Opening of Japan Pavilion on the Occasion of Rio+20

June 1, 2012

  1. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012. This is a conference to mark the 20-year anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and to discuss the next decade’s challenges with regard to the global economy, society and the environment.

  2. On this occasion, the Japan Pavilion will be established under close cooperation between the public and private sectors with the theme of “Japan Green Innovation-Driving reconstruction, connecting with the world-”. The Japan Pavilion will showcase our excellent green and energy-saving technologies, and will illustrate Japan’s contribution to the disaster-resilient society as a result of its experiences from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

  3. In the Pavilion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will exhibit photos and films showing the rebuilding process of the Tohoku region. “Japan Day” will be held on June 20, and will include a seminar and “Japan Evening”. It will highlight Tohoku’s revival and the diverse attractions of Japan.
(Japan Pavilion)
Date: June 13 (Wed.)-June 24 (Sun.)
Opening Hours
Weekdays: 11:00-19:00
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-19:00
*Entrance from June 20 (Wed.)-22 (Fri.) is limited to Rio+20 conference participants.
Venue: Parque dos Atolettas (Athlete’s Park)
Number of participating companies/organizations: 38 (as of May 31 )
Theme: “Japan’s Green Innovation: Power of Recovery and Kizuna with the World”

(Japan Day)
One of the events that will be held at the Pavilion is Japan Day on June 20, the first day of Rio+20 Conference. It will comprise of the following:
(1) Seminar (11:15-14:30): “Reconstruction of Sustainable Societies after the Great East Japan Earthquake”
Part 1: “Building Sustainable Societies through Reconstruction -Working with the International Community for Regenerating Japan-” (Ministry of Environment)
Part 2: “Rebuilding the Tohoku Region in the Context of Sustainable Development” (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Part 3: Discussions and Wrap-up

(2) Japan Evening -Tohoku Forward- (17:00-19:00)
Speeches by officials from Tohoku
Tasting of Japanese food, including local dishes and drinks (Japanese sake) of the Tohoku region
Cultural performance
Promotional booths for the three affected prefectures of Tohoku
Other events
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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