Research&Seminar

Growth strategy forum

The 45th Growth Strategy Forum “On European and German Sanctions against Russian Invasion of Ukraine” on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (Online (Zoom))【終了しました】

    AGI invites distinguished speakers to deliver lectures at our “Growth Strategy Forums” for the general public on topics such as economic and industrial trends in the international community, information that contributes to the development of the Kitakyushu region, and lessons from other countries’ experiences for enhancing economic growth.

    This is the final round of serial forums on “deciphering the Japanese economy on a backdrop of fluctuating Ukraine.”
    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 3 PM to 4 PM

    Title

    “On European and German Sanctions against Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

    Presenter

    Dr. Soko Tanaka, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

    Language

    Japanese

    To Participate

    Please send an e-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
    (We will send you a Zoom link for participation via e-mail two days by the morning of the forum day.)

    Deadline for Registration

    Please send an e-mail to us by Friday, November 25, 2022. [EXTENDED]
    Please send an e-mail to us by Monday, November 28, 2022.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Abstract

    More than half a year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. The world has responded to the invasion in three ways: sanctions of the G7 countries and the EU etc. against Russia, supports of Russia by China and other anti-democratic countries and neutral attitudes of India and the global south. In this symposium, I explain how the European Union and Germany have responded to the invasion. In retaliation, Russia has used its natural gas supply to Europe as a weapon to do damage to the EU and Germany especially. The EU and Germany are faced with high inflation, gas shortage and recession. How do they respond to this risky situation and what kind of prospects do they have? Let us consider such problems in this symposium.

    ◆ Hosted by Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI)
    ◆ Jointly Hosted by the City of Kitakyushu, and the Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    ◆ Sponsored by the Industry Club of West Japan

    Leaflet

    The 45th Growth Strategy Forum on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 [in PDF Format]

    TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

    You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
    Please choose one of the above two methods.
    *If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

    (1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
    ① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
    *Click Here for How to Download the Application

    You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

    zoom_dl_image01

    You can also download the application from these pages.
    ・For iPhones and iPads
    » Download Zoom Application

    ・For Android phones
    » Download Zoom Application

    ② We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 15 minutes before the start time and the actual start time on the seminar day. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar, we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    (2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

    ① We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ② Please click and open the Zoom link between 15 minutes before the start time and the actual start time on the seminar day.

    ③ Please click the 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click the 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

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    ④ When it is time to start the seminar, we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    【NOTE】

    ◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
    ◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
    ◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with these cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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AGI Seminars

ONLINE AGI SEMINAR “Gender Inequality, Social Capital, and Economic Growth in Turkey” ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

    We invite researchers who are engaged in research on Asia and hold AGI Seminars.

    Your participation is more than welcome! In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, this seminar will be held online.
    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    *A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Language

    English presentation and materials

    Presenter

    Dr. Barış ALPASLAN, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Political Science, Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey

    Title

    Gender Inequality, Social Capital, and Economic Growth in Turkey

    Abstract

    Although sociologists have already recognised the gender aspect of social capital, to date it has not yet been systematically investigated in an endogenous growth model. In pursuing this objective theoretically, we draw on Agénor and Canuto (2015) that has offered a three-period (childhood, adulthood, and old age) gender-based Overlapping Generations (OLG) framework, but we explore a different mechanism through which social capital may explain gender equality and prospects for economic growth in Turkey. This paper contributes in several ways to understanding the pivotal role of social capital in the process of economic development. First, social capital gives individuals a great sense of community and feelings of pleasure, and therefore we consider social capital as a possible driving factor of labour productivity. Second, in our model setting, survival rate for adults is determined by the average social capital level of men and women because individuals who are less socially integrated are more likely to have high mortality rates than people with strong ties to their community. Third, we elucidate an important, but understudied, trade-off between time allocated by women to market work and social capital-enhancing activities, and show that these two components of time allocation have opposite effects on intra-household bargaining power.

    To Participate

    Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
    (We will send you a Zoom link for participation via E-mail by the day before the seminar.)

    Deadline for Participation Request

    Your E-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Tuesday, February 21.

    Leaflet

    AGI SEMINAR ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 [in PDF Format]

    TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

    You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
    Please choose one of the above two methods.
    *If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

    (1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
    ① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
    *Click Here for How to Download the Application

    You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

    zoom_dl_image01

    You can also download the application from these pages.
    ・For iPhones and iPads
    » Download Zoom Application

    ・For Android phones
    » Download Zoom Application

    ② We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 15 minutes before the start time and the actual start time on the seminar day.

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar, we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    (2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

    ① We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ② Please click and open the Zoom link between 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21.

    ③ Please click 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

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    ④ When it is time to start the seminar (2:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    【NOTE】

    ◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
    ◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
    ◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with those cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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Staff Workshop

ONLINE STAFF SEMINAR ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28: “Does Environmental Regulation Matter for Income Inequality? New Evidence from Chinese Communities”

    We regularly hold Staff Seminars for research presentations and information exchanges among AGI Researchers.
    We usually hold these seminars in person at our institute. However, this seminar will be held online in order to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    *A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Presenter

    Dr. YAO, Ying, Assistant Professor, AGI

    Language

    English presentation and material(s)

    Topic

    “Does Environmental Regulation Matter for Income Inequality? New Evidence from Chinese Communities”

    Abstract

    This paper uses data from an ongoing, open-cohort, longitudinal China Health and Nutrition Survey to examine how the environmental regulation aimed at abating sulfur dioxide (SO2) alters income distribution. We find that this regulation induces a 14–27 percent decrease in income inequality, depending on the measurement method. An improvement in income inequality is achieved by lowering the wages of high-income groups while keeping the wages of low-income groups (especially blue-collar workers) unchanged. This change in the labor market can be attributed to a policy that primarily targets emissions from power plants while leaving the manufacturing sector unaffected. As a result, the manufacturing sector continues to create jobs and absorb the blue-collar workers dismissed from other sectors, mitigating the widening income gap. Our study sheds new light on the role of environmental policy in reshaping the labor market and its implications for income distribution.

    To Participate

    Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
    (We will send you a Zoom link for participation via e-mail by the day before the seminar.)

    Deadline for Participation Request

    Your e-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Monday, February 27.

    TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

    You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
    Please choose one of the above two methods.
    *If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

    (1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
    ① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
    *Click Here for How to Download the Application

    You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

    zoom_dl_image01

    You can also download the application from these pages.
    ・For iPhones and iPads
    » Download Zoom Application

    ・For Android phones
    » Download Zoom Application

    ② We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 15 minutes before the start time and the actual start time on the seminar day. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar, we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    (2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

    ① We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ② Please click and open the Zoom link between 15 minutes before the start time and the actual start time on the seminar day.

    ③ Please click the 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click the 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

    zoom_dl_image02

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar, we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    【NOTE】

    ◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
    ◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
    ◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with these cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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Reliability science workshop

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Other Seminars

The 7th AGI-Taiwan Joint Seminar (Online) on Wednesday, January 19

    AGI holds a joint seminar with prominent Taiwanese academic institutions every year for the purpose of active academic exchanges.
    Following the last year, this forum will be held online (Zoom).

    Theme

    『International Migration and Industry Growth』

    Date and Time

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 1:25 pm to 3:50 pm (Taiwan Time)

    Language

    English (Each presentation is 30 minutes long.)

    Moderator

    Alvaro Dominguez
    Assistant Professor, AGI

    Opening Remarks

    【1:25 pm – 1:30 pm】
    Tatsuo Hatta
    Chairman and President, AGI

    Session 1

    【1:30 pm – 2:00 pm】
    “The Development of Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry under the US-China Trade War”
    Yu-Chien Chang
    Project Manager, Office of Trade Negotiation Executive Yuan, Taiwan, and Ph.D. Candidate at National Chengchi University, Taiwan

    【2:00 pm – 2:30 pm】
    “The Development of Startups and Supporting Actors in Taiwan”
    Chikashi Kishimoto
    Associate Professor, AGI

    【2:30 pm – 2:40 pm】Tea Break

    Session 2

    【2:40 pm – 3:10 pm】
    “Escaping from Air Pollution: Evidence from International Migration”
    Jr-Tsung Huang
    Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
    He-Shun Hsu
    Ph.D. Candidate at National Chengchi University, Taiwan

    【3:10 pm – 3:40 pm】
    “Factors affecting Japanese attitudes towards receiving foreign senior care workers: Evidence from local regions”
    Austin Lamb
    Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kitakyushu
    Erbiao Dai
    Vice President and Professor, AGI

    Closing Remarks

    【3:40 pm – 3:50 pm】
    Jr-Tsung Huang (黄智聰)
    Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

    Leaflet

    The 7th AGI-Taiwan Joint Seminar (Online) on Wednesday, January 19 [in PDF Format]

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Asian Seminar

FY2013 Asian Seminar

    第168回 (2013年11月16日、参加者68名)

    「低炭素と持続可能性を両立する地域づくりの最前線~北九州市の取り組みから~」

    ・基調講演
    「エネルギー・環境・生態系を最適化するアジアの地域づくり―3Eネクサス」
    武内 和彦 東京大学サステイナビリティ学連携研究機構・機構長、国連大学上級副学長

    ・事例報告
    「ダイナミックプライシングの効果について」
    依田 高典 京都大学大学院経済学研究科教授

    「アジア低炭素化センターの取り組み」
    石田 謙悟 北九州市環境局環境国際戦略室アジア低炭素化センター担当部長

    「北九州市の海外水ビジネス・協力の取り組み」
    小石 佐織  北九州市上下水道局海外・広域事業部長

    ・講評・コメント
    住 明正 国立環境研究所理事長

    ​​第167回 (2013年10月1日、参加者63名)

    日韓海峡圏研究報告「持続可能な環境都市」

    ・基調講演
    「北九州市東田地区における持続可能な開発への取り組み」
    網岡 健司 NPO法人北九州サスティナビリティ研究所理事

    ・研究報告会
    Session 1
    1 自治体の低炭素都市形成戦略のあり方
    天野 宏欣(あまの ひろやす) (公財)福岡アジア都市研究所 主任研究員

    2 佐賀市における持続可能な「環境都市」戦略
    五十嵐 勉 佐賀大学教授

    3 市民と企業から見た持続可能な環境都市:北九州市の取り組み
    今井 健一 (公財)国際東アジア研究センター主席研究員


    Session 2
    1 釜山地域の環境コミュニティビジネス活性化方案
    梁 鎭宇 釜山発展研究院 先任研究委員

    2 気候変化対応のための光州広域市の低炭素グリーン都市造成方案
    金 峯辰 光州発展研究院研究委員

    3 蔚山型生態都市の成果とその評価
    李 尚火玄 蔚山発展研究院 先任研究委員

    第166回 (2013年9月10日、参加者58名)
    「北朝鮮の対外貿易と朝鮮半島の南北協力に関する展望」
    高麗大学校 名誉教授
    黄 義王玉

    第165回 (2013年7月24日、参加者51名)
    「私たちの身のまわりのエレクトロニクス」
    九州工業大学大学院 工学研究院電気電子工学研究系電子デバイス部門 教授
    大村 一郎
    (独)産業技術総合研究所 エネルギー技術研究部門電力エネルギー基盤グループ グループ長
    西澤 伸一

    第164回 (2013年6月3日、参加者75名)
    「グローカル産業としての林業の可能性~九州の林業の動向を中心に~ 」
    北九州市立大学大学院マネジメント研究科 教授
    城戸 宏史

    第163回 (2013年4月23日、参加者67名)
    「国際東アジア研究センター平成24年度研究報告~『東アジア』『産業と物流』『環境政策』~」
    公益財団法人国際東アジア研究センター 研究員

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Asia Development Conference

The 3nd International Conference

    The 3nd International Conference on the ”ConstructingCreative Cities and their Collaboration in Asia”

    Date:November 19-21, 2007
    Venue:Rihga Royal Hotel Kokura

    Keynote Speech
    ”The art of creative city making: Building on Asia’s distinctiveness”
    Director, COMEDIA, UK
    Charles LANDRY

    OPen Symposium
    “Strategy for Making Creative Cities in Asia”
    Panelists
    Prof., Osaka City University, Japan
    Masayuki Sasaki

    Director, ItozuZoo, Japan
    Toshiro IWANO

    Assoc. Prof., Temple University, Japan
    Geeta MEHTA

    President, RPA, N.Y.,USA
    Robert YARO

    Director, COMEDIA, UK
    Charles LANDRY

    Moderator
    Prof., The University of Kitakyushu, Japan
    Hidehiko TANIMURA

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