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[Registration Closed] (Hybrid format) The 103rd HGPI Seminar – A New Vision for 2022 (January 21, 2022)

[Registration Closed] (Hybrid format) The 103rd HGPI Seminar – A New Vision for 2022 (January 21, 2022)

Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank established in 2004. Since its establishment, HGPI has worked in its capacity as a neutral think tank to gather broad stakeholders and generate policy options to help citizens shape health policies.

These efforts have earned HGPI high recognition in Japan and around the world. In the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report presented by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in February 2021, HGPI ranked second in the “Domestic Health Policy Think Tanks” category and third in the “Global Health Policy Think Tanks” category.

Among these efforts are HGPI Seminars, which are held approximately once per month and feature lectures for the general public from experts and specialists in health policy. The upcoming HGPI Seminar will feature HGPI Chairman Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa for his annual presentation. This year’s presentation is titled, “A New Vision for 2022.”

At this seminar, together with everyone in attendance, we will take a look back on 2021, consider how the world will change in 2022, and ask how each of us should take action. We will also examine the appropriate role for a think tank and how HGPI should contribute to society as the world continues to transform in this era of great change.

*Please note that this seminar is available in Japanese only. An English report of this event will be published in due course.

■ Speaker:
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute)

■ Date and time:
Friday, January 21, 2022; from 12:00 to 13:30

■ Format:
Hybrid in-person/online format
For both in-person and online registration, please use the registration form linked above.

• The registration for on-site participation has been closed. We are still accepting online registration, please use the registration form linked above.

• Please note in advance that the in-person event may be canceled depending on the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Various countermeasures to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 will be taken at the venue so all attendees can participate safely and with peace of mind. Venue capacity will be limited, attendees will have their body temperatures checked at the reception desk, and all visitors will be asked to disinfect their hands with alcohol upon arrival. In addition, the venue will be laid out for adequate physical distance among attendees and microphones and other equipment will be thoroughly disinfected.


■ Venue:
Global Business Hub Tokyo Field
(Grand Cube 3F, Otemachi Financial City, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
For access information, please visit here

■ Capacity:
Venue: 40 people (Subject to change according to the situation surrounding COVID-19. In the event there are many applicants, attendees will be selected by a draw of lots.)
Online: 500 people

■ Participation fee:
Free

■ Language:
Japanese only

■ Reports on Dr. Kurokawa’s past New Year’s presentations:
A New Vision for 2021
A New Vision for 2020

■ Profile
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute)
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa is a graduate of the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine. From 1969 to 1984, he lived in the United States where he served as Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. His other positions have included Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Tokyo; Dean, School of Medicine, Tokai University; President, Science Council of Japan (2003-2006); Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office (2003-2006); Special Advisor, Cabinet Office (2006-2008); and Commissioner, World Health Organization (WHO) (2005-2009). He also served as Chairman of the National Diet of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (December 2011-July 2012), Chair and Representative Director of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) (January 2013-June 2018), and as Special Advisor on Health and Medical Strategy at the Cabinet Secretariat Headquarters for Healthcare and Medical Strategy Promotion (2013-2019).

Dr. Kurokawa’s current positions include Vice Chair and Committee Member of the World Dementia Council (WDC) and Chairman of the Investigative Committee on AI Simulation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Countermeasures. He has been named professor emeritus at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and the University of Tokyo and as a Distinguished Professor of Tokai University.

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