Webinar: Ageing Society in the Era of Pandemics: Approaches in Japan and Canada

On Monday July 13th, the Prince Takamado Japan Centre of the University of Alberta held the webinar “COVID-19: Policies in Japan and Alberta, Ageing Society in the Era of Pandemics: Approaches in Japan and Canada”, sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary. After the moderator, Aya Fujiwara, the director of the University of Alberta’s Prince Takamado Japan Centre, Consul General Kobayashi gave opening greetings at the beginning of the webinar.

The two speakers of the webinar were Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani from Japan, Professor of Virology at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine (Member of the Novel Coronavirus Expert Meeting, Government of Japan), and Dr. Deena Hinshaw from Canada, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Government of Alberta. They exchanged ideas, and discussed issues, countermeasures, recent trends, and the situation of COVID-19 in Japan and Alberta. The webinar was a great success, not only in Canada in Japan, but many people worldwide viewed the live event.

The webinar is open to the public and can be viewed from the link below, so if you missed the live streaming, you can watch it here:


During the Webinar

Consul General giving opening greetings

Dr. Oshitani speaking

Dr. Oshitani’s presentation on Japan’s cluster-based approach regarding countermeasures

Dr. Hinshaw speaking