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Updated: Sep 27, 2019




Global Forum 2019: IGNITE! JAPAN

Prepare Our Workforce of Tomorrow in Japan

Global Citizens Initiative presents

Engage, Ignite and Empower our Next Generation as Agents of Positive Change!


Thank you for joining us at the Global Forum 2019 where we had over 450 participants, including prominent educators, corporate leaders, policy makers, parents, students, GCI Fellows and Ambassadors, Faculty and inspirational speakers from around the world. The discussions were inspiring and thought provoking while we hope we were able to create a space and place to engage, ignite and empower you.


WELCOME SPEECHES

TARO KONO, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS WELCOME VIDEO:

  • Message: The importance of developing cultural sensitivity and acquiring the “soft skills” used in a professional global environment, as well as being able to speak English well.

YUMI KUWANA, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER, GCI

  • Message: GCI was born out of her personal hardship as a new-comer (帰国子女) to Japan and her desire for change. She always wished for more diversity in Japan among its people, their thinking, and their career and educational possibilities. The Forum is a catalyst for a larger conversation about embracing diversity in its many forms.


First Session: ENGAGE! NEXTGEN JAPAN:

Roundtable Discussion with GCI alumni – The Voices of Our Next Generation

Moderator: Dr. Linda Hill, Harvard Business School Professor

Three GCI Ambassadors:

  • Jurin Okugawa - 2014 GCI Fellow, Tokyo University

  • Mako Matsuzaki - 2015 GCI Fellow, Keio University

  • Hidehiko Shigemasa - 2015 GCI Fellow, Tokyo University



Second Session: IGNITE! NEXTGEN JAPAN:

Fireside Chat with Japanese Global Leaders – The Voices of Japanese Leaders

Moderator: Dr. Linda Hill, Harvard Business School Professor

Japanese Thought Leaders:

  • Kazuo Hirai, former Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation

  • Seiji Inagaki, President, Dai-Ichi Life

  • Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan



Third Session: EMPOWER! NEXTGEN JAPAN:

Panel Discussion with Educators, Students, Corporate Leaders

Introduction to Harkness® with Dr. Eimer Page, Head of Global Initiatives, Phillips Exeter Academy

Harkness® is a powerful student-centric discussion-based learning methodology used as a tool to tap into each person’s unique perspective and ideas and to harness collaboration for a global collective. It nurtures the 4Cs: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication and is used at Exeter: https://youtu.be/189Miz-C6sU


What’s Next: Conversations with Youth, Educators, Corporate Leaders and Policy Makers

Moderator: Yumiko Murakami, OECD Japan Head

Japanese Thought Leaders from different industries:

  • Dr. Shigeru Miyagawa, MIT Professor, EdX, former Tokyo U. faculty

  • Jason Wild, SVP, Salesforce.com

  • Emi Takemura, Peatix Co-Founder, FutureEdu

  • Dr. Eimer Page, Global Initiative, Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Rui Matsukawa, Government and Policy Maker



FOURTH SESSION: EMPOWER! OUR AUDIENCE

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3 Breakout Sessions

Empower and Ignite the Next Generation in Japan as Agents of Positive Change.

Roundtable Discussion which included audience engagement


1. Breakout Session ONE: Corporate Leaders/Policy Makers' Session

"What is your responsibility as a corporate leader or policy maker to nurture the next generation?"

Facilitator: Toru Suzuki, Egon Zehnder

Japanese Thought leaders from different industries:

  • Kazushi Ambe, EVP, Sony Corporation

  • Shibusawa, Founder, Shibusawa & Co.

  • Tamako Mitarai, Founder, Kesennuma Knitting Co.



2. Breakout Session TWO: Educators' Session

"What is your responsibility as an educator to empower our next generation?"

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gruss, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Japanese Leaders in Education:

  • Dr. Yukio Yanagisawa, The Kaisei Academy, Principal

  • Kumiko Makihara, writer and author, Columbia Adjunct Associate Research Scholar,

  • Sachiko Nakajima, CEO at steAm, Inc., Music, Math and STEAM Education (Jazz Pianist/mathematician)

  • Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Academic Fellow, National Graduate Inst. of Policy Study, Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute



3. Breakout Session THREE: Youth Session

"What is your responsibility as the next generation of Japan?"

Facilitator: Yumi Kuwana, Founder and President, Global Citizens Initiative

  • Hidehiko Shigemasa, 2015 GCI Fellow, Tokyo University Student

  • Leon Carlson, TedxYouth@Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School Student

  • Jimi Okelana, Founder, Creative Director, ON-1

  • Keiko Ono, Google Japan



To read more about the Global Forum 2019 program, including the Program Guide from the day-of, please click here.


Graphic Recorders:

NüWorks/Knowledge Signs

Innovation team dot: Mayumi Maeda, Miku Morigasaki, Nanako Masabuchi, Sayaka Nemoto























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