International University of Japan Top Global University Project Symposium
“The Future of Food, Agriculture, and Community in the Digital Age”
Hosted by IUJ / Supported by Minamiuonuma City
◇ Date：Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
◇ Venue：Main Hall, Minamiuonuma Civic Hall (live streaming via Zoom Video Webinar also available)
◇ Language：Japanese（English simultaneous interpretation available）
◇ Open to：Anyone who is interested in this event.
◇ Fee：For free
◇ How to register：Please register from the form below (the first 300 to arrive)
14:00 – 14:05 Opening Remarks Dr. Hiroyuki Itami, President of International University of Japan
14:05 – 14:10 Guest-of-honor’s Speech Plan to invite someone from the Office for International Planning, Higher Education Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
14:10 – 14:25 Keynote Address: “For the Sustainable Growth of Minamiuonuma City Through Collaboration Between
the Industry, Government, and Academic Sectors and Regional Communities”
Shigeo Hayashi, Mayor of Minamiuonuma City
< Presentations >
14:25 – 14:40 “Digital Transformation (DX) in Agriculture Initiative.
Carving out the Future of Food and Agriculture Through ‘Agriculture x Digital’”
Plan to invite someone from the Policy Planning Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
14:40 – 14:55 “From Uonuma to the World. Contributing to the Region Through Business Activities”
Mr. Jiro Nagumo, President of Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.
14:55 – 15:10 “Efforts on Revitalization of Agriculture（tentative）”
Mr. Wataru Nakajima, President of Orasho no Yasai Co., Ltd., and Mr. Akinari Ozawa, Representative, Ozawa Farm
15:10 – 15:30 “IUJ’s Efforts and Outcomes of Education of Human Resources Related to Food, Agriculture,
and Digital Transformation”
①Introduction of DX Program Prof. Hyunkoo Lee, Dean of Graduate School of International Management
②Introduction of Agriculture Course Prof. Tsutomu Yokose, Graduate School of International Management, and current students
15:30 – 15:40 Q&A Session
——- 10-minute Interval ——-
< Panel Discussion >
15:50 – 16:30 Panel Discussion (1) Use of Technology and Promotion of Industry
Mr. Masao Ishida, Director for Policy Office, Agricultural Affairs Division, Niigata Prefectural Government.
Mr. Kazuhito Kamiya, President, Biomass Resin Holdings Co., Ltd.
Mr. Satoshi Koike, President, Vegetalia, Inc.
Ms. Naho Kobayashi, The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) Chief scientist/producer, IUJ ★Moderator
16:35 – 17:15 Panel discussion (2) Utilization of regional resources and globalization
Mr. Katsutoshi Koshigoe, General Manager, Department of Industrial Promotion, Minamiuonuma City
Mr. Yu Toyonaga, EcoRice Niigata Inc.
Prof. Noboru Yamaguchi, Graduate School of International Relations
Assistant Prof. Eiki Kikuchi, Researcher, The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), IUJ ★Moderator
17:15 – 17:20 Closing remarks Prof. Hiroshi Kato, Vice President of IUJ and Director of Headquarters, Top Global University Project
Please register from the registration form 【Deadline: Wednesday, August 25】
※Those who register for “online” will be provided a URL by email by the day before this event.
※We appreciate your cooperation for taking your temperature and sanitizing your hands at the entrance of the venue.
Office of Top Global University Project
International University of Japan