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"Healthcare Innovation Weeks Asia-Japan 2018" to be Held from October 9 to 19

1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan (October 9) and other events to be held

September 7, 2018

On October 9, 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold the first Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan, an international conference aiming to encourage investors, companies and other entities inside and outside Japan to form cooperative international relationships to develop solutions to challenges faced by the healthcare industry.

Meanwhile, many healthcare-related events will be held from October 9 to 19 in Japan. In order for these events to collaborate with each other effectively, PR, METI decided to collectively name the events as a new brand titled “Healthcare Innovation Weeks Asia-Japan 2018.” Taking this opportunity, METI and other organizers will convey information on these healthcare-related events using this brand aiming to show that Japan is attracting a lot of global attention in the field of healthcare.

1. Background and purpose

For two weeks starting from October 9, 2018, many healthcare-related events will be held in Japan. In order for these events to collaborate effectively conduct effective PR, METI decided to collectively name the events as a new brand titled “Healthcare Innovation Weeks Asia-Japan 2018.” Through intensive information conveyance at these events, METI will encourage these events to attract many visitors from across Japan and overseas, as well as to stimulate investment in the healthcare business. Moreover, these events will convey to visitors to these events the fact that many companies in the field of healthcare have placed their business bases in Japan and are advancing in outstanding services and R&D, aiming to show Japan’s presence in the field to the rest of the world.

Furthermore, METI expects that these events will become a good opportunity to: construct international cooperation ties that may bring about matching between worldwide innovations and demand in Japan, a bridge for creating solutions to challenges that the healthcare industry faces; and create a new unique and effective healthcare industry, and that the outcomes of this effort will contribute to elongation of the healthy lifespan of people not only in Japan but also worldwide.

2. Outline

Title of the new brand: Healthcare Innovation Weeks Asia-Japan 2018

Logo:

Period: From October 9 (Tue.) to 19 (Fri.), 2018
Planner: METI
Cooperator in planning the events: Nikkei Digital Health (Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.)


Titles of the events/organizers/date and venues (in the order of event dates)

The 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan / METI / October 9, Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, etc.

J-Startup Saloon: Future of Healthcare Innovations Led by Venture Businesses / METI / October 11 and 18, November 8, 15 and 29 and December 13, Toranomon Hills Cafe

Note: J-Startup Saloon provides workshops on every Thursday on a variety of themes.

UK Life Science Symposium / MedCity, LINK-J, etc. / October 9, Nihonbashi Life Science Building

Global Life Science Cluster Session / LINK-J / October 9, Nihonbashi Life Science Building

JETRO Japan-China Elderly Care Industries Networking Event in Tokyo / Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) / Elderly Care Industry Promotion Committee, China-Asia Economic Development Association / October 10, Tokyo Big Sight

The 45th International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition / the Japan National Council of Social Welfare and the Health and Welfare Information Association / October 10 to 12, Tokyo Big Sight

BioJapan 2018 / BioJapan Organizing Committee and JTB Communication Design, Inc. / October 10 to 12, Pacific Yokohama

Japan Healthcare Venture Summit 2018 / the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare / October 10 to 12, Pacific Yokohama

Presentations by over 10 Israeli Female Entrepreneurs: Healthtech Event for Women titled “Front Line of Healthtech in Israel”- mHealth Israel Women x Healthtech Women Japan- / International Healthtech Association / October 10, Nihonbashi Life Science Building

The Third Seminar under the Blockbuster TOKYO Training Program / Tokyo Metropolitan Government / October 10, Pacific Yokohama

Oral Healthcare Seminar 2018: Front Line of Oral Healthcare in Thailand, Malaysia and Japan / METI and the Japan Dental Materials Manufacturers’ Association (JDMA) / October 12, Courtyard Tokyo Ginza Hotel

Deloitte Tohmatsu Heathcare Seminar: Innovations for New Hospital Construction that Denmark has been Advancing and Potential Impact on Japan / Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC. / October 12, 7th floor, Shin-Tokyo Building, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

BRAVE 2018 SUMMER / Beyond Next Ventures Inc. / October 15, Nihonbashi Life Science Hub

CEATEC JAPAN 2018 / Secretariat of CEATEC JAPAN / October 16 to 19, Makuhari Messe

Digital Health Days 2018 / Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. / October 17 to 19, Tokyo Big Sight

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group