Russian-Japan Education Program Development: Sustainable Development in Russia Far East & Arctic Region

Event | December 19, 2014

Finished Dec 19 2014

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Sustainability Weeks 2014 × RJE3 Symposium

Russian-Japan Education Program Development:Sustainable Development in Russia Far East & Arctic Region

With a track record of achievement based on decades of collaborative research, Hokkaido University and Russian universities work closely together on the formulation of educational programs that will produce experts capable of playing leading roles in environmental sustainability, culture and development in the Far East and the Arctic Circle. This event will feature discussions on ideal programs integrating humanities and sciences that provide students with expertise while developing comprehensive knowledge in the fields of environmental assessment, cultural diversity, soil and productivity, regional resource development and disaster prevention management.

Specifically, professionals from various fields who have been involved in exchanges between Japan and Russia will participate as panelists in a discussion on the previous exchange situations in the two countries and the potential benefits of the educational programs for the future relations between Japan and Russia. In the second part of the discussion, the panel will answer questions from students to share a vision for even better ties.

Date & Time:

Date: December 19 (Fri.), 2014

13:00~17:15 (doors open at 11:30)


Lecture hall, Frontier Research in Applied Sciences BuildingHokkaido University


Russian⇔Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)




 Keizo Yamaguchi

President, Hokkaido University

■Keynote Speech 1

“Introduction to RJE3 Program (East Russia – Japan Expert Education Program).”

13:05 – 13:35

Tsuneko Mochizuki, 

Vice President, Hokkaido University,

RJE3 Program supervisor

■Keynote Speech 2

“Pacific Russia: Geographic and Geopolitical Factors for Long-term Development and International Cooperation.”

13:40 – 14:10  Peter YA. Baklanov,

Director of the Pacific Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences

■Panel Discussion 14:20 – 17:15

(with a 10 minute break)

【Part 1】 Five individual RJE3-related panelists will give 15-minute deliveries on the themes “The Current Situation and Future Vision of Administrative and Economic Exchanges between Japan and Russia”, “Human Resource Cultivation through Exchanges between Japanese and Russian Universities”.
【Part 2】Two international students at Hokkaido University and two Japanese Hokkaido University students who have studied or plan to study in Russia will introduce their study situation easily, and ask panelists questions.

Hirofumi Kato, Professor, Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, Hokkaido University


・Toshihiro Kodama, Executive Director, Office of International Business, Bureau of Business Support, Department of Economic Affairs, Hokkaido Government

・Fumitoshi Nakagawa, Senior Manager, International department of Russian Sector, Hokkaido Bank

・Andrey Kutovoy, Representative of Sakhalin Governor

・Tsuyoshi Setoguchi, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University

・Mikhail Prisyazhniy, Vice-President, North-Eastern Federal University

・Ren Iwanami (2nd year, doctoral degree program, zooarchaeology, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)

・Mayuko Iwabuchi (1st year, master’s degree program, Japanese history, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University)

・Pankov Oleg (research student, medical tourism, Graduate School of International Media, Communication and Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University; originally from Sakhalin State University)

・Anisiia Lazareva (equivalent to 2nd year, master’s degree program, economics, Graduate School of Economics, North-Eastern Federal University


Hokkaido University


Hokkaido Prefecture, Hokkaido Prefecture Board of Education, Sapporo City, Sapporo City Board of Education