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USJI International Symposium


December 06,2014


In promoting Japan as a “tourism-oriented nation”, the Japanese government has set the goal of increasing the number of annual foreign visitors to 20 million by the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. In this city of Kyoto, one of the most popular destinations in the world, this symposium aims to discuss on how to develop Japan’s tourism industry, through the sprit of OMOTENASHI, the Japanese tradition of hospitality, by incorporating global perspectives in order to elucidate the tasks at hand, to envision and propose future prospects for Japan’s tourism strategies.

Date and Time

December 6(Sat), 2014 / 1:30pm-5:00pm (restration starts at 0:45pm)


Hardy Hall, Kambaikan Bulding, Muromachi Campus, Doshisha University


0:45pm:Doors Open
Keiji Nakatsuji
Operating Advisor, USJI /Dean, Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
1:30pm-1:35pm:Opening Remarks
Masako Egawa
Chair, USJI / Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo
1:35pm-2:35pm:Keynote Speeches
Seiji Maehara
Member of the House of Representatives, The Democratic Party of Japan / Former Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Touris(Cancelled)
Seiichi Kondo
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University / Former Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
Koji Murata
President, Doshisha University(Updated)
2:45pm-4:55pm:Panel Discussion
Yuzo Murayama
Vice President, Doshisha University
Masao Hosoo
C.E.O., Hosoo Co., Ltd
Yuki Ikenobo
Ikenobo Headmaster Designate
Kazumichi Iwai
Exective Councilor, The Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry /
Chairman, Divisional Group of Tourism & Transportation/
President, HATOYA KANKO Co., Ltd.
Yoshikazu Maegawa
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
Daiko Matsuyama
Deputy Chief Priest, Taizo-in Temple, Myoshinji
Geoffrey Wexler
Chief, International Division, Studio Ghibli
4:55pm-5:00pm:Closing Remarks
Nobuyoshi Saito
Director, International Center, Doshisha University

*Details of the symposium are subject to change without notice.
*Video footage will be recorded, and may be published on the USJI website.
*With simultaneous interpreting between English and Japanese.

Supported by

Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry / The Yomiuri Shimbun

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