ICAC KOBE 2015 Outline



From the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake to
a Happier Future for People and Animals


What have we learned from earthquake disasters?
What roles should we humans play?


Live Love Animals ICAC KOBE 2015
The 4th Kobe International Conference 
on the Care for All Creatures 2015
Commemorating 20 Years Since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
—One World, One Life


Live Love Animals ICAC KOBE 2015
The 4th Kobe International Conference on the Care for All Creatures 2015 Commemorating 20 Years Since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake 
—One World, One Life


Sunday 19th July & Monday 20th July, 2015


Integrated Research Center of Kobe University (International Conference)

Kobe Portopia Hotel (Reception)


Through a broad exchange of expertise and knowledge, and with a format that encourages innovative debate, including evaluation of new techniques and technologies and their implementation, this conference can improve the welfare of animals all over the world by showing that our responsibilities extend far and wide within and beyond our society.

Conference Objective

—One World, One Life—


Being ever thankful for each other’s existence and living happily for as long as our life continues – that is our ‘responsibility’ for life.

20 years have now passed since the Great Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake. This caused a huge disaster but re-awoke us to the reality of just how fragile our ordinary everyday lives are – precious lives that we must always strive to protect. This is just as true for all living creatures.

Of course, our lives are not only under the constant threat of natural disasters. Various other factors confront us such as aging, disease, accidents, war and poverty. To mitigate or prevent such ills, society draws upon high levels of expertise.

The world is now globalized and the once-vast Earth has become a seemingly much smaller space. It is now impossible to think about our lives without some linkage to the larger world. So it is likewise necessary to create linkage across fields of expertise in order to solve complex issues.

In order to make our society and planet one on which all living things, both great and small, can enjoy more enriched lives, we should provide more platforms and opportunities that can bring a wider variety of specialists together for broader discussions towards new ideas and solutions.


‘A more united and enriched Earth can be formed by first joining the well-being of each individual life, one by one’. This is the first step to bring the concept of “One World, One Life” to reality.  

Conference Advisors

Tsutomu TAKEUCHI  (Professor emeritus of Keio University/Keio University Global Security Research Institute Keio G-SEC Senior Visiting Research Fellow)

Tetsuro MATSUZAWA  (Professor of Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University/General Director of Japan Monkey Centre)

Takuji OKUNO  (Dean of the University Library & Professor at School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University/Affiliate Professor at Graduate School of the Open University of Japan/Special Research Fellow at Yamashita Institute for Ornithology)


The ICAC KOBE Executive Committee for Commemorating 20 Years Since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Steering Committee (Member Orgs.)

Kobe City/Hyogo Prefecture Animal Wellbeing Center/Osaka Prefecture University School of Veterinary Science/Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)/Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS)/PIIA Knots (Secretariat)

※Secretariat Advisors:
Takashi UEMURA (Shijonawate Gakuen University)
Kazumi SASAI (Osaka Prefecture University School of Veterinary Science)
Hiroko SHIBANAI (Advisor, Japanese Animal Hospital Association/Director, Akasaka Animal Hospital)
Kimihiro TAMAI (Chairperson, Veterinary Association of Wakayama Prefecture)
Chizuko YAMAGUCHI (Veterinary Inspector, Japan Animal Welfare Society)
Keiko YAMAZAKI (Companion Animal Study Group “Go”)

Joint Organizers

Japan Medical Association/Alliance of Medical Associations in Kinki District/Kobe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Symposium Organizers

Society for Zoonoses Research/Japanese Association of Veterinary Disaster Medicine (JAVDM)/Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)/PIIA Knots

Session Management (Support Orgs.)

[Oral Session] The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science/Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

[Poster Session] Osaka Prefecture University School of Veterinary Science

Special Sponsor

Symposium Supporting Company

Royal Canin Japon

Conference Supporter
– Companies

ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD./ROKKOSAN COUNTRY HOUSE/DS Pharma Animal Health Co., Ltd./PETLINE Co.,Ltd./au insurance Co., Ltd.

Conference Supporter
– Individuals

Donations by individuals

Helping Organizers

Meet IN KOBE 21/Tsutomu Nakauchi Foundation

Special Cooperation

JAPAN PET FOOD ASSOCIATION/Japan Monkey Centre/Graduate School of Agricultural Science Kobe University/Institute of Tropical Medicine Nagasaki University/Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University/Veterinary Medicine Program, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine/Cooperative Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University/Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, The University of Tokyo/Cooperative Department of Veterinary Medicine, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology/Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University/Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University/Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Agricultural Science/Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture University of Miyazaki/Department of Veterinary Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University/School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University/School of Veterinary Medicine , Kitasato University/Department of Veterinary Medicine,College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University/School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University/School of Veterinary Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University/Institute for the Research of Disaster Area Reconstruction, Kwansei Gakuin University/Center for Study of Conscience, Doshisha University, Research Centre for Bioethics Governance, Doshisha University


Japanese Society of Parasitology/The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology/Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine/International Association of Risk Management in Medicine (IARMM)/Japan Society of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine (JSRMPM)/Japanese Society for Applied Animal Behaviour/Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations (HARS)/Animal Clinical Research Foundation/Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners/Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo/Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork/Wildlife Management Research Center, Hyogo/Nara Prefecture Uda Animal Park Promotion Office/Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums/Japan Bear Network/Hyogo Sikadeer Sustainable Use Working Group/Yezo Deer Association/Japan SPF Swine Association/Chiyoda Nyantonaru-kai/Japan Guide Dog Association/The Japan Service Dog Association/Hyogo Service Dog Association/Guide Dog Hyogo/Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People/Hearingdog Prevalence Association/Wild Life Rescue Veterinarian Association/Japan Riding Association for the Disabled/Japanese Coalition for Animal Welfare/AnimaTec OHSHIMA/Japan Association for the Promotion of Canine Good Citizens/Japan Pet Products Manufacturers Association/NIPPON ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION/Japanese Veterinary Nursing Association/Association for Promoting Living with Pets (APLP)/Human&Pet Happiness Creating Association/JAPAN KENNEL CLUB/JAPAN Headquaeters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies/Japan Association of Veterinary Students


Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries/Ministry of the Environment/Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare/Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/Hyogo Prefecture/Hyogo Prefecture Board of Education/Kobe City Board of Education/Integrated Research Center of Kobe University/Japan Veterinary Medical Association/The Hyogo Prefecture Medical Association/Kobe City Veterinarian Association/Kobe Medical Association/J-HANBS Inc Foundation/Japan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/Japan Pet Care Association


Animal-related industry professionals, public hygiene specialists, and similar, Students, general


[International Conference]

«Keynote Symposium»


[Oral Session]


[Poster Session]




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