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The 8th Conference of the Association for Transdisciplinary Research] Thinking about how to cultivate the earth to feed 10 billion people / March 9, 2019 10:00~12:00@Shinjuku

Thinking about how to cultivate the earth to feed 10 billion people

Riverness will sponsor the event.The 8th Main Meeting of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields(March 8-9, 2019 (Friday and Saturday)), focusing on soil, an important resource that sustains us all, in a session with soil researchers and professionals who cultivate soil, "Thinking about how to cultivate the earth to feed 10 billion people" (session partner: Kobashi Kogyo Co.)will be held.

The 8th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields WEB:https://hic.lne.st/2019


Today, there are high expectations for the use of IoT tools and satellites in the agricultural sector. However, even with modern science, there are still many unexplained aspects of soil, which forms the basis of agriculture. In the near future, when the population will rapidly increase, how should we humans cultivate the soil, a limited resource and a source of much mystery?
Based on a keynote speech by Kazushi Fujii, a senior researcher at the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and author of "Soil: The Last Oz of the Earth, In Search of Soil to Feed 10 Billion People," published by Kobunsha in 2018, the panel discussion will include Shojiro Kobashi, representative of Kobashi Kogyo, an agricultural machinery manufacturer with a new philosophy of "cultivating the earth," Shojiro Kobashi, representative of Agriculture and Food an agri-tech company that creates the future of agriculture and food, Masahiro Kitajima, representative of Farm Ship Co.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, venture companies, and large corporations from various perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
Audience members are invited to attend the conference. Please visit the conference website (see below).



Thinking about how to cultivate the earth to feed 10 billion people
Session Partner Kobashi Kogyo Co.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm
Place: Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand (Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Grand Tower 5F, 8-17-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023)
Nearest Stations: Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line), Tochomae Station (Oedo Line) Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station (Oedo Line), Shinjuku Station (JR Line, Marunouchi Line, Odakyu Line, Keio Line, Shinjuku Line, Oedo Line)




President and Representative Director, Kobashi Kogyo Co.
Mr. Shojiro Kobashi
Born in Okayama, Japan in 1982. Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University. Joined Kobashi Kogyo Co., Ltd. in 2008, and became the company's fourth president in 2016. In 1964, he developed Japan's first tillage equipment for large tractors; in 1978, he developed the world's first claw-type plow; in 2006, he developed the world's first auto tiller, Gaia; in 2007, he became the first Japanese company to receive the highest rating of aaa from R&I (Rating and Investment Information, Inc.); in 2008, he became the first Japanese company to receive the highest rating of aaa from R&I (Rating and Investment Information, Inc.). In 2017, underwrote a third-party allotment of new shares of Euglena Co. Established a method of constructing a green beetle cultivation facility using rice paddy cultivation technology, aiming to commercialize a domestic bio-jet and diesel fuel business using abandoned farmland.



Senior Researcher, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, National Forestry Research and Development Institute
Kazumichi Fujii

Soil researcher, born in Toyama Prefecture in 1981. D. in Agriculture from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University. He has traveled all over the world and all over Japan with a shovel in hand, from the permafrost of the Canadian Arctic to the tropical rainforests of Indonesia, studying the origins of soil and how it can be used sustainably. He is the recipient of the 1st Ecological Society of Japan Incentive Award, the 33rd Soil Science and Fertilizer Society of Japan Incentive Award, and the 15th Japanese Society for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences Award. His books include "Soil: The Earth's Last Ozoku: In Search of Soil that Feeds 10 Billion People" (Kobunsha), which ranked 12th in the 2019 New Book Awards, and "Daichi no 500 Million Years: Soil and Creatures that Struggled with Each Other" (Yama-to-Keitansha).



Representative Director, Farm Ship Co.
Masahiro Kitajima

In 2014, he and Mizuki Yasuda founded Farmship Co. He is a representative and board member of affiliated companies Fujiyama Green Farm Co, Ocean Co, Discovery Line Co, and MGC Farmix Co. He is in charge of overall group management as well as production technology development, distribution business, and human resource development business. He has experience in establishing and operating five large-scale plant factories throughout Japan. He is involved in the development of production areas where food processing, energy creation/re-energy generation, and environment-related businesses are integrated with agriculture, and also serves as a member of the Shizuoka Prefecture "Council for Creating a Rich Life Supported by Food and Agriculture.


Group CEO and Representative Director, LIVERNESS Co.
Yukihiro Maru
D. in Applied Biotechnology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo. While in graduate school, he founded LIVERNESS, a company solely for science and engineering students. He has developed Japan's first "delivery laboratory class of cutting-edge science" into a business. He operates a "knowledge manufacturing business" that combines management resources and technologies that lie dormant in universities and local communities to create the seeds of new businesses, and has over 200 projects underway through his "knowledge platform," an infrastructure that gathers knowledge from around the world. He is also an innovator who has been involved in the launch of numerous venture companies such as Euglena.



------------------------------------------The outline of the 8th Main Conference of the Society for Hyperdifferential Studies: -------------------------------------------

Conference theme: Connecting, Time, Space, and the Senses
Date and time of the event:
Friday, March 8, 09:00-18:20 (18:30-20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 9, 09:00-18:20 (18:30-20:00 Reception)
Organized by: Liverness Co.
Venue: Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand
Participation fee: Free for academics and presenters, 100,000 yen for companies
    *Free of charge for partners and those willing to serve as judges
Convention URL:https://hic.lne.st/2019
Conference program (tentative, excerpts):

Friday, March 8
keynote speech
TECH PLANTER World Communication
Deep Tech Sessions (Introductory/Drone/Food Tech)
Real Tech Venture of the Year 2019 Awards Ceremony
 The Future of Human-Robot Interaction."
 Genomics, Industry, and Us: Approaches and Prospects for a Genome-utilizing Society
 Creation of "comfortable spaces" through contact with nature.
 Food production using underutilized resources."
 The Truth About Local Ecosystems, According to the Founders."
 "Mind Sensing and Beyond - Psychology x Technology Expands the Future."
 'Did you know that you can consult with town factories about your ideas? Into the Era of Superfactories Manufacturing Knowledge"
<Short pitch
 Technology Splash" (short pitches by poster presenters)

Saturday, March 9
keynote speech
Liberace Research Funding Award 2019
Expanding the World of Taste with Technology

Exploring the Origins of Innovation
 New research and projects created by researchers and businesses."
 "Excitement Deepens Education for the Future."
 What is the Value of Human Beings in a Society Based on Artificial Intelligence? 〜Creating a future in which all people can play an active role"
 "Re-Designing Learning Environments: How to Nurture the Next Generation to Solve the World's Problems?"
 The 2nd Cellular Agriculture Conference - Practical applications are in sight! The Forefront of Cellular Agriculture and Cultured Meat"
 Creating a New Image of the Researcher: How Creative Are You? ~"
 Toward an Information Ecosystem Linking Healthcare and R&D."
 "The Challenge of Completing the 2030 Seafloor Map"

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