Research&Seminar

Growth strategy forum

THE 43RD GROWTH STRATEGY FORUM “UKRAINE CRISIS AND FOOD SECURITY” ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 (ONLINE (ZOOM))

    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 first of serial forums on challenges and current situations of things that are directly linked to our day-to-day lives such as “food”, “energy” and “international affairs.”
    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 2 pm to 3 pm

    Title

    “Ukraine crisis and food security”

    Presenter

    Dr. Masayoshi Honma, Distinguished Professor, Asian Growth Research Institute, and Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo

    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 by the day before the forum.)

    Deadline for Registration

    Please send an e-mail to us by Tuesday, September 27.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Abstract

    The Ukraine crisis casts a shadow over the world’s food problem. There are 800 million undernourished people in the world, and this crisis makes the number increasing. In addition, food prices continue to soar due to a decline in grain production in the Black Soil Area and export constrains. Japan depends on foreign countries for most of its food, and in response to the recent political and economic conditions, there are growing concerns about the stable supply of food.
    How should Japan’s food security be established? I will try to think of it along with the world’s food problems.

    ◆ Host 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 43rd Growth Strategy Forum ON Thursday, September 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 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 29. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

    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.

    (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 Thursday, September 29.

    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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AGI Seminars

ONLINE AGI SEMINAR “How and Why Has Economic Growth Slowed in 21st Century Thailand?” ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

    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

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    *A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Language

    English presentation and materials

    Presenter

    Dr. Eric D. Ramstetter, Professor Emeritus, AGI; and Visiting Professor, Thammasat University, Thailand

    Title

    How and Why Has Economic Growth Slowed in 21st Century Thailand?

    Abstract

     During the first decades of the 21st century, the Thai economy has grown much more slowly than during most of the post-World War II era, with the growth rate of real per capita GDP (in baht) falling from 6.7 percent annually in 1990-1996 to 4.8 percent during the recovery from the Asian Financial Crisis in 2000-2006, and then only 2.7 percent in 2006-2019, after the military overthrew an elected government with near majority support in 2006. This kind of long-term decline in growth would not normally be expected in an economy with nominal per capita GDP that was still only US$7.849 in 2019 and plunged to US$7,189 in 2020 after the covid-19 pandemic. Facilitating at least another decade relatively rapid growth (e.g., of 2000-2006 levels or higher) thus seems to be an important policy goal for Thailand to strive for as it seeks to improve the lives of its citizens.
     This paper focuses on identifying economically meaningful patterns and trends observed in data, illustrating important aspects of Thailand’s economy. These include indicators of economic growth and inflation rates, aggregate demand components, industry-level output, exports, capital stocks, employment, and labor compensation, as well as indicators on infrastructure, health, education, and the regional and household distributions of income and per capita GDP, imports, and import protection. The aim is to present a meaningful overview of Thai economic performance and how it affects average Thais. To this end, it is crucial to highlight Thailand’s pronounced economic heterogeneity because economic performance has varied substantially among industries, regions, and the economic activities considered.
     Unfortunately, in late 2022, Thailand and most developing economies face huge negative, international externalities that both constitute important existential threats. The first is the deadly military, political, and economic conflict between two huge military alliances, China and Russia and their allies on one hand, and NATO members, Japan, Korea, and Singapore, on the other. Balancing economic and political relations with China and the NATO/Asia alliance will be particularly important for Thailand because all of these economies are important economic partners. But, even if the military, political, and economic tensions recede soon, which seems unlikely in Sep 2022, Thailand and the rest of the world face a very urgent need to reduce global carbon emissions very substantially and very quickly. If emissions are not reduced, there is now substantial evidence that countries, islands, and cities located in low elevations (like Bangkok) will most likely be totally under water by the end of this century, if not decades earlier. However, Thai policy does not currently prioritize environmental protection or the long-term survival of coastal, low-lying cities like Bangkok. Rather, it promotes inefficient energy use through price subsidies for gasoline, electricity, etc., that are common in many developing economies.

    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 Tuesday, September 20.)

    Deadline for Participation Request

    Your E-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Friday, September 16.

    Leaflet

    AGI SEMINAR ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 [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 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 20. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

    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.

    (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 Tuesday, September 20.

    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 FRIDAY, JULY 15

    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

    Friday, July 15, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    *A question-and-answer session of approximately 15 minutes is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Presenter

    Dr. Erbiao Dai, President and Professor, AGI

    Language

    Japanese presentation and material(s)

    Topic

    “日本における外国人創業促進政策の効果に関する考察”

    Abstract

     本研究では,在留外国人に関する統計と聞き取り調査に基づいて,日本における外国人企業家の推移と特徴を考察し,その都道府県分布の影響要因および各地の外国人創業促進政策の効果を検証する。現段階の分析結果を見ると,外国人の創業をさらに促進させるためには,まず,規制緩和などを通じて,日本の持続可能な発展に寄与する投資需要・成長分野を一層創出する必要がある。また,各地の発展ビジョン・創業優遇政策に関する情報を国内外に効果的に発信するとともに,具体的な創業支援活動については,新興領域に関する専門技術力の高い20代~30代の留学生を中心に展開すべきである。

    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 Thursday, July 14.)

    Deadline for Participation Request

    Your e-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Thursday, July 14.

    Leaflet

    STAFF SEMINAR ON FRIDAY, JULY 15 [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 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 15. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar (3:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 3:45 pm. 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 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 15.

    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 (3:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 3:45 pm. 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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