Aging Dialog – Switzerland Japan 2014


Aging Dialog Between Switzerland and Japan
(日本語のページ:高齢化時代へのダイアローグ スイスと日本)

June 30, 2014, 13:00 – 17:30 (Doors open: 12:30)
Academyhills in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

Healthy aging is one of the major challenges faced by the world of today and tomorrow. aging_picture_smallThis symposium will discuss various aspects related to this topic wth Swiss and Japanese perspectives. The first part focuses on the macro side – policy and economy. The second part will look into more particular issues and potential solutions.

(Please download the PDF program here.)

English-Japanese simultaneous translation is provided

12:30 Door opens
13:00 H. E. Mr. Urs Bucher 
Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan
  Dr. Fabrizio Arigoni
Head of Nestlé Research Center Tokyo & Beijing

Session 1  Health Policy in Aging Societies

13:05 Dr. Nobuhisa Asano
Visiting Researcher on Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
A distinctive feature of the healthcare system in Switzerland
13:40 Prof. Shuichi Nakamura
President, Forum for Social Security Policy
Professor, Graduate School of International University of Health and Welfare
Aging and Social Security in Japan
14:15 Prof. Kenji Shibuya
Dept. of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Economic impact of disease and risk factors in an aging society

14:50 Coffee Break

Session 2  Challenges of an Aging Society and Key Factors for Healthy Aging

15:20 Prof. Hiroshi Shimokata
Graduate School of Nutritional Sciences, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences
Nutrition and healthy aging
15:55 Prof. Shuzo Kumagai
Laboratory of Health and Exercise Epidemiology, Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University
Effects of physical activity and inactivity, and physical fitness on Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive decline
16:30 Prof. Mihoko Otake
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University
Cognitive activity support for older adults based on functional quality-of-life model
17:05 Dr. Fabrizio Arigoni
Head, Nestlé Research Tokyo