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Symposium “Create Our Future by Social Business” (21 Feb. 2017)

Hosting Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the symposium to discuss how social business could address social problems, “Create the Future by Social Business”(hosted by Kyushu University and Asahi Shimbun), was held at Hamariku-Asahi Hall in Tokyo. 
Showing Kyushu University’s latest projects and achievements in the first part of the symposium, the panelists tossed around ideas for the role of science technologies in the society.   
The second part included a lecture by Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo, speaking about implementation plans to facilitate gender empowerment and the 2020 Olympics-focused projects.
In subsequent panel discussion “Redesign the world from Tokyo by social business”, the panelists exchanged their views on the possibility of sustainable social business in Tokyo with Dr. Yunus. 

More than 300 attendees from a wide range of age groups filled the venue. 


■Program
【Part 1】 14:30-
・Research presentation “University-industry collaborative research projects for doctor-less villages”
・”The 1st International Meeting : Healthcare, SDGs, and Social Business” – Commendation ceremony for social business’s achievement in healthcare  
・Keynote speech by Dr. Muhammad Yunus  
・Panel discussion “Science technology and social business create the sustainable future”
≪Panelist≫
  Prof. Tetsukazu Yahara (Director, Institute of Decision Science for a Sustainable Society, Kyushu University)
  Prof. Masaharu Okada (Executive Director, Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center, Kyushu University)
≪Commentator≫
  Dr. Muhammad Yunus 

  Dr. Mark Stafford Smith(Chief Coordinating Scientist, CSIRO in Australia) 

≪Coordinator≫
  Ashir Ahmed (Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Information Technology, Kyushu University)

【Part 2】 16:15-
・Lecture by the governer of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike “For the sustainable bright future of Tokyo” 
・Lecture by Takashi Kawazoe (CEO, Carepro, Inc. )  “Strategies and practices of social impact maximization”
・Panel discussion “Redesign the world from Tokyo by social business”
≪Panelist≫
  Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike
≪Coordinator≫ 
 Toru Ishii (Senior Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun) 

Web: http://www.asahi.com/shimbun/sympo20170221.html


Press:
①Good Way
http://goodway.co.jp/fip/htdocs/jop2m5ah0-3242/
②Asahi Shimbun Digital
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK2P5W09K2PUTIL05Z.html

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