Special Seminar

  • Special Seminar Area in the venue
  • 150 seats
  • Admission free
  • Limited seating
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Please register online for the number of seminars you would like to attend.

  • ※Simultaneous interpretation: English, and Japanese
  • ※Requests for participation on the day of the seminar can only be accepted if seating is available.
  • ※Lectures, dates and times, and event halls may be changed without notice.

5/20 Wed 

  1. 13:25 13:30
    Opening address

    Hachiro Makabe
    Chairman/Representative Director, Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA)

  2. 13:30 14:30
    Textile industry issues and initiatives from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (TBD) Ms Hiromi Sugiura, Director of Lifestyle Industries Division Manufacturing Industries Bureau in The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will be holding the seminar to present a variety of ideas to overcome presentday problems in the industry.

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    Hiromi Sugiura
    Director, Lifestyle Industries Division Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

  3. 15:00 15:45
    Toward 4.0 Smart Industries in the fashion industry Led by Mr Shigeki Kondo, Chairman of The Japan Apparel Technology and Research Association, this session will introduce case studies themed ‘Common base network society’ and ‘FashionTech’.

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    Shigeki Kondo
    Chairman, The Japan Apparel Technology and Research Association

  4. 15:45 16:30
    From examples of IoT used with industrial sewing machines - Possibilities arising from manufacturing SMEs and IT ventures Addressing future technology, Mr Koshiro Yokota, President of Toyotake Industry Co., Ltd., will use a case example to illustrate the potential for IoT implementation in factories.

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    Koshiro Yokota
    President, Toyotake Industry Co., Ltd.

5/21 Thur.

  1. 11:00 12:00

    Skills training seminar

    Twist Jacket (Lapel) Pattern and matching sewing - Making the front panels (patent pending) Mr Susumu Inarida of specially-appointed committee member, Japan Modelist Association / Emeritus Professor of Bunka Fashion Graduate University (BFGU), whose seminar gathered an audience of over 200 visitors in 2016, will showcase his master craftsmanship again.
    Cooperation:SUNWORK Co., Ltd. / Yoshio Suzuki Technical staff, GINZA YAMAGATAYA Inc.

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    Susumu Inarida
    Emeritus professor, Bunka Fashion Graduate University(BFGU) / Speciallyappointed committee member, Japan Modelist Assosiate

  2. 13:30 15:00

    Panel discussion

    Made-in-Japan to challenge the world A proposal project on monozukuri (manufacturing) from Japan will be presented on stage again. Mr Yoshio Sadasue, Chairman of Maker’s Shirt Kamakura Co., Ltd.; Mr Masaki Sato, President of Sato Seni Co. Ltd and Mr Masahiro Shiraishi, President of Fashion Shiraishi Inc., will take part, together with moderator Mr Nobuyuki Kume, Senior adviser of KUME SEN-I Co., Ltd.

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    Yoshio Sadasue
    Chairman, Maker’s Shirt Kamakura Co., Ltd.

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    Masaki Sato
    President, Sato Seni Co.Ltd

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    Masahiro Shiraishi
    President, Fashion Shiraishi Inc.

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    Moderator : Nobuyuki Kume
    Senior Advisor, KUME SEN-I Co.,Ltd.

  3. 15:30 16:30
    The enjoyment of analog connects the Japanese sewing industry to the next generation Mr Hideki Tani, President of Valley LLC. will present ideas on how ‘small garment factories can expand their personal networks, and how sewing schools for children can be operated.

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    Hideki Tani
    President, Valley LLC.

5/22 Fri.

  1. 11:00 12:00

    Skills training seminar

    Aseismatic clothing (clothes that retain their shape) Making clothes that don’t lose their shape by applying adhesive after smoothing Mr Yoshio Suzuki, a technical member of staff of GINZA YAMAGATAYA Inc. will introduce tailor techniques for men's clothing at a skills training seminar.
    Cooperation:Susumu Inarida Emeritus professor, Bunka Fashion Graduate University(BFGU) / Speciallyappointed committee member, Japan Modelist Assosiate

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    Yoshio Suzuki
    Technical staff, GINZA YAMAGATAYA Inc.

  2. 13:30 15:00

    Panel discussion

    The forefront of Asian apparel, 10 years fight of Japanese sewing companies and the future The most popular panel discussion of the last edition, hosted by ASIA-APPAREL PRODUCTION NETWORK (AAP), will return and discuss the 10 year fight of Japanese sewing companies and the future’. Taking part in the discussion are Mr Masayuki Tsunekawa, President of SANTEI CO., LTD., Mr Kazuo Iwai, President of Rocks Co. ltd, Mr Takashi Ishiguro, President of Kojima Iryo Co., ltd, Mr Kazuya Masai, President of Yumine Sewing Co., LTD. and Mr Kazuo Furushima, President of FASHION CLOTH FURUSHIMA CO., LTD. Mr Hiroshi Wada, Director / Executive secretary of AAP, will act as moderator.

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    Masayuki Tsunekawa
    President, SANTEI CO., LTD.

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    Kazuo Iwai
    President, Rocks Co. ltd

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    Takashi Ishiguro
    President, Kojima Iryo Co., ltd

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    Kazuya Masai
    President, Yumine Sewing Co., Ltd.

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    Kazuo Furushima
    President, FASHION CLOTH FURUSHIMA CO.,LTD.

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    Moderator : Hiroshi Wada
    Director / Executive secretary, Nonprofit Organization ASIA・APPAREL PRODUCTION NETWORK(AAP)

  3. 15:30 16:30

    Panel discussion

    Higg Index, the solution in your sustainability journey An Introduction to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and ‘the Higg Index’, and a panel discussion composed of Japanese member of SAC, Toray Industries, Inc, ASICS Corporation, Teijin Frontier Co Ltd, and Nippon Steel Trading Corporation. The discussion will be moderated by Ms Marianna Tsuien, Senior Director of Business Development, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

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    Seiko Inoue
    ASICS Corporation.

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    Ryutaro Miyatake
    Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.

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    Minako Hayashi
    Toray Industries, Inc.

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    Masaru Muroi
    Nippon Steel Trading Corporation.

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    Moderator : Marianna Tsuien
    Senior director, Business development Sustainable Apparel Coalition(SAC)

5/23 Sat.

  1. 11:00 12:00
    HIW’s effort to establish a sewing factory trading company Mr Mirei Takamura, Chief Executive Officer of Hope International Works Co., Ltd. introduces a new business style called ‘Trading Company with Technical Skill’ that combines the advantages of factories and textile trading companies.

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    Mirei Takamura
    Chief Executive Officer, Hope International Works Co., Ltd.

  2. 13:00 14:00

    Panel discussion

    New experiments by underwear manufacturers ‒ gender diversity A seminar introducing clothing modifications to accommodate the transgender community, led by Mr Toru Miyawaki, Managing Executive Officer of Bisei Sangyo Co., Ltd., Mr Kazuyuki Nomura, Executive director of Hikoneseni Cooperative, Mr Keiichiro Ishimaru, Associate professor, Department of Psychology of Ochanomizu University.

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    Toru Miyawaki
    Managing Executive Officer, Bisei Sangyo Co., Ltd.

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    Kazuyuki Nomura
    Executive director, Hikoneseni Cooperative

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    Keiichiro Ishimaru
    Associate professor, Department of Psychology, Ochanomizu University

  3. 14:20 14:50
    A ceremony to present awards for the best support goods and cheering costumes for watching sports
    Organizer: Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association
  4. 14:50 14:55
    Closing address

    Shigemi Mima
    Executive Committee Chairman of JIAM 2020, Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA)