English MC at 12th Asia Smart City Conference, second day

Asia Smart City Conference ended with a great success attracted a large number of visitors from all over Asia. I would like to express my gratitude for this great opportunity to be the English MC again this year.

My second day started with the session “Sharing Policy Best Practices Utilizing Wellbeing Indexes and Public-Private-Academic Partnership” with:
-Takehiko Nagumo
Executive Managing Director, Smart City Institute Japan
-Tomoyuki Miyazaki
Professor, Graduate School of Data Science, Yokohama City University
-Makoto Kuroki
Professor, Graduate School of Data Science, Yokohama City University
-Shumpei Komura
Benesse Education Research Department, Head of the Education Innovation Center

They showed several statistics from Yokohama City and shared what they’ve learnt and how we can use it to create a smart city.

Speakers from the first session

The second session was “Promoting the SDGs through City Networks—Starting with VLR (CityNet SDGs Cluster Seminar)“. There were
-Yatsuka Kataoka
Programme Director, City Taskforce, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
-Rumi Kurita
Head of Office, CITYNET Yokohama Project Office
-Sanjeevani Singh
Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment and Development Division, UNESCAP
-Shiro Hirotoshi
Vice Mayor, City of Yokohama
-Takuya Endo
Executive Director for SDGs Future City Promotion Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama
-Xuanxuan Kumazawa
World Horticultural Exhibition Promotion Division, Kamiseya Development and World Horticultural Exhibition, Urban Development Bureau, Promotion Office, City of Yokohama
-Nor Nazariah binti Kamardin
Senior Deputy Director, Administration Department, Kuala Lumpur City
-Le Minh Tuong
Vice Director of Department of Planning and Investment,Da Nang City
-Naoki Ishii
President, Ishii Zouen Landscape Co.,Ltd.
-Noboru Okazaki
Deputy manager, Overseas administration department, JFE Engineering Corporation
-Minato Mirai Honcho Elementary School students

They showed what is happening to their cities/countries and how they try to tackle them. It was very interesting to hear their experiences.

Tomoko Kurabayashi
Tomoko Kurabayashi

Tomoko is a news and sports anchor and reporter, with 15 years of experience in television and radio journalism. Also, she is a communication specialist at international organizations. She is a graduate of Essex University in England and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. In her spare time, Tomoko enjoys volunteering and travelling.


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