Actions and Detail Panel
Governing for Greying and Growth: Better Ageing in Japan-UK City Regions
Wed 16 March 2016, 15:00 – 17:00 GMT
This year’s JLGC Seminar will look not only at what cities in Japan are doing to promote age-friendly environments and harness the economic growth potential of the ‘silver economy’, but also how Japanese businesses are partnering with UK local authorities in developing data-driven optimal solutions which can enable older citizens to lead better lives.
Event partners from government, business and academia will ensure that the event develops innovative inter-disciplinary thinking for the policy landscape around the challenges and opportunities of changing demography.
Setsuko Saya, Head of Regional Policies for Sustainable Development Division, OECD
Dr Mayumi Hayashi, Research Fellow at Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London
Dr Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better
Reiko Shimoda, Innovation & New Business Development Manager, NEC Europe
This will include a presentation from our 2015 Japan Study Tour to Yamanashi Prefecture (‘Challenges in Demography: Tackling Ageing Society and Shrinking Populations’) by Richard Elphick (Strategic Commissioner, London Borough of Camden), concluding with a panel discussion/Q&A among all speakers.
Chair: Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, New Local Government Network
Reception to follow