Smart City Partnership: Japan-U.S.
Washington DC

SMART CITY PARTNERSHIP: JAPAN-U.S.

Emerging Collaborations with the Indo-Pacific
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
Wednesday, January, 22, 2020
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
 

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PROGRAM
  • 5:45PM - 6:15PM: Networking and refreshments  
  • 6:15PM - 6:20PM: Opening remarks by Mr. Mitsuhiro Hishida, Deputy Director General for International Economic Affairs, Global Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan  
  • 6:20PM - 6:35 PM: Keynote Speeches
    • Mr. Marc Knapper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan,Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    • Dr. Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Dr. Masugi Inoue, Director, International Research Advancement Office, Global Alliance Department, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
  • 6:35PM - 7:20PM: Panel Discussion 1: Government Panel This panel discusses the role of governments including local governments for promoting smart cities. The panel also will talk about smart city initiatives by ASEAN including ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN) and will discuss possibilities of cooperation with Japan and the U.S.
    • Moderated by Mr. William A. Carter, Deputy Director and Fellow, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
      • Dr. Non A, Senior Expert, Smart City Promotion Department, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, The Kingdom of Thailand
      • Dr. Kian₋Keong Chin, Chief Engineer (Road & Traffic) of the Land Transport Authority, Republic of Singapore
      • Dr. Hiroaki Nishi, Professor, Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University
      • Mr. Jeff Phillips, Country Manager, Indo-Pacific Region, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
      • Mr. Norm Capistrano, Foreign Service Officer, Office of Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
      • Mr. Mitsuhiro Hishida, Deputy Director General for International Economic Affairs, Global Strategy Bureau, MIC, Japan  
  • 7:20PM - 8:00PM: Panel Discussion 2: Industry Panel This Panel introduces the current use cases and deployed technologies by the industry and future possibilities of smart cities and discusses how Public-Private Partnership will work for better deployment of smart cities. The panel will also discuss the need for smart cities in ASEAN and the possibility of private cooperation with ASEAN.
    • Moderated by Mr. Manny Manriquez, General Director, Washington Office, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
      • Mr. Tomohiro Kuwahara, Business development manager of IoT, NEC
      • Mr. Makoto Noda, Vice President (SoftBank Corp.) / President (ALES Corp.)
      • Mr. Nicholas Montella, Senior Manager, Japan & Korea, Asia Department, International Affairs Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      • Dr. Elisabeth Smela, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
      • Dr. Kian₋Keong Chin, Chief Engineer (Road & Traffic) of the Land Transport Authority, Republic of Singapore
      • Dr. Non A, Senior Expert, Smart City Promotion Department, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, the Kingdom of Thailand
  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM:  Reception with sushi bar,  traditional Japanese main dishes, and Japanese Sake.

Smart cities address challenges in cities and creates new solutions using emerging technologies. On November 4th, 2019, the Government of Japan and the United States of America released a joint statement on furthering the development of smart cities in the Indo-Pacific. Among the cooperation of digital economy between Japan and the United States to advance a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific (FOIP), smart cities are one of the priorities for cooperation. Especially, as mentioned in the joint statement, Japan and the United States intend to share their cities’ experience and expertise with the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) to further ASEAN’s vision for a more integrated and connected ASEAN community.

This event will focus on the best possible way towards global collaboration for smart cities deployment, which could bring benefits to citizens and society. After keynote speeches, the panel discussions will talk about the role of governments including local governments, the importance of Public-Private Partnership for promoting smart cities with the participation of governments, industries and ASEAN countries. The panel also introduces smart city initiatives by ASEAN including ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN) and discuss possibilities of cooperation among Japan, the United States and ASEAN.

We plan to have a networking reception for all participants with Japanese food. Please enjoy Sushi!

 

Post-Event Update

EAP Bureau @USAsiaPacific: Deputy Assistant Secretary Marc Knapper spoke about enhancing digital economy cooperation in the #IndoPacific at the Smart City Partnership event hosted by @MIC_JAPAN. There were great discussions about U.S.-#Japan cooperation with our #ASEAN Smart Cities Network partners.

 

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