Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Masuda Forum 2020

Conference Theme
Creating Masuda's Future Together with the Next Generation - Enlivening the Community through Medical, Food, and Agricultural Cooperation
Day & Time
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 13:00-18:00
Shimane Arts Center, GrantoisAccess

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Forum Overview

Although Masuda City in Shimane Prefecture is located a 10-minute drive from Hagi/Ishimi Airport, the city has been listed by the Council for the Creation of Japan as one of the cities with the potential to disappear due to its declining population, aging population with low birthrate, lack of agricultural bearers, and devastated mountain forests. In 2018, RIVANES has been working with the people of Masuda City to create highly unique projects that combine the knowledge and technology of researchers from inside and outside the prefecture with local resources in order to solve these local issues. In addition to "Health Tech Mall Demonstration Research," "Grazing Livestock Production in Abandoned Forest Land," and "Agribusiness Utilizing Unused Resources," the 2020 Forum will focus on four projects, "Marine Litter Drift Diagnosis Using Drones," to accelerate research and development and build sustainable, decentralized cities.

Agriculture, forestry, fisheries, bio-healthcare, robot technology, logistics-related researchers, venture companies, companies in and out of the prefecture, local producers, junior high and high school students, etc.

Project Keywords.
Extending healthy life expectancy, health care, pasture-based livestock production, smart agriculture, resource utilization, marine litter, subtropical plants, symbiotic industries, etc.

This forum has been completed.

  • November 3

Tuesday, November 3, 13:00 - 18:30

Main hall Poster and booth
13:00 Opening Remarks  
13:15 keynote speech
13:30 Session 1
Agribusiness where local resources circulate
14:30 Session 2
Marine debris reduction strategy using drones
15:30 Poster Session
16:30 Session 3
Creating Healthy People and Towns - Masuda Health Tech Project
17:30 Awards Ceremony and Closing Ceremony


1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Main hall
keynote speech
Toru Matsumoto
President and Representative Director, Drone Create Inc.

Born in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, Japan in 1967, he joined Masuda Driving School Corporation (now Kogawa Planning Co., Ltd.) in 1989. After serving as Director, Chief Operating Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board, in 2018 he became President and Representative Director of Drone Create Co. As vice president, he also plans and organizes various events to revitalize Masuda City.
  • Main hall
Agribusiness where local resources circulate
Since the 2018 Forum, we have been using bamboo treated with a planting fiber machine to grow baby leaves to utilize local resources, and are studying the impact on yield, quality, and soil. Recently, we have also begun a demonstration of using unused farmland as pastureland for raising Wagyu cattle. In this session, we will discuss agribusiness that utilizes and recycles resources that lie dormant in the region, such as bamboo and abandoned land.

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[Claire] Organizer.

Yosuke Miyauchi(Yosuke Miyanouchi)
Director, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Research and Development Division, RIVANES Corporation

D. (Agronomy), Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University. In graduate school, he worked with local researchers in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to establish high-yield cultivation technology for soybean. In 2019, he established the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Research Center to actively promote cross-sectional research in the field of agriculture. In the same year,Agronome Research Institute, Inc.Representative Director of the company, which conducts business and research related to the realization of fully recycling-oriented agriculture with the aim of sustainable food production.The following is a list of the most common problems with the

Mr. Masami Yotsuhashi
Qsai Farm Shimane Co. businessSection Chief

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture. In 2010, he joined Qsai Farm Shimane Co., Ltd. and became involved in agriculture and agro-processing operations as an administrative staff member, and was appointed to his current position in 2015. In order to solve the company's problems, he is actively promoting the introduction of IoT technology to the agricultural field, and is currently involved in the creation of new businesses.

Tokio Kayaba (in Japanese history)Tokio KayabaMr.
Earth Technica Inc. Sales Department Environmental Sales Section

The company manufactures a swelling processor (brand name - "Planting Fiber") as a technology for recycling herbaceous material, and is developing facilities for recycling pruning branches for municipalities. The herbaceous material is compressed, kneaded, defibered, and heated to change its properties. Future bamboo utilization and alianza
We aim to deploy this technology as a pre-processing technology for the utilization ofThe following is a list of the most common problems with the

Shu Masuda (in Japanese history)Masuda, Shu(Mr.)
Sagri Corporation Director COO

After joining ITOCHU Corporation, he experienced various trading company businesses for more than 10 years. He then worked in corporate planning for a foreign pharmaceutical company before joining Sagri, Inc. At Sagri, he led the development of "ACTABA," an application that uses AI to analyze satellite data and automatically detect abandoned farmland. Currently, he is working on various demonstrations in fields other than agriculture, such as detection of vacant houses by satellite and drone, and detection of solar panels by satellite.

  • Main hall
<Session 2
Marine debris reduction strategy using drones
Debris Watchers, a team of "Project Ikkaku," which aims to build a business model that simultaneously realizes marine litter reduction and business together with the Nippon Foundation, is developing a marine litter drift diagnostic system utilizing drones, satellites, and fixed-point observations. Finally, in November 2020, the system development will begin through marine litter cleanup activities on the coast of Masuda City. In this session, we will introduce our efforts and discuss strategies for utilizing drones in the region.

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[Claire] Organizer.

Yukihiro Maru
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. Representative Director, Group CEO

In 2002, while still in graduate school, he founded LIVERNESS with only undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering. He has turned Japan's first "delivery experiment class of cutting-edge science" into a business. He operates a "knowledge manufacturing business" that creates new knowledge by combining technology and management resources that lie dormant in universities and local communities. As the instigator of one of Asia's largest venture ecosystems, he works to solve global-scale social issues by discovering deep tech from around the world. He is also an innovator involved in the launch of numerous deep tech ventures, including Euglena.

Toru Matsumoto he
President and Representative Director, Drone Create Inc.

Born in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, he joined Masuda Driving School Corporation (now Kogawa Planning Co., Ltd.) in 1989. In 2018, he became the President and Representative Director of Drone Create Corporation, which was jointly established by Masuda Kosan and Kogawa Kikaku. As vice president, he also plans and organizes various events to revitalize Masuda City.

Mr. Shosuke Inoue
Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory, Inc.
Director, Business Development Unit

He joined ACSL in 2016 and has worked on national projects and product development projects with major clients. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he was involved in business improvement for major manufacturers and value calculations in corporate acquisitions. He holds a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tokyo.

Yutaka Kudo
Representative Director, Ten no Gijutsu Co.

He was engaged in research on remote control robots and optical communications using image recognition at a telecommunications research institute, development of high-speed microfabrication equipment using lasers at a semiconductor manufacturing equipment company, and electrical/camera/environmental testing of a lunar exploration rover at a space venture company. After that, he recognized the importance of space equipment components and satellite image acquisition and analysis technology, and started his own company, Ten-no-Gijutsu Co.

  • Main hall
Creating Healthy People and Towns - Masuda Health Tech Project
Hospitals, companies, and commercial facilities in Masuda City will collaborate to begin research and development related to healthy living. Your usual shopping center or a corner of your home may become an important medical center that supports your health. We aim to create a healthy community by creating a system that enables people to know their health information in the "pre-symptomatic" stage, just before they go to the hospital.

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[Claire] Organizer.

Hiroyuki Takahashi
Executive Officer, LIVERNESS Co.

D. in 2009 from Yokohama City University.
He is mainly engaged in creating new research projects between industry and young researchers, such as the launch of the "Liberace Research Fund" for young researchers under 40 years old. In addition, he continues to set up the "Super Interdisciplinary Society," a place to generate new knowledge and seeds for research and development by combining individual knowledge, technology, and passion for problem solving without being bound by the framework of academia.

Miho Tanaka
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
Incubation Manager, Strategic Planning Office, Group Marketing Department

Joined Nihon Unisys as a financial systems engineer. After working in sales, consulting, and corporate planning, he took charge of company-wide marketing. Currently, he is working on new business creation in the industry-government-academia ecosystem created with client companies, partners including venture companies and start-ups, and local governments.

50 lives total (in Japanese history)silicon-based paintMr.
Eve Care Co. Representative Director, President and CEO

He graduated from the Graduate School of Education at Shiga University in 2020 with a Master's degree (Education). In collaboration with Associate Professor Ohira of the same university, he was selected as a finalist in the Shiga Tech Plan Grand Prix in July 2018 and received the Panasonic Appliance Company Award; he was also selected as a finalist in the Biotech Grand Prix held in Tokyo in July and received the Nihon Unisys Award and Takenaka Corporation Award; 2019 On January 11, 2019, he established EveCare Corporation, the first university-launched venture from Shiga University.

Tomoko Takahashi (in Japanese history)Tomoko Takahashi(Mr.)
Takahashi Construction Co. board member

Takahashi Construction is a general construction company that mainly constructs roads, bridges, private residences, and public facilities. The company also operates a stone quarry, museum store, gas station, incineration plant operation, and a tourist farm, and is involved in a variety of other fields. Operating a farm in a construction company began as a continuous employment program for retired employees. We have people in their 80s who maintain a good work-life balance and are still working in the field. We aim to continue to build a company where people can work energetically.

Kengo Suzuki (in Japanese history)Kengo SuzukiMr.
Euglena Co. Executive Officer, Research and Development

After graduating from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Agriculture in 2003 with a specialization in Biological Systems Engineering, he entered the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the same university for a master's degree, which he completed in 2006. In August 2005, while still a student, he became Director and General Manager of the Research and Development Department of Euglena Co. In December of the same year, he realized the mass cultivation of microalgae euglena (Japanese name: Midori Mushi) outdoors for food use.

  • Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

  • Focus Systems Co.

  • The Nippon Foundation

  • Earth Technica Inc.