Since human invention first gave it birth, paper has changed the world completely. By creating things, humans have become civilized, and civilization has evolved. Paper was an innovation that let humans feel nature close around them.
In modern society, how people use and think about paper are changing significantly.
The appearance of a new communication system—the Internet—has made modern society global. The world is now even smaller, and everything feels closer. In turn, this has also broadened our horizons. The birth of paper is similar in some ways to that of the Internet, in that they are both tools for communication. How should we approach the society of the future as it changes dramatically with the appearance of the Internet and AI?
In the same way, the appearance of paper has also dramatically changed the world and had a major impact on society. At the international paper forum that will be held in Toyota City, we are going to hold a symposium in which we will reexamine the future of manufacturing through the example of paper. We will discuss what people creating things means, and exchange opinions from a variety of angles with paper specialists and manufacturing industry leaders from Toyota.
* In view of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium will be postponed until autumn of 2021.
|Time||Doors open at 12:30 am / Symposium starts at 1:00 pm|
|Venue||Toyota sangohkan Concert hall（10F）|
The primary language will be Japanese, but English simultaneous interpretation will also be available.
12:30 am Doors open
1:00 pm Opening: Pipe organ performance
1:30 pm Opening address
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
(Representative of All Japan Handmade Washi Association）
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
(specially-appointed professor/ laboratory of Active Bio-based Materials ,Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere.Kyoto university）
2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
(Representative of Echigo Kadoide Washi）
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm