The Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out
mutual exchange programs and cooperative work
between the people of Asian countries and regions.


Innovative City Forum / 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.