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  • Mar 4–6, 2023
  • Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo

Arctic Circle Japan Forum

Science - Geopolitics - Economy -
Oceans - Climate - Technology

Registration is now open!

Arctic Circle and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce new dates for the Japan Forum and look forward to bringing the Arctic community together in Tokyo on March 4-6, 2023. The registration deadline is on February 20.

The Arctic Circle Japan Forum is organized in association with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Nippon Foundation.

Session proposals for the Japan Forum

Governments, universities, companies, research institutions, organizations, associations and other partners were invited to submit proposals for Sessions at the Arctic Circle Japan Forum.

The deadline for submitting session proposals passed on December 15th, 2022.

Inquiries regarding the Japan Forum may be sent to


Participants should check if they require a visa to enter Japan on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan's website.

Participants who require a visa support document issued by the organizer must complete the required information below and submit it along with a scanned copy of their passport by the deadline.

Application Form


Information for Press Accreditation.


Excursion I: Lake Akan, Hokkaido

Make use of your time in Japan and spend two days in the magical Hokkaido region and explore Lake Akan after the Forum.

The lake is located in Kushiro City, Hokkaido, within the Akan-Mashu National Park and is registered under the Ramsar Convention. The Ainu Kotan on the shores of Lake Akan is where the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, live and welcome visitors with their own stores.

Participants will enjoy a traditional Ainu dance performance at the Ainu Kotan and stay overnight at Lake Akan Onsen Hot Springs. The next day, participants will be able to see wild red-crowned cranes as they gather around the national park during the winter, a special natural treasure of Japan.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2023.

Excursion II: Toyosu, Tokyo

Start the day early after the Forum with a tour of Tokyo on March 7th, 2023.

The famed Tsukiji Market moved in October 2018 to Toyosu, reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay. The new Toyosu Market is almost twice the size of Tsukiji, making it the biggest fish market in the world. Entry is free, and visitors can still see the famous tuna auctions, buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the adjoining produce market and enjoy a breakfast of super fresh sushi at one of the complex restaurants, which moved over from Tsukiji.

After the Tsukiji Market, participants will head to the vast Kokyo Gaien National Garden Nijubashi Bridge. The excursion ends on a lunch cruise, departing from Hinode Pier for a scenic tour of Tokyo. Enjoy your lunch while soaking in the dynamic Tokyo skyline.

Application deadline: February 10th, 2023.

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