An International Seminar
hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


Introduction of International Seminar (January 26th 2010)

January 12, 2010

 The seminar will focus on emerging trend toward enhancing international cooperation in natural resource extraction to help achieve sustainable development and poverty reduction in resource-rich countries, thereby ensuring a long-term win-win relationship between the people/ government of the host country and investors. A particular emphasis will be placed onto examining the merits of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI).

 Representative stakeholders from the extractive industries, international organizations and governments are invited to speak at the event. Audiences should include stakeholders from extractive companies, service companies, academics, civil society organizations, embassies in Tokyo, and government and its agencies. We extend a warmest welcome to this international seminar and your attendance will be highly appreciated

[Date & Time]

 2:00pm – 7:00pm Tuesday January 22th, 2010


2-1-8 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan >> Access Map [PDF]Acrobat


5 minutes walk from Exit No.2, Azabu-juban Station
: Tokyo Metro Namboku Line / Toei Oedo Line

[Program [PDF]Acrobat] *Japanese-English (simultaneous interpretation)

(*Program is subject to change)

14:00Opening Remarks
14:10-14:55Session I
Overview and challenges in resource development and management
14:55-15:40Session II
EITI and responsible business conduct in the mining sector
16:10-17:40Session III
Panel Discussion: Roles of Japan and international community in achieving sustainable development and use of natural resources
17:40Closing Remarks
18:00-19:00Reception (cocktail)

[How to Apply]

 Due Date : Friday January 22, 2010

 If you would like to attend this international seminar, please download this registration form [word file] and fill out the form then
e-mail ( or fax (+81-(0)3-5501-8337) to the secretariat office.

  • *Personal information which you fill out for the application sheet will only be used for the purpose of this workshop.
  • *Due to its space limitation, we will accept those applications as first come first reserve basis. Your cooperation of sending your application promptly is highly appreciated.

[Inquiry about this Workshop]

Attn: Mr. Kunihiko Yoshida, Ms. Kaoru Oe, Mr. Shinichiro Misawa
        Economic Security Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA
        (TEL:+81-(0)3-5501-8339, Email:

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