Teams

Social visions of the brainstorming teams

List of Projects

  • IMAGINE THE FUTURE with the post-anthropocentric "Earth"

    AKIYAMA Hajime, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba

    Initiative Report (PDF:679KB)

    Appendix (PDF:938KB)

    Project Title
    Research on Post-Antropocentric Values, Behavioural Styles, Science and Technology
    Vision for 2050
    As a vision for 2050, our team proposes a future in which another "Earth" can be envisioned. In this society, people recognise the need for a shift from short-sighted anthropocentrism to biocentrism rooted in post-anthropocentric values. Our team consists of scholars in peace studies, economics, literature and biology, a designer, school teachers and college students. In this research, we will conduct interviews with experts, workshops with the younger generation, social surveys, and literature reviews in order to explore the social and economic aspects of our vision for 2050 and identify scientific and technological challenges to realise the society.
    Team Name
    Team Post-Anthropocene
    Team Leader
    AKIYAMA Hajime, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
    Sub-Leader
    URAYAMA Shunichi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • Overcoming unknown infectious diseases derived from wild animals

    ANDOH Kiyohiko, Senior researcher, Division of Viral Disease and Epidemiology, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

    Initiative Report (PDF:1.93MB)

    Project Title
    Research for constructing next generation risk management system to control unknown infectious diseases derived from wild animals
    Vision for 2050
    This project aims to overcome unknown infectious diseases derived from wild animals. In order to achieve the aim, we evaluate the feasibility of next generation database which contains all information of pathogens and ecology of wild animals. This database will enable us to analyze the risk of unknown pathogens and to prepare effective vaccines and drugs, and thereby realize a society free from the risk of unknown infectious diseases by 2050.
    Team Name
    Team for evaluation of next generation risk management system
    Team Leader
    ANDOH Kiyohiko, Senior researcher, Division of Viral Disease and Epidemiology, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
    Sub-Leader
    ARAI Nobuo, Researcher, Division of Bacterial and Parasitic Disease, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
  • Green Revolution 2.0

    ISHIBASHI Yushi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University

    Initiative Report (PDF:1.51MB)

    Project Title
    The research for Green Revolution 2.0 archievement
    Vision for 2050
    As a vision of society in 2050, we hereby propose “Green revolution 2.0”, which enables us cultivate any kinds of plants at anytime and anywhere around the world. As the result, we can procure the society where every single country can manage self-sustained food supply autonomously. In this research, we verify the necessity and validity of this revolution and investigate its concrete solution via two methods: 1/ Workshop for all generations, including high school and university students. 2/Surveys and interviews with academic, industrial, and agricultural workers.
    Team Name
    SACMOTs
    Team Leader
    ISHIBASHI Yushi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
    Sub-Leader
    TAJIMA Daichi
  • As an ocean nation with a network of regional economic clusters generated by ocean resources, Japan leads the globe without starvation and poverty by 2050.

    ISHIMURA Gakushi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University

    Initiative Report (PDF:9.77MB)

    Project Title
    Crystallization of the vision and development of a roadmap toward an ocean nation with a network of self-sustained regional economic clusters generated by ocean resources
    Vision for 2050
    As a vision for Japan 2050, we propose an ocean nation with a network of regional economic clusters generated by ocean resources determined with climate and natural features.
    We undertake the crystallization of the vision and development of a roadmap toward an ocean nation with multiple project cycles of three phases:
    Define target domains,
    Identify challenges with differences between vision and current states in light of local climate/natural features, markets, societies and institutions,
    Set feasible approaches to overcome challenges and re-exam defined target domains.
    We carry and finalize the vision and roadmap by dynamic collaborations with the general public.
    Team Name
    Japan: a nation with a wealth of regional ocean resources
    Team Leader
    ISHIMURA Gakushi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University
    Sub-Leader
    ICHINOKAWA Momoko, Group Leader, Applied Statistical Modeling Group, Fisheries Data Sciences Division, Fisheries Stock Assessment Center, Fisheries Resources Institute, Japan FIsheries Reserach and Education Agency
  • Hardware and software innovation for space utilization ~space where anyone can freely access and use~

    INAMORI Takaya, Associate professor, Department of Aerospace engineering, Graduate school of engineering, Nagoya University.

    Initiative Report (PDF:1.04MB)

    Project Title
    Research on space utilization that anyone can freely access
    Vision for 2050
    In 2050, a number of space applications such as satellites will be produced as commercial products as part of space industrialization. In this era, a variety of space missions can be achieved by simply rewriting software using still existing satellites without the development of new satellites for each mission. Based on such technological advancements, space will become a new public place where anyone can freely access and use this system. This can lead to a new society rooted in space technology. Targeting this new space era, this research helps to develop a new road map for reaching this goal.
    Team Name
    Research team for space where anyone can freely access
    Team Leader
    INAMORI Takaya, Associate professor, Department of Aerospace engineering, Graduate school of engineering, Nagoya University.
    Sub-Leader
    KINEFUCHI Kiyoshi, Associate professor, Department of Aerospace engineering, Graduate school of engineering, Nagoya University.
  • Realization of flexible and safe places with diverse happiness through Flex-Infrastructure driven by human, artificial, and natural intelligence.

    IMANISHI Mineko, Researcher, Structural Engineering Department, Research & Development Institute, Takenaka Corporation

    Initiative Report (PDF:1.56MB)

    Project Title
    Research and study for Flex-Infrastructure realizing flexible and safe places with diverse happiness
    Vision for 2050
    Our team illustrates such cities as the vision of the 2050 society: accept diversity, never bothered by disasters, and flexibly respond to future technological innovations and social changes. To archive this purpose, we propose a self-evolvable platform, named Flex-Infrastructure, which controls hardware such as buildings, software, and sensors working together.
    In the study, we will conduct surveys to collect various senses of values, interview about preceding cases to several organizations. Then, we will discuss feasibility and technical challenges in the team based on each member's specialized perspective to achieve our vision for the future.
    Team Name
    The team for studies on Flex-Infrastructure
    Team Leader
    IMANISHI Mineko, Researcher, Structural Engineering Department, Research & Development Institute, Takenaka Corporation
    Sub-Leader
    ISHIGAKI Yo, Professor, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications
  • Infrastructure Projection Anywhere

    UENO Makoto, Associate Senior Researcher, Aeronautical Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

    Initiative Report (PDF:6.63MB)

    Project Title
    Research and Study of Dynamic Living Space Realized by Projectable Infrastructure Technology
    Vision for 2050
    As a social image of 2050, our team proposes society model where people can establish their living space anywhere without existing infrastructures with “Infrastructure Projection Anywhere” technologies. In this research and study, we will hold an international workshop to visualize and share the vision, and then, define R & D themes that are key to realizing the social image, with indices to measure achievement based on goal achievement scenarios.
    Team Name
    Candy Factory
    Team Leader
    UENO Makoto, Associate Senior Researcher, Aeronautical Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Sub-Leader
    ABE Yuma, Researcher, Space Communications Laboratory, Wireless Networks Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • An ultra-diversity society that builds good relationships regardless of age, gender, or nationality and does not leave the world alone

    OKADA Shima, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University

    Initiative Report (PDF:1.74MB)

    Appendix (PDF:31.0MB)

    Project Title
    Achievment of an ultra-diversity society where no one feels lonely in the world by building next-generation communication infrastructure in cyberspace
    Vision for 2050
    As a social image for 2050, our team proposes "Realization of an ultra-diversity society by building next-generation communication infrastructure in cyberspace." In this research, we will visualize information such as human reaction in the web environment and the atmosphere and atmosphere of the place, and investigate the technology and environment necessary for supporting smooth communication in cyberspace. Our team conducts surveys for multiple generations involving elementary, junior high, and high school students from Japan and overseas.
    Team Name
    Survey for achieving an ultra-diversity society
    Team Leader
    OKADA Shima, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University
    Sub-Leader
    WANG Tianyi, Senior Researcher, Ritsumeikan University
  • Achieving well-being and vitality in our society through a "Psyche Navigation System"

    KUMAGAI Seiji, Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University

    Initiative Report (PDF:1.83MB)

    Project Title
    Research on the definition, measurement, guidance, and social implementation of ideal mental states based on traditional wisdom
    Vision for 2050
    As a vision of society in 2050, the research team proposes a society where physical and mental burdens are reduced, and well-being and vitality are generally enjoyed by bringing together the wisdom of scientists to elucidate the definition, measurement, guidance, and social implementation of ideal mental states. We aim to establish a "Psyche Navigation System" that systematizes traditional wisdom and mental-physical transformation techniques into society efficiently and robustly with the aid of advanced science and technology.
    Team Name
    A team for achieving well-being and vitality in our society through a "Psyche Navigation System"
    Team Leader
    KUMAGAI Seiji, Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
    Sub-Leader
    MIURA Noriyuki, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
  • Harmonious fusion of ecological and socio-economic systems into a mutualistic and resilient eco-socio symbiotic system by 2050

    KONDOH Michio, Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

    Initiative Report (PDF:12.8MB)

    Project Title
    Research to identify the key scientific and technological innovation for realization of a resilient eco-socio symbiotic system
    Vision for 2050
    As a vision of the society in 2050, our team proposes "a mutualistic and resilient eco-socio symbiotic system that arises from harmonious fusion of ecological and socio-economic systems”. In this research, we will identify the possible socio-economic development, ecosystem conservation and sustainable use that can be achieved through large-scale, high-resolution ecosystem monitoring and modeling technologies for ecosystem prediction, control and design. Identification of the scientific and technological breakthroughs that are required for achieving those is also our main priority. The goal of this project is to identify a concrete path toward the realization of an eco-socio symbiosis through science and technology.
    Team Name
    Eco-Socio Symbiogenesis
    Team Leader
    KONDOH Michio, Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
    Sub-Leader
    MURAOKA Hiroyuki, Professor, River Basin Research Center, Gifu University
  • The division in human society will be overcome and "Harmony of Humankind" will be realized, through science and technology that promotes telepathy, consensus-building, and reconciliation.

    SAKUMA Hiroshi, Graduate Student, Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo /Invited Researcher, Center for Global Initiatives, Osaka University

    Initiative Report (PDF:3.69MB)

    Project Title
    Investigation research on science and technology to overcome the division of human society and achieve harmony
    Vision for 2050
    Our team proposes a vision of a society in 2050 in which "Harmony of Humankind" has been realized. We imagine social systems that simultaneously satisfy people's happiness and diversity with technologies that realize harmony at the level of individuals and groups. In this investigation research, we will conduct a "Realization Project of Science Fiction" through co-creation with science fiction authors, and "Interviews with 100 Academics and Experts" to verify the feasibility of our concept. The concept will finally be compiled and enhanced by our team members in review meetings and appealed to the worldwide science community.
    Team Name
    Investigation team for "Harmony of Humankind" through science and technology
    Team Leader
    SAKUMA Hiroshi, Graduate Student, Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo /Invited Researcher, Center for Global Initiatives, Osaka University
    Sub-Leader
    INOUE Koji, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
  • The Human-Centric City - Pursuing Potential of Human-beings

    TAKEBE Takanori, Specially appointed professor & Director, Communication Design Center, Advanced Medical Research Center, Yokohama City University

    Initiative Report (PDF:2.09MB)

    Project Title
    Study of the urban design that pushes the self-actualization for humanity
    Vision for 2050
    In 2050, our team proposes a "Street Medical City (SMC)," a visionary city concept, that is designed to pursue the self-actulaization of human beings. In this research, we will define the touchpoints and its potential planning as urban functions for a humanistic life. Through the integrated survery with key opinion leaders and general public, we would like to visualize SMC's vision that will push the modern barriers for self-actulaization, challenged by illness, disability, aging, inaction and inability.
    Team Name
    Street Medical City
    Team Leader
    TAKEBE Takanori, Specially appointed professor & Director, Communication Design Center, Advanced Medical Research Center, Yokohama City University
    Sub-Leader
    NISHII Shozo, Assistant Professor, Communication Design Center, Advanced Medical Research Center, Yokohama City University
  • Comfortable life by “Personal grid”, on earth, in space.

    NAGASAWA Kensaku, Research associate professor, Advanced Chemical Energy Research Center, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University

    Initiative Report (PDF:2.49MB)

    Project Title
    Research for the realization of the integrated “Personal grid” with the electrolysis as core technology.
    Vision for 2050
    The suggestion of social image in 2050 by our research team is the “Personal grid (PG) society” as the residential system linked of water, carbon and energy cycles of small-scale by the utilization of electrolysis and fuel cell technologies. This concept has the potential to overturn the value for the superiority of urban residence continuing since the recorded history. In this research, we conduct the technical and social investigations for realization of PG by the report and literature search, the visit of related organization and the hold of workshop.
    Team Name
    Electrolysis-Personal grid team
    Team Leader
    NAGASAWA Kensaku, Research associate professor, Advanced Chemical Energy Research Center, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University
    Sub-Leader
    SAIDA Takahiro, Associate professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University
  • DIGITAL BIOSPHERE: Entirely New Physics is a Game Changer for Bioindustry.

    NISHIHARA Sadafumi, Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University

    Initiative Report (PDF:2.93MB)

    Project Title
    Survey on the Construction of a "DIGITAL BIOSPHERE" for Human Expansion into Space.
    Vision for 2050
    Our team envisions a world in 2050 where the information of all living things is digitalized and represented by data, a world called "DIGITAL BIOSPHERE".
    We will conduct research on game-changing technologies, such as genome editing, AI, and storage, that will enable the fusion of bio and digital technologies to elucidate life phenomena and bring about paradigm shifts and innovations in health and medicine, industry, energy, and agriculture that will enable humanity to expand into space.
    Team Name
    Future Co-Creation Team for "DIGITAL BIOSPHERE"
    Team Leader
    NISHIHARA Sadafumi, Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
    Sub-Leader
    OKUHARA Keisuke, Co-founder & CEO, PtBio Inc.
  • Resonate earth’s culture into space by co-creating music and realizing a sustainable, flourishing society by 2050

    NISHIMOTO Tomomi, Conductor and Artistic Director/Senior Visiting Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC

    Initiative Report (PDF:827KB)

    Project Title
    Resonate earth’s culture into space by co-creating music and realizing a sustainable, flourishing society by 2050
    Vision for 2050
    In 2050, we suggest holding the “Moonshot Music Arts Festival” to resonate the earth’s universal music throughout outer space to the moon, Mars, and beyond. We aim to develop transcendent music on our mind and heart to realize a sustainable, flourishing society. This research will draw a roadmap to 2050 by involving experts in Japan and abroad, creating opportunities where diverse life can feel and create transcendent music together.
    Team Name
    Nishimoto MS Music Co-creation Project
    Team Leader
    NISHIMOTO Tomomi, Conductor and Artistic Director/Senior Visiting Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
    Sub-Leader
    FUJII Shinya, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
  • Your second hometown! Moderately-decentralized society based on multi-scale energy harvesting and storing system

    NOMURA Takahiro, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University

    Initiative Report (PDF:8.54MB)

    Project Title
    Feasibility study of Moderately-Decentralized Society Based on Multi-scale Energy Harvesting and Storing System
    Vision for 2050
    As our vision of the society in 2050, the team proposes ‘Hodohodo-leveled (which literally means moderate, so-so leveled) decentralized society’. This decentralized society would realize the storage and transfer of any sort of energy, and form energy system suited to reginal climate, and comfortable living environment and culture. The research project conducted here will clarify our research development themes, its feasibility and impacts through workshops with overseas young researchers and students from various fields, field trials with citizens, and opinion exchange with external experts.
    Team Name
    Moon Village ~ HO・DO・HO・DO
    Team Leader
    NOMURA Takahiro, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
    Sub-Leader
    ISHII Kazuei, Ph.D. Professor, Director, Hokkaido University Research and Education for Robust Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Industry
  • “The ultimate personalized medicine from diagnosis to therapy at your home” realized by a borderless collaboration among young researchers

    HIGUCHI Yuriko, Associte Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical sciences, Kyoto University

    Initiative Report (PDF:2.08MB)

    Project Title
    Research for the development of non-cellular microparticles capable of integrating animal and plant cells, and incorporating storage battery and sensor functions
    Vision for 2050
    Our team proposes the realization of the ultimate personalized medicine, by developing "Intelligent Living Cell," a non-cellular microparticle that functions like a cell. The microparticle will enable individuals to dispense and administer personalized medicines that are designed based on their genetic and protein information and to diagnose the therapeutic outcome at home. In this research, we investigate technologies that enable the fusion of animal and plant cells, the stockpiling and use of external energy in cells, and the incorporation of sensing functions, as well as the therapeutic applications of these technologies.
    Team Name
    Intelligent Living Cell ~ Realizing the ultimate personalized medicine~
    Team Leader
    HIGUCHI Yuriko, Associte Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical sciences, Kyoto University
    Sub-Leader
    MATSUSHITA Tomonao, Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
  • Society in which the body has been redefined by cyborg technology, and anyone can enhance their abilities beyond the conventional limits of human beings to achieve self-actualization.

    FUJIWARA Koichi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

    Initiative Report (PDF:645KB)

    Project Title
    Research on technological and social issues related to social implementation of embedded cyborg technology and its impact on social systems
    Vision for 2050
    The evolution of cyborg technology, which fuses humans and machines, will bring about a future in which we can enhance our bodies and acquire new abilities. In order to realize such a society, it is necessary to have social discussions not only on technological development but also on ethical issues. In this research survey, we investigate various issues related to cyborg technology development through literature, interviews with experts, and workshops with various stakeholders, and discuss the possibility of social implementation of cyborg technology.
    Team Name
    Embedded Cyborg Technology Social Implementation Study Team
    Team Leader
    FUJIWARA Koichi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
    Sub-Leader
    FUJITA Takanori, Specially-appointed lecturer, School of Medicine, Keio University
  • Realization of a safe, stable and sustainable society by 2050 through typhoon control and typhoon power generation, changing the perception of typhoon from natural disaster to source of energy

    FUDEYASU Hironori, Professor, College of Education, Yokohama National University

    Initiative Report (PDF:2.24MB)

    Project Title
    Investigation research for setting new Moonshot Goal in R & D and social implementation of typhoon control and typhoon power generation
    Vision for 2050
    As the image of society in 2050, we propose, “A safe, secure and sustainable society where people’s perception of typhoons have been changed from "natural disaster" to "source of energy" through typhoon power control and typhoon power generation. We will conduct investigation research about "development of artificial control method of typhoon" and "development of sailing ship capable of typhoon power generation" through workshops, etc. in collaboration with a wide range of academic and industrial fields.
    Team Name
    The Typhoon Shot
    Team Leader
    FUDEYASU Hironori, Professor, College of Education, Yokohama National University
    Sub-Leader
    KADO Shunsuke, Manager, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC
  • By 2050, build a world free from fear of weather disasters by controlling and modifying the weather

    MIYOSHI Takemasa, Team Leader, Data Assimilation Research Team, RIKEN Center for Computational Science

    Initiative Report (PDF:608KB)

    Project Title
    Weather controllability research
    Vision for 2050
    This team aims to build a world free from fear of weather disasters by developing new technologies to control and modify the weather by 2050. Under the COVID-19, the high risk of infections in evacuation shelters became a new problem. Weather disasters have been increasing recently, and we will have new solutions if we can proactively control the weather beyond prediction. This research investigates the feasibility of scientific theory of weather controllability, intervention operation engineering, economic rationality, as well as religious and ethical issues, so that we will find possible paths to making it a reality.
    Team Name
    Weather controllability research team
    Team Leader
    MIYOSHI Takemasa, Team Leader, Data Assimilation Research Team, RIKEN Center for Computational Science
    Sub-Leader
    SAWADA Yohei, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
  • A society where everyone can have and raise children with dreams and hopes if they wish.

    YOSHIDA Shinya, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

    Initiative Report (PDF:3.00MB)

    Project Title
    Research and study of specific target issues for realizing a society where everyone can have and raise children with peace of mind if they wish.
    Vision for 2050
    As a vision of the society in 2050, our team proposes "a society where anyone can have children and raise them with dreams and hopes for the future if they wish". This is a society where science and technology can free people from the various restrictions and burdens of pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing, and where everyone can both enjoy their own lives and leave the future to the next generation.
    We will investigate the challenges of declining birthrates in developed countries, including Japan, and identify potential solutions and their appropriateness, including ethical aspects, in order to determine our target issues.
    Team Name
    Team for building a society of procreation
    Team Leader
    YOSHIDA Shinya, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
    Sub-Leader
    LIM Sunyoung, Engagement Booster, Knots associates. Inc.