FFJ 10th anniversary symposium: “City Making in the 21st Century: Global Challenges and Local Practices” – 28 November 2019 in Tokyo

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
November 28, 2019
Location: 
Japan
Subject Fields: 
French History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

With apologies for cross-posting.

The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS organizes in collaboration with the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison franco-japonaise (IFRJ-MFJ) its 10th anniversary symposium: "City Making in the 21st Century: Global Challenges and Local Practices", held on 28 November 2019 in Tokyo at the Maison franco-japonaise.

The working languages of the symposium are French and Japanese (simultaneous translation).

In 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. However, it is clear that urban issues are radically different in the various regions of the world. Indeed, the current context of globalization means all cities face the same issues (metropolization, transformations of mobilities, migrations, climate change, etc.), but these processes are deeply rooted in local dynamics. Therefore, this represents a real challenge for the local development of cities.
This international symposium aims to examine the relationships between the local and the global scales by discussing the ways in which metropolitan regions are dealing with new urban issues and examining the diversity of local responses. This event will bring together figures from the worlds of academia, institutions and business in order to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on urban studies with a focus on France and Japan.


Information:
Thursday 28 November 2019 │ 10:00-19:00
Maison franco-japonaise
Auditorium, 3-9-25, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Simultaneous French-Japanese translation
Programme: http://ffj.ehess.fr/upload/Actualites/Events/2019/FFJ_Programme-28-11-20...
Mandatory registration: https://www.mfj.gr.jp/agenda/2019/11/28/ffj-ehess/index.php
Contact: ffj@ehess.fr

You can find the programme below:

10:00 │ Opening address
Norihiko Fukui, Fondation Maison franco-japonaise in Tokyo, President
Sébastien Lechevalier, EHESS, Professor and President of the Fondation France-Japon

10:20 │ Keynote speech
Louis Schweitzer, President of the MCJP Advisory Board

10:50 │ Round table n°1 “Urbanization and transformation of African territories: movement and exchange between rural and urban areas”
Chair: Yoichi Mine, Doshisha University, Professor
Speakers:
Jérôme Klôh Weya, Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in Japan
Kae Amo, Kyoto Seika University, Research Coordinator
Armelle Choplin, University of Geneva, Associate Professor
Éloi Ficquet, EHESS, Associate Professor
Yasuo Fujita, JICA Research Institute, Deputy Director
Oussouby Sacko, Kyoto Seika University, President and Professor

12:50 │ Lunch break

14:00 │ Keynote speech
Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor of Kobe

14:30 │ Keynote speech
Laurent Pic, Ambassador of France in Japan

14:40 │ Round table n°2 “How does French-Japanese cooperation contribute to urban dynamics?”
Chair : Bernard Thomann, Institut français de recherche sur le Japon at MFJ, Director, Professor at Inalco
Speakers :
Sophie Buhnik, lnstitut français de recherche sur le Japon at MFJ, Researcher
Bernard Delmas, Michelin, Senior Advisor
Hidetada Higashi, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Professor
Chikako Mori, Doshisha University, Professor
Rémi Scoccimarro, lnstitut français de recherche sur le Japon at MFJ, Researcher

16:40 │ Break

16:50 │ Round table n°3 “Metropolitan regions and globalization: developments, challenges and mobility issues for the cities of tomorrow?”
Chair: Sébastien Lechevalier, EHESS, Professor and President of the Fondation France-Japon
Speakers:
Michel Agier, EHESS, Professor
Beatriz Fernández, EHESS, Associate Professor
Nobuhiko Koga, Toyota Motor Corporation, Chief Officer of the Frontier Research Center
Norihiro Nakai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor
Asato Saito, Yokohama National University, Professor

18:50 │ Closing address
Sébastien Lechevalier, EHESS, Professor and President of the Fondation France-Japon

Do not hesitate to disseminate widely the information.

Best regards,

Sébastien Lechevalier,
EHESS, Professor
President of the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS
Website: http://ffj.ehess.fr/index.html

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