As experiencing rapid population ageing, there has been a growing interest among Asian countries towards Japan as the front runner of population ageing. The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Asian Aging Business Center will host a symposium in Fukuoka city, where the city government promotes a social model of the elderly's healthy lives in the age of extreme longevity. How can we make communities and society for the elderly to be active throughout their lives? The symposium will present case examples of seniors who actively participate in society in Fukuoka and other Asian countries, and will discuss future visions of “active ageing”. We look forward to welcoming you all.
Asia Impact Dialogue Symposium "Alternative Solution for Ageing Asia -Buildling a Path for the Elderly to Be Social Asset-"
Dates & Time
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 13:00 - 17:00 (Registration starts at 12:30pm)
ACROS Fukuoka, 4F International Conference Hall
1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka, 810-0001（Map）
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Asian Aging Business Center
Supported by Fukuoka City
Asia Impact Dialogue Symposium
Mr. Shuichi Ohno (President, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
Mr. Nagafuchi Hidehiro (Fukuoka-city Public Health & Welfare Bureau)
Symposium 1: Fukuoka City Next on Ageing
Moderator: Mr. Akinori Kiyosaki (Executive Director, Asian Aging Business Center)
Ms. Sachiko Managi (Fukuoka-city Council of Social Welfare)
Mr. Osami Ide (Arakan Festa&R60 Club)
Ms. Ryoko Noda (Fukuoka-Prefecture Support Center for Age70 in Active)
Mr. Jun Matsuda (Fukuoka-city Silver Human Resources Center)
Symposium 2: Asia Next on Ageing
Mr. Megumi Takata (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University )
Mr. Quyen Tran (Regional Programme Advisor, HelpAge International)
Ms. Thelma Kay (Former Director, UNESCAP)
Dr. Donghee Han (Director, Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly)
Dr. Lizhong Ma (Director, Research Center for East Asia, Shanghai University)
Japanese/English with Simultaneous Interpretation
Please register by 12:00pm, Monday, August 27, 2018. * Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
◆What Is “Asia Impact Dialogue (AID)” Initiative?◆
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation launched the AID initiative in 2018 aiming to share Japan’s experience with Asian countries as a partner, and to build new co-existing relationship. The initiative also aims to suggest alternative solutions for common social problems in Asia through discussion and dialogue with experts and practitioners in Asia.
The 1st AID workshop was co-hosted by SPF and ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, where both public and private sectors are active on ageing issues. Participants including the Singapore Minister for Health and experts from five countries discussed community-based care, and emphasized that the elderly are social asset, which brings us to the theme of the 2nd AID symposium.