The opening symposium of IYOR 2018 in Japan

Photo credit: The Ocean Agency

January 28, 2018


Godochosha No. 5, Kasumigaseki 1-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975

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On January 28, 2018, the Japan Ministry of Environment will launch the International Year of the Reef 2018 by organizing a symposium in Tokyo. The aim of the launch is to raise awareness on coral reef in Japan. In addition, Sakana-kun will be appointed as the IYOR Japanese ambassador, while some companies will be appointed to IYOR’s official supporters in Japan.

Main contents:

  • Special lecture on coral reefs by prof. Tsuchiya
  • Investiture ceremony of IYOR 2018 ambassador (“Sakana-kun”)
  • Panel discussion

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