FPJ, IPJO, IFRJ-MFJ, RIETI, Kyoto University Seminar

Socio-Life Science Interdisciplinary Seminar: Stakes of COVID-19 vaccination (Handouts and Video)


  • Time and Date: 4:00pm-7:00pm (Japan Standard Time),Saturday, July 3, 2021
  • Hosts: General Foundation Fondation Pasteur Japon (FPJ) / The Institut Pasteur Japan Office (IPJO) / The French Institute for Research on Japan at the Maison Franco-Japonaise (IFRJ-MFJ) / Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Center for Genomic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • Supports: The Embassy of France in Japan / The Institut Pasteur
  • Grant: Uehara Memorial Foundation

Video (YouTube)



Bernard THOMANN (Director, IFRJ-MFJ)

SHIMIZU Osamu (Representative Director, FPJ)

Lecture 1: "The global COVID-19 vaccine development and the current Institut Pasteur plan"

Christiane GERKE (Head of Vaccine Program, IP)

Lecture 2: "Vaccination and the Japanese Economy"

FUJII Daisuke (RIETI Research Associate / Specially Appointed Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo)

Lecture 3: "Vaccine hesitancy: perspectives from France"

Jeremy K. WARD (Charge de Recherche INSERM, CERMES3)


Lecture 4: "A Socio-Life Science Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic"

MATSUDA Fumihiko (Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)

Panel discussion


Anavaj SAKUNTABHAI (Director, IPJO / Specially Invited Professor, Kyoto University)

Closing remarks

YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI)