Asahi World Forum 2018|朝日新聞

September 24 (Mon), 2018  Iino Hall
September 25 (Tue) - 26 (Wed), 2018  Imperial Hotel

The Asahi Shimbun Company, under the motto “Let’s think together and create together”, aims to evolve into a "comprehensive media business that provides information and services to enrich lives" centered on journalism. We are setting a major goal to contribute to solving global issues through our coverage on newspaper pages and digital media and through hosting various events.

The Asahi World Forum is the company’s annual flagship event. The main theme for 2018 is “Commitment to Future Generations-Building a More Tolerant Society”. We will invite domestic and overseas experts, policy makers, government officials, business people and NPO members to participate in sessions to be held over three days for in-depth discussions on measures to realize a tolerant society that overcomes conflict and discrimination due to difference in religion, belief, race, gender, etc.

This is the third year of the Forum. It has evolved from the Asahi World Environmental Forum, which started in 2008, to deal with a broader range of issues. This year, we intend to deal with more subjects that are included in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and consider, together with the audience, what we should do in order to “leave no one behind”.

The Forum concluded with great success. Thank you all for a large attendance.

Asahi World Forum 2018 Digest

Outline for 2018

Dates and Venues
Day 1
September 24 (Mon), 2018 Iino Hall
Day 2
September 25 (Tue), 2018 Imperial Hotel
Day 3
September 26 (Wed), 2018 Imperial Hotel
Host The Asahi Shimbun Company
Co-host TV Asahi Corporation
Special Partners The Asahi Glass Foundation, Aderans Co.,Ltd., AEON Environmental Foundation, NTN Corporation, NTT Group, Suntory Holdings Ltd., TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Panasonic Corporation, Monitor Deloitte
Partners Epson Sales Japan Corporation,
Cooperation Global Compact Network Japan, CNET Japan, Japan Marketing Association, HuffPost Japan
Special Host National Museum of Nature and Science
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

Some of the Speakers in 2018

Special Partners

  • The Asahi Glass Foundation
  • Aderans Company Limited
  • AEON Environmental Foundation
  • NTN Corporation
  • NTTGroup
  • Suntory Holdings Ltd.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Monitor Deloitte


  •   Epson Sales Japan Corporation
  •   Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.