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[Registration Closed] HGPI Special Seminar – HGPI Celebrates its 20th Anniversary: Reflecting on the HGPI’s Journey -from the Past to the Future- (January 16, 2024)

[Registration Closed] HGPI Special Seminar – HGPI Celebrates its 20th Anniversary: Reflecting on the HGPI’s Journey -from the Past to the Future- (January 16, 2024)

*The registration has been closed.
Application deadline: January 9 (Tue.) 23:59 JST, Result notification: January 10 (Wed.) 15:00 JST

Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2024. For this milestone year, we will host a special dialogue seminar to reflect on the HGPI’s journey from its establishment to the present and discuss prospects for the future. The dialogue will feature the participation of key figures, including Chairman Kiyoshi Kurokawa, CEO Ryoji Noritake, and Senior Manager Eri Yoshimura, who will delve deep into the HGPI’s history, significant achievements, and vision for the future.

During this seminar, we will explore the discussions and debates surrounding societal changes, and the establishment of the organization around the time it was founded in April 2004 as a Specified Non-Profit Corporation, known at the time as the Tokyo Advanced Healthcare Policy Center. We will also delve into the agendas pursued by the organization since March 2005, such as initiatives related to addressing Japan’sdeclining birthrate, women’s employment, and health policies. Additionally, we will highlight activities reflecting the voices of citizens directly, including a nationwide public survey on health care and policy recommendations based on the “Cancer Patient Survey” which targeted cancer patients and their families.

Through this initiative, we will provide a detailed overview of how the HGPI, as a non-partisan think tank, has aimed to realize citizen-centered healthcare policies and how it has collaborated with stakeholders both domestically and internationally. Furthermore, as part of the 20th anniversary celebration this year, we will discuss the role that the organization aspires to play in the future.




  • Speakers:
    – Kiyoshi Kurokawa
    (Chairman, HGPI)
    – Ryoji Noritake
    (CEO and Board Member, HGPI)
    – Eri Yoshimura
    (Senior Manager, HGPI)
  • Date & time: Tuesday, January 16, 2024; from 19:00 to 20:30 JST
  • Format: Onsite (no live broadcasting)
  • Venue: Global Business Hub Tokyo, Grand Cube 3F, Otemachi Financial City, 1-9-2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Language: Japanese
  • Participation fee: Free
  • Capacity: 100
    *The application deadline for those who wish to attend the in-person event is 23:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Application results will not be available immediately after registration. Attendees will be selected by a draw of lots. Those who have applied to join the in-person event will be notified of the selection results on 15:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
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■ Profiles:

Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, HGPI)
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 (2011-2012), Chair and Representative Director of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) (2013-2018), 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.

Ryoji Noritake (CEO and Board Member, HGPI)
Mr. Ryoji Noritake is the CEO, and Board Member of Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), a Tokyo-based independent and non-profit health policy think tank established in 2004. He also served as Asia-Pacific Lead for Project HOPE, a US-based medical humanitarian aid organization. Through HOPE and HGPI, he has led health system strengthening projects in the Asia-Pacific region and engaged in the US Navy’s medical humanitarian projects. His focus is a multi-sectoral approach to health issues such as public-private partnerships and civil-military coordination. He was a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Policy Discussion Roundtable for Super Ageing Society (2018) and served as a Visiting Scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2016-2020). He is currently serving as a member of World Dementia Council (WDC), the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Advisory Council, Advisory Board Member of Elsevier Atlas, and the Dementia Innovation Alliance hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. He was awarded the 32th Takemi Incentive Award in 2022. He is a graduate of Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management and holds a MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Eri Yoshimura (Senior Manager, HGPI)
Originally from Kagoshima Prefecture. Eri Yoshimura graduated from Keio University with a BA in Law (Political Science). After graduating, she started her career at a Japanese medical device company. She then worked as a strategy consultant at a US based IT company in Japan. She provided global logistics consulting services for Japanese manufacturing companies in areas such as business process standardization and supply chain transformation. As a Rotary Foundation Global Scholar, she graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a MS in Global Health. During her masters at UCSF, Eri focused on maternal and child health, and conducted field work in Sulawesi, Indonesia. After graduating from UCSF, she joined Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) in 2016. Eri led global health related projects including Access to Medicine and Antimicrobial Resistance. She has also planned and managed several projects on dementia, such as promoting public-private-partnerships in dementia and collaborating with the World Dementia Council (WDC) in research. Eri additionally plans, manages, and implements health policy related projects in Kanagawa Prefecture and is also engaged with global educational programs for future public health leaders.


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