Amid the human tragedy and material damage of last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, the Japanese government has steadily worked toward reconstruction of the affected areas. Critical efforts to come include developing industries and securing employment, rebuilding cities and towns, including moving them to higher ground, and speeding up debris processing. Also, in Fukushima, necessary decontamination and support for returning evacuees. The government also aims to accelerate creation of an environment that attracts new industries to affected areas, such as cutting-edge research facilities in medical treatment and environmental research, and the creation of smart cities and mega solar zones for solar energy. In this lecture, Yoshinori Suematsu, Senior Vice Minister of Reconstruction, expresses his thanks for the support received from overseas and speaks on the Japanese government’s current reconstruction efforts.
Senior Vice Minister of Reconstruction
Colin Harrison, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Inventor of the Smarter City Technical Programme, IBM Corporation
12-12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30 – 1 Luncheon
1 – 2 Lecture and Q&A
Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.
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- July 18, 2012
- 12:00 pm