Hosting Y7 Summit 2023
When the G7 Summit was held in Japan in 2023, we hosted the Y7 Summit. Please see the report below for details.
[Y7 Side Event Schedule and Location]
October 22, 2022: Y7 Summit 2023 Japan Pre-Kickoff (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
We introduced an overview of the Y7 Summit, recruited participants for the Y7 Japan delegation, and exchanged opinions with attendees.
February 19, 2023: G7 Official Youth Event "Let Your Voice Be Heard by World Leaders!" (Bunkyo City Sky Hall)
The Y7 Japan delegation leaders and chairs led discussions on the Y7 Summit agenda and exchanged opinions with participants.
March 4, 18, and 30, 2023: English Workshop (WeWork Kojimachi) * Co-hosted by the US Embassy in Japan
English expert Claire Lee was invited to teach practical techniques for presentations and discussions on the international stage.
March 25, 2023: High School G7 Summit 2023 (United Nations University) * Co-hosted by the United Nations University
Over 150 high school students from all over Japan participated online and in person to discuss the five agendas covered by the Y7 Summit and incorporate their opinions into policy proposals.
April 7-8, 2023: Peace Learning Study Tour (Hiroshima Prefecture) * Hiroshima Summit Citizens' Conference Cooperation
We visited the chairman of the Hiroshima Summit Citizens' Conference and provided an opportunity for the Y7 delegation and local young people to exchange opinions on international issues, including peace building. We also visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to learn about the reality of the atomic bombing and shared the experiences and thoughts of bombing victims. Additionally, we exchanged opinions with local companies to learn about their activities.
April 9, 2023: G7 Youth Summit Opening Event (Waseda University International Conference Center Ifuku Memorial Hall)
Under the concept of "Let Your Voice Be Heard by the G7," more than 500 high school students, university students, and young professionals participated online and in person. We held lectures by experts from around the world, discussion sessions with Y7 delegations from various countries, and cultural experiences of Japanese calligraphy performances.
[Y7 Summit 2023 Schedule and Location]
From April 10th to 13th, 2023, the Y7 Summit 2023 was held at the House of Representatives First Members' Office Building and the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Japan. After several days of discussion, the communiqué was completed. On the final day, we visited the United Nations University and presented our policy to guests from various embassies and to Tshilidzi Marwala, the president of the United Nations University, and its researchers. We also visited Masanobu Ogura, the Minister in charge of Children's Policy, and handed over the communiqué. Afterwards, we handed over the communiqué and exchanged opinions and policies with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Prime Minister's Official Residence.
Economic Resilience / Digital Innovation and Transformation / Climate and Environment / Global Health and Happiness / Peace and Security
Prime Minister's Office Website
Courtesy Call from the Y7 (Young Leaders Representing the G7 Countries) (The Prime Minister in Action) | Prime Minister's Office of Japan (kantei.go.jp)
https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/101_kishida/actions/202304/13hyoukei.html https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/101_kishida/discourse/20230409massage.html https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2023041300987&g=pol https://www.hiroshimapeacemedia.jp/?p=130656
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Children and Families Agency Website
G7 Hiroshima Summit Official Website
Dialogue with Interest Groups including Engagement Groups | G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023
Various activities related to Y7
Policy proposals to Minister Masanobu Ogura, Minister in charge of Children's Policy (as of April 2023) https://www.kyobun.co.jp/news/20230414_02/
Y7-related post by WTO official Twitter account
Interview with our organization members on the theme of "Peace" https://news.ntv.co.jp/category/politics/d94eaba6ed6a49f7a405a8f24068c6d3
Provision of peace learning programs to Y7 delegations from various countries through our visit to Hiroshima https://www.asahi.com/sp/articles/ASR486TLDR48PITB001.html https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20230408/k10014032691000.html https://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/articles/-/291956 https://www.home-tv.co.jp/news/content/?news_id=20230407201999 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/hiroshima-news/20230408/4000021853.html https://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/articles/-/291706
Hosting of the G7 Youth Summit opening event (open to the public)
Hosting of the High School G7 Summit 2023 (co-hosted by the United Nations University)
Policy presentation at the United Nations University
When the G20 Summit was held in Japan for the first time in 2019, we hosted the Y20 Summit. Please see the report below for details.
Prime Minister’s Office Homepage
G20 Summit 2019 Homepage
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Homepage
Nikkei’s Feature Article
Feature Page for 2019 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award
Hosting Y7 Summit 2016
We hosted Y7 Summit along with G7 Ise-Shima Summit. This was the first Y7 Summit to be hosted in Japan and also the first in the world to be hosted alongside the G7 Summit.
When Russia hosted G8 Summit in 2014, Y8 Summit was canceled due to the crisis in Crimea. When Germany hosted G7 Summit in 2015, Y7 Summit was also canceled since the significance of the event was questioned. There was a sense of crisis that G7/G8 would never come with a summit that allows youth engagement.
Along with G7 Summit in 2019 hosted by Japan, we planned the “Y7 Summit.” We planned to invite five young professionals well-versed in G7 agendas from each of the G7 countries and the European Union to Japan, discuss international issues with over 400 general participants from Japan, and submit recommendations to be utilized in decision-making at G7. The Japanese government officials well understood this concept, and we successfully finished the summit with support from various entities and individuals.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who supported our organization in hosting the summit.
[Organizing Committee for Y7 Summit Japan 2016 ]
Soichiro Chiba (Chairman)
Mitsuki Nakamura (Head of delegate)
Shun Ohno (Delegate)
Kaori Tsuji (Delegate)
Hanami Negishi (Delegate)
Ririka Takahashi (Delegate)
Tomohiro Harada (Delegate)
Tomoya Okabe (Delegate)
Masahiro Watanabe (Delegate)
Haruka Sano (Delegate)
[Under the auspice of]
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Japan
The Japan Research Institute
Dr. Ryo Kubota, Visiting Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Keio University
Mr. Kosei Oboshi
Tadahiro Abe (Visiting Professor at Meij University Gradate School; Lecturer at Keio University; Former Abmassador)
Shigeo Kashiwagi (Professor at Keio University)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Chiba Prefecture Governor Eikei Suzuki
Sukehiro Hasegawa (Former Special Represenative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Timor-Leste; Director at the United Nations Association of Japan)
Jesper Koll (Chief Executive Officer of WisdomTree Japan Inc)
Takuya Kudo (Japan’s Managing Director at Accenture Data Science Center of Excellence and Accenture Analytics)
Kunio Senga (Chief Exective Officer of Save the Children Japan)
Yoshiteru Uramoto (Professor at Sophia University; Former Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific)
Sara Abe (Project Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo)
Ryugo Hayano (Professor at the University of Tokyo)
Naoko Yamazaki (Astronaut)
Reiko Hayashi (Director of the Department of International Research and Cooperation, National Institute of Population and Social Security Studies)
School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University
Rihga Royal Hotel
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyon
Mie Prefectural Assembly
Yang, Li Ming Professor at Waseda University
Graham Law Professor at Waseda University
Sterenberg, Matthew Kane Professor at Waseda University
Muehlheisen, Victoria Professor at Waseda University
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Homepage
Broadcasted on May 3rd, 2016
Article posted on May 3rd, 2016
THE HUFFINGTON POST blog
News at Waseda University Homepage
Mita-Hyoron, Keio University
June 2016 Issue