[2024/3/2 Fri., Free Event] The 2nd Planetary Health Symposium will be held !


Our daily lives are deeply connected to the health of people around the world. In these interconnected relationships, human health cannot exist without the health of the planet we live on. We invite Dr. Takeshi Yoro, an anatomist and insect researcher to give a lecture on “Human Health and Biodiversity.” Together with researchers from transdisciplinary fields, we will think about “Community Practice for Planetary Health: Richness in Nature and Our Daily Life.”

  • Date & Time: March 2, 2024 13:00-16:30 (JST)
  • Venue: Phoenix International Center MIRAI CREA, Hiroshima University (Main Campus) 1F
  • Language: Japanese and English simultaneous interpretation
  • Participation fee: FREE
  • Registration required

Capacity has been reached, so registration is closed.

Webinar Participation

Registration opens on February 5th.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. YORO Takeshi

Born in 1937 in Kamakura, the University of Tokyo graduate, became a Professor and later Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo. His insights from observing insects inform his exploration of issues related to bodily awareness and societal shifts. Awarded the Suntory Prize in 1988. Notable works include “Brain Only Theory,” “What A Fool Believes,” and “Wall of Self.”


  • Coordinator
    • KASHIMA Saori, KASHIMA Saori, Director of Center for Planetary Health Innovation Science, the IDEC Institute, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering/Graduate School of Innovation and Practice for Smart Society
  • Opening Remarks
    • KANEKO Shinji, Exective Vice President (Global Initiative), Hiroshima University
  • Guest Speech
    • KAWAGUCHI Kazunari, Deputy Mayor, Higashi-Hiroshima City

Part I: Biodiversity and Planetary Health

  • Explanatory introduction
    • Let’s think about Planetary Health
      KASHIMA Saori, Director of PHIS/Associate Professor, ASE/SmaSo, Hiroshima University
  • Keynote Speech
    • Human health and biodiversity
      Dr. YORO Takeshi

Part II: Panel discussion: Planetary health and our lives

  • Moderator: 
    • ONODERA Shinichi, Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
    • KASHIMA Saori, Director of PHIS/Associate Professor, Hiroshima University
  • Panelists: 
    • SHIRAKAWA Katsunobu, Deputy Director, Noboribetsu Tourism and Exchange Center Nupur
    • HOSAKA Tetsuro, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
    • KIMURA Yumi, Associate professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
    • NAKASA Tamotsu, Chairperson, Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions (SHARE)
  • Closing Remarks
    • TANAKA Junko, Exective Vice President (Kasumi Campus, Faculty Personnel and Public Relations), Hiroshima University

The IDEC Institute (Tajima, Watanabe)

E-Mail: phis[@]idec.hirsohima-u.ac.jp 

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