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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

【Call for Participants】LKY-GraSPP Day 2018 The 8th LKY-GraSPP Day organized by Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo, which will be held on March 2, 2018, at Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo is calling for participants now! January 9, 2018


Event Information

LKY-GraSPP Day is an annual conference, which has been held successfully for the past 7 years, hosted at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo to discuss the hottest public policy topics of Japan with the participants from both Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (around 35 students and professors from LKYSPP will join this year) and Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. It is also an important part of the LKYSPP Japan Study Trip 2018 and the LKY-GraSPP Day is one of the conclusion part of the trip.


Event Format

  1. Brief lectures/speeches/comments by professors of public policy
  2. Presentations by LKYSPP students
  3. Discussions among LKYSPP students and students from Japanese Universities



March 2, 2018 (Fri) 14:00-17:30

Dinner with Japanese politicians is planned after the event as well



SMBC Hall, 4F International Research Building (IAR), Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo



Participants will be asked to choose one topic of their interest from the below three themes. LKYSPP Students will give presentations on these topics and participants from Japanese Universities are expected to give comments and ideas for interactive discussions.


  • Security issues: The geopolitical situation of East Asia is becoming more and more complicated. While Japan has successfully developed despite its geopolitical complexity, it is now damaging the country. Participants are expected to analyze the geopolitical situation and provide policy solutions.
  • Industrial Policy: With long-continuing depression, Japanese government has been trying to revitalize its economy through various means, including industrial policy. On this topic, participants are expected to provide policy solutions to address this issue.
  • Culture and city planning: One of the key drivers for economic revitalization in Japan, especially in rural areas, is tourism. More and more individuals are interested in traveling to Japan, but not all cities have been benefiting. Participants will provide recommendations on how Japan can utilize tourism for economic revitalization. Tourism and city planning cannot be considered separately since cities must be organized in an attractive manner! 



This event is freely open to all students both in and outside of the University of Tokyo including undergraduate students.







If you have any future inquiries, please contact Kasumi Fujita or Ruoxi(Rita) Xie at