TUJ-SWU-BST Joint Symposium

“The Future of Japan, The Future of the World:
The Responsibilities of Living in a Global Society”

The idea for this symposium arose from a small global society in Sangen-jaya, Tokyo (aka Sancha), where Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), Showa Women’s University (SWU), and the British School in Tokyo (BST) share the same campus complex. Here, students from the U.S., U.K., Japan and all over the world study in and experience an international community. Students from all three institutions together with those from SWU High School will discuss how they can deepen their multicultural understanding and contribute to building a global society based on mutual respect.

We welcome you to join our conversation. We can work together to get our message out from this small global society in Sancha to Japan and the entire world.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
This event will be held in the hybrid style. To observe social distancing measures, in-person participation is limited to the TUJ/SWU/BST community. TUJ/SWU/BST members may also join online. Please know that participants onsite won’t be able to move to other venues during the event. Thank you for your understanding.
English, Japanese (*interpretation provided)
  • 13:00    Opening Remarks by SWU Chancellor Mariko Bando
  • 13:10    Keynote Speech by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo, Creative Tech Director
                 Kyoko Yonezawa (followed by Q and A session with students)
  • 14:10    Concurrent Sessions:
    • Theme 1: How can we overcome intolerance towards other cultures, while balancing the need to preserve culture?" @ venue C
    • Theme 2: What is a multicultural society, and what does it mean to live in one? @venue B
    • Theme 3: What qualities and skills are needed to succeed in a globalized world? How can we learn them? @venue A
  • 15:30    Plenary Session
  • 16:00    Conclusion by BST Principal Paul Tough
  • 16:10    Closing Remarks by TUJ Dean Matthew Wilson
Please register via the forms below by Friday, July 2. (pre-entry required / limited to 500 participants)
TUJ/SWU/BST community members, please register via this form.
Members of the general public, please register via this form.
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Keynote Speaker

Kyoko Yonezawa
Creative Tech Director
Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo

Kyoko joined Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo as Creative Tech Director after 10 years of experience at Dentsu working on many lauded projects, including “Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989” and “dots by internavi' for Honda. Also, she joined a space development startup as a secondee for 2.5 years and lead all the creative work including CI and spacecraft design for the “HAKUTO” project.

She works in a wide range where technology matters: from campaign/event planning to product innovation, service development, R&D and even art. With her background in Aerospace Engineering and Human Computer Interaction, she works extensively with her clients' engineers and developers, to unveil their technology and to tell the story from the heart of the product with digital and interactive execution.

Her international accolades include Titanium Grand Prix at Cannes Lions, Black Pencil at D&AD, and Grand Prix at the Japan Media Arts Festival, along with being chosen as a juror and/or speaker in many international and local awards shows and conferences.
And she is a cat lover.