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6/16 Ocean Forum “Challenges of Pacific island countries and Perspectives for strengthening partnership with Japan”

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Ocean Forum
“Challenges of Pacific island countries and Perspectives for strengthening partnership with Japan”

Overview
The Pacific island countries endowed with small land space including low lying areas hold large ocean areas in their Exclusive Economic Zones, and play an important role in marine conservation. At the same time, they face sea water warming, typhoon, drought and other extreme climatic events. They have endured socio-economic damages by the COVID-19 pandemic as tourism, an important economic sector was suspended. The Government of Japan is organizing the 9th Pacific Island Leaders Summit (PALM9) to be held online the week of 28 June 2021. As PALM9 approaches, it is proposed to facilitate discussions on the perspectives for strengthening partnership between Pacific island countries and Japan in overcoming challenges faced by the Pacific Island countries. The discussions will be conducted with representatives from the Japanese government and Mie Prefecture, the ambassadors of Pacific island countries, and other experts and stakeholders of Mie Prefecture, which originally planned to host PALM9.
 
We look forward to your participation.
Venue
 
Online (YouTube)
Date and time
 
 
Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 17:00-19:00(JST)
Theme
 
Challenges of Pacific island countries and Perspectives for strengthening partnership with Japan
Speakers 【Opening remarks】
・Dr. Atsushi Sunami (President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation)

【Panelists:Keynote Panel】
・Mr. Kenko Sone (Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)
・Mr. Eikei Suzuki (Governor, Mie Prefecture)
・H.E. Ms. Faalavaau P.J. Sila-Tualaulelei (Ambassador of the Independent State of Samoa to Japan)
・H.E. Mr. Francis Mariur Matsutaro (Ambassador of the Republic of Palau to Japan)
・H.E. Dr. T. Suka Mangisi (Ambassador of the Kingdom of Tonga to Japan)
・Dr. Atsushi Sunami (President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
・Dr. Hide Sakaguchi (President, OPRI-SPF)
・Mr. Masanori Kobayashi (Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF)

【Marine and Coastal Thematic Panel】
・Dr. Hideo Aoki (Chief Researcher and Director, Mie Prefecture Fishery Institute)
・Dr. Mitsuru Izumi (President, National Institute of Technology, Toba College)
・Dr. Nobuo Ezaki (Professor, National Institute of Technology, Toba College)
・Dr. Koichi Matsuda (Professor, Mie University)
・Mr. Masahiro Nakatogawa (NTT AgriTechnology Corporation)
・Ms. Mayumi Mitsuhashi (Chairperson of the Ama Preservation Association)
・Dr. Joeli Veitayaki (Associate Professor, University of South Pacific)
・Mr. Jamie Whitford (Mariculture Specialist, Secretariat of the Pacific Community)
・Mr. Masanori Kobayashi (Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF)

Note: The speakers and the theme may be changed due to unexpected causes.
Other 【Attendance fee】
Free

【Language】
Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation

【Other】
Please register from the form provided below. When registering, please kindly double check the email address provided in the form before submitting.
 
After registration, you will receive a temporary registration confirmation email. Please click the registration completion URL in the email within 24 hours of receiving it to finalize your registration.
Participants will receive an email confirming registration after submitting this form, which will include the URL to access the webinar. If you do not receive this email, please kindly also check the spam email box.
Contact:
Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
TEL:03-5157-5210
Please send inquiries on the event to oceanpolicy (@) spf.or.jp

For media inquiries:
Media Relations Department, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
TEL: 03-5157-5395
Email: spfpr (@) spf.or.jp

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