Everyday, we are surrounded by a diversity of lives being lived.
In these environments, we work to live, and eat to live.
How we enjoy our lives differ, depending on our individual values.
Our lives also differ depending on
the “environment” and “obstacles” that surround us.
There are people born with “disabilities,"
or are handicapped due to accidents or circumstances.
These individuals will have less life choices available to them.
A “disability” that you can see in a person, may not be an “obstacle” for that person.
Our world is moving towards an era where these “obstacles”
can be overcome by using technology.
10:30 - 18:30
We will like to introduce the speakers for LIVES TOKYO 2019.
Representatives from top companies in various fields will be presenting.
Mr. Shinsuke Shimura (CEO, Dialogue in the Dark)
Mr. Shiro Oguni (Producer, The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders)
Mr. Kazuhiro Uno (University of Tsukuba Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired)
Mr. Masashi Oikawa (Accessibility Research, IBM Research - Tokyo)
Moderator：Mr. Jesper Koll（CEO, WisdomTree Japan）
Mr. Atsuhisa Matsumura (CEO, DD Holdings Co., Ltd.)
Dr. Shinichiro Kumagaya (Associate professor, The University of Tokyo)
Mr. Jesper Koll
(CEO, WisdomTree Japan)
"Just Culture" is an environment where people feel mentally free. Through being honest and open about yourself, and accepting your weakness and obstacles, people will learn about themselves and of others. This concept is linked to research of people with disabiities.(Sophisticated support system for lives and employment of people with severe disbilities).
■11:40〜 Ms. Makoto Sonobe, Ms. Yukako Makino, Mr. Osamu Yazawa
■14:05〜 Ms. Tomomi Takada, Ms. Ryoko Nakajima, Mr. Junto Ohki
10:30 - 16:00
Experiencing both Disabilities and Technologies that assist Disabled Peoples
Developing tools through technology, that can change the concept of “Cannot” to “Can.” Ory is introducing a new method of social participation. OriHime-eye allows communication by fingertips and eye movements to share their feelings. Orihime-D is a robot that enables physical social participation through teleworking.
Kawada Technologies will conduct a demonstration with their “robot that co-exists with people.” Japan Robot Therapy Promotion Association will show their relaxation robot, such as Aibo, and guide you how to use them.
Toyota, and the University of Tokyo, are working together to develop a mounted-type mobility robot, with the aspiration to provide “freedom of movement” to all people.
There are many examples where technology helps the lives of people with intellectual and physical difficulties. They will introduce products and functions for people with disabilities, which are developed using the latest technology, such as AI.
They will introduce “HAL Fit,” a service provided for people who have difficulties moving their bodies. Try the world's first wearable Cyborg HAL, to achieve movement in accordance with his or her will.
Public and private sectors collaborate to promote universal design of sound, to realize a society where there’s no anxiety of language or hearing.
You can try the next generation electric wheelchair, developed by WHILL Corporation. Move around the booth in an electric wheelchair, in which you do not need to use your arm power at all.
11:30 - 16:00
Paralympic Sports Talk Show
MC: Maiko Kuge
12:45 - 13:15 Talk1 Shinichi Shimakawa × Toshiaki Hirose
14:45 - 15:15 Talk2 Nobukazu Hanaoka × Toshiaki Hirose × Shintaro Ikeda
She focuses on interviewing para-athletes throughout Japan. She is also a sports writer, photojournalist on para sports and soccer. Board member of NPO Media "Paraphoto."
He has competed four times in the Paralympic Games from Athens, winning the first bronze medal for the Japan Wheelchair Rugby Team at the Rio Games. He belongs to Barclays and "BLITZ".
He is an ambassador of the Rugby World Cup 2019, and captain of the "Scrum Unison". He won the All-Japan Championship, as a captain of the "TOSHIBA Brave Lupus". He played 28 games for the Japan Rugby Team, and was the captain in 2012-13.
He was a Paralympian as a Wheelchair Athlete at the Athens and London Games. He is a Hand Cyclist, and works on training young athletes as a coach.
He was an Olympian as a Badminton Player, World Champion Medalist, and the first Japanese professional badminton player. He is currently working on the promotion of Badminton, as well as an ambassador of various organizations, companies and brands.
He is a Paralympian as Athletics (high jump) and Bicycling. He was in Paralympics four times, and won four medals (gold, silver and bronze). Also, he is a Japan National Blind Soccer Team Player, representative and player of "Nogizaka Knights".
Prosthetic Foot Experience Booth by Japan's best sports articial prosthetist, Fumino Usui and "Start Line Tokyo", Prosthetic Athletics Team.
Wear an eye mask and use the sound of the moving ball to experience the Paralympic Game of 5-people soccer! Blind Soccer Demonstration by "Nogizaka Knights", Blind Soccer Team.
Let's try the Paralympian Top Speed of Wheelchair Racer!
Violinist who plays violin with a soul. Each sound is full of emotions, and is a song in itself. He released his new album in August 2019.
A completely born blind singer, who lives in Aichi Prefecture. She took part in the "24 Hour TV " (Chukyo TV) for the past three years, and is actively doing her live performances and going around schools to give lectures.
Beverly was born in the Philippines and is a world-class singer. She has won various music awards in the U.S. and Philippines. She will sing the LIVES Theme Song "Happy Now" which was composed and produced by sound producer Tsunku♂.
Creators The organisation aims to create Para-dance Art which surpasses the wall of disbilities, through wheel-chair dance.
The group received Child Welfare Culture Award in 2002 and 2016 . Our biggest joy is to meet new people, and we are looking forward to getting to know you today through songs.
“Our partners (Employees) with or without disabilitieswork together and provide you with a "Starbucks Experience."
“There is No Barrier to Talent.” With this as our concept, Pasona Heartful will sell their products that are made with love by their members.
At Factory AI, people with disabilities make their products out of indigo dye.
Sweet dreams and smiles. Each employee makes their sweets with a sincere and caring mind.