9/7 Japan Times Roundtable on Sustainability: Urban Regeneration with Kai Sawyer

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Roundtable #33: “How can you regenerate the urban ecosystem by growing your food and making some cultural changes” with Kai Sawyer and Ross Rowbury

The Roundtable is an one-hour interview with a live audience held once a month and includes a lunch (lunch box) following the interview, during which the audience can ask questions and further discuss the topic with the guest and host.
For our special speaker, Mr. Rowbury will welcome Kai Sawyer, founder of Tokyo Urban Permaculture.

Date and time: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 10:00 to 13:00 JST
10:30 to 11:40 JST: Talk session
11:50 to 13:00 JST: Lunch and discussion

Participants: Limited to 10 people

Location: The Japan Times
〒102-0082 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Ichibancho,
2−2 Ichibancho Daini TG Bld.

Registration fee: ¥5,000 *Lunch included with non-vegetarian (beef) and vegetarian options

Cancellation policy: Because lunches are ordered in advance, we are unable to refund cancellations occurring within 72 hours of the event day.

REGISTRATION: https://peatix.com/event/3673069/view

The contents of Roundtable by The Japan Times will be published as an archive at a later date and will be introduced in the main paper of The Japan Times and the website of Sustainable Japan by The Japan Times.
Roundtable is held in cooperation with Nomura Holdings.

Kai Sawyer
Kai Sawyer is an educator, speaker and sustainability practitioner based in Chiba Prefecture. He is the founder of Tokyo Urban Permaculture, a movement to regenerate the urban ecosystem through growing food and changing culture in Tokyo. He has taught sustainable living, nonviolent communication, systems thinking, gift economy, healing depression and trauma, and Zen/mindfulness at universities, conferences, businesses and community gatherings around the world since 2005. He has been featured in the Japanese media regularly as a leader in sustainability, and advises universities and governments on topics regarding sustainability. He resides in the city of Isumi with his family at the Peace and Permaculture Dojo, an educational center for regenerative (sustainable) living and design.

Books: “Urban Permaculture Guide” (Japanese) and “Our Earth, Our Home” (originally in Japanese, translated to English, Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese).

Tokyo Urban Permaculture Website: http://www.tokyourbanpermaculture.com
Peace and Permaculture Dojo Website https://peaceandpermadojo.wixsite.com/home

Youtube: Tokyo Urban Permaculture

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Ross Rowbury
Ross Rowbury is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Group Corporate Communications at Nomura Holdings. He has observed Japan while living and working here for four decades. Commencing his career in finance in Tokyo during the early 1980s, he later moved into public relations and communications, holding senior positions at Gavin Anderson & Co. (now Kreab) and PRAP Japan. He headed the Edelman business in Japan for 10 years until July 2020. Prior to joining Nomura in October, he was a freelance consultant to a number of firms on their Japan business strategy. He is also a visiting professor of Asian marketing at Doshisha University in Kyoto and is on the Board of TELL, a suicide prevention and mental health NPO.