Norway-Japan Business and Technology Forum

The Royal Norwegian Embassy and Innovation Norway, in cooperation with seminar co-organizers, invited participants to the Norway-Japan Business and Technology Forum. The forum took place on November 2, 2012 starting with a plenary session and five parallel seminars. Forum participants were also invited to the Norwegian official dinner on the occasion of the Prime Minister`s official visit to Japan.


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  • 13:15 - 14:00Diversity in the Labor ForcePlenary Opening Session
    A key note speech will be given by Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, followed by speeches by senior representatives from the Japanese and Norwegian business community.
    Jens Stoltenberg

    Prime MinisterNorway

    Yuichiro Hata

    Minister Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Henrik O. Madsen

    Group CEODNV

    Yasuchika Hasegawa

    President & Chief Executive OfficerTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

    14:40Diversity in the Labor ForceConcept note providing background information on the seminar
    14:40 - 14:45Diversity in the Labor ForceWelcome remarks
    Bjørn Midthun

    Minister-CounsellorNorwegian Embassy in Tokyo

    14:45 - 15:00Diversity in the Labor ForceKeynote
    Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

    Minister of Fisheries and Coastal AffairsNorwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    15:00 - 15:50Diversity in the Labor ForcePart 1: Diversity in the labor force seen from a CEO and management perspective
    Moderator: Toshiya Ozaki
    Prof. Toshiya Ozaki

    Professor of International BusinessRikkyo University

    Diversity in the Labor ForcePresentation by Ms. Gunn Ovesen, CEO, Innovation Norway
    Gunn Ovesen

    CEOInnovation Norway

    Diversity in the Labor ForcePresentation by Mr. Toshiyuki Shiga, Chief Operating Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Toshiyuki Shiga

    Representative Director, Chief Operating OfficerNissan Motor Co., Ltd.

    15:50 - 16:40Diversity in the Labor ForcePart 2: Diversity and productivity
    Moderator: Toshiya Ozaki
    Prof. Toshiya Ozaki

    Professor of International BusinessRikkyo University

    Diversity in the Labor ForcePresentation by Ms. Kristina Jullum Hagen, Adviser Female Future, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
    Kristina Jullum Hagen

    Adviser on diversity and equality The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

    Diversity in the Labor ForcePresentation by Ms. Riwa Sakamoto, Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Riwa Sakamoto

    Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

    16:40 - 16:55Diversity in the Labor ForceBreak
    16:55 - 17:45Diversity in the Labor ForcePart 3: Female leaders in the business sector – how can businesses stimulate female participation in management
    Moderator: Toshiya Ozaki
    Prof. Toshiya Ozaki

    Professor of International BusinessRikkyo University

    Diversity in the Labor ForcePresentation by Ms. Marianne Harg, President of Tekna, The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals.
    Marianne Harg

    PresidentTekna

    Diversity in the Labor ForcePresentation by Ms. Ryoko Nagata, Senior Vice President, Head of Soft Drink Business Division, Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Ryoko Nagata

    Senior Vice President, Head of Soft Drink Business Division Japan Tobacco Inc.

    17:45 - 18:05Diversity in the Labor ForceWrap-up session – open to questions from the audience
    Moderator: Toshiya Ozaki and Yukako Uchinaga
    Prof. Toshiya Ozaki

    Professor of International BusinessRikkyo University

    Yukako Uchinaga

    Chairman of the Board, CEO and PresidentBerlitz Corporation

    18:05Diversity in the Labor ForceConcluding remarks
    Yukako Uchinaga

    Chairman of the Board, CEO and PresidentBerlitz Corporation

    19:00 - 21:00Cooperation on Renewable EnergyNorwegian official dinner on the occasion of the Prime Minister`s visit
  • 13:15 - 14:00Maritime Offshore TechnologyPlenary Opening Session
    A key note speech will be given by Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, followed by speeches by senior representatives from the Japanese and Norwegian business community.
    Jens Stoltenberg

    Prime MinisterNorway

    Yuichiro Hata

    Minister Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Henrik O. Madsen

    Group CEODNV

    Yasuchika Hasegawa

    President & Chief Executive OfficerTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

    14:30 - 14:35Maritime Offshore TechnologyOpening of the seminar
    Note that there are five separate seminars with different programs. To see detailed information about these, click on the different tabs above.
    Koichi Kato

    Director Safety and Environment Policy Division, MLIT

    14:35 - 14:55Maritime Offshore TechnologyOpening Remarks
    Roger Ingebrigtsen

    Deputy MinisterMinistry of Trade and Industry

    Hidesaburou Kawamura

    Parliamentary Vice-MinisterMinistry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    14:55 - 15:30Maritime Offshore TechnologySession 1: Development perspectives in the global maritime offshore energy sector
    Maritime Offshore TechnologyNorway’s Maritime Sector: Fulfilling Global Needs
    Sturla Henriksen

    Director GeneralNorwegian Shipowners’ Association

    Maritime Offshore TechnologyJapan’s future role and ambitions in the maritime offshore sector
    Masato Mori

    Director General, Maritime BureauMLIT

    15:30 - 16:35Maritime Offshore TechnologySession 2: Technology Developments and Market Demand energy sector
    Maritime Offshore TechnologyThe role of technology and know-how in the sector
    Henrik O. Madsen

    Group CEODNV

    Maritime Offshore TechnologyJoint Offshore Business Development : What are the Implications?
    Tomoyuki Okawa

    CEO K Line Offshore AS

    Maritime Offshore TechnologyA shipbuilder’s perspective
    Tomoyasu Yoshikawa

    Manager of Ships Sales DepartmentKawasaki Heavy Industries

    Maritime Offshore TechnologyIHI-SPB tank for FLNG
    Speaker from IHI Marine United to be announced
    Kazuo Watanabe

    Deputy General Director, Engineering DivisionIHI Marine United

    Maritime Offshore Technology“LiBroTM FLNG”
    Takuju Nakamura

    General Manager, New Business DevelopmentMODEC, Inc

    16:35 - 17:00Maritime Offshore TechnologyCoffee Break
    17:00 - 18:10Maritime Offshore TechnologySession 3: Future collaboration between Japan and Norway, Opportunities and Success factors
    Maritime Offshore TechnologyFinancing scheme for offshore business
    Kentaro Tsuboi

    Director General, Marine and Aerospace Finance, Financial Products Department Industry Finance Group Japan Bank for International Cooperation

    Maritime Offshore TechnologyFinancing of Norwegian maritime equipment and services
    Tellef K. Tellefsen

    Senior Vice President, Head of ShippingExport Credit Norway

    Tom W. Gulliksen

    Senior Adviser GIEK

    Maritime Offshore TechnologyThe Norwegian maritime offshore equipment’s value proposition
    Ole Henæs

    Director GeneralNorwegian Maritime Exporters

    Maritime Offshore TechnologyFocus on the elements of a possible cooperation model
    Trond Hodne

    Business DirectorDNV

    Shigehiro Mori

    General Manager, Marine Engineering Innovation CenterOshima Shipbuilding

    18:10Maritime Offshore TechnologyQ&A and concluding remarks; What should be the way forward for collaboration Norway – Japan in maritime offshore technology?
    Koichi Kato

    Director Safety and Environment Policy Division, MLIT

    Yuzo Goto

    Director, Manufacturing Industries BureauMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry

    19:00 - 21:00Cooperation on Renewable EnergyNorwegian official dinner on the occasion of the Prime Minister`s visit
  • 13:15 - 14:00Cooperation on Renewable EnergyPlenary Opening Session
    A key note speech will be given by Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, followed by speeches by senior representatives from the Japanese and Norwegian business community.
    Jens Stoltenberg

    Prime MinisterNorway

    Yuichiro Hata

    Minister Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Henrik O. Madsen

    Group CEODNV

    Yasuchika Hasegawa

    President & Chief Executive OfficerTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

    14:15 - 14:25Cooperation on Renewable EnergyWelcome remarks
    Note that there are five separate seminars with different programs. To see detailed information about these, click on the different tabs above.
    Dr. Per Christer Lund

    Counsellor EnergyInnovation Norway

    14:25 - 14:35Cooperation on Renewable EnergyCeremonies for commercial agreements witnessed by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
    14:45 - 15:30Cooperation on Renewable EnergyGovernmental strategies on renewable energy in Japan and Norway – Keynotes
    Cooperation on Renewable EnergyNational strategy for renwable energy in Japan
    Dr. Kuniko Urashima

    Leader of Green Innovation UnitNational Institute of Science and Technology Policy, MEXT

    Cooperation on Renewable EnergyNorwegian energy R&D strategy
    Dr. Fridtjof Unander

    Executive DirectorThe Research Council of Norway

    Cooperation on Renewable EnergyThe Norwegian floating offshore wind turbine Hywind
    Siri Espedal Kindem

    Senior Vice President - Renewable energy Statoil ASA

    15:30 - 15:50Cooperation on Renewable EnergyCoffee break
    15:50 - 16:05Cooperation on Renewable EnergyResearch on renewable energy in Japan
    Dr. Yoshiro Owadano

    Deputy Director GeneralNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

    16:05 - 16:20Cooperation on Renewable EnergyFloating offshore wind– the next energy frontier
    Johan Sandberg

    Head of Renewable Energy DepartmentDNV Kema Energy & Sustainability

    16:20 - 16:35Cooperation on Renewable EnergyBringing competitive clean offshore wind energy to Japan
    Torgeir Ramstad

    Managing DirectorFred. Olsen United

    16:35 - 16:50Cooperation on Renewable EnergyFuture energy systems – necessity for renewable energy
    Gunnar Heymann

    Global Director, Electricity Transmission & Distribution DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability

    16:50 - 17:05Cooperation on Renewable EnergySmart Grid for a future low carbon society
    Dr. Marta Marmiroli

    Manager Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

    17:05 - 17:20Cooperation on Renewable EnergyCraftEngine – Cost effective electricity production from low-temperature heat. Great potential in harnessing Japans geothermal capacity
    John G. Bernander

    President Viking Development Group

    17:20 - 17:35Cooperation on Renewable EnergyMega solar power project in Japan based on silicon with very low carbon footprint from Norway
    Torgeir Ulset

    Market DirectorElkem Solar AS

    Yoshinobu Nakajima

    Product Manager, PV Materials Dept., Solar Business Div.Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

    17:35 - 17:50Cooperation on Renewable EnergyQ&A session
    19:00 - 21:00Cooperation on Renewable EnergyNorwegian official dinner on the occasion of the Prime Minister`s visit
  • 13:15 - 14:00Norway - An All Year DestinationPlenary Opening Session
    A key note speech will be given by Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, followed by speeches by senior representatives from the Japanese and Norwegian business community.
    Jens Stoltenberg

    Prime MinisterNorway

    Yuichiro Hata

    Minister Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Henrik O. Madsen

    Group CEODNV

    Yasuchika Hasegawa

    President & Chief Executive OfficerTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

    15:30 - 15:32Norway - An All Year DestinationOpening of the seminar
    Per Holte

    Marketing Director, Tourism, AsiaInnovation Norway

    15:32 - 15:35Norway - An All Year DestinationOpening remarks
    Note that there are five separate seminars with different programs. To see detailed information about these, click on the different tabs above.
    Roger Ingebrigtsen

    Deputy MinisterMinistry of Trade and Industry

    15:35 - 15:45Norway - An All Year DestinationKeynote: Norway’s Position as a Destination in the Japanese Mind
    Ryouichi Tamaki

    Deputy General ManagerJapan Association of Travel Agents

    15:45 - 15:55Norway - An All Year DestinationNorway: An All-Year Destination, including the 150th Anniversary of Edvard Munch’s Birth in 2013
    Taku Miyamoto

    Market DirectorScandinavian Tourist Board Tokyo

    15:55 - 16:05Norway - An All Year DestinationNorthern Norway: The Best Destination for the Aurora (Northern Lights)
    Kjell Ellefsen

    Director of Projects and Emerging MarketsScandinavian Tourist Board Asia-Pacific

    16:05 - 16:20Norway - An All Year DestinationFjord Norway: The Fjords are Accessible All-Year ’Round
    Kristian B. Jørgensen

    Managing DirectorFjord Norge AS

    16:20 - 16:35Norway - An All Year DestinationHurtigruten: A Voyage Along the World’s Most Beautiful Coastline
    Karnail Gill

    International Sales ManagerHurtigruten Ltd.

    16:35 - 16:40Norway - An All Year DestinationPresentation of the Norwegian tourism delegation
    Per Holte

    Marketing Director, Tourism, AsiaInnovation Norway

    16:40 - 17:30Norway - An All Year DestinationMini-workshop session
    Per Holte

    Marketing Director, Tourism, AsiaInnovation Norway

    19:00 - 21:00Cooperation on Renewable EnergyNorwegian official dinner on the occasion of the Prime Minister`s visit
  • 13:15 - 14:00Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchPlenary Opening Session
    A key note speech will be given by Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, followed by speeches by senior representatives from the Japanese and Norwegian business community.
    Jens Stoltenberg

    Prime MinisterNorway

    Yuichiro Hata

    Minister Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Henrik O. Madsen

    Group CEODNV

    Yasuchika Hasegawa

    President & Chief Executive OfficerTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

    14:15 - 14:20Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchOpening of the seminar
    Note that there are five separate seminars with different programs. To see detailed information about these, click on the different tabs above.
    Dr. Svein Grandum

    Counsellor Science and TechnologyInnovation Norway

    14:20 - 14:35Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchWelcome remarks
    “Fisheries management and ecosystem balance in Arctic”
    Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

    Minister of Fisheries and Coastal AffairsNorwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    14:35 - 14:40Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchShort break
    14:40 - 14:55Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchSigning ceremonies in precence of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
    14:55 - 15:35Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchKeynotes
    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchReview of collaborations on polar research between Japan and Norway
    Prof. Kazuyuki Shiraishi

    Director-GeneralNational Institute of Polar Research

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchArctic shipping, opportunities and environmental implications
    Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther

    Director Norwegian Polar Institute

    15:35 - 16:20Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchPART 1: Arctic climate change and processes
    Julie Christiansen

    Senior Adviser, Energy DepartmentThe Research Council of Norway

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchStudies on ice-cores and snow chemistry in the Arctic
    Dr. Kumiko Goto-Azuma

    Associate Professor, Polar meteorology and glaciology groupNational Institute of Polar Research

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchArctic freshwater outflows; status, prospects and impact
    Prof. Nalan Koc

    Research DirectorNorwegian Polar Institute

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchImpacts of aerosols on climate in the Arctic
    Prof. Yutaka Kondo

    Professor, Graduate School of ScienceUniversity of Tokyo

    16:20 - 16:40Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchCoffee break
    16:40 - 17:25Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchPART 2: Ecosystem effects of climate changes
    Prof. Takuji Nakamura

    Vice-Director GeneralNational Institute of Polar Research

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchResponse of ecosystem carbon cycle to climate change in a High Arctic glacier foreland
    Prof. Takayuki Nakatsubo

    Professor, Graduate School of Biosphere ScienceHiroshima University

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchPhysical and chemical mechanisms controlling ocean acidification in Arctic water and effects on the ecosystems
    Dr. Melissa Chierici

    Senior scientistInstitute of Marine Research

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchEvolutionary responses to fisheries and climate change in the Barents Sea cod
    Prof. Øyvind Fiksen

    ProfessorUniversity of Bergen

    17:25 - 18:00Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchPART 3: Svalbard – A research platform for Arctic observations
    Thomas Hansteen

    Special AdviserThe Research Council of Norway

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchReport from the workshop on rockets in polar atmospheric research
    Terje Wahl

    Deputy Director GeneralNorwegian Space Centre

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchJAXA’s activity with sounding rocket for the study of polar atmosphere
    Prof. Nobuaki Ishii

    Director of Sounding Rocket Laboratory, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

    Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchCollaboration of Japan and Norway through the studies of vertical couplings in the arctic atmosphere and to the space
    Prof. Hiroshi Miyaoka

    Space and Upper Atmosphere Science GroupNational Institute of Polar Research

    18:00 - 18:25Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchQ&A and Discussion
    Prof. Hiroyuki Enomoto

    Director of Arctic Environment Research CenterNational Institute of Polar Research

    18:25Polar Climate, Ecosystem and Atmospheric ResearchConcluding remarks
    Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther

    Director Norwegian Polar Institute

    19:00 - 21:00Cooperation on Renewable EnergyNorwegian official dinner on the occasion of the Prime Minister`s visit