The Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium, hosted by Seafood Legacy together with Nikkei Ecology, brings together Japanese and global business leaders to discuss the issues surrounding smarter management of our global fisheries resources.

Since the inception of the Sustainable Seafood Symposium in 2015, there has been a significant increase in market and civil engagement on the topic of seafood sustainability. As the 2020 Olympics approaches, and spurred by the sustainability commitments made in London and Rio following their Olympic games, major retailers as well as seafood companies are taking steps to improve their policies towards seeing sustainable development goals. Now in its third year, the symposium offers an opportunity for attendees, both Japanese and international, to hear about the latest developments in the Japanese market, and build connections to business and government leaders in the rapidly changing Japanese market.

All sessions will be simultaneously translated in English and Japanese.

Outline

Date & Time
27 th October, 2017 9:30AM - 7:00PM
Venue
BELLESALLE Shinjuku ground/EVENTHALL (Shinjuku Ward, Nishi Shinjuku 8-17-1 Sumitomo Real Estate Shinjuku Grand Tower 1F)
Organizer
Nikkei Ecology
Co-Organizer
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (US), Walton Family Foundation (US), Seafood Legacy (Japan)
Partner company
Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union(JCCU), Maruha Nichiro CorporationNIPPON SUISAN KAISHA, LTD.,THE SEIYU,LTD, (ABC)
 
Attendance fee
Free. (Registration will be required.)

Time Table

*The speakers, event times, and other details of the program are subject to change. Japanese translation is available for all lectures.

Select the lecture that you wish to attend.

Morning Session*Event Hall
9:30-9:35

[Opening Greeting]

Taro Tanaka
Chief of Editor, Nikkei Ecology

9:35-9:55

[Keynote]

Ms. Margaret Spring

PUBLIC-PRIVATE SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD SOLUTIONS

Margaret Spring
Vice President, Monterrey Bay Aquarium

Profile

Ms. Margaret Spring is the vice president of Conservation and Science and Chief Conservation Officer at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. She directs the Aquarium’s conservation and science efforts, which include research programs involving sea otters, white sharks, Pacific Bluefin tuna and other species, as well as its respected Seafood Watch program and ocean policy initiatives. She has served at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as general counsel to Congress, and as coastal and marine program director for The Nature Conservancy. Spring serves on a member of boards including the California Ocean Science Trust, the Ocean Studies Board and Monterrey Bay Fisheries Trust.

9:55-10:25

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  • Margaret Spring
    Vice President, Monterrey Bay Aquarium

10:25-10:45

[Keynote]

Leading the Market: Sustainable Procurement at AEON

Kahori Miyake
Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, AEON

Profile

1991 International Division, *JUSCO Co., Ltd.
2002 Finance Division, AEON Co., Ltd.
2006 Project Leader, 2020 Group Vision Project
2007 General Manager, Branding Dept. AEON Co., Ltd.
2008 Chief Executive Officer, Claire’s Nippon Co., Ltd.
2013 General Manager, Customer Service, AEON Retail Co., Ltd.
2014 Executive Officer, General Manager, Customer Service
2014 Executive Officer, General Manager, Public Relations & Customer Service
2017 Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, AEON Co., Ltd.(current position)

*JUSCO Co., Ltd. changed its name to AEON Co., Ltd. as of August 21, 2001

10:45-10:55

[Keynote]

Thomas Angerer

Sustainable Seafood - Our Journey

Thomas Angerer
Executive Chef, Park Hyatt Tokyo

profile

A native of Austria, Thomas Angerer began his career at hotels and restaurants in the UK and Australia before joining Hyatt Hotels in 2000. He was appointed as Chef de Cuisine of the pre-opening team at Grand Hyatt Dubai in 2002, and went on to work as Executive Chef at Hyatt hotels in Istanbul, Coolum and Chennai. Chef Angerer was appointed Executive Chef at Park Hyatt Tokyo in 2013.

10:55-11:00

Break Time

11:00-11:50

[Talk session1]

How Far Have We Come? Future of the Japanese Seafood Market

<Facilitator>

Wakao Hanaoka

Wakao Hanaoka
Seafood Legacy
CEO/Founder

Profile

In United States, Wakao Hanaoka specialized in marine environmental science and marine biology. After graduating from university, he started his career in marine conservation by conducting research on the seafloor in the Maldives and establishing an eco-friendly prawn farm in Malaysia. In July 2007, he joined Greenpeace Japan as their senior ocean campaigner. He led the lobby to push for governmental change as well as started the Sustainable Seafood Market Project in Japan. In 2014, he resigned from his position at Greenpeace Japan to build Japanese-centric solutions for seafood sustainability by addressing the importance of domestic business-led initiatives.
Seafood Legacy, established in 2015, is a consulting firm that supports sustainable seafood businesses and environmental organizations in Japan and around the world. It was formed to develop the precompetitive partnerships to solve the complex problems of seafood supply chains. By tapping into the experience of the global sustainable seafood community and connecting it to innovative, forward-looking businesses in Japan, we hope to transform the Japanese seafood market, support our ocean resources, and build a better future.
・GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board
・GSRA (Global Seafood Rating Alliance) Member
・CASS (Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solution) Collaborator
・The Cabinet Office Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform Fishery Working Group, Expert Advisor

<Panelists>

Kahori Miyake

Kahori Miyake
Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, AEON

Masanori Miyahara

Masanori Miyahara
President, Japan FIsheries Research and Education Agency
Adviser, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Profile

1978 BS Faculty of Fisheries Science, University of Tokyo
1985 MA Department of Political Science, Duke University

1978 Joined Fisheries Agency of Japan
1986-90 First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in US
1994-97 Director of Fishery Dev. ,Ishikawa Prefecture
2005-08 Director, Fisheries Coordination Div, Fisheries Agency
2008-11 Senior Counselor, Fisheries Agency
2011-14 Deputy Director General, Fisheries Agency
2014- President, Fisheries Research Agency
And Special Adviser to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for International Affairs
2017- Adviser to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for Fisheries Policy Reform

2002-05 Chairman of International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
2011-13 Chairman of ICCAT

2013- Visiting Professor of Nagoya University

Yukiko Araki

Yukiko Araki
Corporate Officer, Executive General Manager, CSR, Environmental Strategy Div. of Hitachi, Ltd.

Profile

Yukiko Araki serves as Corporate Officer, Executive General Manager of the CSR & Environmental Strategy Division of Hitachi, Ltd.
After graduating from the Engineering School (Urban Engineering), the University of Tokyo in 1983, Ms. Araki joined The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and had worked at the public sector, engaged in policy making on renewable energy, healthcare industry, bio-tech industry and more for almost 30 years. Meanwhile, she studied at the Graduate School of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1987-1988. She was designated as Vice Governor of Yamagata Prefecture, Japan in 2008. In 2012, she joined Hitachi, Ltd.
She is a member of City Planning Institute of Japan and a member of the Japanese Society for Wellbeing Science and Assistive Technology.

11:50-12:30

[Talk session2]

Ocean Conservation and Sustainable Seafood from an SDG and ESG Investment Stand Point

<Facilitator>

Kaori Fujita

Kaori Fujita
Editor Nikkei Ecology  Producer, Nikkei BP

Profile

Editor Nikkei Ecology  Producer, Nikkei BP Environmental Management Forum. Born in Uozu City, Toyama Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science & Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo, entered employment at Nikkei BP. While working as a reporter for Nikkei Electronics, enjoyed taking backpacking trips in nature throughout Japan and foreign countries in her spare time. Afterwards, appointed as Assistant Editor of National Geographic Japan, a magazine which introduces nature and culture from throughout the world and Assistant Editor of Nikkei Ecology, a magazine focusing on environmental management. Also became Biodiversity Producer for the Nikkei BP Environmental Management Forum, a gathering of corporations engaging in sustainability management. Her main fields include biodiversity, natural resources, ESG investment/information disclosure, environmental education, and regional revitalization. In addition to serving as a member of committees including the SDGs Stakeholders Committee (Ministry of the Environment) and the Environmental Growth Engine Research Committee, serves as Visiting Professor at the University of Toyama.

<Panelists>

Norichika Kanie

Norichika Kanie
Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

Profile

Norichika Kanie is a professor at the Graduate School of Media Governance, Keio University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNI-IAS). His research focuses on international relations and earth system governance. During FY2013 to FY2015, he was a project leader of the "Project on Sustainability Transformation beyond 2015 (POST2015)", with support from the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

Thomas Angerer

Thomas Angerer
Executive Chef, Park Hyatt Tokyo

12:30-12:35

Break Time

12:35-13:15

[Talk session3]

Ocean to Table: Where Does Sustainable Seafood Come From?

<Facilitator>

Wakao Hanaoka

Wakao Hanaoka
Seafood Legacy
CEO/Founder

<Panelists>

Satoshi Matsumoto

Satoshi Matsumoto
Procurement Management Staff,Merchandising Division, JAPANESE CONSUMERS’ CO-OPERATIVE UNION

Profile

Satoshi Matsumoto joined Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) in 1988. He has extensive experience in logistics management, sales and marketing, and product merchandising.
In 2014, he became the Manager of the Marine Products Department. Since 2016, he has been in charge of creating the new procurement policy for their seafood products, as well as conducting research and proposing plans for procuring more sustainable seafood.

WAMA Kumie

Kumie WAMA
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Seiyu GK

Profile

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture. Entered Seiyu GK in 2009, taking the position of Senior Director at the Public Relations Office of the Corporate Communications Division.
In September 2015, assumed the position of Vice-President at the Corporate Communications Division of Seiyu GK.

13:15-14:15

intermission (mini-session by Sustainable Eel Group / exchange information)

*From the Panel Discussion in the afternoon, please select your desired session and register.

Afternoon Panel Discussion
HallA
HallB
14:15-15:20

[Panel DiscussionA-1]

Travel and Food: Sustainable Seafood in Travel and Culinary Industry

<Facilitator>

Shunji Murakami

Shunji Murakami
Japan Program Director, Ocean Outcomes

Profile

As Japan Program Director at Ocean Outcomes (O2), Shunji leads the overall strategic development and coordination of O2's Japan Program. Based in Tokyo, he works closely in cooperation with Japanese fishery communities, seafood supply chain stakeholders, and other NGOs to ensure prosperity of both aquatic ecosystems and local fishing communities alike. He is also known as the first person to launch Fishery Improvement Project as well as Aquaculture Improvement Project in Japan, in collaborations with markets, fisheries, NGOs and other stakeholders to help the fishery to be more sustainable in ways that benefit to the community.

<Panelists>

Ned Bell

Ned Bell
Executive Chef, Ocean Wise

Profile

Founder of Chefs for Oceans, and Ocean Wise Executive Chef, Ned Bell is a popular Canadian chef and personality. Ned founded Chefs for Oceans in 2014 to raise awareness and advocate for responsible seafood choices while highlighting the importance of healthy oceans, lakes and rivers. He launched this commitment with an 8,700km bike ride across Canada, staging dozens of awareness building events along the way. Bell's commitments to seafood stewardship has continued ever since.

Bell is well known for his ability to excite, inspire and educate individuals looking to make a broader commitment to sustainable seafood.
In September 2017, Bell was awarded the SeaWeb Seafood Champion for Advocacy Award for his advocacy through leadership, innovation, vision and activism - an award he was also nominated for in 2015. Bell is part of Seafood Watch's Blue Ribbon Task Force and works tirelessly with sustainable seafood organizations OceanWise, SeaChoice and Marine Stewardship Council. Bell continues to make sustainable seafood his mission and is always looking for ways to strategize opportunities. As the father of three sons, Fin, Max and Jet, Chef Bell is dedicated to inspiring Canadians to become part of the solution for healthier oceans for today's children and generations to come.

Tomohiro Taguchi

Tomohiro Taguchi
Materials Manager, Park Hyatt Tokyo

Profile

Born in Aomori Prefecture. Mr. Taguchi joined Park Hyatt Tokyo in 2001 and has worked in the Materials Department. He became Manager of the department in 2012. He is heavily engaged in sourcing sustainable seafood for the hotel and achieved the COC (Chain of Custody Certification) in May, 2015.

Chikako Miyata

Chikako Miyata
Vice Predient, Corporate Brand&CSR, ANA HOLDINGS

プロフィール

January 1986
 Joined the Company
 March 1986 cabin attendant of inflight-service department
 domestic & international flight
April 2004
 Manager of in-flight administration
 service planning,
 personnel management
April 2007
 Manager of CSR Promotion
 risk management
 crisis management
 compliance
June 2011
 Solaseed Air (subsidiary company)
 Director of inflight-service department
 personnel management
 service quality management
April 2013
 Director of product service
 quality management of in-flight meal
July 2015
 Director of general administration
 CSR promotion
 Human Rights, environment
April 2016
 Senior Director of Corporate & CSR
 CSR promotion
 Human Rights ,environment

[Panel DiscussionB-1]

Think Global, Act Local: Seafood Eco-labels and Market Strategy

<Facilitator>

Wakao Hanaoka

Wakao Hanaoka
Seafood Legacy
CEO/Founder

<Panelists>

Herman Wisse

Herman Wisse
Program Director, Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Profile

Herman Wisse is the Program Director of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI). GSSI is a foundation under Dutch law with the mission of GSSI is to deliver a common, consistent and global benchmarking tool for seafood certification schemes to ensure confidence in the supply and promotion of sustainable seafood to consumers worldwide as well as promote improvement in the schemes.
Prior to this Herman worked as a consultant to the GSSI where his responsibilities included the development of a detailed project proposal for the foundation of the GSSI, and facilitate liaison with parties interested in becoming involved with the GSSI. For FAO he worked as the lead consultant for the development of an Evaluation Framework against the FAO Technical Guidelines for Aquaculture.
Herman graduated with distinction from his MSc degree in Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management at Wageningen University in 2012. For his dissertation Herman benchmarked the governance of seafood eco-labelling schemes against the requirements of the FAO Guidelines, while working as a consultant for Royal Ahold.

Yasuyuki Yamamoto

Yasuyuki Yamamoto
Group Merchandising Strategy Dept.
AEON

Profile

Involved in the development of products after the application of commodities standards for environmentally-friendly PB Green Eye Marine Products.
In September 2006, after passing through a 1-year preparatory period for MSC products, made a full-scale entry into the Japanese market. Origin of the name "Marine Eco-Label."
Currently employed at AEON.

Isao Sakaguchi
Professor, Faculty of Law at Gakushuin University
Visiting scholar, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Profile

Ph.D, International Relations, the University of Tokyo. Dr. Isao Sakaguchi worked as a visiting scholar of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, and currently is a professor of the Faculty of Law at Gakushuin University and visiting scholar of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
He is a specialist of global environmental governance and has devoted himself to research about fisheries governance and seafood sustainability.
He approaches to the problem of overfishing both from top-down public regulation by governments and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) and from bottom-up private sustainability schemes such as MSC and Seafood Watch.
Attending annual meetings of all five tuna RFMOs including WCPFC, IATTC and ICCAT for years, he had built a fisheries negotiation model that demonstrated importance of introducing harvest control measures in a precautionary timing when stock status is still healthy.
Very recently, he has published a series of impactful 15 articles on The Minato Shinbun about the importance of private seafood sustainability schemes in order to provide better guidance to nascent Japanese sustainable seafood market before the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020.

15:20-15:30

Break time

15:30-16:35

[Panel DiscussionA-2]

A Vision for the Future of Global Seafood Businesses

<Facilitator>

Henrik Osterblom

Henrik Österblom
Deputy science director, the Stockholm Resilience Centre

Profile

Henrik's research focuses on globalization and marine social-ecological systems, in particular how fisheries and marine ecosystems are managed. He is also deputy science director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Henrik investigates interactions and dynamics of complex systems, ranging from ecosystems, to social systems and integrated social-ecological systems at regional and global scales. He has studied ecological cascading effects in the Baltic Sea, co-evolutionary social-ecological processes in international actor settings in the Southern Ocean, and the historical and present dynamics of major actors (nations and transnational corporations) in marine systems. He is particularly interested in investigating the role, dynamics, power, and futures of global actors and their ability to actively enable transformative change in the global seafood systems. Seabirds and the Baltic Sea remain key areas of interest.
Henrik has Master’s Degree in Behaviour Ecology from the Department of Zoology from Uppsala University, and a PhD in Marine Ecology from the Department of Systems Ecology at Stockholm University. He has worked at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, and as Special Advisor to the Swedish Government in the Secretariat for the Environmental Advisory Council. His post-doctoral research was conducted at the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Centre, and at the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He is currently deputy science director and a senior lecturer at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Henrik is engaged as principal investigator in Nereus – Predicting the Future Oceans Program, and member of the IMBER Human Dimension Working Group. He participates in the Seas of Norden Network, is co-leading the Baltic Seabird Project, and represents the Stockholm Resilience Centre at the Section for Earth and Environmental Sciences at Stockholm University. He is subject editor for Ecology and Society, Marine Policy, and PLOS One.

<Panelists>

Toshiya Yabuki

Toshiya Yabuki

General Manager, Aquaculture Business Promotion Department, Nippon Suisan

Profile

Graduated from the Tokyo University(Dept. of Fisheries Science) in 1984 and joined Nippon Suisan.
Since then mosy of the time in charge of aquaculture businesses related jobs including overseas missions(Chile,Indonesia, USA).
Worked at Chilean subsidiary company(Salmones Antartica S.A.) for total 13years and served as CEO in 2014~2016. Since came back to Japan serving as present position and trying to make aquaculture businesses of Nippon Suisan bigger and more advanced.

Yasuhiro Hasegawa

Yasuhiro Hasegawa
Corporate Planning Department, Acting General Manager
Maruha Nichiro

Profile

After graduating from Sophia University in 1984, Yasuhiro started working for Taiyo Gyogyo (former company of Maruha Nichiro Corporation). For the past 30 years, Yasuhiro worked on shrimp trade and specialized in quality assurance and production consulting in South America, Australia, Southeast Asia. He led the shrimp farm business in Malaysia for the past 3 years, and returned to the current position at Maruha Nichiro since this April.

[Panel DiscussionB-2]

Traceability: Fighting IUU Fishing and Human Rights Issues in the Seafood Industry

<Facilitator>

Brian Caouette
Vice President, Engagement and Innovation, Ocean Outcomes

Profile

Brian lives and breathes two passions: the conservation of aquatic ecosystems and connecting with the people, cultures, and places of the Asia-Pacific region. For 20 years, Brian has been building trusted relationships and engaging the burgeoning environmental community in East Asia. From Tokyo to the Kamchatka Peninsula, Brian has played an active role in promoting environmental progress and development of civil society. Brian is one of the founders of Ocean Outcomes (O2), a sustainable seafood consultancy working hand in hand with fishermen and seafood businesses to improve the sustainability of globally significant fisheries. Brian is the Vice President for Engagement and Innovation, identifying and cultivating new, cross regional initiatives, leading anti-IUU efforts, and being a chief evangelist for O2.
Previous to O2, Brian spent a decade at the Wild Salmon Center as the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries and Markets Program where he pioneered the fishery improvement model in the Russian Far East and rallied the market to improve legality and transparency of Russian fisheries. Brian received his MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA and a BA from Boston University. Brian has worked with a variety of non-profit organizations including Pacific Environment and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as well as lived and worked full time at two overseas nature parks: Muraviovka Park for Sustainable Land Use in the Russian Far East and the Animal Refuge Kansai in the hills above Osaka, Japan. Brian was a David L Boren Graduate Fellow and was awarded a US State Department Diplomacy Fellowship in 2002.

<Panelists>

Yukihiro Misawa

Yukihiro Misawa
Seafood Markets Manager, WWF Japan

Profile

After experiencing global/domestic business planning and development roles in large firms and conducting several restoration projects in the affected area of the Great East Japan Earthquake in the public sector, entered into WWF Japan. At the Oceans and Seafood Group in WWF, to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, supporting corporations to improve sustainable seafood procurements and collaborating with stakeholders to develop more sustainable seafood supply chain MBA, University of Oxford.

Kim Warner

Kimberly Warner
Senior scientist, Oceana

Profile

Dr. Kimberly Warner is a senior scientist at Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans. Since 2010, Dr. Warner has been responsible for leading the genetic testing of seafood in support of Oceana’s campaign on Seafood Fraud. Her 2013 nationwide report on fish fraud is the largest study of its kind in the United States. Her subsequent work has examined species substitutions and misrepresentation in retail commercial shellfish. In 2014, she compiled a comprehensive review of the global reach of seafood fraud in an interactive Google map. Dr. Warner updated the global review and Google map of seafood mislabeling in 2016, finding more than 200 sources documenting seafood fraud in 55 countries.
Dr. Warner joined Oceana in 2005 as a marine pollution scientist, where she was responsible for collecting data and performing research in support of Oceana’s campaign to Stop Seafood Contamination.
Prior to joining Oceana, Dr. Warner provided environmental consulting and litigation support on coastal and contaminated sediment issues as a senior scientist with a consulting firm in Mobile, Alabama. Before that position, she worked as a research scientist and instructor at the University of Alabama’s Center for Freshwater Studies and Biology Department. Dr. Warner has also held research positions and fellowships at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and Chesapeake Research Consortium in Maryland and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
Dr. Warner earned her Ph.D. in Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maryland in 1999. She has undergraduate degrees in Marine and Environmental Science from the University of the District of Columbia.

Sayo Morita

Sayo Morita
Customer Service Asia Manager & Quality Assurance Manager, Trace Register

Profile

Sayo is the Quality Assurance and Customer Service Manager for Trace Register LLC.
A key team member working from Japan, she enables Trace Register clients to easily navigate complex and extended traceable seafood supply chains around the world and collaborate more effectively. By connecting all these links from end to end, companies increase operating efficiency, reduce risk and bring consumers the complete product story.

16:35-16:45

Break time

16:45-17:50

[Panel DiscussionA-3]

Co-creation of New Business: Multi-Industry Partnerships for Sustainable Seafood

<Facilitator>

Kaori Fujita

Kaori Fujita
Editor Nikkei Ecology  Producer, Nikkei BP

<Panelists>
Kiyoshi Sagawa

Kiyoshi Sagawa
Food Manager, Country IKEA

Profile

Kiyoshi has over 20 years of experience in hospitality industry including Four Seasons Hotel and Global Dining. He was inspired by IKEA's vision, "To create a better everyday life for the many people," and joined IKEA Japan in 2012. After a few years of on site store experience, he became Food Manager of IKEA Japan. He hopes to share the value of healthy environment and society with customers, coworkers, and business partners, and raise awareness for sustainable food culture.

Aritsune Kawabe
Board Director and General Manager, IHI Jet Service

Profile

I worked for Aerospace operation and start to develop the business regarding vessel tracking by small satellite from 2009. From 2017 I moved to the subsidiary company of IHI to make the business bigger. IHI Jet Service Co.,Ltd. is the distributor of Satellite AIS provider in Japan.

Masayoshi Fukushima

Masayoshi Fukushima
Manager, Local Creation Support, Business IoT Promotion Headquarter, KDDI
KDDI Research

Profile

After graduating from National Institute of Technology Hachinohe College, electrical engineering department in 1998, Masayoshi joined DDI (currently KDDI). In 2013, he joined Higashimatsushima Organization for Progress and"E"(economy,education,energy), and engaged in reconstruction of Tohoku region. He has been working on utilizing IoT technology in regional activation projects at KDDI promotion headquarter since 2017.

[Panel DiscussionB-3]

Carrying on: Washoku Culture and Japanese Producers

<Facilitator>

Yoshikatsu Ikuta

Yoshikatsu Ikuta
3rd Generation President, Suzuyo (Tsukiji Tuna Intermediate wholesaler)
Representative Director, Seafood Smart

profile

Yoshikatsu is the 3rd generation president of Suzuyo, an intermediate tuna wholesaler in Tsukiji fish market. He also serves as a representative director of Seafood Smart, an organization which aims to increase the awareness about sustainable fisheries. Yoshikatsu lectures at a variety of seminars and acts as spokesperson and influencer on social media, radio, and television shows. He has also published several books about seafood sustainability and Japan’s fish eating culture. His motto is “there will be more fish if we eat smarter.

<Panelists>
Khotaro Wakiguchi

Khotaro Wakiguchi
4th Generation President, Yamasa Wakiguchi Tuna Company

profile

Kjotaro is the 4th generation of Yamasa Wakiguchi Tuna Company, which has been operating as an intermediate wholesaler in Nachi-Katsuura, Wakayama prefecture, since 1897. Born and raised in the beautiful nature of Wakayama, Kotaro loves the nature. For the past 30 years, he has been refining his knowledge of on-site seafood business through tuna auctions. The Yamasa Wakiguchi Tuna Company developed unique refrigeration technology which keeps the tuna fresh and contributing to solve the food loss issue on the supply chain. The company also facilitate the information exchange and networking opportunities for producers and supply chain.
In 2012, Yamasa Wakiguchi Tuna Company passed MSC pre-assessment for Nachi-Katsuura tuna. The following year, the company announced its sustainable procurement policy and banned IUU fishing origin and unsustainably caught tuna.
Together with Ocean Outcomes, Yamasa Wakiguchi Tuna company is working on Wakayama Albacore Tuna FIP.

Takuya Hasegawa

Takuya Hasegawa
Leader, Tohoku Co-Creation Lab, Yahoo Japan
Executive Director, Fisherman Japan
Director, FISHERMAN JAPAN MARKETING

profile

Takuya started working on Tohoku resilience projects after the 3.11 Tohoku Earthquake, which happened to be his birthday. He moved to Ishinomaki shortly after the earthquake and started working with locals to reconstruct the Tohoku region. While working in Ishinomaki, he met a group of fishermen, striving to create the future of the fishing industry. Takuya, together with young fishermen from the Tohoku region and members from various industries, established Fisherman Japan to change the Japanese fishing industry to become cool, successful, innovative and something that the next generation can look up to. Fisherman Japan works on multiple projects including establishing school for young fishermen, creating new job opportunities, collaborating with local fishery cooperatives, and providing support for fisheries to get global certifications.

Jeremy Crawford

Jeremy Crawford
Regional Director in Southeast-Asia
International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF)

profile

Regional Director for the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), in Southeast-Asia. Jeremy is of Samoan-American decent, and grew-up in Asia where his family worked in the seafood sector. Jeremy has been making a positive difference in fisheries for the past ten-years, working on the commercial, advocacy and development sides of the industry. Professional experience includes business and supply chain development in India, represented US importer associations (National Fisheries Institute) in Southeast Asia to build capacity, and recently with the Thai Union Group as the Responsible Sourcing Manager for Capture Fisheries.

17:50-18:00

Break time

18:00-18:55

[Supervising session]

Toward and Beyond 2020: Legacy of Tokyo Olympic Games and Achieving SDGs

<Facilitator>

Kaori Fujita

Kaori Fujita
Editor Nikkei Ecology  Producer, Nikkei BP

Wakao Hanaoka

Wakao Hanaoka
Seafood Legacy
CEO/Founder

<Panelists>

Shintaro Ikeda

Shintaro Ikeda
Japan Olympic Badminton Team, Beijing 2008 and London 2012

Profile

In 2007, became the first Japanese male athlete to win a medal at the World Championships.
Competed in two Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.
Turned professional in 2008. Retired from professional competition on September 30, 2015.
Currently works to promote the sport as Athlete Commissioner of the BWF (Badminton World Federation). Also serves as an Athlete Member of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Engaged in a wide range of activities for the spread and growth of sports.

Takejiro Sueyoshi
Special Advisor to UNEP FI in the Asia Pacific Region

Profile

After graduating from Tokyo University, Takejiro Sueyoshi joined the Mitsubishi Bank (the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in 1967 and worked for the bank until 1998.
He is Special Advisor to UNEP FI in the Asia Pacific region. During his years with Nikko Asset Management as Deputy President, he was appointed as a member of the UNEP FI Steering Committee.
In addition to the involvement in the UNEP FI activities, he is giving many educational speeches about environmental problems and CSR/SRI in various government councils, seminars, universities and schools.
He is advisors to mayors of local governments and outside directors of corporations in Japan. He is a member of the Central Committee on Environmental Plan for Ministry of the Environment. He is a Trustee member of CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project). He is Vice-Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute since August 2011 and CEO of Green Finance Organization Japan (Green Fund) since May 2013.
He was a member of the Council for Japan`s Prime Ministers (Mr. Fukuda and Mr. Aso) on Climate Change Policy.

Masanori Miyahara

Masanori Miyahara
President, Japan FIsheries Research and Education Agency
Adviser, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Masanori Miyahara

Kumie WAMA
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Seiyu GK

Naoya Kakizoe 氏

Naoya Kakizoe
Chairman, Marine Eco-Label (MEL) Japan

Profile

After graduating from Tokyo University of Fisheries (currently Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology) in 1961, Mr. Kakizoe had worked for Nissui and served as president from 1999 to 2013. During those years, he also served as vice president of Japan Fisheries Association, president of Japan Frozen Food Association, president of Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, president of Association for the Safety of Imported Food, Japan, and president of Food Industry Central Committee. Mr. Kakizoe is leading MEL Japan since 2016.

18:55-19:00

Closing remarks

Teresa Ish
Walton Family Foundation

19:00-20:45

Reception

Produced by BLUE Seafood
Daisuke Matsui

Contact

“ Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium 2017” Secretariat
Email: bpseminar_1027@pcoworks.jp