Day I: December 11 (Thursday)

09:00 Participants Registration

09:25 Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Coordinator: Dr. Nobuaki Hattori (Tokyo Symposium Committee Secretary General; Vice Dean and Professor of Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology at Fuchu – GSA/TUAT)
Opening Remarks: Dr. Hidefumi Kobatake (Tokyo Symposium Committee President; President of TUAT)
Greetings: Mr. Noritoshi Ishida(Vice-Minister of Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - MAFF)
Greetings: Ambassador Luiz Augusto de Castro Neves (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotent of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Japan)
Greetings: Mr. Yoshihisa Nagayama(Director, National University Corporation Support Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – MEXT)
Motive and Agenda of the Symposium: Dr. Akira Sasao (Tokyo Symposium Committee Chairman; Vice President of TUAT)
Coordinator for the day’s program: Dr. Yosei Oikawa (Assistant Professor of GSA/TUAT)

Invited Lecture

A Century of Japanese Contributions to Brazilian Agriculture and Rural Development – Expectations for Increased Interactions between Brazilian and Japanese Researchers in Agricultural Science in the Second Century
Dr. Roberto Rodrigues (Ex-Minister of MAPA; Professor of Faculty of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, São Paulo State University at Jaboticabal – FCAV/UNESP; Professor of School of Economics at São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation – EESP/FGV)
Japanese in the Amazon – Their Contributions to Regional Development and National Integration of Brazil: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Alfredo Kingo Oyama Homma (Researcher of Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Eastern Amazon at Belém– EMBRAPA Amazônia Oriental; Visiting Professor of Federal University of Pará – UFPA; Visiting Professor of Federal Rural University of Amazonia – UFRA)
International Situation and International Cooperation of the Agricultural Sector
Mr. Masahiko Suneya(Director of International Cooperation Division, International Affairs Department, Minister’s Secretariat, MAFF)
Bio-Fuel Strategies of Brazil and Japan – Potentials and Challenges of Brazilian Sugarcane Alcohol and Importance of Japanese Bio-Scientific Implementation
Dr. Shiro Saka (Professor of Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University at Uji – GSES/KU)