International Symposium on Intercultural Cities in Asia and Europe Communicate, Collaborate, and Create: Our Communities for Tomorrow


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Leaflet:
"Invitation to an
International Symposium
on Intercultural Cities
in Asia and Europe" (PDF:953KB)

The Japan Foundation and the Council of Europe are pleased to invite you to a symposium on the topic of Intercultural Cities.

Since the early 90s, a concept of Tabunka-Kyosei or intercultural community building has attracted the attention of policy makers and experts in the Japanese cities that found themselves confronted with a sudden and large influx of migrants. Further to their experiences they have since implemented a number of policy practices in this field.

Meanwhile, in Europe, the concept of the “intercultural city” is attracting attention as a new direction in urban policy. An intercultural city views diversity—especially that of its immigrant community—not as a threat or a problem to be solved, but as a positive source of dynamism, innovation, creativity, and growth. Twenty-one European cities are currently exchanging expertise and experiences under the Intercultural City Programme started in 2008 by the Council of Europe.

The purpose of this symposium is to explore the potential of leveraging cultural diversity for better community building by having presentations of city mayors from Japan, Korea, and Europe and comparing their intercultural policies, good practices and challenges. We hope that this endeavor will be a step for building network of intercultural cities across Asia and Europe.


Live via Ustream(in Japanese)
URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/international-symposium-on-intercultural-cities ustream


Date & Time: 10:00-18:00, Wednesday January 18th, 2012
Venue: Korean Cultural Center Access
(4-4-10, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Language: Japanese, Korean, and English with simultaneous translation
Organizers: The Japan Foundation and Council of Europe
Supported by: Korean Cultural Center, Korean Embassy in Japan, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities (JIAM) , Cabinet Office of Government of Japan, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Program: Introduction
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome remarks by the Japan Foundation

1. Introducing Each Country / Region


Introducing the basic background of the intercultural cities in each region/country.

10:15 - 10:50
European experience: Mr. Robert PALMER, Council of Europe

10:50 - 11:10
Japan's experience: Prof. Keizo YAMAWAKI, Meiji Unibersity

11:10 - 11:30
South Korea's experience: YANG Kee-Ho, Sungkonghoe University

11:30 - 11:45 Q & A

11:45 - 13:15 Working Lunch


2. Mayors' Summit for Intercultural Cities


13:30 - 14:50 Session 1
Antonio COSTA, Mayor of Lisbon City (Portugal)
Yasutomo SUZUKI, Mayor of Hamamatsu City
JUNG, Seung-Bong, Deputy Mayor of Ansan City

Moderator: Keizo YAMAWAKI, Meiji Unibersity
Commentator: Phil WOOD, Principal Advisor to the Council of Europe on Intercultural Cities Programme

15:00 - 16:20 Session 2
Katarina BERGGREN, Mayor of Botkyrka (Sweden)
Tadayoshi MATSUBARA, Mayor of Ota City
MOON, Seok-Jin, Mayor of Seodaemun City

Moderator: YANG Kee-Ho, Sungkonghoe University
Commentator: Taro TAMURA, Institute for Human Diversity Japan

16:30 - 17:50 Session 3
Franco CORRADINI, Deputy Mayor of Reggio Emilia City (Italy)
Hiroko NAKAYAMA, Mayor of Shinjuku City
YEOM, Tae Young, Mayor of Suwon City

Moderator: Robert PALMER, Council of Europe
Commentator: Toshihiro MENJU, Japan Center for International Exchange

Closing Session:
17:50 - 18:00 Tokyo Declaration Closing
Remarks by Robert PALMER, Council of Europe

Registration: Please register by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation, telephone number and e-mail address to International Symposium on Intercultural Cities - Registration Office E-mail. Everyone is welcome.
Please put "Registration / Intercultural Cities" in the title of your e-mail.
*The registration e-mail address was previously "incul@jpf.go.jp" but changed as above.
Inquiry: Attn. Ms. Ono, Ms. Goto, and Mr. Hammond
Europe, Middle East and Africa Section
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Department, The Japan Foundation
Tel: 03-5369-6071 / Fax: 03-5369-6041 E-mail
  • Latest program and participants will be updated on this website.
  • Practitioners' Seminar for invited practitioners of Japanese municipalities will be held on the following day, Thursday January 19th.

Participants

Participating mayors:Japan

  • Photo of Yasutomo SUZUKI, Mayor of Hamamatsu City
    Yasutomo SUZUKI,
    Mayor of Hamamatsu City
  • Photo of Hiroko NAKAYAMA, Mayor of Shinjuku City
    Hiroko NAKAYAMA,
    Mayor of Shinjuku City
  • Photo of Tadayoshi MATSUBARA, Mayor of Ota City
    Tadayoshi MATSUBARA,
    Mayor of Ota City

Participating mayors:Korea

  • Photo of Seok-Jin MOON,, Mayor of Seodaemun City
    MOON, Seok-Jin,
    Mayor of Seodaemun City
  • Photo of Tae Young YEOM, Mayor of Suwon City
    YEOM, Tae Young,
    Mayor of Suwon City
  • Photo of JUNG, Seung-Bong, Deputy Mayor of Ansan City
    JUNG, Seung-Bong,
    Deputy Mayor of Ansan City

Participating mayors:Europe

  • Photo of Antonio COSTA, Mayor of Lisbon
    António COSTA,
    Mayor of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Photo of Katarina BERGGREN, Mayor of Botkyrka
    Katarina BERGGREN,
    Mayor of Botkyrka (Sweden)
  • Photo of Franco CORRADINI, Deputy Mayor of Reggio Emilia City
    Franco CORRADINI,
    Deputy Mayor of Reggio Emilia City (Italy)

MODERATOR

  • Photo of Robert PALMER, Council of Europe
    Robert PALMER,
    Council of Europe
     
  • Photo of Kee-Ho YANG, Sungkonghoe University, Former President, Korean Association for Multicultural Studies
    YANG Kee-Ho,
    Sungkonghoe University, Former President,
    Korean Association for Multicultural Studies
  • Photo of Keizo YAMAWAKI, Meiji University
    Keizo YAMAWAKI,
    Meiji University

COMMENTATOR

  • Photo of Phil WOOD, Principal Advisor to the Council of Europe on Intercultural Cities Programme
    Phil WOOD,
    Principal Advisor to the Council of Europe
    on Intercultural Cities Programme
  • Photo of Toshihiro MENJU, Chief Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
    Toshihiro MENJU,
    Chief Program Officer, Japan Center
    for International Exchange
  • Photo of Taro TAMURA, Representative Director, Institute for Human Diversity Japan
    Taro TAMURA,
    Representative Director,
    Institute for Human Diversity Japan
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