What is YOUR ideal Society 5.0?

Feb. 22, 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Joint Event

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This event is jointly hosted by the BCCJ and SINCA (Sharing Innovative & Creative Action and Leadership).

Society 5.0 is an initiative led by the Japanese public and private sectors, as well as one of the key pillars of the upcoming G20 (June) and B20 (March) to be held in Osaka this year. The “human-centric” feature of Society 5.0, which capitalises on demographic issues in Japan (i.e. ageing population) and on unique Japanese technological capabilities (i.e. robotics), has been well received overseas. Yet, few Japanese are familiar with this exciting initiative.

SINCA wants to ask what YOUR ideal Society 5.0 looks like and compare it with Keidanren’s Society 5.0: Co-creating the Future.

Now that the status-quo powers, such as the US and Germany, as well as an emerging China, are struggling with domestic issues, some observers expect Japan to assume a more proactive leadership role in the world. Since today’s leadership role is expected of individuals rather than solely government or business leaders, SINCA wants to develop specific actions we can take during this exciting year for Japan in order to further position Japan at the forefront of the international community.



About the Speaker

Yoko Ishikura, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University

Professor Yoko Ishikura currently serves as an independent consultant in the area of global strategy, competitiveness and global talent. Additionally, she is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and currently serves as a non-executive director of Shiseido Company and Nissin Foods Holdings.

Prior to her current roles, Professor Ishikura served as the manager at McKinsey & Company, a professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University, a professor at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University and a professor at the Graduate School of Design at Keio University.

She has also served as non-executive director for Sojitz Corporation, Lifenet Insurance, Vodafone Holdings, Japan Post, Mitsui OSK Lines and Fujitsu Corporation. Beyond this, her former civic and professional activities include: Executive Member for the Council for Science & Technology Policy, Vice President of thee Science Council of Japan, Member of the Working Group on Growth under Council on Economic & Fiscal Policy, Vice Chair of Cluster Commission for METI and Member of the Central Education Council in Japan.

Professor Ishikura has been—and continues to be—a frequent speaker and moderator at management conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the world, including various workshops for international clients and recently for young global leaders such as the Global Agenda Seminar Series, Davos Experience in Tokyo and SINCA seminars in Japan.

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The BCCJ Office
Ark Hills Front Tower RoP

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