Hosted by Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan, the Forum will run from February 14 – 23, 2014. Students will be departing from Canada and Japan in order to arrive in Tokyo on February 15, and will depart the city on February 23th.
This international forum provides a fantastic opportunity for students to interact with their peers from a different culture, in order to gain insight into their current areas of academic interest and to encourage a flow of ideas between Canada and Japan.
The theme of this year's forum is "Toward a Sustainable Economic and Social Development: Challenges in Aging Society in Canada and Japan.” An aging population is a problem shared by many developed countries, including Canada and Japan. On one hand, drastic increases expenses related to things such as medical expenses and pensions threaten the sustainability of public finances, while on the other hand, things such as the increase of “Silver Business” and the city planning, etc. necessary for dealing with “Compact Cities” can include the chance for economic growth. Both countries are faced with the extremely important question of how they can create a sustainable future in the midst of aging populations. At the forum, which includes lectures from experts, discussion, group work, etc., Japanese and Canadian students will spend a week together while working on the issue in depth – all with the goal of solving problems of a global scale and deepening mutual understanding between Japan and Canada..
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