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  • ARISE Japan Public Symposium 2020: Tourism and disaster risk reduction: building the resilience of communities with transient populations ARISE
    ARISE Japan
    BRICKS. Corporation
    KABTO Co.Ltd.
    Kokusai Kogyo Co, Ltd.
    Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc.
    Minerva Veritas Co., LTD.
    MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings
    Survey Research Center Co., Ltd.
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Japan


    Date: 12 Mar 2020
    Country: Japan
    City/State: Tokyo
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ARISE Japan Public Symposium 2020: Tourism and disaster risk reduction: building the resilience of communities with transient populations

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): ARISE Japan (ARISE-J)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Japan (UNDRR Office Japan)

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): ARISE

MAIN HOST(S): BRICKS. Corporation
KABTO Co.Ltd. (KABTO)
Kokusai Kogyo Co, Ltd.
Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc.
Minerva Veritas Co., LTD.
MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings
Survey Research Center Co., Ltd.

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 12 Mar 2020 Location: Japan (Tokyo) Venue: AP Toranomon 11F Convention Room 15h00 to 18h00 [Registration starts 14h30]

This symposium has been postponed (27/02/2020)

This symposium, scheduled for 12 March, has been postponed in consideration of the current situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and to prevent a larger-scale outbreak of the virus in Japan. We ask for your kind understanding. We will inform you once a new date for the symposium has been fixed.

Description of the symposium

ARISE Japan is hosting its fifth annual public symposium on 12 March 2020, in Tokyo.

Tourism as an industry is a key pillar of Japan’s economic growth strategy. In particular, the number of inbound tourists has grown to 31,880,000 in 2019, fivefold from 2011. With growth, however, images and news stories of apprehensive foreign tourists caught in the aftermath of earthquakes, heavy rain events, and typhoons in Japan have also increasingly been picked up by the media.

To sustainably develop tourism in Japan under disaster-prone conditions, it is necessary to implement preventive measures with international visitors in mind at the country level, and to improve the business resilience of tourism related businesses at the local level. For this year’s symposium, ARISE Japan, working to realize the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the SDGs as UNDRR’s private sector alliance, will use tourism as a lens to explore disaster risk reduction that is transient populations including tourists and stranded commuters, increased resilience of SMEs, and community-based disaster resilience.   

This event is open to the wider private sector and other stakeholders.

Supporting Organizations

  • Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) (TBC)

  • Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ)

  • Japan Bosai Platform (JBP)

  • Association for Resilience Japan (ARJ)

Event Information

Date, time, location: 12 March 2020, 15:00-18:00, in Tokyo. Registration opens 14:30. Event will be followed by a casual reception. All presentations and discussions will be conducted in the Japanese language, with whispered translation services available on a limited basis.

This is a free event, however, advanced registration is required (see online registration link).

Tentative Programme

Opening

  • 15:00-15:10 - Welcome remarks by organizer – Mr. Masato Takamatsu, ARISE Japan Lead and ARISE Board member; Senior Executive Fellow, Head of Tourism Crisis Management Consulting, JTB Tourism Research and Consulting Co.

  • 15:10-15:20 - Welcome remarks by co-organizer – Ms. Yuki Matsuoka, Head, UNDRR office in Japan

Part One: Disaster risk reduction of inbound/international tourists

  • 15:20-16:00 - Keynote Challenges in tourism and disaster risk reduction, and possible solutions by Mr. Toshihiro Katayama, Director for Visitor Experience Improvement, Inbound Tourism Promotion Division, Japan Tourism Agency

  • 15:40-16:25 – Case studies

Information communication: Mr. Kenichi Yoshikawa, President and CEO, BRICKS. Corporation

Transportation: Mr. Shunichi Uchida, Deputy General Manager, Customer Service Quality Reformation Department, East Japan Railway Company

Public broadcasting: Ms. Junko Tanaka, Head of Global Strategy Division, NHK World Department

Part Two: Disaster risk reduction of tourism destinations

  • 16:40-17:50 – Panel discussion

Business continuity among SMEs: Mr. Katsuya Igarashi, General Manager, Regional Promotion Division, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Hotel industry and business continuity management: Ms. Tomoko Kagimura, Senior Consultant, BCM Section 1st, Risk Management Department 4th, MS&AD InterRisk Research & Consulting, Inc.

Disaster risk reduction by local government: Mr. Nobuhiro Kikushima, Crisis Management Officer, Disaster Risk Management and General Affairs Dept., Hakone Town

Moderated by: Mr. Masato Takamatsu, ARISE Japan Lead and ARISE Board member; Senior Executive Fellow, Head of Tourism Crisis Management Consulting, JTB Tourism Research and Consulting Co.

Closing

  • 17:50-18:00 – Wrap-up and closing remarks – Ms. Sandra Wu, ARISE Board member, Chairperson and CEO, Kokusai Kogyo Co. Ltd.

There will be a casual reception, with tea and snacks, following the event. All attendees are welcome to attend.

Please click here to register.

Event website: http://bit.ly/arisej2020



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