Archive for 2月, 2016


Date: March 2 (Wednesday), 2016
Place: Tokyo University of Science, Morito Memorial Hall 1st Forum(4-2-2, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan)
Host: National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Co-host: Tokyo University of Science
Language: English
Capacity: 100 seats
Admission free

Program (tentative):

09:00 Registration
09:30 Opening remark 1
Hitoshi NARA, Director General, NISTEP
09:35 Opening remark 2
Yasutaka MORIGUCHI, Vice-president, Tokyo University of Science
09:50 Session 1: Foresight to utilize chances while preparing risks
Jairus GROVE, Director of Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)
Marcio de Miranda SANTOS, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (Brazil)
Byeongwon PARK, Director of Center for Strategic Foresight, Science and Technology Policy Institute (Korea)
Surachai SATHITKUNARAT, Executive Director, APEC Center for Technology Foresight (Thailand)
Naoki SAITO, Deputy Director General, NISTEP
13:30 Session 2: Future of aging society
Hiroko AKIYAMA, Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo
Shoji SHINKAI, Vice-Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
14:45 Session 3: Future of disaster risk reduction
Makoto TSUJIMOTO, Director, Graduate School of Global Fire Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
Shoichi ANDO, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
16:15 Session 4: Possibilities of utilizing Open Science
Jeroen BOSMAN, Faculty liaison for the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University Library (Netherlands)
Kazuhiro HAYASHI, Senior Research Fellow, NISTEP
17:30 Closing Remarks
Naoki SAITO, Deputy Director General, NISTEP


National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) in Japan conducted 10th foresight from 2013 to 2015, as the world still continues to face such issues as global warming and the population structures. Disaster risk reduction and aging society are recognized as being one of the important issues to tackle through international cooperation. Also, the rapid development of ICT will enable researchers and citizens to participate in relevant data in the society of “Open Science.”
To address such issues, NISTEP will host the 7th International Conference on Foresight in Tokyo, Japan on March 2 to 4, 2016, co-hosted by Tokyo University of Science. Participants would share and discuss the prospects for such global issues as disaster risk reduction and aging society.


Please register your name and affiliation in advance by e-mail.
e-mail: icforesight[at] (please replace [at] with @.)
Closing date: February 29, 2016, 17:00 JST


Science and Technology Foresight Center, NISTEP
e-mail: icforesight[at] (please replace [at] with @.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-3581-0605