Governing for Greying and Growth: Better Ageing

This year’s JLGC Seminar will look not only at what cities in Japan are doing to promote age-friendly environments and harness the economic growth potential of the ‘silver economy’, but also how Japanese businesses are partnering with UK local authorities in developing data-driven optimal solutions which can enable older citizens to lead better lives.

Event partners from government, business and academia will ensure that the event develops innovative inter-disciplinary thinking for the policy landscape around the challenges and opportunities of changing demography.


Setsuko Saya, Head of Regional Policies for Sustainable Development Division, OECD

Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better

Dr Mayumi Hayashi, Research Fellow at Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

Reiko Shimoda, Innovation & New Business Development Manager, NEC Europe

Richard Elphick, Strategic Commissioner, London Borough of Camden

This will include a presentation from our 2015 Japan Study Tour to Yamanashi Prefecture (‘Challenges in Demography: Tackling Ageing Society and Shrinking Populations’), concluding with a panel discussion/Q&A among all speakers.

Chair: Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, New Local Government Network

Reception to follow

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