The Race to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 16 Nov 2020
  • 7:00 PM

This event is organized by the Japan Society of Boston.

The Race to End the COVID-19 Pandemic
Japan's response and the importance of Japan/US collaboration in the fight against COVID-19

US: Monday, November 16, 2020 7PM EST

Japan: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9AM JST

Hosted online via Zoom

(Zoom link is in your registration confirmation e-mail)

Join us to hear from two eminent Japanese scientists, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka and Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, in conversation with Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi from the Harvard Business School as they discuss Japan's response to COVID-19 and the global fight against this pandemic. 

Although we have achieved a greater understanding of COVD-19 in the past few months, its end is still uncertain.  How can we use our recent discoveries and technological advancements to bring this pandemic to an end? What lessons can we draw upon to better prepare ourselves in the event of a similar pandemic in the future? 

Dr. Kurokawa is the Chair of the Corona Committee for the Japanese Government established by Minister Nishimura, and Dr. Yamanaka is one of the three other scientists on this Committee. 


Shinya Yamanaka M.D., Ph.D. 

2012 Nobel Prize Laureate; 

Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University;

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, M.D., MACP

Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and of the University of Tokyo;
Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute;
Chair of Corona Committee under Minister Nishimura 

Moderated by

Hirotaka Takeuchi Ph.D. 

Professor, Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School;  Chair, ICU Board of Trustees

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