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METI to Hold the 6th Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan (WASS)

October 2, 2023

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold the 6th Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan (WASS) on November 21 as an international event, inviting experts from within Japan and abroad to share information across borders. At this summit, industry and medical professionals will collaborate to address the problems that are surfacing due to the aging population and promote the solving of issues by creating a new, next-generation healthcare industry. 
The summit, titled the International Forum on the Super Aging Challenge, is part of a two-day event to be jointly held with the Super Active Aging Society Conference (SAAS), which is organized by Nikkei Inc. to be held on November 20. Through a program of private-public events that will play a leading role the international community, this two-day event aims to accelerate innovations that will help increase the healthy life expectancy of people worldwide.

1. Date and time

10:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2023

2. Format

Online streaming
Language: Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation)

3. Applying to participate

You must apply in advance in order to attend the summit via online streaming.

4. Draft program (The list of speakers will be updated on the summit website as changes occur.)

(1) Opening remarks by organizers
(2) Speech from the organizer: METI's Initiatives for the International Development of Healthcare
(3) Keynote Speech 1: Asia's Future in the Face of Dramatic Demographic Shifts and Their Impact on Healthcare
(4) Keynote Speech 2: Embracing the Population Aging: Exploring the Far-Reaching Effects and Business Opportunities
(5) Panel session: Challenges and Initiatives in the Healthcare Field in Asia
(6) Closing remarks

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group