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Osaka University Symposium 2015 - The Network of a Developing Society: Towards the Co-Creation of Creative Island Nakanoshima

2015-12-20 (Sun) 13:30 - 18:00


As we approach 70 years since WWII, what is our past and present, and what does our future hold? At this symposium, we'll discuss the co-creation of a maturing society and the environment with a network enabling the interaction amongst the knowledge of universities, the innovation of businesses, and the pioneering of arts and culture.


Part 1: Keynote Lecture

Logistic Urban Culture - MORIMURA Yasumasa (Artist)

From the newly developed "cities," to the "towns" of old, to the "communities" that create an air of spontaneous generation, the society that we live in is diverse. So just what makes an interesting and attractive "community" to MORIMURA Yasumasa, an Osaka native with a unique way of thinking who has been active around the world through the personal practice of art? We'll hear about Morimura-stye Urban Culture, which moves people's intellect and emotions.

Part 2: Symposium

The Network of Culture and Economics - The Creative Island Nakanoshima

Culture and economics, as inseparable factors which provide energy to society, will continue to mature people and communities while evolving as mutual catalysts. Representatives from organizations with a connection to Nakanoshima, with its multi-layered historical background and various urban developments in recent years, will gather to take a close look at the past and present of culture, media, and transit, as well as discuss the possibility of the co-creation of a regional society network and future.



KATO Yoshifumi (CEO and COO, Keihan Railway)
GOTO Hisao (Managing Director, The Asahi Shimbun Company, Osaka Headquarters)
YAMANASHI Toshio (Director, National Museum of Art, Osaka (NMAO))
WAKISAKA Satoshi (Managing director of Asahi Broadcasting Corporation)
NISHIO Shojiro (President, Osaka University)


How to Apply

Since we have reached capacity for this event, we will no longer be accepting applications. We would like to thank everyone for the large number of applications received. (Updated December 8, 2015)

Those wishing to attend should apply through the web application form, or by fax or post.

The web application form can be found here.

If applying through fax or post:

Please send your name (furigana included), address, phone number (if applying by fax, please also include your fax number), age, gender, and occupation along with the line "Application for 12/20/2015 Symposium" to the fax number/address listed below.

FAX: 06-6444-2338 (University-Community Division, Osaka University)


Symposium Staff
University-Community Division
Nakanoshima Center
Osaka University
Nakanoshima 4-3-53
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005


Hosted by:

Osaka University

Co-hosted by:

The Asahi Shimbun Company, Keihan Railway, NMAO

With support from:

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation


Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Center for the Study of Communication-Design.

With cooperation from:

Nakanoshima Machimirai Committee

Production cooperation by:

Art Area B1

Additional Support by:

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"

Date: 2015-12-20 (Sun) 13:30 - 18:00
Venue: Special Conference Room, 12F, Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka)
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web/fax/post)
Contact: University-Community Division, Department of Publicity and University-Community Relations, Osaka University

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