Past Events

The 35th Board of Governors Meeting

2022-09-29 to 2022-09-30

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

The Trust Landscape in Japan and Implications for SDGs


Edelman Japan President and CEO Meghan Barstow presents highlights from Edelman’s Trust Barometer 2022 research highlighting Japan and contrasting it with the rest of the world.

NOTE: This session will be delivered in English and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Japanese.

Decolonizing Science and Moving to Inclusive Science

2022-09-27 to 2022-09-28

Colonial scientific practices are embedded in current scientific research, policy, education, and outreach. It is therefore necessary to acknowledge and undo colonial structures and processes and change practices and mindsets within science and scientific communities. A keynote presentation and subsequent panel will address colonial scientific practices, the negative scientific developments that are caused by them, and how to move towards an inclusive science system, globally.

“ROZ” Fosters Scientific Careers Through Inclusivity, Interactivity, and Internationalism


Along with OIST president Peter Gruss and assistant professor Paola Laurino, this session will engage participants and viewers in career questions and answers such as: “At the start of my career, am I better off seeking collaborations, avoiding them in the name of independence, or placing myself somewhere on a continuum between the two?”

Valuing Value: How any Organization Can Measure Stakeholder Value and “Ethical Capitalism”

2022-09-26 to 2022-09-27

What is a “good” company, and how can it create the highest possible value for itself and each of its stakeholders?

NOTE: This session will be delivered in English and Japan via simultaneous interpretation.

秋分の日 Autumnal Equinox Day


National holiday

Investing in Science, Investing in Humanity


Within the context of Japan, but also balanced against a global view, Dr. Gruss and The Japan Times reporter Tomoko Otake will discuss the importance of investing in research excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Allies, Advocates, and Partners: Communicating Social and Environmental Issues Effectively

2022-09-20 to 2022-09-21

Leadership mentor, teacher, and sustainability expert Betsy Reed will speak on the importance of engaging allies, advocates, and partners in the community. She will be interviewed by Heather Young, vice-president of communications at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).

“The Little Island that Could”: Creating a Better Future for Okinawa Through Partnership


This presentation will share examples of ways Okinawans are addressing local carbon emissions, improving health, promoting employment and industry development, and improving the marine environment.

This session will be delivered in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English.

敬老の日 Respect for the Aged Day


National holiday