Forum Outline

Japan is facing various social issues such as Infectious diseases, energy and food crises, and climate change due to global warming. In addition, population decline and declining birthrate and aging population are serious ongoing social problems.
In the "Basic Policy for the Digital Garden City National Concept", the government has decided that "public and private sectors should work together" instead of "public or private sector" in order to transform local social issues into engines of growth. Cabinet Office aims to promote Regional Revitalization driven by SDGs.
In the annual International Forum on SDGs for Regional Revitalization 2023, we share and show some practical examples about a new "sustainable community development" led by innovation and advanced regional revitalization related to GX (Green Transformation), DX (Digital Transformation), and startups. On top of that, we will use the communication and discussion at this forum as an opportunity to accelerate the resolution of social issues through various innovations and aim to deepen and expand the regional revitalization driven by SDGs.

Presenters

  • President and CEO, SoftBank Corp.

    Mr. MIYAKAWA JUNICHI

  • CEO, Hoshino Resort Co., Ltd.

    Mr. HOSHINO YOSHIHARU

  • CEO of Kashima Antlers F.C. Co., Ltd. / Director, President of Mercari, Inc.

    Mr. KOIZUMI FUMIAKI

  • Minister of State for Regional Revitalization, Minister of Vision for a Digital Garden City Nation

    Mr. OKADA NAOKI

  • Chairperson, Regional Revitalization Public‒Private Partnership Platform (Mayor of the City of Kitakyushu)

    Mr. KITAHASHI KENJI

  • President, Institute for Built Environment and Carbon Neutral for SDGs(IBECs)

    Dr. MURAKAMI SHUZO

  • Mayor of Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture
    (SDGs “Future City” in 2022)

    Ms. NAITO SAWAKO

  • Vice President, External and Government Affairs, Nissan Motor Company, Ltd.

    Mr. GOTO OSAMU

  • Swedish Ambassador to Japan, The embassy of Sweden

    Mr. PERERIC HÖGBERG

  • Mayor of Kamishihoro Town, Hokkaido Prefecture
    (SDGs “Future City” in 2021)

    Mr. TAKENAKA MITSUGI

  • Deputy Director General, Office for Promotion of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy, Cabinet Office, GOJ

    Ms. NISHI KYOKO

  • Managing Executive Officer CWO (Chief Well-Being Officer), Rakuten

    Mr. KOBAYASHI MASATADA

  • Director, Chiiori Trust

    Mr. ALEX KERR

  • CEO, YAMAGATA DESIGN Co., Ltd.

    Mr. YAMANAKA DAISUKE

  • President, The Graduate School of Project Design

    Ms. TANAKA RISA

  • Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance

    Prof. KANIE NORICHIKA

Program
Click here for registration Pre-Registration Required / Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31st 2023 / Participation Fee: Free
Due to high popularity, the registration date has been extended to 12:00pm on February 6th!