What’s New

  • 2021/02/10
    Registration for the Final Stage has opened.
  • 2021/02/05
    Presentation materials of the 3rd Stage have been posted.
  • 2021/02/03
    Registration for the Final Stage opens on 10 February (Wed).
  • 2021/02/02
    Presentation materials of the 2nd Stage have been posted.
  • 2021/01/27
    Organizer’s Greetings have been posted.
  • 2021/01/27
    Presentation materials of the 1st Stage have been posted.
  • 2020/12/25
    The official 2021 NICE website has been opened. Any changes or additional information will be notified on this website.

Date

1st Stage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English and Chinese
  • Online (Zoom)
1/22(Fri) 13:00-17:00
China's Economic Rise and Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation─ In the Context of US-China Conflict and COVID-19
Register by 1/19(Tue)
2nd Stage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English and Chinese
  • Online (Zoom)
1/28(Thu) 14:00-16:45
Transforming the Global Supply Chain
Register by 1/25(Mon)
3rd Stage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English and Russian
  • Online (Zoom)
2/3(Wed) 14:00-17:30
Japan-Russia Energy and Environment Dialogue─ the Paris Agreement and Energy Security in Northeast Asia
Register by 1/31(Sun)
Final Stage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Russian
  • Online (Zoom)
3/10(Wed) 13:00-18:00
A Transforming World─ A Society with Coronavirus and Northeast Asian Economies
Register by 3/7(Sun)
  • 2021 NICE is split in 4 separate stages.
  • The conference is held in combination of online (Zoom webinar) and Toki Messe (venue).
  • A presentation contest for university and graduate students, “Future Leaders Program” is also held at the Final Stage.
  • Viewing and participation are free of charge.
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Program

FinalStage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Russian
  • Online (Zoom)
3/10(Wed) 13:00-18:00 (JST)
A Transforming World─ A Society with Coronavirus and Northeast Asian Economies
Register by 3/7(Sun)
13:00 (JST)

Address

  • Organizers’ Welcome Addresses/Guest Addresses
13:50 (JST)

Special Address

  • “Strategic Response to Asian Dynamism”
    • ●The 2021 IMF World Economic Outlook
    • ●The Start of the Biden Administration
    • ●The Revitalization Plan from a "Forgotten Japan"
    TERASHIMA JitsuroChairman, Japan Research Institute; President, Tama University 

    Born in Hokkaido in 1947. Completed his Master’s Degree in Political Science at Waseda University in 1973, majoring in Decision-making Theory. Joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd. the same year. From 1991 to 1997, acted as General Manager of Mitsui’s Washington, D.C. Office. In 1999, assumed the role of president and CEO of Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute. In 2001, took office as the chairman of Japan Research Institute. Since 2009, has led Tama University as its president. Currently heads many Japanese national governmental committees on globalization and is a well-published writer.

    photo TERASHIMA Jitsuro
15:00 (JST)

Presentation Contest for University and Graduate Students

The 2nd Future Leaders Program (FLP)
─ Future Scenario of Northeast Asia ─
  1. School of Community Service and Science, Tohoku University o f Community Service and Science
  2. Faculty of Economics, Niigata University
  3. Faculty of Healthcare Management, Niigata University of Heal th and Welfare
  4. Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University
  5. Faculty of Economics, Niigata University
  • 2021 NICE Review
    • 1st Stage:

      China's Economic Rise and Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation ─ In the Context of US-China Conflict and COVID-19

    • 2nd Stage:

      Transforming the Global Supply Chain

    • 3rd Stage:

      Japan-Russia Energy and Environment Dialogue ─ the Paris Agreement and Energy Security in Northeast Asia

  • Future Leaders Program (Awards Ceremony)
  • Closing Remarks
    KAWAI MasahiroChairperson, NICE Executive Committee; Representative Director, ERINA

Registration

  • Please register by clicking the "Registration" button below by the closing date.
  • Viewing and participation are free of charge.

Your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than to contact you regarding this conference, to send a report, or to carry out the organizers’ projects.

Inquiries for Registration

Operational Lead: Daiichi Printing Co., Ltd. (Contact: Ms. Kaneko)
TEL: +81 (0)25 241 3255  
E-mail: sup@niigata-nice.jp

Registration

After registration, you will receive an auto-reply email for acceptance.
If you do not receive auto-reply email within 2 days, or if you have any questions about your registration, please contact us at “Inquiries for Registration” above.

1stStage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English and Chinese
  • Online (Zoom)
1/22(Fri) 13:00-17:00
China's Economic Rise and Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation─ In the Context of US-China Conflict and COVID-19
Register by 1/19(Tue)

The 1st stage focuses on the rise of China, the world’s second-largest economy that faces the new challenges of economic, technology, security and governance conflict with the United States and the COVID-19 pandemic, and its economic relationship and cooperation with other Northeast Asian countries. More specifically, this stage analyzes what economic impacts US-China conflict and COVID-19 have had on China and other Northeast Asian countries and how these impacts are reshaping the economic relationships between China and the Northeast Asian neighbors. It also identifies new challenges for regional economic cooperation in Northeast Asia.

Keynote Address

  • Speaker
    ZHANG YunlingProfessor and Academy Member, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; President, Institute of International Studies, Shandong University
    photo ZHANG Yunling

Panel Discussion

  • Coordinator
    KAWAI MasahiroChairperson, NICE Executive Committee; Representative Director, ERINA
2ndStage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English and Chinese
  • Online (Zoom)
1/28(Thu) 14:00-16:45
Transforming the Global Supply Chain
Register by 1/25(Mon)

With the global economy flush in the middle of being hit by the worldwide spread of novel coronavirus infections, on top of the U.S.-China trade friction, we are beginning to see foreign companies shift their production bases to other countries as a means to continue business and avoid the risk of excessive dependency on China, Northeast Asia’s so-called "workshop of the world." Therefore, this stage offers a comprehensive look into U.S.-China relations following the U.S. presidential election, the Chinese economy becoming the first financial system from a major country to achieve positive growth, and the responses of Japanese and other foreign-affiliated companies, as well as reports and exchanges of opinions on the actual conditions of business activities from the stance of companies operating in related countries, including the status of the supply chain.

Keynote Address

Panel Discussion

  • Coordinator
    ADACHI YujiDirector, Business Support Division, ERINA
3rdStage
  • Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese, English and Russian
  • Online (Zoom)
2/3(Wed) 14:00-17:30
Japan-Russia Energy and Environment Dialogue─ the Paris Agreement and Energy Security in Northeast Asia
Register by 1/31(Sun)

At this virtual dialogue, experts and government representatives of the countries in Northeast Asia will share their energy policy developments, researches and experiences and explore regional cooperation opportunities in the context of energy security and achieving the Paris Agreement goals.

Keynote Address

Panel Discussion

  • Coordinator
    ENKHBAYAR ShagdarSenior Research Fellow, Research Division, ERINA

For Participants

For online participants

NICE can be viewed online via Zoom.
Please register an email address for each participant. The same email address cannot be shared by multiple participants.
Zoom participation details such as ID, password and URL will be sent to the participants 5-7 days prior to each stage.

For participants listening to simultaneous interpretation

Please use your smartphone or tablet to listen to the simultaneous interpretation using the “Interprefy” app or via your browser. Instructions for use will be provided together with Zoom information.

Contact

Inquiries about the program

2021 NICE Secretariat (ERINA)

13th Floor, Bandaijima Building, Bandaijima 5-1, Chuo-ku,Niigata City, 950-0078, Japan
TEL: +81 (0)25 290 5545  
FAX: +81 (0)25 249 7550  
E-mail: 2021nice@erina.or.jp

Inquiries for registration

Operational Lead: Daiichi Printing Co., Ltd. (Contact: Ms. Kaneko)

TEL: +81 (0)25 241 3255  
E-mail: sup@niigata-nice.jp