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UHHA Symposium

The UHHA ( University Hub Haneda Airport) Symposium has been designed to provide an innovative and stimulating public forum for blending intellectual with practical considerations to help guide Japan toward an inspired and stimulating 21st century economy. In a sense, it intends to offer a Japanese intellectual version of "Woodstock".

UHHA projects will connect academics, university students, business, governments, international organizations, civil society, and the general public to help revitalize Japan and its place in the global economy. As an international hub of growing importance to Asia and beyond, Haneda Airport has become the gateway of Japan to the world. It embraces this role, and with it welcomes the opportunity, indeed the responsibility, to serve as the catalytic engine to launch this critically important symposium.

The 1st UHHA Symposium

The 1st symposium will be held at Haneda,Tokyo immediately after the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Tokyo. This symposium has been designated as an official after-conference event by the IMF and World Bank Group. The symposium will create a unique opportunity to consider and contrast differences between 'Japan seen from inside Japan' and 'Japan seen through the global lens.' It will feature presentations, active debates and discussions among the varied constituencies in attendance, including the general public. The initial symposium will focus on "Globalization and High Education in Japan", recognizing that both the nature and style of knowledge development and acquisition must become at least as dynamic as other sectors of our ever-changing world.
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The 1st UHHA Symposium
Title Regarding the symposium overview along with IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings held in Tokyo in October, 2012
The 1st UHHA Symposium
"What is the Maturity of a Civilized Society?"

Date Monday, October 15, 2012
Place Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 1 6F (Galaxy Hall)
Entry fee Free(Pre-registration system)
Number of Seats Approx. 200
(Honorifics omitted)
  • Mineo Nakajima
    Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, Akita International University
  • Naoki Inose
    Tokyo Vice Governor
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati
    WB Managing Director
  • Kumiko Bando
    Director General , Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Shigeo Katsu
    President, Nazarvayev University
  • Glen S. Fukushima
  • Reiko Kuroda
    Professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo
    Professor, Research Organization, Tokyo University of Science
  • Yiu Angela
    Vice President for Academic Exchange Sophia
  • Hiroya Ichikawa
    Professor and Director of Global Business Program ,Akita International University
  • Miwa Kobayashi
    Director Government&Corporate Affairs Boeing Japan
  • Takeshi Hibiya
    Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Reiji Shibata
    Indigo Blue Company Ltd.
  • Kuniko Nishikawa
    Firststar Healthcare Co. Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Saito
    Visiting Professor at Akita International University
  • Richard Mei
    Cultural Affairs Officer U.S. Embassy, Tokyo
  • Isao Takashiro
    President of Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd.
PLEASE NOTE ※Program may change