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“The Health Policy Summit 2013” Report

“The Health Policy Summit 2013” Report
On February 22, Health and Global Policy Institute hosted Health Policy Summit 2013(Supported by: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare). The Summit is now an annual event, attended by leading figures from the healthcare field, patient groups, politics, industry, the media and more, and is convened to discuss the ideal approach to health policy issues in the year ahead.

Over the next decade, Japan’s first generation of baby boomers will join the nation’s healthcare system for the advanced elderly. On top of such serious issues as the economic slowdown, fiscal deficit, massive government debt, slow progress of globalization, and widening income inequality, can Japan meet the complex challenges presented by a super-aging society? With the 3.11 disaster, the strengths of those in the private sector quick and decisive in responding to the crisis were clear for all to see, yet
Normal 0 0 2 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE so too were the failings of leaders and the government. What now is the key to Japan’s future transformation? Surely it lies in action toward reform to overcome these complex crises taken by people fully aware of the issues.

At this Summit, there were active discussion of regional initiatives to develop a social security model in response to the aging society, opportunities presented by the crisis to transform Japan’s leadership, and economic revitalization and the role of women in the workforce, culminating in a final session where the policymaking process to transform Japan were discussed together with panelists with Cabinet-level experience.

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-Health Policy Summit 2013
From Crisis to Complex Crises: How Can Japan Respond to Super Aging?
~Ten Years from 3.11 to a Super-Aging Society~

【Date】 Friday, February 22, 2013  
【Location】 Hotel New Otani Tokyo, Room Suiho (Address: 4-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
【Organizer】 Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)
【Supported by】 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

【Program】
・10:00-10:35 Opening Remarks
[Speakers]
-Yasuo Otani (Vice-Minister for policy coordination, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
-Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute)
-Takumi Nemoto (Reconstruction Minister)

・10:35-11:55  【Session 1 A Japanese Model for Social Security: Regionally-Supported Healthcare】
[Speakers]
– Masako Ii (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University)
– Hajime Inoue (Managing Director, Medical Economics Division, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
– Shinsuke Muto (Chairman, Tetsuyu Institute Medical Corporation/ Chairman, Leading Aging Society Forum)
– Kazuhisa Takeuchi (McKinsey & Company) (Moderator)

・12:10-13:20  【Session 2 (Lunch) Opportunity Offered by Crisis: Next-Generation Leadership】
[Speakers]
– Daisuke Iwase (Co-Founder/ Representative Director, LIFENET INSURANCE COMPANY)
– Kay Deguchi (Senior Executive Vice President, Bell Systems 24, Inc)
– Ken Shibusawa (President and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange/ Chairman, Commons Asset Management, Inc.) (Moderator)

・13:30-14:50  【Session 3  Japan’s Options: Economic Revitalization and Women in the Workforce】
[Speakers]
– Kimie Iwata (President, Japan Institute of Workers’ Empowerment/ Advisor to Shiseido Co., Ltd.)
– Taro Iwamoto (President, Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.)
– Susan H. Roos (Employment Attorney/ Wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Japan)
– Hiromi Murakami (Assistant professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies / Executive Director , Health and Global Policy Institute) (Moderator)

・15:00-16:30  【Session 4  Transforming Japan: A Policymaking Process for Change】
[Speakers]
– Hiroko Ota (Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies / Former Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Cabinet Office)
– Koichi Kawabuchi (Professor, Health Economics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
– Hiroya Masuda (Adviser, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. / Former Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications / Former Iwate Governor)
– Tsukasa Obayashi (Senior and Editorial Writer, Nikkei Inc.) (Moderator)

・16:30-16:40  Closing Remarks
– Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute)

・17:00-18:30  Reception
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Exhibition date:2013-02-22

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