The Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies (IISE) and China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) jointly held a symposium on "Energy/Environment Risk Management Between Japan & China" at the International House of Japan in Roppongi, Tokyo, on January 25. IISE President Tetsuro Goto and CICIR Representative Yang Mingjie delivered opening addresses, where some memorial words were given for the late Tadahiro Sekimoto, who initiated cooperation between the two institutions. The first speaker, Mr. Zhang Li (CICIR), gave a talk on "World Energy Crisis and Energy Cooperation between China & Japan," where he emphasized the strategic nature of energy from the national viewpoint as well as the importance of joint risk management between China and Japan as major energy consumers in the world market, The second speaker, Mr. Motohiro Tsuchiya (Keio University) , spoke about "Global Environment Risk Management and Development of ICT Industry," where he pointed out that the rapid development of ITC industry has so far resulted in too much energy consumption and that something like "green broadband" or "low CO2 emission Internet architecture" is urgentely needed in Japan and China to deal with environmental problems in the rapidly developing Asian region. The third speaker, Ms. Tang Lan (CICIR), talked about "Environment Risk Management and Japan-China Cooperation," and explained about the current environmental crisis in China and the need for a cooperative risk management system between China and Japan to deal with emergency situations regarding the environment for mutual benefit. Finally, Mr. Izumi Harada (IISE), presented a paper "Toward a Joint Risk Management Platform for Environmental Problems between Japan and China," which offered a new view on national and international security in managing environmental risks and proposed a comprehensive approach to handle various environment-related problems, from dust and sandstorms to infectious diseases by involving all relevant government agencies to be coordinated by top leadership in both Japan and China, and possibly South Korea as well. After the presentations, Mr. Susumu Kitazawa (IISE/NEC) moderated a free discussion, which focused on the use and effect of ICT in connection with the environment. It seems that there were just too many issues to take up under the heading of "energy/environment risk management in Japan and China," and no clear conclusions emerged, except the necessity of new approaches to this global issue with some kind of cooperation between the two countries in dealing with environmental risks, at this symposium. However, this was a good beginning of future collaboration between the two institutions on the crucially important problem facing Japan and China, and the rest of the world for that matter.