Kyoto Conference on Culture and the Environment:
Seeking New Global Role for Japan
A Future Agenda for the Global Partnership:
Defining Culture as a Fundamental Factor of the Environmental Management (1)
Organized by: The Japan Foundation
Co-organized by: Kyoto City Government
Supported by: Association for Corporate Support of Arts, Foundation France-Japon de l’EHESS, Kyoto City International Foundation
Thursday, December 9 & Friday, December 10, 2009
Venue: Kyoto Hotel Okura, Awata Sanso (December 9),
Kyoto Hotel Okura, Room Sui-un (December 10)
The Japan Foundation in collaboration with Kyoto City Government hosted the conference entitled “Kyoto Conference on Culture and the Environment: Seeking New Global Role for Japan - A Future Agenda for the Global Partnership: Defining Culture as a Fundamental Factor of the Environmental Management”.
The conference touched upon new and original perspectives for the current environmental challenges that the world today faces. The location of the conference, Kyoto, a well-known city with historical and traditional values, played a great role in introducing and digging down about Japan’s identity, its originality and universality. The conference was based on the findings collected from several study group meetings held months before the conference.
The conference had two phases: the first day on December 9 where panelists gathered for informal closed roundtable meeting from 11am to 4pm, and the second day on December 10, where presentations and a discussion were shared to the general public at the public forum from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Click here for the overview of the conference and the program of the public forum on December 10.
Photo gallery from December 9
Participants at the discussion
Awata sanso (Awata mountain house)
and its garden