The theme for the fourth Nobel Prize Dialogue in Tokyo


Sveriges Nyheter:  is ‘The Age to Come’. Key opinion leaders, policy makers, students, researchers and the general public will meet on 17 March at Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center. Five Nobel Laureates, including Japanese Laureate Tasuku Honjo, will take part in discussions around questions such as: Why do we age? How does lifestyle interact with the ageing process?

“To discuss ageing populations is a highly topical theme, especially in a Japanese context as the country is experiencing an extreme demographic shift. I hope the day will give new insights on the science of ageing, how to address financial and societal challenges tied to changing population structures and how technology can help alleviate the burdens of old age,” says Laura Sprechmann, Acting CEO of Nobel Media.

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During the day, the audience will, for example listen to a discussion around the question of why we age with Professor Emeritus from Newcastle University Tom Kirkwood and two Nobel Laureates Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Tim Hunt.

In the afternoon, Laureate Tim Hunt will engage in a conversation around innovation, technology and policy for an ageing society policy together with Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology, University of Oxford, Yoshiyuki Sankai, President and CEO, CYBERDYNE Inc, and other experts.

The meeting will be the fourth arranged in Japan by Nobel Media, in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

“Our strong cooperation with JSPS has evolved over the years. It is built on trust, creativity and a common wish to highlight and spread knowledge around topics relevant for the benefit and survival of humankind”, says Laura Sprechmann.

Attending Nobel Laureates
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Physiology or Medicine 2009

Angus Deaton, Economic Sciences 2015

Tasuku Honjo, Physiology or Medicine 2018

Tim Hunt, Physiology or Medicine 2001

Randy Schekman, Physiology or Medicine 2013

Attending speakers
Several renowned speakers will attend the meeting such as:

Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology, University of Oxford

Tom Kirkwood, Professor Emeritus, Newcastle University

Hiroko Akiyama, Professor, Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo and Ryuta Kawashima, Director, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University

Full list of speakers:

More information
Date:Sun. 17 March 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tentative)

Venue:Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center Main Hall

Language:English (English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)

Registration:Registration for the general public has been opened on the official website (first come, first served basis.)

Press registration:Will open on 15 February.

Press contact
Rebecka Oxelström, Press Officer, Nobel Media,

Rikutaro Hamada, Head of International Research Cooperation DivisionⅠ
Miwa Shimizu, Coordinator, JSPS,

About Nobel Prize Dialogue
Nobel Prize Dialogue is an open, cross-disciplinary meeting bringing together a unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and thought leaders to discuss global issues that affect us all. A forum for scientists and non-scientists alike, the meeting aims to deepen the dialogue between the scientific community and the rest of society. The Nobel Prize Dialogue is free to attend and accessible to a worldwide audience online. The conference is inspired by Nobel Week Dialogue, which has been taking place in Sweden since 2012 on the day before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.

Nobel Prize Dialogue 2019 is produced in partnership with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) with the kind support from Nobel International Partners 3M, ABB, Ericsson, Scania and Volvo Cars. Event partners are Nagase Brothers Inc. and Yakult together with Supporting organization Kao.

About Nobel Media
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