Latest UpdatesKYOTO: Kyoto Investment Seminar in Tokyo (November 11)

Sep 24, 2019

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 38 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.


Monday, November 11th, 2019 14:00-16:00 (Venue opens at 13:30)

Venue AP Tokyo MarunouchiExternal site: a new window will open. (1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan)(Hyperlink is Japanese only)
"Address for organizer and introduction of Kyoto City"
Mr. Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor Kyoto City
"The charm of Kyoto City from the viewpoint of companies newly located in the city"


To create a global startup ecosystem in Kyoto
Mr. Ryo Naiki, Chief Operating Officer, Plug and Play Japan

Lecture 2

Why did Money Forward move into Kyoto?
Mr. Takuya Nakade, Director, Executive Officer and CTO, Money Forward, Inc.

"Introduction of Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation"


A Hot-Spot of Innovation Emerging from College-Town of Kyoto
Mr. Shunsaku Kimura, Deputy Director-General, Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation, Kyoto University

“Introduction of supporting organization and location candidate”


Kyoto Research Park – the Innovation Hub of Kyoto –
Mr. Nobuya Ogawa, President of Kyoto Research Park Corporation



Why Kyoto? : Introduction of Ecosystem in Kyoto
Mr. Naofumi Makino, Chief Director of JETRO Kyoto

Question and Answers, Private Consultation
Organizer Kyoto City
Supporter Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau; JETRO; SME SUPPORT JAPAN; Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Kyoto Foreign Investment Promotion Committee
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 Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

For more information, please see the following exhibit flyers reference and website.

Kyoto Investment Seminar in TokyoExternal site: a new window will open.

FlyerPDF file(1.7MB) 


New Industry Promotion Office, Industry and Tourism Bureau, City of Kyoto
Tel: 075-222-4239

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