Closing  Forum September

Toward the Creation of Sustainable Society


+ Date & Time

Wednesday, September 21 12:30~16:00 (Doors Open 11:30)

+ Venue


+ Organizers

Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition
Bureau of International Expositions (BIE)

+ Cooperation

WIDE Project


11:30~12:30 Doors Open
12:30~13:00 Jazz Session via internet
13:00~16:00 Closing Forum
* Including a concert by a special guest, Kaoru Kurosawa(The Gospellers)

+ Overall Hosts
  • Keiko Takeshita
    (Actress / Chief Director of the Japan Pavilions for the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan)
  • Thane Camus (TV Personality)
+ Advisers & Commentators

General Producers, Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition

  • Shosaburo Kimura
  • Shinya Izumi
  • Kiyonori Kikutake

President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

  • Marius-Ioan Piso
+ 9 Students
  • Zoe Abbott (Kinjo Gakuin University/Australia)
  • Maki Kawahara (Nagoya University/Japan)
  • Stephane Strahm (Nanzan University/Switzerland)
  • Karim Hamzaoui (Nagoya University/Morocco)
  • Reita Furusawa(Nagoya University/Japan)
  • Ercilia Velueta (Nagoya University/Mexico)
  • Aaron Little(Nanzan University/USA)
  • Marina Lomaeva(Aichi Prefectural University/Russia)
  • Wang Jing (Nanzan University/China)

  • Students in Beijing, China and Amsterdam, Holland
  • Students from Aichi Prefecture
+ Special Live Guest
  • Kaoru Kurosawa(The Gospellers)
+ Jazz Live Session
  • Michiko Ogawa(Piano)
  • Taro Anzai(Sax/Clarinet)
  • Keigo Emura(Drums/Percussion)
  • Maiko Nakagaki(Violin)

This is the final chapter of the "EXPO 2005 International Forums" where we have studied and deepened "Nature’s Wisdom" from a wide range of angles.
The young people of the next generation play an important role in sending their messages from EXPO 2005 AICHI in their own languages about "the basic challenges towards the creation of a sustainable society" and "their possibility to commit and succeed."
With nine students from five continents and Japan as the core, the young people of the world including students from China, Holland and Aichi prefecture will discuss the theme enthusiastically via the Internet.
Kaoru Kurosawa (The Gospellers), a special guest, will join the meeting by holding a mini concert.
On that day, we will also have an extra jam session of JAZZ along with Amsterdam through the world-first interactive Internet. We are certain you will be fully able to feel the possibility of the approaching creativeness of a sustainable future society.


【Overall Host】 Keiko Takeshita
Born in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.
Graduated from the Department of Sociology and Economics, the College of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University.
Debuted as an actress in the 1973 NHK TV drama "Nami no Tou."
In addition to playing active roles in the TV show "Quiz Derby," she has appeared in many TV dramas including "Momoko Series," "Kita no kuni kara" and long-running NHK Taiga dramas.
She played the role of Madonna in the 32nd, 38th and 41st movies of the "Otoko wa tsurai yo" series.
She won best supporting actress at the 17th Japan Academy Awards for appearing in the movie "Gakko" in 1993.
She won best supporting actress at the 6th Nikkan Sports News Movie Awards for appearing in "Gakko" and "Bokyo."
She received the best actress award at the Asia TV Festival for "Otto no shukudai" in 1999.
In 1984 she married Teruo Sekiguchi, photographer, and has two children.
She is the author of "Hello Plus One" and "Welcome to Family."

  • Official website of Keiko Takeshita: http://www.takeshitakeiko.net/
  • She assumed the position of Chief Director of the Japan Pavilions for the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan (opened on March 25, 2005).
Keiko Takeshita

Keiko Takeshita

【Overall Host】 Thane Camus
Thane was born in New York but as a result of his father's line of work, he lived in several countries including Lebanon, Egypt, Greece and Singapore before settling in Japan at the age six. Thane's formative years were spent in Japan where he went to a combination of Japanese and International schools. He is now one of the most well-recognized foreign personalities on Japanese TV today.

Thane Camus

Thane Camus

【Adviser & Commentator】 Marius-Ioan Piso
Diplomate in Physics and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics Graduate of the National Defense College in Bucharest. Professor in the Institute of Atomic Physics Bucharest (1999).
Since 1983 - research scientist and head of the Inertial Sensors and Gravitation Division in 1988 – Institute of Space Science Bucharest. Contributor to the establishment of the Romanian Space Agency and its first Chief Executive Officer in 1995. President and CEO of ROSA (2004).
Original contributions in general relativity, astrophysics and nanofluid technology. Author of 120 research papers and 21 patents. Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Rotary International, COSPAR, IEEE, AMS. Director of the National AEROSPACE Program. Member of the National Advisory Board on Research and Development. Head of the National Security Research Group (2004). National representative for the European Space Agency and UN COPUOS. Knight of the Romanian Distinguished Service Order.

Marius-Ioan Piso

Marius-Ioan Piso

【Special Live Guest】 Kaoru Kurosawa (The Gospellers)
He is a member of the Gospellers, a vocal group. He debuted in 1994 with the release of their first single “Promise.” So far the group has released nine original albums and 25 single CDs. As a pioneer of Japanese vocal groups, its albums are sold in Asian countries including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China and Korea. In November 2004, the group released its first best album “G10” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Gospellers. Sales continue to be robust.

In 2005, he started to pursue a solo career. In addition to his excellent performances as a vocalist, he maintains a sophisticated reputation as a composer who has provided many music compositions for artists including SPEED, Hiromi Go, Rimi Natsukawa, Masayuki Suzuki, and Daichi Miura.

Kaoru Kurosawa (The Gospellers)

Kaoru Kurosawa
(The Gospellers)


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