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It has been decided to hold The 4th International Conference for Universal Design in FUKUOKA 2012. Please read the details proposed below. We look forward very much to welcoming you.

The 4th International Conference for Universal Design in FUKUOKA 2012


October 12 (Fri.) — 14 (Sun.), 2012


Expected number of participants:  (4,000 on opening day, 12,000 in total)
Expected number of participating countries and regions:  (approx. 30)


Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City

In Collabo-ration with

Institute for Human Centered Design (USA), Helen Hamlyn Centre Royal College of Art (UK), Design for All Foundation (Spain), Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyushu University, KYUSHU SANGYO UNIVERSITY, Seinan Gakuin University

Sponsored by

Assist. Sponsored by

Sumitomo 3M Limited
KYUSHU ELECTRIC POWER CO. INC, Kyushu Railway Company, KYUDENKO CORPORATION, SAIBUGAS Co.,Ltd., THE NISHI-NIPPON CITY BANK, LTD., Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., THE BANK OF FUKUOKA, LTD., Coca-Cola West Company, Limited、IIKURA TAXI Corporation

Supported by

Cabinet Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Defense , Japan Coast Guard, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Japan Tourism Agency, UH-HABITAT Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific-Fukuoka, Embassy of the United States of America, Embassy of India in Tokyo, Royal Thai Embassy in Japan , Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Fukuoka, The Royal Norwegian Embassy, British Council, Japan External Trade Organization, SCIENCE COUNCIL OF JAPAN, NHK Fukuoka station, RKB MAINICHI BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Co.,Ltd Television Nishinippon Corporation, Fukuoka Broadcasting System Corporation, THE NISHINIPPON SHIMBUN CO.,LTD, FM Fukuoka Inc., CROSS FM, LOVE FM , International Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. ,The Asahi Shimbun Company, KYODO NEWS, K.K.Kyodo News, SANKEI SHIMBUN CO.,LTD, NIKKAN KENSETSU SANGYO SHINBUN.CO.LTD,. The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun,Ltd., Nikkei Inc., The Mainichi Newspapers AXIS Inc., Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Japan Ergonomics Society, Japanese Association for an Inclusive Society, The Robotics Society of Japan, Architectural Institute of Japan, Human Interface Society, Society for the Science of Design Studies, Japan Society of Kansei Engineering, Japanese Society for the Science of Design, The Accessible Design Foundation of Japan, Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation, Japan Industrial Designers' Association, Japan Sign Design Association, Japan Jewellery Designers Association, The Japan Design Space Association , Japan Interior Designers' Association, Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc., Japan Craft Design Association Japan Package Design Association, Japan Universal Fashion Association, Universal Design Network Japan Kashiwa Welfare Fellowship


  • Opening Ceremony / Open Symposium
    October 12, 2012 (Fri.)
  • Welcome Reception
    October 12, 2012 (Fri.)
  • Plenary Session, Concurrent Sub-sessions, Special Sessions and others
    October 12 (Fri.) — 14 (Sun.), 2012
  • Exhibition
    October 12 (Fri.) — 14 (Sun.), 2012

Contact us

The 4th International Conference for Universal Design in FUKUOKA 2012 Secretariat

Address : 2-13-18-110 Shin-Ishikawa Aoba-ku, Yokohama, 225-0003 Japan
TEL : +81-(0)45-901-8420 / FAX : +81-(0)45-901-8417
E-mail :

As of September 20, 2012
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UD2012 Secretariat
e-mail :
Fax : +81-(0)45-901-8417
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