Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University


ICC Online Talk Session: Introduction to the world of SDGs – The common language of the world is SDGs! – (October 22nd)
Guest: Mr. Kazuo Tase (President and CEO, SDG Partners, Inc.) Student Diversity Center Collaboration Event 2020 Vol. 1


From July 2020 in Japan, all retailing businesses were required to begin charging money for plastic shopping bags.Also, the number of cafes getting rid of plastic straws and using paper ones instead continues to grow.
Have you all gotten used to it already?

For sure there are many people around you who have become interested in environmental and societal issues because of those familiar plastic bags.
In recent years, the keywords of sustainability and the environment have become especially common in our daily lives.

To deal with various worldwide problems, a set of concrete goals were fixed at a UN summit in September 2015, these are the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). There are probably many of you that know the SDGs colourful logo.

So-called SDGs can come across as very difficult and on a large scale.
So now at the ICC, we have planned a talk session to teach you the ABCs of SDGs. Our guest is the President and CEO of SDG Partners, Mr. Kazuo Tase. Mr. Tase is an expert on SDGs who is active in a wide variety of fields and has appeared on TV and Radio and other media.

This event will be held online. Though it will be held on screen on the day, there will be time set aside for you to ask the guest questions directly.
So don’t be shy! Relax and ask away!

Do you want to think and know more about what you yourself can do starting tomorrow? We’ll be waiting for you to join us!

* If you need accommodations such as reading material in advance or computer notetaking etc., please fill in the form below and return it to us before October.8th. If you wish to apply after that date, please contact us to discuss the situation, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Date & Time

October 22, 2020 (Thu.) 12:30 – 14:00
(You can enter the Zoom meeting room from 12:15. If you try to enter earlier than this time you will be directed to the “waiting room”, in that case please wait patiently for the event to start.)


Zoom (the Zoom URL will be sent to you by email the day before the event)


Waseda Students, Staff

※Students at other schools or universities can also participate in this event. Please send us your name, your university name and contact telephone number & email address to [email protected]


Japanese. (Q&A possible in Japanese and English) . 




Required. Please apply via MyWaseda

*Personal information will only be used for this event.


Around 60 people. (If there are a large number of applications a lottery will be held to decide participants. Results sent by email on the deadline day.)

Registration deadline

October 15th (Thu.) 9:00am

Guest Profile

Mr. Kazuo Tase
President and CEO of SDG Partners LLC.
Graduated, from the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management at Tokyo University School of Engineering and left the Economics Department midway through. Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992. From 2005 was chief of the United Nations Department of Human Security Unit and head of the United Nations Information Centre in Pakistan. From 2014 he was inaugurated as an Operating Officer at Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC. Became independent in 2017 and started SDG Partners LLC. and is currently President and CEO of the company.


Waseda University Student Diversity Center (ICC・Office for Students with Disabilities・GS Center)


SDG Partners LLC.


TEL: 03-5286-3990   E-mail:[email protected]

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