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Innovative City Forum 2015 The Japan Foundation Asia Center Session


The Innovative City Forum is an international conference that brings together opinion leaders from the world to hold discussions about “the Leading-Edge Technologies”, “Redefinition of Design”, and so on.

At the Innovative City Forum 2015, the Japan Foundation Asia Center holds 2 sessions; “Evolving Asian Cities and Platforms” on October 14, and “Future in Asia: Redesigning for Community” on October 15.

“Innovative City Forum 2015″ Official Website:


Date/Time Wednesday, 14 October and Thursday, 15 October, 2015 19:00-21:00
* Innovative City Forum 2015 will be held from 14 to 16 October.
Venue Roppongi Academy Hills (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F)
Co-hosted by The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Admission fee The Japan Foundation Asia Center sessions: ¥1,000 (incl. tax) each
* ¥5,000 (incl. tax) per day
Registration Please check “Registration” on the official website.
Language Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation provide



(1) Wednesday, 14 October, 2015 19:00-21:00

Subject Evolving Asian Cities and Platforms
Speakers Hiroaki Shono (Co-founder, ACN / President, vision track inc.)
Jackson Tan (Artist & Co-Founder, PHUNK / Creative Director & Curator, BLACK)
Jiradt Pornpanitphan (Editor in Chief, Cheese Magazine, BOOKMAKER CO., LTD.)
Eisuke Tachikawa (CEO/Founder, Design Studio NOSIGNER)

(2) Thursday, 15 October, 2015 19:00-21:00

Subject Future in Asia: Redesigning for Community
Speakers Ryo Yamazaki (CEO, studio-L/Professor, Tohoku University of Art And Design/Guest Professor, Keio University)
Hirokazu Nagata (Chair, Plus Arts (NPO))
Ruttikorn Vuttikorn (Design Director, Club Creative Co.,Ltd.)

Innovative City Forum 2015

Hosted by Institute for Urban Strategies – The Mori Memorial Foundation, Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Co-hosted by The Japan Foundation Asia Center, MIT Media Lab
Supported by The World Economic Forum, British Council, International House of Japan, WIRED, Loftwork Inc.