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GSGS Annual Symposium “How local society is working on child poverty” held on September 26

The Graduate School of Governance Studies will organize an online symposium on September 26 (Sunday). This is an annual event of the school where professors and alumni of the school engaged in practice or research on public policy take parts as panelists. This year, the topic is “how local society is working on child poverty”. Presently in Japan, one in every seven children are living in poverty, and it becomes one of important and urgent issues of the society. It is a problem that needs cooperation and collaboration among various stakeholders in local communities. In the symposium, we would like to discuss the reality of child poverty, measures and activities of local communities to tackle the problem, their achievements and challenges from multiple perspectives. One of the panelists is an officer of Cambodian government who graduates from our school. Thus, in addition to the issue of child poverty in Japan, concrete cases of NGO activities for poor children in Cambodia will be also provided. We welcome the participants from all over the world through online to watch the event and raise questions.

OUTLINE of the Symposium

Date: September 26, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 14:00-17:00 (JST = GMT+9)
Venue: Online (Zoom Webinar)
Participants: Students & Alumni of the School, and anyone who are interested in the topic
Maximum number of participants: 500 persons (FCFS)
Participation fee: Free
Prior Registration: Necessary
Language: Japanese & English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Contents of the event: 1) Opening Address: Prof. NAGAHATA Makoto (Dean of GSGS)
2) Keynote Lecture: “Policies and measures for child poverty in Japan” by Prof. OKABE Taku
3) Panel Discussion: “How local society is working on child poverty”
  • Panelists:
    • Ms. AOYAMA Kinu (Zensho Holdings Co., Ltd.)
    • Mr. SAMNANG Sethjan (NGO Affairs Office, Ministry of Interior, Government of Cambodia)
    • Ms. SERIZAWA Sachiko (Policy Management Department, Narashino City Government)
    • Mr. TAMURA Takumi (Assembly Member, Saitama Prefectural Government)
  • Moderator: Ms. ABE Aya (Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
  • Coordinator: Mr. OKABE Taku (Professor, GSGS, Meiji University)
How to connect Webinar: Before the starting time, please access to the webinar address provided after the registration.