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Call for Abstracts] Sessions on Livestock, Aquaculture, and Agriculture at Okinawa Forum 2018 of the Association for Hyperdisciplinarity (2018.11.3 @ 50th Anniversary Hall, University of the Ryukyus)


 (Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Yukihiro Maru), a leading company in the field ofSaturday, November 3, 2018Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Okinawa Forum 2018(hosted by RIVANES) will be held at the 50th Anniversary Memorial Hall of the University of the Ryukyus (Researcher Exchange Facility).

The Okinawa Forum of the Association of Hyperdisciplinarity is a forum that focuses on the resources and geographical features that Okinawa possesses, and considers what can be done to transform Okinawa into a "region that can compete with the world" by utilizing the knowledge of researchers, companies, and other organizations. Continuing from last year, the theme of this year's forum will be primary industry.

Okinawa Prefecture is positioned as the gateway to East Asia, with major Asian cities such as Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Manila located within 1500 km (within 4 hours by air) of Naha Airport. From ancient times, Okinawa has traded and relayed trade with Asian countries, playing a role as a bridge to Asia and prospering. Today, Okinawa's geographical advantage is once again attracting attention as Asia's economy develops. Taking advantage of its geographical advantage of being located in the center of East Asia, we aim to establish a sustainable primary industry not only in Okinawa but also in Japan as a whole and in Asia.

Last year's event was held on August 25, 2017, and featured discussions on how the challenges faced by the region's primary industries can be solved by crossing the technologies of academia and businesses. (Last year's program: https://hic.lne.st/forum/ryukyu2017/)

Furthermore, on August 24, the day before the implementation of the program, the participants visited local cacao cultivation sites, herb farmers, shako mussel farms, and livestock producers together with researchers and corporate engineers to discuss technologies to transform the production sites of livestock and aquaculture farms. After the forum, collaborations between shako mussel farmers and researchers and others are beginning to emerge.

Photo: Tour of a shako mussel farm (Ryukyu Forum 2017 of the Society for Transdisciplinary Research).

 We are seeking abstracts for presentations from researchers and venture capitalists interested in this forum.Please come and join us for a heated discussion!

Okinawa Forum 2018 WEB:https://hic.lne.st/conference/ryukkyu2018/

We welcome researchers, primary industry producers, and related companies to participate in the Okinawa Forum 2018 of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields.
To apply, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.


◆Date and time:
November 3, 2018 (Sat) 13:00-18:00 Hyperdifferential Society Okinawa Forum
◆ Location:
Okinawa Forum: 50th Anniversary Memorial Hall of Ryukyu University (Researcher Exchange Facility) (1 Chihara, Nishihara-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan)
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries related researchers, veterinarians, venture businesses, companies in and out of the prefecture, local producers, junior high and high school students, etc.

◆ Website:https://hic.lne.st/conference/ryukyu2018/

◆ Forum Theme:Building an Agri-Tech Bridge from Okinawa to Southeast Asia

◆Session of the day:
Livestock Production Session: Tropical Livestock Production Challenged by Improving Reproductive Performance
Aquaculture Session: Establishing Sustainable Aquaculture Technology
Agriculture Session: Controlled Environment Agricultural Technologies Expected in Subtropical Regions
Poster Presentations in the Field of Super-Disciplinarity"