LES Japan Annual Meeting 2022 in Otsu City
“Pioneering with Intellectual Property! Future of Sustainable Development“

July 8 (Fri) - July 9(Sat), 2022
Hybrid style of real participation and online participation

(Online) Zoom
Zoom URL will be notified to registered participants


First Day (July 8)

Time Speakers Meeting Style
"Option 1"
1) Stroll through Omi Merchant Cityscape
2) Lunch (Omi Beef and Char-grilled Eel)
3) Shopping at La Collina (freshly baked Baumkuchen etc.)
"Option 2"
LESJ Golf Competition: Otaru Country Club
15:00-15:10 Opening Ceremony Hybrid
Keynote Speech
Lake Biwa and Contemporary Environmental Issues
Ms. Yukiko KADA
Former Governor of Shiga Prefecture
Intensifying Competition in IP between U.S.-China and Rising Expectations for Professionals in IP -Mr. Hisamitsu ARAI
Former Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office
Brand Strategy of the Taneya Group (tentative) -Mr. Masahito YAMAMOTO
(CEO, Taneya Group)
18:45-19:00 Welcome drink
(This event may be cancelled depending on situation of COVID‑19.)
Real Only
19:00-20:45 Banquet Real Only
21:00-23:00 Friendship Night Real Only

Second Day (July 9)

Time Speakers Venues
WS(1) U.S. Issues WG of LES Japan Hybrid
WS(2) Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration WG of LES Japan
WS(3) ICT Business WG + Antitrust WG of LES Japan
WS(4) IP Finance WG of LES Japan
WS(5) Branding WG of LES Japan
Panel Discussion
Future of sustainable development of business and IP

Mr. Hiroki Saito,Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Immediate Past President of LES Japan

Mr. Yoshihiro Endo

Operating Executive
Head of Intellectual Property and Standardization Supervisory Unit Honda Motor Co.,

Mr. Kazushi Takemoto
Deputy Senior Specialist
Intellectual Property Department
Suntory Holdings Limited

Prof. Toshiya Watanabe
Vice Director, Institute for Future Initiatives Professor,
Institute for Future Initiatives
The University of Tokyo
11:30-11:45 Closing Ceremony


1. Registration
For registration, please fill in a registration from here and e-mail to kles5322@ostec.or.jp by June 24 (Japan time). As for the registration fee, please find the registration form.

2. Accommodation
For Hotel reservation, please check a box in the registration form referred above.

3. Option1: Tour
The tour bus will depart from the Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel at 8:30 a.m. Participants arriving in Otsu on the morning of the day will be picked up by bus at JR Otsu Station.
As for lunch, please let us know if you do not prefer the char-grilled eel. We will prepare another menu.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes for a stroll.

4. Option2: LESJ Golf Competition
Please arrive at Otsu Prince Hotel at 5:50 a.m. on July 8th after having breakfast. Breakfast service of Otsu Hotel will not be available and breakfast will not be served on the way to the golf course. Please come to the meeting spot after wearing your golf wear.

5. Payment
Please pay the registration fee, optional tour fee, and golf competition fee in Japanese Yen by June 24 pursuant to an invoice to be sent. Please note that payment for accommodation is to be made at the Otsu Prince Hotel.
For any inquiries about registration and payments, please contact LES Japan Administrative Office (kles5322@ostec.or.jp)

6. Cancellation Policy
In the event of cancellation, please notify LES Japan Administrative Office by e-mail (kles5322@ostec.or.jp) immediately. Registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations made after June 25 (Sat.). If you change your registration from real participation to online participation after June 25 (Sat.), the difference in fee will not be refunded. The Cancellation Fee will apply based on the date of notification of cancellation received by LES Japan Administrative Office.
In the event of cancellation of accommodations, the golf competition, the optional tour, a cancellation fee may be charged in accordance with each facility's terms and conditions. Please contact the LES Japan Administrative Office (kles5322@ostec.or.jp) for more details.