The 44th TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2015


The content for the SMC forum has been decided

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The content for the SMC forum has been decided


The 1964 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics sped up the city planning of post-war Tokyo at an incredible rate, creating a "mobility city" centered around the new Shuto Expressway network. After half-a-century, the evolution of cars is changing the relationship between lifestyles and cities, and Tokyo is currently going through a great change itself. Tokyo is destined to become the global model for a future mobility city, "SMART MOBILITY CITY". Come together and discuss hopes and dreams for cars, lifestyles and cities of the future.

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Theme: With more freedom...change for cars, change for lifestyles, change for society.

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower 6th floor Conference room (605-608)

Organizer: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.

Cost: Free (to those attending Tokyo Motor Show)

・ Takeshi Natsuno, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance Specially Invited Professor and Dwango Co., Ltd. Director
・ Hisashi Kamio, IT/Automobile Journalist


Morning Session
10:30 - 10:35 Introduction
An introduction to the aims of the SMC Forum

Takeshi Natsuno
10:45 - 12:05 Session 1
The Advancements of Cars and Technology through Consumer Needs

●Moderator: Takeshi Natsuno, Hisashi Kamio
Shigeki Tomoyama, Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corp.
Masayuki Habaguchi, Executive Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Kurt Kelty, Director of Battery Technology, Tesla Motors, Inc.
Afternoon Session
13:10 - 14:30 Session 2
A New Era for Automotive Design (The Evolution of Design)

●Moderator: Hisashi Kamio
Shiro Nakamura, Executive Operating Officer and CCO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Takeshi Natsuno
Nobuyuki Hayashi, Journalist
Yoshihiro Komuta, President and Chief Design Producer, Kom&Co. Design
14:45 - 16:05 Session 3
Tokyo 2020, City, Cars, Living

●Moderator: Hisashi Kamio
Takeshi Natsuno
Keisuke Ohnishi, President and CEO, NAVITIME Japan Co., Ltd.
Kenji Kamiyama, Animation Director
16:05 - 16:20 Closing

*Speakers and content may change without notice.