Report of the Symposium to Celebrate the ICA Congress in Seoul


On September 11, 2016, the National Archives of Japan (NAJ) invited the President and the Secretary General of the International Council on Archives (ICA), and held a symposium to celebrate the 18th ICA Congress in Seoul at the Hitotsubashi Hall that locates in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 181 individuals participated in this symposium to explore the future of the Japanese archival field.


Session 1: Commemorative Speeches

>>Mr. David Leitch, Secretary General of ICA
gThe Role of the International Council on Archives in the Information Ageh [PDF367KB]

>>Mr. David Fricker, President of ICA
gDigital Continuity: Re-inventing the National Archives for the Information Societyh [PDF318KB]

Session 2: Panel Discussion gExpectations to Archives in Japanh

>>Moderator: Mr. Takeo Katoh, President of NAJ
>>Panelist:   Mr. David Fricker, President of ICA
Mr. David Leitch, Secretary General of ICA
Ms. Yuriko Inoue, Professor of Law, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
Dr. Takashi Mikuriya, Specially-appointed Professor, School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University


  • Group photo of the panel members

    Group photo of the panel members

  • Opening remarks by Mr. Takeo Katoh, President of NAJ

    Opening remarks by Mr. Takeo Katoh, President of NAJ

  • Speech by Mr. David Leitch, Secretary General of ICA

    Speech by Mr. David Leitch, Secretary General of ICA

  • Lecture hall with audiences

    Lecture hall with audiences

  • Speech by Mr. David Fricker, President of ICA

    Speech by Mr. David Fricker, President of ICA

  • Panel discussion

    Panel discussion

  • Panelist: Specially-appointed Professor Takashi Mikuriya

    Panelist: Specially-appointed Professor Takashi Mikuriya

  • Panelist: Professor Yuriko Inoue

    Panelist: Professor Yuriko Inoue