“How Can Asian Culture, Science and Technology Create a Life-Centered World in the Post COVID-19 Era?”

The 80th Anniversary Symposium of Chubu University in collaboration with the Japanese Association of the Club of Rome took place on October 14, 2020.

World class professors were invited, including a passionate Chancellor IIyoshi and 6 full- and 2 honorary- members of the Club of Rome, including Ernst Ulrich v. Weizsäcker as keynote speaker, Tomoyo (ex- main caster of NHK) as Coordinator, and Chandran, Hiroshi Komiyama(ex-Uni Tokyo President), Reiko Kuroda and Yoshi as panelist, and Honourary members, Koichiro Matuura(ex-Sec Gen, UNESCO) and Yoichi Kaya(Chair, Japanese IPCC). Dr was also invited Yaegashi, founding Chief Engineer of TOYOTA Prius.

A link to the event’s program and the online recording can be found here: https://www.chubu.jp/80th/news/8811/

“Ernst delivered an excellent keynote in 23 minutes summarising the unsustainability created by 20th century civilisation and suggestions to way out, followed by panelists to contrast the west and Japan; individual vs cooperative/gathering society, challenging nature vs living as a part of Nature, etc.” – Prof. Hayashi