Recent Event



Japan Website Renewal:We are happy to announce the release of our updated 1818 Society Japan website .  Working with our original web designer, we have made some structural changes and updated the contents. (Due to our limited resources, most of the contents are in Japanese only)


Member Only Page: The new website has a specific page which only Japan chapter members can access and will be used to list members' publications. This member page should not contain any sensitive information, including the membership roster which should continue to only be sent to members via email.  Currently the page is being displayed on a trial basis, but we hope that with testing the page will become a useful communication tool among our members.  If you wish to refer to the page, please contact  


New Staff Member: Mr. Riki Kojima, who holds an executive management position at  TEPCO Renewal Power Co. has kindly accepted responsibilities to organize the program at seminars and annual meetings.  The future programs should address more current topics and aim to attract society members of both younger generations as well as seniors.   If you have any topics to suggest please send ideas and suggestions to


Online Talk Event: Also we have started 1818 Online Talk Event where a member reports about his/her recent events or developments.
We had the following Zoom sessions.


April 2021 speaker: Mr. Akihiko Nishio, Vice President of IBRD
May 2021 speaker: Mr. Kenichi Ohashi, a former IBRD member
October 2021 speaker: Mr. Zenya Yamazaki, Mayor of Ayabe City, Kyoto.
December 4, 2021 Speaker: Mr. Hiroshi Matano, Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
January 15, 2022 Speaker: Mr. Kiyoshi Kodera, Chief Executive, WaterAid Japan
February 12, 2022 Speaker: Kazuhiko Koguchi, Secretary General, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
March 5, 2022 Speaker: Takao Ikegami, Short Term consultant IBRD
April 23、2022 Speaker: Masato Hiratake, Mitsubishi Corporation
May 14, 2022 Speaker: Koichi Kawaguchi, CVC Capital

June 11, 2022 Speaker: Sachiko Kunou, Enterpreneur


We have scheduled future programs as below:

Yukiyo Ikeda, Executive Officer, Vice President, Europe & Middle East Projects, INPEX Corporation