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The 33th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2005) Theme: World Talk Eco & Energy: Honnover-Aichi-Shanghai [June 21, 2005]

The 33th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2005)
Theme: World Talk Eco & Energy: Honnover-Aichi-Shanghai [June 21, 2005]


Outline


As the 33th Leadership Program, World Talk ‘Eco & Energy’, the international symposium was held to discuss the future of the environment, energy and automobiles on the occasion of the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi Expo, which focused on the environment. Invited experts from the host cities of the last Expo (Hanover, Germany), the current Expo (Aichi, Japan), and the next Expo (Shanghai, China) enthusiastically discussed the importance of environmental conservation and energy for creating a recycling-based society and the future of new energies and automobiles from a global perspective.

Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training
Co-organized by : Executive Committee of Eco Caravan 2005
In cooperation with: The International Automotive Complex Project
Supported by: Chubu Economic Federation, Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Place:Rotary Pavilion, Nagakute Area of the Aichi Expo Site

Participants: Approximately 150 persons, primarily representatives from public organizations and government-industry-academia collaboration in the Tokai region


Date


June 21, 2005 (Tuesday)
Symposium: 15:30-18:00
Reception: 18:30-20:00


Overview


Under the themes of “Motorized Society and Environment / Current Situation of Energy Problems,” “International Network for Automobiles and Environment,” and “International Collaboration for Automobiles and Environment triggered by the Expo,” the symposium reported the current situation and addressed issues based on the experiences in the three areas, Hanover, Germany; Aichi, Japan; and Shanghai, China, and made proposals on initiatives for environmental issues through collaboration of the three areas.

It was very significant to invite the automobile and environment experts from the last, current, and next international expo sites, all of which coincidentally have a flourishing automobile industry, to discuss and make proposals on the future of the environment and automobiles. The participants favorably evaluated the program with such comments as “I found the themes very timely and interesting, and would like to see further development of the discussion,” and “I was impressed by the worldwide initiative for the environment, which was not just for the occasion of the expo.”

Program
Opening Address: Mr. Nobuyuki Otera, Director, International Exchange Dept, Institute for International Studies and Training
Welcome Speech: Mr. Nobuo Kamino, Vice Chairman, Chubu Economic Federation
Panel Discussion: “Environment and Energy of the Earth , Future of Automobile”
Coordinator: Mr. Toshiyuki Toda, Executive Director, Higashi Mikawa Regional Research Center / Managing Director, International Automotive Complex Development Association.
Lecturers / Panelists: -Dr. Christian Ahrens, Former Director of World Wide Project in Germany, Hannover Expo 2000 Inc.
-Prof. Zhuoping Yu, Dean of the School of Automotive Studies, Tongji University (China)
-Mr. Misao Tsutsuki, Group Maneger, Product Group, Environmental Affairs Division, Toyota Motor Corporation (Aichi)


The site of World Talk: “Eco & Energy”

The site of World Talk: “Eco & Energy”

Lecturers invited from 3 EXPO sites (Left to right: lecturers from Germany, Shanghai, and Aichi)

Lecturers invited from 3 EXPO sites (Left to right: lecturers from Germany, Shanghai, and Aichi)


Coordinator accepting questions from the audience

Coordinator accepting questions from the audience

Reception

Reception



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