3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan

3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Oct. 12 - 13, 2020
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will hold an international conference called the “3rd Well Aging Society Summit-Asia-Japan”, which aim is to gather the knowledge and experience of Japan and foreign countries and to discuss the direction for the energetic aging society in the future.

1. Background and purpose

  • Japan leads the world as a super aging society, in which one is elderly in three people. As aging have become one of the biggest issues in many other countries as well, the trends in Japan have attracted global interest.
  • Industry-academia-government have proceeded collaborations as the increase in lifestyle diseases and dementia have become more serious in Japan. It is important for us to be a model of the aging society and to contribute to other countries, by sharing and disseminating our experiences to the world and developing them more with wisdoms from all over the world.
  • With this background, we, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have held “Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan” since 2018 under the cooperation with experts from Japan and the world. We aim to proceed information sharing internationally about healthcare and aging with this summit.
  • More and more efforts such as healthy diet, participation to the society, and prevention have been done to realize “well aging” which enables us to age healthy physically and mentally. Under this situation, these days, the importance of “well aging” has been recognized again, because it has been reported that people with underlying illness such as lifestyle disease tend to get more serious with infectious disease like COVID-19.
  • In 3rd Well Aging Society Summit, we will discuss about challenges, trends and solutions, which are changing or becoming apparent, in with/after COVID-19 situation all over the world. Through this event, we aim to accelerate innovations which contribute to extending health life expectancy throughout the world.

2. Event Outline

Date and Time Event Style
October 12, 2020 (Mon) 9:00 〜 19:00 Online (*1) and participation at the venue(*2)
October 13, 2020 (Tue) p.m. Online only
(*1) Cisco Webex will be used as a webinar tool to provide this event.
(*2) Venue:
Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building, Nihonbashi Hall 9th floor Hall 1&2
Sponsor Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Cabinet Secretariat, Office of Healthcare Policy
  • Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
Operator The Japan Research Institute, Limited

3. Program

4. Application

Application for 3rd WASS (Participants)

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5. Event Report NEW

Click here for the event report.

6. Presentation Materials

The presentation materials which the speakers agreed to post are uploaded here. (Latest Update: 2020-11-13)

Day 1 (Oct. 12)

"Expectations for Moonshot Research and Development in the Health and Medical Fields"

CEO, Bio Cheetah (Singapore), Kian Chung Lee
Co-founder & CEO, AIKOMI (Japan), Nick Hird
VP, Day two (Israel), Aaron Del Duca
CEO, MELTIN MMI (Japan), Masahiro Kasuya

"Introduction of Moonshot Research and Development Projects in the Health and Medical Fields"

President & CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Hiroaki Kitano
President, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Toshio Hirano

"Equity and Longevity"

Director, AARP, Erwin J. Tan

"Toward Well-Aging Society During/After COVID-19"

Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Janice Chia
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging, Michael W. Hodin
Professor, Department of Sports Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Shinya Kuno

"Prospects for Public-Private Partnerships to Create Innovation for Dementia-Inclusive Societies"

Director Innovation in Digital Health University Medical Center Groningen, Bart Scheerder
Corporate Officer Chief Digital Officer Head of Consumer Experience Transformation HQs Deputy President, Eisai Japan, Keisuke Naito
CEO, co-founder, Onerva Care, Ville Niemijärvi

"Digital Healthcare Innovation Under COVID-19 : Possibilities for Using Personal Health Records in New Ways"

Project Lead, World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, Takanori Fujita
Professor, Health Policy and Management at the School of Medicine, Keio University, Hiroaki Miyata
Chief Advisor, World Economic Forum, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, India, Satyanarayana Jeedigunta
Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, Charles Alessi

"The Digital Transformation in Health Under COVID-19"

Head of Health Division, OECD, Francesca Colombo

Day 2 (Oct. 13)

"Digital Healthcare Innovation Under COVID-19 : Possibilities for Using Personal Health Records in New Ways"

Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Jin Narumoto
Head of Health and Healthcare Industry, World Economic Forum, Susanne Andreae
Senior Vice President, Longevity Leaders, Angela Tyrrell
Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific, Dan Wang
Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, INDIA, A. B. Dey

7. Video of Keynote Speeches NEW

“Contribution to Healthcare Innovation”
President, US National Academy of Medicine, Victor J. Dzau
President, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, Yoshinao Mishima
“New Efforts for Aging-related Diseases”
Vice Minister for Long-Term Care, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Ernst van Koesveld
“The Digital Transformation in Health Under COVID-19: Policies for the Development of Data Infrastructure, Sharing and Use”
Head of Health Division, OECD, Francesca Colombo

8. Inquiries

Secretariat for 3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
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