Initiatives at the World Forum on Sport and Culture [Topics]

Sep 07, 2016

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc.

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. (President & CEO: Kengo Sakurada, hereinafter “Sompo Holdings”) hereby announces its initiatives during the World Forum on Sport and Culture to be held in October 2016. Sompo Holdings will participate in the Forum as a Diamond Partner (one of the top 5 of the 41 Partner companies).

1. Speaker at Tokyo Opening
The Tokyo Opening includes keynote addresses by representatives of the sporting and economic communities in Japan and overseas. President & CEO Sakurada will take part in Panel Discussion by Minister and Business Leaders. Along with Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Hirokazu Matsuno, and other panelists, Sakurada will talk about expectations in the Forum and their vision for Japan in 2020.

Date October 20 (Thur), 16:30-17:00
Venue Grand Hyatt Tokyo

2. Session at Public-Private Workshop
Sompo Holdings will hold a session at the Public-Private Workshop, where more than 600 global corporate leaders, government officials and representatives from civil society come together to discuss the world’s future. The theme of the session includes new lifestyles, approaches to healthy and fulfilling longer lives, and new values among younger generations.

Date October 21 (Fri), 14:15-15:15
Venue Roppongi Academyhills
Address: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Theme Technological Innovation toward a Prosperous Society
What will technological innovation bring in aging society, by utilizing the ICT and Robot in nursing and medical care?
Overview Japan is becoming an aging society, and there is an urgent need to propose and conceptualize ideal future models for caregiving for the elderly and support for their daily lives. An important theme for resolving this challenge is the utilization of ICT and robots for caregiving. In anticipation of the aging society, which will become a worldwide issue in the future, in this session, panelists will suggest and discuss ideas especially focusing on what can be achieved through technical innovations in the area of caregiving, how the relationship between the elderly and caregivers can become happy through the “coexistence” among humans and ICT/robots, and what ideal caregiving and the aging society should be like in the future.
Moderator Maoko Kotani
Panelist Akifumi Tamaoki
General Manager, Partner Robot Division, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (Robot developer)

Hiroyuki Saito
General Manager, Business Promotion Department, AGE-FREE Business Unit (nursing care products and service), Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company
(ICT developer)

Mikio Okumura
Director, Executive Officer (Nursing Care & Healthcare Business owner), Sompo Holdings, Inc. /Representative Director and President, Sompo Care Inc. (Care service provider)

3. Dispatch of Staff Responsible for Liaising and Coordinating with Sports Ministers from Various Countries
Sports ministers from various countries as well as sports experts from all over the world will meet at a Sports Ministers' Meeting due to take place as part of the Forum on Friday, October 21. At the request of the Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (hereinafter MEXT), we are sending 15 employees as liaisons who communicate and coordinate with sports ministers participating from various countries.

4. Official Side Event "Eugène Carrière―110ème Anniversaire de sa Disparition"
Eugène Carrière-110ème Anniversaire de sa Disparition, due to be held at the Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, has been approved by MEXT as an official side event that will heighten momentum leading up to the Forum.

Period September 10 (Sat) – November 20 (Sun)
Venue Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Official Site

Sompo Holding will contribute to the success of the Forum and, as a company that supports security, health, and wellbeing all together, we will strive to create a society where everyone can lead a vibrant and fulfilling life.

[Reference]Overview of the World Forum on Sport and Culture

  1. Background
    Led by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Forum is hosted by a combination of government and private organizations, including relevant ministries and agencies, economic organizations, local governments, and private enterprises, in preparation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Kansai World Masters Games 2021. The Forum will be held in Kyoto and Tokyo in the fall of 2016, soon after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Combined with tourism, it is the first in a series of events to increase global opportunities by discussing and disseminating information on international contributions by sport, culture and business, and tangible and intangible legacies.*
    * Legacies refers to the long-term positive impact of opportunities brought by sports and other events to society. It specifically refers to the development of facilities and infrastructure, and encouraging sports.

  2. Dates
    October 19-20, 2016 (Wed & Thur): Kyoto (Rohm Theatre Kyoto and other venues)
    October 20-22, 2016 (Thur – Sat): Tokyo (Roppongi Hills and other venues)

  3. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology "World Forum on Sport and Culture" website:
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