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The Yaoya Project: Japanese manufacturers use Taiwan as a launchpad for new ideas
Eight traditional Japanese manufacturing companies are taken to Taipei, Taiwan to develop new product ideas for the local market in this collaboration between Osaka’s Yao city and Loftwork, as a way to step out the comfort zone and ‘break the bias’.
TUE, MAR 03, 2020
The Story Behind the “Made in Japan” World-class Manufacturing Quality of the／YAOYA PROJECT
An interview with the participants of the YAOYA PROJECT, a project whose purpose is to spread the manufacturing of Yao city across the world. Before the exhibition event in Taiwan, we were able to talk with representative director of OTSU Co.,LTD., Mr. Hirotaka Kajihara, who participated as a business operator, as well as Mr. Takaomi Okajima of the planning and development department, and Mr. Kunikazu Hamanishi of Hamanishi DESIGN, selected unanimously by the judges. We will deliver the story behind this world-class "Made in Japan" manufacturing quality.
TUE, FEB 18, 2020
5 Points That Award Competition Planners Should Get Down!
In these quickly changing times when people's values are becoming more diverse, "award competitions" are being incorporated in businesses as engines for giving form to the core of certain subjects while simultaneously promoting innovation. As such, they are gathering renewed attention as methods for "open innovation."
THU, MAY 09, 2019