JETRO will hold an online seminar inviting speakers from academic field, Tohoku University and National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College focusing on the issue of Japanese aging society.
As Japan’s population ages, startups are emerging to improve the efficiency of healthcare, automation, and mobility. And the need for technologies and services from these companies, including foreign companies, is growing.
In this seminar, we will discuss the following two cases:
Sendai City is working on the extension of healthy lifespan for the elderly, and Kitakyushu City is focusing on integration of Industry 4.0 at the manufacturing site. These cases will provide hints for foreign companies on how to expand business in Japan.
Please join our seminar to get information on the above.
Wed, 24th March 5:00PM - 6:15PM(JST), 8:00AM-9:15AM(GMT)
※Lecture 1, lecture 2, and panel discussion will be conducted in Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.
■Fee: Free of charge
17:00～17:10 Opening Session (JETRO)
17:10～17:20 “Industry-academia collaboration for dementia prevention”
Professor Yasuyuki Taki, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
17:20～17:30 ”Human Resources Development and the Digitalization of Manufacturing”
Professor Shigeru Kuchii, Department of Creative Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics Course, National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College
17:30～18:00 Panel discussion (Moderator: JETRO)
Professor Yasuyuki Taki, Tohoku University
Professor Shigeru Kuchii, National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College
Mr. Kenichi Yamada, Enterprise Location Section, Economic Affairs Bureau, City of Sendai
Ms. Yumiko Inoue, International Business Team, Startup Promotion Division, Industry and Economics Bureau, City of Kitakyushu
■About the Speakers:
*Yasuyuki TAKI - Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Professor Taki analyzes the correlation between the factors such as age and lifestyle and brain morphology, cerebral blood flow, cerebral white matter integrity, etc., by using brain magnetic resonance images of many healthy human subjects. Using neuroscience, he has collaborated with and supervised companies in various industries in Japan, including pharmaceutical, travel, food, and cosmetics.
*Shigeru KUCHII - Professor, Department of Creative Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics Course, National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College
Professor Kuchii focuses on the research and development of production systems utilizing robots, AI, and IoT for the DX and Fourth Industrial Revolution. As an instructor, he has won championships in the national technical college Robocon (robot contest) three times. Also, he aims to solve social issues by developing medical robots and social robots to support the elderly.
Invest Japan Department, JETRO
(Saito, Saji, Wanatabe, Hoshino)