[2024/3/2 Fri., Free Event] The 2nd Planetary Health Symposium will be held !

Our daily lives are deeply connected to the health of people around the world. In these interconnected relationships, human health cannot exist without the health of the planet we live on. We invite Dr. Takeshi Yoro, an anatomist and insect researcher to give a lecture on “Human Health and Biodiversity.” Together with researchers from transdisciplinary fields, we will think about “Community Practice for Planetary Health: Richness in Nature and Our Daily Life.”

Onsite Participation

First-come, first-served.
Registration will
open on February 11, 2024, at 12:00 PM.

Webinar Participation

Registration will open on
February 5, 2024, at 12:00 PM

  • Date & Time: March 2, 2024 13:00-17:05 (JST)
  • Location: Phoenix International Center MIRAI CREA, Hiroshima University (Main Campus) 1F
  • Language: Japanese and English simultaneous interpretation

Keynote Speaker


Dr. YORO Takeshi

Born in 1937 in Kamakura, the University of Tokyo graduate, became a Professor and later Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo. His insights from observing insects inform his exploration of issues related to bodily awareness and societal shifts. Awarded the Suntory Prize in 1988. Notable works include “Brain Only Theory,” “What A Fool Believes,” and “Wall of Self.”


13:00 Opening Remarks
KANEKO Shinji, Exective Vice President (Global Initiative), Hiroshima University
13:05 Guest Speech
Higashi-Hiroshima City
13:15Explanatory introduction: Let’s think about Planetary Health
Saori KASHIMA, Director of PHIS/Associate Professor, Hiroshima University
13:25 Keynote Speech: Human health and biodiversity
YORO Takeshi, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
14:15 Panel Discussion: Planetary health and our lives
  • Moderator:
    • ONODERA Shinichi, Professor, Hiroshima University
    • KASHIMA Saori, Director of Center for Planetary Health Innovation Science
  • Panelists:
    • SHIRAKAWA Katsunobu, Deputy Director, Noboribetsu Tourism and Exchange Center Nupuriku
    • HOSAKA Tetsuro, Associate Professor, Hiroshima University
    • KIMURA Yumi, Associate professor, Osaka University
    • NAKASA Tamotsu, Chairperson, Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions (SHARE)
16:30Closing Remarks
FUJIWARA Akimasa, Professor, Hiroshima University


The IDEC Institute, Hiroshima University: phis@idec.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

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