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Latest UpdatesKYOTO: Kyoto Investment Seminar in Tokyo(February 2)

Dec 18, 2017

Kyoto is known to many as a tourism city, but it is also a city of manufacturers. A large number of businesses continue to expand outwards from Kyoto worldwide through a fusion of traditional artisanship and cutting-edge technology.
Furthermore, there are 39 universities and vocational colleges within city limits overflowing with the creative energy of young people and students. Universities and colleges participate in vigorous industry-academic cooperative programs. Moreover, with the complete relocation of the Agency for Cultural Affairs to Kyoto, it is expected that projects towards realizing arts and culture on a national level will be implemented.
At this seminar, we will introduce how the charms of Kyoto have attracted businesses and industry-academic-municipal cooperative projects that are characteristic of the city. We hope you will join us in this unique opportunity.


Friday, February 2nd, 2018 13 : 30-16 : 30  (Venue opens at 13 : 00)

Venue HAPPO-ENExternal site: a new window will open. (1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Address for organizer Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto City
"Introduction of Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation"


Kyoto University and a cross-border ecosystem for healthcare innovation
Dr. Tomoyoshi Koyanagi, Associate Professor, Office of Promotion for Medical Innovation,
Medical Science and Business Liaison Organization,
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

"The charm of Kyoto City from the viewpoint of companies newly located in the city"

Lecture 2

LINE's Strategy and the role of the Kyoto Development Center
Mr.Tomohiro Ikebe, Senior Executive Officer, and responsible for service development,
LINE Corporation



On the occasion of the Nabtesco R&D center Kyoto base foundation
Mr. Toshiaki Akita, Executive Officer Deputy General Manager technology and R&D Divison,
Nabtesco Corporation

"Introduction of supporting organization and location candidate"


Kyoto Research Park - the Innovation Hub of Kyoto -
Mr. Kazuya Matsuo, President of Kyoto Research Park Corporation



Why Invest in Kyoto?
Mr. Kenichi Ishihara, Chief Director of JETRO KYOTO

Question and Answers, Private Consultation
Organizer Kyoto City
Supporter Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau, Foreign Ministry, JETRO, Organization for SME support,
Kyoto Foreign Investment Promotion Committee, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Participants Japanese companies in capital area, Foreign companies, Diplomatic establishments, Foreign chambers of commerce in Japan, etc.
Language Japanese and English by simultaneous translation
Fee Free
Seats available 100 persons (If applicants exceed the capacity, lottery will be done.)
Deadline of Application Thursday, January 25th, 2018

For more information, please see the following exhibit flyers referencePDF file(1.6MB) and Kyoto City Official WebsiteExternal site: a new window will open..


New Industry Promotion Office, Industry and Tourism Bureau, City of Kyoto
Tel: 075-222-4239
E-mail: sanshin@city.kyoto.lg.jp