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

Arctic Circle Japan Forum

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The Success of the Arctic Circle Japan Forum

The Arctic Circle Japan Forum, held on March 4-6, 2023, was a great collaborative effort with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Nippon Foundation! Over 300 participants attended over 50 sessions, and the Forum's Receptions.

Videos from the Japan Forum are available on the Arctic Circle Youtube Channel.

Photos from the Japan Forum are available on the Arctic Circle Flickr Page

The Japan Forum Program

The impressive 3-day program contained over 100 speakers participating in more than 50 sessions. The Forum was organized in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Nippon Foundation.

Dialogue on the Arctic: Japan, China and Korea

Atsushi Sunami, President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

H.E. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate, Iceland

H.E. Akihiro Nishimura, Minister of the Environment, Japan

Nothing About Us, Without Us - How to Engage With the People(s) of the Arctic

Science and Technology Collaboration Panel

Indigenous Knowledge in a Melting Ice

Glacial Consequences of Melting Ice

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The Arctic Circle Japan Forum was 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.

Excursion: Lake Akan, Hokkaido

Participants were invited to sign up to 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.

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