Previous Conference (2017)

  • [Special Session] Content Production & Distribution CourseFree

  • CT-S1Jun. 28 [Wed] 13:00–14:30 <Platform ・ VR/Animation>

    Amazon Prime Video’s Strategy for Japan and Asia
    -Lessons Learned From Over 20 Japan Originals-

    James Farrell

    James Farrell

    Head of Content, Asia-Pacific, Amazon Prime Video

    Launched in September 2015, Amazon Prime Video in Japan has garnered much attention in recent years for its focus in bringing a wide range of original programs such as drama, infotainment, reality show, comedy and documentary to Prime members. In this presentation, Amazon Prime Video’s James Farrell will share with the audience examples of successful shows such as HITOSHI MATSUMOTO Presents Documental, as well as recent viewer trends and an overall Japan/Asia content strategy to reveal a glimpse of what’s to come.

    World Trend for VR and Possibilities of Made-in-Japan
    VR Contents

    Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

    Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

    comic artist/designer, GAINAX Co., Ltd.

    Hiroaki Takeuchi

    Hiroaki Takeuchi

    Animation Producer

    VR technology is a trigger for an image revolution. Far-sighted research and business development of VR is being advanced in the U.S. for 20-30 years out.
    What is Japan's advantage in VR technology? Possibilities of Japanese VR contents and new projects will be discussed. Presenters are Mr. Takeuchi, an animation producer with a rich experience in international collaboration, and Mr. Sadamoto, a character designer for "Neon Genesis Evangelion".
  • CT-S2Jun. 29 [Thur] 10:00–12:00
    <The Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum
    of Japan, China & Korea>

    【Multilingual (Japanese, English, Chinese & Korean)】
    Future Development of Contents Industry in Japan, China and
    South Korea

    -Speeches by representatives from "The Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum of Japan, China & Korea" Topic: Content Policies and Industry Trends of Japan, China and Korea

    <Guest Speaker>

    川村 元気

    Genki Kawamura, Film Producer

    (known for “Your Name”, “Rage”, “Confessions”, etc.)
    *Speakers from China and Korea to be announced.

    "The Trilateral Cultural Contents Industry Forum of Japan, China & Korea" is an international conference operated jointly by governments and private sectors including Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan), Ministry of Culture (China), Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Korea) and industry groups of the three countries. It aims to continuously exchange information on the industry policies and trends, and create business opportunities through the trilateral cooperation.
    This year, this Forum will be concurrently held with the CONTENT TOKYO 2017 to collaborate with the Japan’s largest content business exhibition.
  • [Special Session] Advanced Technology CourseFree

  • T-S1Jun. 30 [Fri] 14:30–16:00 
    <Future of VR Technology and Interactive Art>

    Robots, VR/AR and AI Technologies make Huis Ten Bosch the
    Most Evolutionary Theme Park in the World

    Naomi Tomita

    Naomi Tomita

    President & CEO, hapi-robo st Inc./Executive Advisor & CTO,
    Huis Ten Bosch Co., Ltd./Director, Chief Information Officer, H.I.S. Co., Ltd.

    Huis Ten Bosch, one of Japan’s most prominent theme park, keeps introducing advanced technologies into their attractions and facilities: “Henn-na Hotel” staffed by humanoid robots, an interactive museum “Kingdom of Robot”, “VR Horror House” with VR technology and special effects, etc. Why do they stick to the robot, VR and AI technologies? How do they attract visitors and what is their blueprint? Chief Technology Officer Mr. Tomita will disclose what goes behind the scenes.

    Moment Factory - Creating Multimedia Entertainment to Bring People Together

    Marc-André Bari

    Marc-André Baril

    Director, Tokyo Office, Moment Factory

    Moment Factory is a multimedia entertainment studio specializing in the conception and production of immersive environments combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects. Since its inception in 2001, Moment Factory has created more than 400 shows and destinations worldwide for high profile clients such as Cirque du Soleil, Madonna, Muse, Sony and the Los Angeles International Airport. Most recently, Moment Factory has just completed their first collaboration in Japan, « The Mysterious Restaurant of the Food God ». This speech will focus on describing new and innovative content production methods that contribute to forging Moment Factory’s remarkable visitor experiences.
  • [L-S1] Character & Brand Licensing CourseFree

  • L-S1Jun. 29 [Thur] 13:00–14:00 <License Business>

    Creating Characters Endeared to People around the World
    - Diversity of Character License Business

    Eiji Fukuda

    Eiji Fukuda

    Executive Officer, Global Business Dept., Sanrio Co., Ltd.

    Sanrio has been creating a variety of globally endeared characters, such as “Hello Kitty” and “Gudetama”, and developing character business all over the world. The business approach is diversified from retailing, licensing, advertising to entertainment. The speech will describe the corporate attitude to create and develop characters, along with the knowledge and approach for business development.
  • *Honorifics omitted. / Programs & speakers are subject to change.
    *Recording and photography are strictly prohibited.

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