The third Online Arctic Symposium

The Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage hosted an "Online Arctic Symposium" on November 20 and 21 (Alaska time). A total of 87 people attended the symposium, including 53 people on the first day and 34 people on the second day. The symposium started with opening remarks from Ambassador Takewaka, Ambassador for International Economic Affairs and Arctic Affairs, and video presentations from Senator Dan Sullivan and Representative Mary Peltola. The event was successful, with more than 20 moderators and lecturers deepening discussions on promoting cooperation in a peaceful atmosphere. (Click here for the program)
This symposium focused on introducing promising cooperation projects between Japan and Alaska and looking forward to promoting cooperation in the future, and during the Q&A session following the presentations by each speaker, participants were enthusiastic about the possibilities for further cooperation, and many positive comments were received in the zoom chat. In particular, many positive opinions were expressed during the presentations and Q&A sessions in the fields of submarine cables, seafood trade, seaweed farming, and community activities. We would like to thank all the moderators and lecturers who cooperated with this event.
Furthermore, performances by Pipeline Vocal Project and Tomodachi Daiko added to the atmosphere. In addition, we received valuable contributions from Ms. Alana Baxter, who served as emcee, and Ms. Klevorn Madoka, who was in charge of zoom technology.