamiya(Special Appoint Lecturer, OSSIP, Osaka University)
14:55~ "" Ms. Maaike OKANO-HEIJMANS(Research Fellow, Clingendeal Institute, Netherlands)
16:00~ Panel Discussion, Q&A
17:30~ Closing Remarks
Prof. Hiro Lee(Vice-Presidentm EUIJ-Kansai, Professor, OSIPP, Osaka University)

Tuesday 7 February 2012, 13:00 – 17:30

EUIJ-Kansai 15th International Symposium
"Strategic Collaboration between Europe and Japan in Anti-Counterfeiting Measures and Piracy Problems"
Venue: Saji Keizo Memorial Hall(10F), Osaka University Nakanoshima Centre
Language: English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpreters will be provided)
Admission: Free
Organisers: EU Institute in Japan Kansai, Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association
Supported by: Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Japan Business Federation, Japan Association of Corporate Executives, International Chamber of Commerce, Japan, Kansai Economic Federation and Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Chair/Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Hiromasa Kubo (Special advisor of EUIJ-Kansai, Advisor of President, Kobe University, Ad personam Jean Monnet Chair)
13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks
Dr. Toshihiro Fujita (Vice Chairman, NECA)
13:05-13:25 Opening Speech
“International cooperation on anti-counterfeiting policy: the EU experience”
Ms. Maeve Collins (Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Japan)
13:30-14:10 Lecture
“SIEMENS's successful case of enforcing IP-Rights against Counterfeiters in Asia”
Dr. Volkmar Bonn (Head of Department Corporate Name and Trademark Law, Siemens AG)
14:10-14:50 Lecture “French anti-counterfeiting approach, successful cases of action against intellectual property infringement and convergence vision for the future”
Mr. Zbigniew Sagan (Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Track & Trace, Member of ISO PC246/TC247)
14:50-15:00 - Coffee break –
15:00-15:40 Lecture
“The Japanese government's approach to anti-counterfeiting measures”
Mr. Takayuki Tsukasaki (Attorney at law, Office for Intellectual Property Right Infringement, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
15:40-16:20 Lecture
“NECA's approach to anti-counterfeiting measures and future initiatives ”
Mr. Yasushi Nishioka (Councilor, Technological Strategy Office, Corporate Industrial Devices Development Division, Industrial Devices Company, Panasonic Corporation, Chairman of Anti- counterfeiting Task Force, NECA)
16:20-16:30 - Coffee break -
16:30-17:30 Panel Discussion, Q&A 
lecturers shown above, Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Kubo
17:30 - Concluding Remarks by Prof. Dr. Masahiko Yoshii (President of EUIJ-Kansai)

Saturday 26 November 2011, 13:00-17:30

EUIJ-Kansai 14th International Symposium
"Impact of the Tohoku Earthquake and the accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant on energy policies in the EU and Japan"
Venue: University Library Hall, Kwansei Gakuin University
Language: English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpreters will be provided)
Admission: Free
Organisers: EU Institute in Japan, Kansai
Co-host: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University
Supported by: Kankeiren, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Tuesday 13 September 2011, 14:00-17:00

EUIJ-Kansai 13th International Symposium
"EU International Trade Law and the Future of Japanese Business"
Venue: Saji Keizo Memorial Hall(10F), Osaka University Nakanoshima Centre
Language: English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpreters will be provided)
Admission: Free
Organisers: EU Institute in Japan, Kansai
Co-host: Osaka University
Supported by: Delegation of the European Union to Japan

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Monday 7 February 2011, 13:00-17:30

EUIJ-Kansai 12th International Symposium
"Strategic Collaboration between European and Japanese Industries for International Standardization"
For this symposium, we have invited experts from companies in the EU who lead the field of standardization in these areas and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). They will address how companies are strategically involved in standardization and how they work with international standardization bodies such as IEC in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Control Technology, Safety, etc. From the Japanese side, both NECA and its member companies will introduce their past efforts toward standardization; share perspectives on what Japanese companies as a whole should do to promote standardization in the future; and discuss how business circles in the EU and Japan can collaborate more closely in the future.
Venue: Saji Keizo Memorial Hall(10F), Osaka University Nakanoshima Centre (Nakanoshima, Osaka)
Language: English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpreters will be provided)
Capacity: 180 seats    Prior registration is required.
Admission: Free
Organisers: EUIJ-Kansai and  Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association (NECA)
Supported by: Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren), Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd.

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Chair/Coordinator: Prof. Hiromasa Kubo (President, EUIJ-Kansai/Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University/Jean Monnet Chair)

13:00-13:10  Opening Remarks
Mr. Hiroshi Kasai (Executive Director, NECA)

13:10 - 13:30  Opening Speech 
"Collaborative Research Projects - Strategy towards Standardization"
Dr. Barbara Rohde (Head of the Science and Technology Section/Minister-Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Japan)

13:30 - 14:15  "Siemens's International Standardization Strategy and Collaborative Standardization in IEC between Japan and Europe"
Mr. Friedrich Harless (Chairman of IEC/ACOS, Head of "Safety and Electrotechnology" of Corporate Standardization and Regulation, SIEMENS AG, Germany)

14:15 - 14:30  Break

14:30 - 15:15  "ABB's International Standardization Strategy and International Standardization of Control Technology in IEC"
Mr. Stefan Kjellnäs (Chairman of IEC/SC17B, Responsible for Standardization at Division Low Voltage Products, ABB Automation, Sweden)

15:15 - 15:40  "Achievement and Vision of NECA's International Standardization Activities"
Dr. Toshihiro Fujita (Chairman, Control Safety Committee, NECA)

15:40 - 16:05  "Strategic Collaboration between European and Japanese Industries for International Standardization"
Prof. Manabu Eto (Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)

16:05 - 16:20  Break 

16:20 - 17:30  Panel Discussion, Q&A 
Panelist: Mr. Friedrich Harless, Mr. Stefan Kjellnäs, Dr. Toshihiro Fujita and Prof. Manabu Eto
Coordinator: Prof. Hiromasa Kubo

17:30 -  Concluding Remarks
Prof. Hiromasa Kubo

Friday 14 May 2010, 10:30-17:00 (Registration 10:00-) EUIJ-Kansai 11th International Symposium
"The Automotive Parts Industry in the Aftermath of the World Financial Crisis: European and Japanese Perspectives"
The Lehman Shock that triggered off the world financial crisis after fall 2008, had brought serious effects on the world's automotive parts industry. Firstly, the crisis accelerated the shift of the auto industry towards the emerging countries, especially China, India and Brasil, which develop rapidly into new growth centres for the auto industry. Secondly, it has also speeded up the transition from the gasoline engine towards new sustainable ways of car propulsion and the development of various new advanced technologies related to environmental protection. This economic and technological shift together with altering socio-cultural attitudes towards the car and new political regulations, will lead to a profound restructuring of the world automotive parts industry. The symposium wishes to put light on the recent crisis and its impact on the European auto parts industry and compare the situation in Europe with the developments in Japan
Venue: Kwansei Gakuin University Osaka Umeda Campus in the Applause Tower 14F, Room 1405
Language: Japanese and English (Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided)
Organiser: EU Institute in Japan, Kansai (EUIJ-Kansai)
Co-host: Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin Univerity
icon  Programme:
10:30-  Opening Remarks
Prof.Dr. Hiromasa Kubo (President, EUIJ-Kansai / Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)
10:35 - 
"New Challenges Ahead for the Auto and Automotive Parts Industries: The Influence of the Crisis on Automobile Markets, Manufacturers and on Technological Developments – An Overview"
Keynote Speaker: Asso.Prof.Dr. Holger Bungsche (School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
11:05 -  Session 1
"The Economic Crisis and its Effect on the Established Automotive Parts Industries of Europe and Japan"
Chair: Prof.Dr. Nobuchika Kaido (Vice-President, EUIJ-Kansai / Kwansei Gakuin University)
11:05 - 11:35 
1. "The Automotive Parts Industry in Southern Europe – Is Spain the Real Loser of the Automobile Crisis? "
Prof.Dr. Holm-Detlev Kohler (University of Oviedo, Spain)
11:35 - 12:20
2. "Maintaining Competitiveness and Securing Production Locations by Concentrating on High Technology – a Feasable Way for Developed Industrial Countries?"
Prof.Dr. Manfred Kirchgeorg (Handelshochschule Leipzig, Automobil Cluster East Germany (ACOD))
 Situation in Japan: Prof.Dr. Sumiaki Furukawa (Yamaguchi University)
12:20 - 13:30  Break
13:30 - 14:00
3. "The Automotive Industry in Poland and Central-Eastern Europe: the Position of Component Suppliers in the European Division of Labor in the Aftermath of the the World Crisis"
Prof.Dr. Boleslaw Domanski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
14:00 -  Session 2
 "New Markets and New Technologies: Chances and Challenges for Automotive Parts Companies in a Changing Global Business Environment"
Chair: Prof.Dr. Takayuki Yamaguchi (School of Business Administration, Kwansei Gakuin University)
14:00 - 14:30
1. "The Automotive Parts Industry in Japan"
Mr. Takehide Takahashi (Visiting Professor, Waseda University/Senior Visiting Researcher of Research Institute of Japan Automobile Parts Industries)
14:30 - 15:00
2. "The China Strategy for Global Automotive Suppliers: Potential Opportunities from Emerging Purely Chinese Automakers"
Dr. Li Zejian (Research Associate, Manufacturing Management Research Centre (MMRC), University of Tokyo)
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - Open Discussion
"Opportunities and Challenges for the Japanese Automotive Parts Suppliers"
15:45 - Panel Discussion
"New Constellations, New Challenges and New Chances: The European and Japanese Automotive Parts Industries after the Financial Crisis."
16:55 - 17:00 Closing Remarks
Prof.Dr. Nobuchika Kaido (Vice-President, EUIJ-Kansai / School of Business Administration, Kwansei Gakuin University)
Friday 26 March 2010, 13:00-17:45 EUIJ-Kansai 10th International Symposium
"Preparing for the Next Influenza Outbreak"
In these days when infectious diseases are threatening the lives and health of people, it is essential to secure a system that will respond to emergencies promptly and appropriately in order to realize a safe and anxiety-free society. It is also necessary to build a protective system from global transmission of diseases which spread with a lightning speed. This international symposium titled, "Preparing for the Next Influenza Outbreak", is organised to provide an opportunity for researchers from the EU and Japan to exchange useful information about their experiences among themselves and with ordinary audiences so that they can all prepare for the next pandemic.
Venue: Lecture Hall (Main Building of University Hospital), School of Medicine, Kobe University
Language: Japanese and English (No interpretation will be provided)
Organiser: EU Institute in Japan, Kansai (EUIJ-Kansai)
Co-hosts: Graduate School of Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
Supported by: Hyogo Prefecture,  Hyogo Pref. Medical Association
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13:00-13:05  Opening Remarks
Prof. Hiromasa Kubo (President, EUIJ-Kansai)
13:05-13:35  "Experience of Pandemic(H1N1)2009 Outbreak in Kobe"  (Language: Japanese)
Dr. Michio Hayashi (Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Division of Respiratory Medicine, Division of Infection Control and Prevention, Kobe City Hospital Organisation Kobe City Medical Centre General Hospital)
Chair: Dr. Kentaro Iwata (Professor, Division of Infectious Disease Therapeutics, Centre for Infectious Disease (CID), Kobe University)
13:35-14:20  "2009 Influenza Pandemic"  (Language: Japanese)
Prof. Yoshihiro Kawaoka (Director, International Research Centre for Infectious Diseases and Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo)
Chair: Dr. Yoshitake Hayashi (Professor, Division of Infectious Disease Pathology, Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID), Kobe University)
14:20-15:05  "Determinants of Virulence of Zoonotic and Pandemic Influenza Viruses"  (Language: English)
Prof. Dr. Ron Fouchier (Professor in Molecular Virology at the Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Chair: Dr. Hak Hotta (Professor, Division of Microbiology, Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID), Kobe University)
15:05-15:20  Break
15:20-16:05  "Clinical Aspects of Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009"  (Language: Japanese)
Dr. Norio Sugaya (Director, Department of Pediatrics, Keiyu Hospital)
Chair: Dr. Soichi Arakawa (ICD, Infection Control Team, Kobe University Hospital)
16:05-16:50  "Adaptation Mechanisms of Influenza A Viruses"  (Language: Japanese)
Dr. Kyoko Shinya (Associate Professor, Division of Zoonosis, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University)
Chair: Dr. Takaaki Nakata (Associate Professor, International Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University)
16:50-17:35  "Novel Influenza Virus-Specific Polymerase Inhibitors"  (Language: English)
Prof. Dr. Martin Schwemmle (Professor of Virology at the Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Germany)
Chair: Dr. Yasuko Mori (Professor, Division of Clinical Virology, Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID), Kobe University)
17:35-17:45 Closing Remarks
Dr. Yuichi Ishikawa (Director, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University)
Coordinator:
Dr. Yoshitake Hayashi (Professor, Division of Infectious Disease Pathology, Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID), Kobe University)
Dr. Soichi Arakawa (Kobe University Hospital)
Dr. Akiko Makino (Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID), Kobe University)
Friday 27 November 2009, 13:00-17:30 (Registration 12:30-) EUIJ-Kansai 9th International Symposium
"Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the EU and Japan"
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Venue: Reception Hall, Kwansei Gakuin Hall
Language: Japanese-English Simultaneous Interpretation Provided 
Organiser: EU Institute in Japan, Kansai (EUIJ-Kansai)
Co-host: Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University
Supported by: Kansai Economic Federation, Hyogo EU Association, Hyogo International Association
Friday 13 November 2009, 13:00-17:10 (Registration 12:30-) EUIJ-Kansai 8th International Symposium
"The Euro – 10th Anniversary: Present and Future"
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Venue: Lecture Room (1F), North Building, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University Main Campus
Language: Japanese-English Simultaneous Interpretation Provided 
Organiser: EU Institute in Japan, Kansai (EUIJ-Kansai)
Co-host: Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
Supported by: EU Studies Institute in Tokyo, Kansai Economic Federation
Sat., 20 Sept. 2008, 10:30-15:45 EUIJ, Kansai 7th International Symposium "The EU and Japan in the World"
Venue: Kobe University Centennial Hall
(Rokko Hall: Kobe University Rokkodai Campus)
Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)
Admission: Free
Co-host: Monetary Economics Seminar of Kobe University (for the 2nd session)

Programme

Publications

Fri., 4 July 2008, 13:00‐17:00 EUIJ, Kansai 6th International Symposium
 "Standardisation and Intellectual Property Rights in EU: Business Strategy and Public Policy"
Venue: Kwansei Gakuin University Umeda Campus Room 1405
(Applause Tower 14th Floor, 19-19, Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Panelists: Prof.Dr. Knut Blind (Head of the Competence Center, Fraunhofer Institut / Berlin University of Technology)
Mr. Daniel Mansfield (External Policy Manager, British Standard Institution)
Koichi Ogawa (Professor, Intellectual Asset-based Management Endorsed Chair, The University of Tokyo)
Manabu Eto (Director, Conformity Assessment Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)
Yoshihiro Mimura (Director, Standardisation & Collaboration Centre, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.(Panasonic))
Coordinator: Noriyuki Doi (Professor, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)
Supported by: Kansai Economic Federation / Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Japan Standards Association
Language: Simultaneous Interpretation (English-Japanese) will be provided.
Mon., 26 Nov, 2007
10:00-17:50
EUIJ, Kansai 5th International Symposium
"Eco Design in Japan and EU; Towards Establishing a Sustainable Society"

Session1: Future Scenarios and Transition Management for Sustainable Development

"Transition Management for Sustainable Development: Theory and Practices from Europe"
Dr. Derk Loorbach (Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
"Eco Design in the Light of the New Integrated EU Climate and Energy Policy"
Arno Behrens (Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies)

Session2: EcoEnergy and Biotechonology

"Optimizing Urban Energy Systems for Sustainable Society"
Kiichiro Tsuji (Trustee, Director of International Affairs Board, Osaka University)
"Effective Biofuel Production Process form Biomass Resources by Whole-Cell Biocatalysts: A Proposal to EU"
Hideki Fukuda (Dean, Professor, Organisation of Advanced Science and Technology, Kobe University)

Session3: EcoDesign (LCA) and Recycling Technology

"Innovative Electronic Manufacturing for Sustainability"
Prof. Martin Goosey (leMRC Industrial Director, Loughborough University)
"Impacts of EU Directives on Eco Design Practices in Japanese"
Prof. Yasushi Umeda (RISS (Research Institute of Sustainability Science), Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)

Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center, 10F, Keizo Saji Memorial Hall  (4-3-53 Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan) Admission: Free
Language: Japanese-English Simultaneous Interpretation Provided.
25 Nov, 2006 EUIJ, Kansai 4th International Symposium
"Corporate Governance in EU and in Japan"

Organiser: EUIJ, Kansai
Venue: Reception Hall, Kwansei Gakuin Hall, Kwansei Gakuin University, Uegahara-Campus
Language: English-Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation Provided)

Publications

22 April, 2006 "EU-Japan Forum on Research, Technology and Innovation -Co-operation among Industry, Government and Academia"
Venue: Rokko Hall at Centennial Hall, Kobe University
Language: English-Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation Provided)
20 Mar, 2006 "EU International Accounting Symposium -Big Wave of Accounting Internationalisation from EU-"
Speakers:

Akitomo Kajiura(Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Kwansei Gakuin University)
Tomoyuki Nogami(Chairman of Advisory Board of EUIJ, Kasai, President of Kobe University)
Kazuo Hiramatsu (Committee of EUIJ, Kasai Advisory Board, President of Kwansei Gakuin University)
Yoshihiro Tokuga (Professor, Graduate School of Economics,Kyoto University)
Stig Enevoldsen (Chairman & CEO of EFRAG: European Financial Reporting Advisory Group)
Toru Shikibu (Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency)
Peter Sampers (Senior Accounting Officer, Royal DSM N.V.)
Yoshihiro Nomura (Finance Research Institute, Nomura
Securities, Co., Ltd.)
Hidetoshi Yamaji (Director, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University)

Co-hosts:

Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
Faculty of Business Administration, Accounting Research Institute, Kwansei Gakuin University
Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University

3 Oct. 2005 EUIJ, Kansai Opening Symposium
"Humanitarian Crises and Transnational Civil Society"

EU side

Angelika Viets (Secretary-General of Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum, Berlin)
Béatrice Poulingny (Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies and Research-CERI, Science Po)
Françoise Sabban (Director of Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tokyo)
Michael Reiterer (Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan)
Gebhard Hielscher (Freelance journalist, Former Suddeutsche Zeitung Tokyo correspondent)
Phillippe Ryfman (Professor, Université-Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I))
Sigrid Pöllinger (Secretary General, University Center for Peace Research, University of Vienna)
Volker Heins (Visiting Professor, Concordia University)
〈alphabetical order〉

Japan side

Gen Kikkawa (Professor, Graduate School of  Law, Kobe University)
Hiroyuki Tosa (Professor, Graduate School of International Coorperation Studies, Kobe University)
Kenji Isezaki (Professor, Social Design Studies, Rikkyo University)
Kaoru Kurusu (Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)
Kaoru Nemoto (Public Information Spokesperson, The United Nations World Food Programme)
Ken Masujima (Vice-President of the EUIJ, Kansai /Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University)
Ronni Alexander (Professor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University)
Tomohide Atsumi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University)
Toshiya Hoshino (Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)
〈alphabetical order〉

1 Oct. 2005 EUIJ,Kansai Opening Symposium
"EU: Past, Present and Future"

EU side

Clivel Wilkinson (Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC))
Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochére (Professor, Présidente, University of Paris II)
Jacques Pelkmans (Professor, Director of Studies, Jan Tinbergen chair for European Economic. College of Europe)
Michael Reiterer (Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan)
Pascaline Winand (Professor of European University Institute. Department of History and Civilisation)
〈alphabetical order〉

Japan side

Akira Kohsaka (Dean, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)
Hiromasa Kubo (President of the EUIJ, Kansai /Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)
Hisanori Isomura (Former NHK broadcaster, Former President of the Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris)
Johannes Kimmeskamp (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University)
Junichi Maruyama (Deputy Director-General of the European Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Makoto Iokibe (Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University)
Ryuichi Ida (Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University)
Soko Tanaka (Professor, School of Economics, Chuo University)
Toshiro Tanaka (Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University)
Tamotsu Isomura (Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University)
〈alphabetical order〉

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