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International Forum on Asian Models of Governance:“Innovating Policies; A New Paradigm of Governance to Activate the Governments’ Potential”

  • Please register at Registration Form by Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
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Date: Friday, 27 March, 2015
Time: 13:00-17:30
Venue: GRIPS Sokairo Hall, 1st Floor
Theme: “Innovating Policies; A New Paradigm of Governance to Activate the Governments’ Potential”
Organizers: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Language: English (Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided)

Detail: You can download the flyer from here


  • Purport

 While Japan is facing unprecedented policy issues imposed by the aging and decreasing population, ASEAN countries are also coping with ever increasing complexity of policy issues as they develop into more advanced stages. It might not be an exaggeration to say that the rise and decline of a country depends more than ever on its agility to innovate policy solutions against complex issues. Meanwhile, countries in the region have intensified their effort to reform the bureaucracy. However, it is not certain if those reforms should lead to their strengthened capacity to innovate policies since they have been primarily focused on the dimensions of efficiency and transparency by adapting the preceding experiences and concepts of Anglophone countries.
 Based on the recognition, a five-country joint study has been conducted on the key question about factors that define the capacity of countries and regions to solve their policy issues. In particular, the research has been focused on the mechanism of “policy innovation”, in which innovative solutions are agilely created to policy issues that cannot be solved by conventional approaches. The researchers have probed the issues by synthesizing knowledge of political science, public administration and business management. In this forum, leading experts who have participated in the research will share their findings and discuss practical ways to strengthen the governments’ capacity to solve challenging issues.


  • Program (scheduled)

13:00-13:20 Welcome Address by the Organizers
13:20-14:00 Keynote Address by Prof. Nonaka Ikujiro,

 Prof. Emeritus of Hitotsubashi Univ., “Tentative Title: The Essence of Governance”
14:00-14:30 Keynote Address by Dr. Alex B. Brillantes JR, Commissioner, Commission of Higher Education, “Tentative Title: Leadership and Management for Policy Innovation”
14:30-14:40 Intermission
14:40-16:00 Session 1; “Reform for Efficiency or Innovation? Overview of Administrative Reform in Asia”
16:00-17:20 Session 2; “A New Paradigm of Governance based on Asian Values”
17:20-17:30 Closing Remark by the Organizers


  • Participants(Scheduled, in alphabetical order of country and name)



Dr. Eko Prasojo, Professor, University of Indonesia, Former Vice Minister of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform



Mr. Ichiro Tambo, Director, JICA Research Institute
Prof. Takeji Takei, Professor, Local Autonomy College, Former President of the College
Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka, Prof. Emeritus of Hitotsubashi Univ.
Ms. Atsuko Kikuchi, President, Japan Association for Public Human Resources Development
Prof. Hirofumi Takada, Deputy Director of Young Leaders Program (School of Local Governance), GRIPS


Dr. Alex B. Brillantes JR, Commissioner, Commission of Higher Education, Chairman, Philippines Society for Public Administration
Dr. Cayetano W. Paderanga, Chairman, Development Academy of the Philippines, Former Secretary, National Economic & Development Authority


Prof. Woothisarn Tanchai, Secretary General, King Prajadhiok’s Institute


International Organization:

Mr. Naoki Ogiwara, Director, Research & Planning Dept., Asian Productivity Organization

Date / Time 2015. 3. 27 13:00~17:30
TitleInnovating Policies; A New Paradigm of Governance to Activate the Governments’ Potential
Venue Sokairo Hall, 1F, GRIPS
Fee Free (Pre-registration is required)
Language English (Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided)

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