IAUD and Patron Her Imperial Highness Princess Yohko joined the AHFE 2016 conference (sponsored by AHFE) which was held at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort (Lake Buena Vista City, Florida, USA) on Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 July.
Her Imperial Highness Princess Yohko gave an address titled "Who am I? Or you? What is a person? What does our existence mean? What do we mean by connections between people?" at Session 145 "Design for Inclusion: The Japanese Perspective" in 1st International Conference on Design for Inclusion which is newly programmed as one of the Affiliated Conferences of AHFE2016.
The address was so impressive as to evoke applause from the audience filling the hall.
We publish full text of her address.
Happy New Year to everyone. I am Takaaki Shimizu. Last June I assumed office as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding the former Chairman Kazuo Okamoto.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude for your support in the past year.
Organized by the Hong Kong Design Center, and jointly sponsored by the Royal College of Art's Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Include Asia 2013 was held on July 2(Tue)-3(Wed) 2013, at Hong Kong's Hotel Icon. Executive Director Keiji Kawahara and Director Makoto Oshima, who is in charge of International Cooperation at the Information Exchange Center, were invited and gave lectures and workshops.
The Knowledge of Design Week (KODW2012), hosted by Hong Kong Design Center, was held between the 25th to-29th of June at the Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. Mr.Keiji Kawahara (Executive Director of the International Association for Universal Design) delivered a keynote speech and participated in two workshops. This report was prepared by Mr.Kawahara.