This workshop aims to provide a platform to promote collaboration between universities and research institutions in Japan and the United States for the digital era. This collaboration will take place through cooperative research projects on fields such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security, as well as educational projects to develop the skills needed for the digital era. In this sense, the workshop will host discussions and lectures to explore the possibility of effective research cooperation between universities in Japan and the United States using "digital" as a key word, and to share successes and best practices in international cooperation in order to strengthen relations between both countries.


March 20th, 2018 (Tue) 9:30-17:00
(Open Conference, simultaneous interpretation available)
University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus
(3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN)
Free (Please register from our form beforehand)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Tohoku University,
University of Tsukuba,
Waseda University,
Keio University,
Nagoya University,
Osaka University,
Hiroshima University,
Kyushu University
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


March 20th, Tuesday
(Open Conference, simultaneous interpretation available
(excluding 12:10-13:10 Special Lecture))

  • Welcome (Room 134) Michinari HamaguchiPresident of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    Kazuo FurukawaChairman of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

    Opening Remarks Yoichi ItoDeputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
    Hiroyuki SuematsuDirector General, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
    Kyosuke NagataPresident of the University of Tsukuba
    Koichi TakedaDirector, Future Value Creation Research Center, Nagoya University
    Yosuke YamamotoExecutive Vice President for Research, Hiroshima University
    Anne EmigPrograms & Analysis Cluster Lead and Program Manager for Japan, Office of International Science & Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Special Message (Room 134) Nobuaki KatohChairman, Member of the Board, DENSO Corporation

  • Special Lectures (Room 134) Yasuo FukudaFormer Prime Minister of Japan
    Joseph M. YoungDeputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Break

  • Keynote Speech (Session 1) (Room 134) Fumikazu SatoDeputy Director General, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
    Sethuraman PanchanathanExecutive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Arizona State University
    Satoshi MatsuokaSpecial Advisor, RIKEN

  • Break

  • Special Lecture (Multipurpose room 1) (Introduction) Shuzaburo Takeda President of Takeda & Associates, Management Advisor, RIKEN (Former Senior Advisor to the MEXT)
    Michael ChertoffExecutive Chairman, The Chertoff Group (Former Secretary, U.S. Department of HomeIand Security)

  • Break

  • Keynote Speech (Session 2) (Room 134) Anne CarblancHead of Digital Economy Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
    Naoto KadowakiVice President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    Junichi TsujiiDirector, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

  • Coffee Break

  • Panel Discussions (Session 1: Academic-industrial collaboration in AI and data analytics) (Multipurpose room 1) Shigeru ShimamotoWaseda University
    Kazuya TakedaNagoya University (Moderator)
    Takao OnoyeOsaka University
    Derrick M. AndersonArizona State University
    Nii O. Attoh-OkineUniversity of Delaware
    Alex SzalayJohns Hopkins University

    (Session 2: AI and cyber trust) (Multipurpose room 1) Masaki UmejimaKeio University
    Kouji OkamuraKyushu University (Moderator)
    Jing LiCase Western Reserve University
    Larry NagaharaJohns Hopkins University
    Douglas ReevesNorth Carolina State University
    Anupam JoshiUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Anne CarblancOECD

    (Session 3: Education in the digital era) (Room 134) Mitsuyuki NakaoTohoku University (Moderator)
    Caroline Fern Benton University of Tsukuba
    Yuichi KuritaHiroshima University
    Raghu MachirajuOhio State University
    Christopher WestNorth Carolina State University
    Anne EmigNational Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Break

  • Closing Remarks (Room 134) Yoshiko ShirokizawaExecutive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    Akihiko MiyamotoPresident, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
    Tetsuya SakuraiProgram Chair, Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research, University of Tsukuba

Program Committee


Tetsuya SakuraiUniversity of Tsukuba


Kazuya TakedaNagoya University


Hiroaki KobayashiTohoku University
Jiro KokuryoKeio University
Takao OneOsaka University
Satoshi WatanabeHiroshima University
Seiichi UchidaKyushu University


Shuzaburo TakedaPresident of Takeda & Associates, Management Advisor, RIKEN (Former Senior Advisor to the MEXT)





University of Tsukuba
(Tokyo Campus)

3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
112-0012 Japan

3 minutes walk from Myogadani station (M23),
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line