10.16(SUN) - 19 (WED)

--Main theme for 2022

Hope with Action Can Change the World

The Asahi World Forum 2022, the seventh in its series, will be held for 4 days from October 16 (Sun) to 19 (Wed) this year, with a main theme, “Hope with Action Can Change the World”.

The Forum is a flagship event of the Asahi Shimbun Company and has served as a platform to explore the paths, together with our readers, to achieve a sustainable Earth and human society where no one will be left behind.

COVID-19 has swept through the world for almost two and a half years, and we are still unsure what the world will be like in the post-COVID era. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a significant shift has been taking place in the international community, the security environment and the global economic balance. Furthermore, global issues such as growing food insecurity, energy shortages and climate change are pressing.

We will discuss with world-class intellectuals what the world will be like and to find the practical pathway to a better, fairer world.

In response to COVID-19, we have held an online forum for the last two years. This year all sessions will be streamed online, while physical audiences will also be back in some sessions.


[ Sub-themes ]

  • Decoding the World with World-class Intellectuals

    To understand the nature of problems in a world in transformation and to shape a better future.

  • Engaging in SDGs

    To ask ourselves "what we can do" within our daily lives.

  • Facing up to Global Environment

    To imagine one step ahead what the global environment will be like and to discuss the vision and action required of us now.

  • For the Future of Children

    To discuss the challenges and solutions in the effort to leave a better planet for future generations.


[ Speakers ]

  • Hiroshi Ishiguro

    Hiroshi Ishiguro

    Robotics researcher, Distinguished Professor at School of Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

  • Lynda Gratton

    Lynda Gratton

    Professor of Management Practice at London Business School

  • Branko Milanovic

    Branko Milanovic

    Senior Scholar, Graduate Center, City University of New York

  • Mikako Brady

    Shu Tomioka

    Mikako Brady


  • Yoichi Ochiai

    Yoichi Ochiai

    Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba CEO, Pixie Dust Technologies

  • Jacques Attali

    Jacques Attali

    Writer, Futurologist and President of the Positive Planet foundation

  • Ashiya



  • Tomoko Nagano

    Tomoko Nagano

    Newscaster and Journalist


[ Special Partners ]

  • 旭硝子財団
  • アデランス
  • サントリーホールディングス
  • JT


[ Event Summary ]

  • Day1

    October 16 (Sun), 2022
  • Day2

    October 17 (Mon), 2022
  • Day3

    October 18 (Tue), 2022
  • Day4

    October 19 (Wed), 2022
Host The Asahi Shimbun Company
Co-host TV Asahi Corporation
Special Partners The Asahi Glass Foundation, Aderans Co., Ltd., Suntory Holdings Ltd., Japan Tobacco Inc.,
Special Cooperation Imperial Hotel, Ltd., TV Asahi Productions Co., Ltd.
Cooperation Global Compact Network Japan, Japan Marketing Association, The Asahi Gakusei Shimbun Company, CNET Japan, HuffPost Japan, The Forest Culture Association
Special Co-host The Japan Foundation, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
Endorsement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Ministry of the Environment