2011.12.16


Symposium “Natural disaster and the role of CSOs - from experience of East Japan Earthquake” was held on November 30, 2011


JACO organized a symposium titled “Natural disaster and the role of CSOs - from experience of East Japan Earthquake” on November 30th, 2011 at Toshi-Center Hotel, Tokyo. More than 200 people from CSO sectors, profit sectors and government participated. We had welcome remarks from Minister of State for Special Missions, Ms Renho Murata, keynote lecture titled “Expectations for the Japanese CSOs – Toward the Recovery and building of disaster site” from President and CEO of Independent Sector, Ms Diana Aviv and keynote lecture titled “The East Japan Great Earthquake and Corporation Social Responsibility” from president of Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd., Mr. Kigawa Makoto.

After the keynote lectures, we had several reports from representatives from the area stricken by the earthquake and tsunami and panel discussion titled “Natural disaster and the role of CSOs and issues”.


The agenda is indicated below;

13:00 Opening Remarks

JACO president and CEO – Tatsuo Ohta

13:10 Remarks by honored guest

Minister of State for Special Missions – Renho Murata

13:20 Keynote Lecture 1: “Expectations for the Japanese CSOs – Toward the Recovery and building of disaster site”

Independent Sector President & CEO– Diana Aviv

14:10 Keynote Lecture 2: “The East Japan Great Earthquake and Corporation Social Responsibility”

Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. President- Kigawa Makoto

14:40 Break

14:55 Session 1: Disaster site situation report by key commentators

“The current situation of disaster sites and request for CSOs”

15:55 Session 2: Panel session

“Natural disaster and the role of CSOs and issues”

17:25 Closing Remarks

Director of JACO (Kanagawa University Emeritus professor)

- Norio Matsuoka