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Seminar "Lessons for Japan's Circular Economic Future" on April 3

Mon 03 April 2023 14:00 - 16:30

Seminar Lessons for Japan's Circular Economic Future hosted by Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies on April 3. This is a hybrid event held at Kyushu University and you can join online.

General Information
Date and time: Monday 3 April, 14:00-16:30JST
Participation fee: Free
Language: Japanese and English
Details and Registration: Please click HERE

This seminar explores the opportunities and challenges facing Japan as it shifts toward a circular economy (CE). Mr. Freek Van Eijk, Managing Director of the Holland Circular Hotspot will provide an introduction to CE developments in the Netherlands, a leading nation when it comes to CE development strategy. Professor Scott Valentine of Kyushu University, Senior CE Advisor at KPMG Australia and Chair of the Australia Circular Economy Hub advisory board will then share insights into a CE development program that is ongoing in Melbourne`s northern municipality, Hume City. Mr. Shiko Hayashi, Programme Director of the Kitakyushu Urban Centre of the IGES will then introduce the cross-organization efforts to create a Kitakyushu Circular Economy. Finally, the session will wrap up with a panel discussion that explores how these experiences can help support more impact CE development strategy in Kyushu and beyond.