On 19 September 2020, GovInn Director Dr Chris Nshimbi participated in a webinar titled “Fostering Innovation through Diversity: Japan’s demographic dynamics”, hosted by the Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) at the University of Pretoria and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. The webinar was opened by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Tawana Kupe. The keynote address was delivered by Mr Haruaki Deguchi, the President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and Dr Nshimbi was the respondent.
The webinar aimed to address global and more regional the impact that Covid-19 has had on migration, and how this has impacted urbanization and regional revitalization initiatives. More information on the event can be found here.
The full video can be viewed here: