[Taoyaka Program] The Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities will be held on June 11.12



We are happy to announce that the Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities will be held at Hiroshima University on June 11 and 12,2016.

The six universities are selectedin theComposite category (Pluralistic society) ofthe Program for Leading Graduate Schools, supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The event is to hold inter-universitydiscussionsbased on the mutual theme, “Multicultural-Coexistence Society.” However, theevent is open to the public.

Everyone is invited to the open seminar/thekeynote speech.We also welcomeobservers for the rest of the program upon request.For both sessions,please make a reservation via email to TAOYAKA Program Office by June 8th. Please see thefollowing details.

We look forward to see many participants in the Event!

Date:June 11(Sat), 12(Sun) 2016

Venue: Library Hall and Learning Commons BIBLA, Central Library; Faculty Club, Hiroshima University(Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)

Language: English(Interpretation is provided forthe Open Seminar)


Session 1: Open Seminar

Day1: Saturday, June 11 (13:00-18:30) 

1) Keynote Speech: 1300-14:30

1. Title: Designing local frameworks for integrated water resources management with various stakeholders

Speaker: Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D., Professor; Deputy Director-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2. Title: Your expertise is the PASS to cross borders: How do researchers create business?

Speaker: Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., Director, Global Bridge Laboratory, Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.; President, Leave a Nest America Inc.

2) Six Universities’ Poster Presentation: 14:30-15:30

Students will present their program. It will be a great opportunity to explore each program.

Session 2: Students’ Group Work

Group Work: June 11 (Sat) 15:45-18:30 Venue: Learning Commons BIBLA, Central Library

Presentation: June 12 (Sun) 9:00-12:00 Venue: 2F Reception Hall, Faculty Club

Inter-University group of students will be formed for the three topics listed below. Each group will utilize Multicultural x Interdisciplinary approach to discuss and develop their proposals. The proposals will be presented as the final products of the Session.


1) Challenges and prospects of multidisciplinary approach

2) How to make the best use of Onsite-Knowledge

3) Exploring career options with a doctorate degree in Multicultural x Interdisciplinary approach

Guest Advisors/Commentators:

Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D.,

Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., and Yuko Ueno, Ph.D., Leave a Nest Co., Ltd


To TAOYAKA Program: taoyaka-program@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

By Wednesday, June 8 2016

Please include: Name, Contact, and Session(s) that you wish to attend

Contact: Taoyaka program Office

IDEC 213, 1-5-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, JAPAN 739-8529

Tel: +81-82-424-4696/4697

Support: International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)

Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users(HIRAKU)