LES Japan Annual Meeting 2023 in Hamamatsu City
“Endeavoring to Promote Diversity and Harmonious Collaboration”

July 14 (Fri.) - July 15(Sat.), 2023
Hybrid style of real participation and online participation

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


First Day (July 14)

Time Speakers Meeting Style
"Option 1"
1) YAMAHA Toyooka Factory
2) Lunch (Grilled Eel over Rice (Unaju))
3) Unagi Pie Factory
"Option 2"
LESJ Golf Competition: KATSURAGI Golf Club
15:00-15:10 Opening Ceremony Hybrid
Keynote Speech1
Enhancing corporate value through the creation of new photonics industries and social contributions Mr. Tadashi Maruno
Representative Director and President
Chief Executive Officer,
Keynote Speech2
Platform for creating healthcare industries by crosscutting research of foods Dr. Mari Maeda-Yamamoto
Executive Scientist, Institute of Food Research, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)
19:00-21:30 Banquet Real Only
21:30-23:00 Friendship Night Real Only

Second Day (July 15)

Time Speakers Venues
WS(1) U.S. Issues WG + Europe Issues WG of LES Japan Hybrid
WS(2) Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration WG + Healthcare WG of LES Japan
WS(3) IP Finance WG + Branding WG of LES Japan
Panel Discussion
Diversity of intellectual property-related business activities

Ms. Mami Hino,
Partner, Abe Ikubo & Katayama, Patent Attorney in JP and admitted to the bar in NY

Mr. Hiromitsu Takaoka
General Manager, Intellectual Property Dept., Lion Corporation

Ms. Sakae Nakamura
Senior Fellow of IP Intelligence Dept.,Asahi Kasei Corporation

Ms. Yuki Yato
General Manager, Innovation Intelligence Dept., Sony Intellectual Property Services Corporation
11:30-11:45 Closing Ceremony


1. Registration
For registration, please fill in a registration form linked here and e-mail to les@jiii.or.jp by 5 pm on June 30 (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 South bus stop of Act City Hamamatsu at 9:25 a.m.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
Details will be informed to the registered participants in advance.

4. Option2: LESJ Golf Competition
Please come to Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu at 5:50 a.m. Please gather after having breakfast. Breakfast will not be available at Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu and will not be served on the way to the golf course. Please change into your golf wear before gathering, because there will not be much time before start of golf.

5. Payment
Please pay the registration fee, optional tour fee, and golf competition fee in Japanese Yen by July 4 pursuant to an invoice to be sent. Please note that payment for accommodation is to be made at Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu.
For any inquiries about registration and payments, please contact LES Japan Administrative Office (les@jiii.or.jp)

6. Cancellation Policy
In the event of cancellation, please notify LES Japan Administrative Office by e-mail (les@jiii.or.jp) immediately. Registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations made after July 8 (Sat.). If you change your registration from real participation to online participation after July 8 (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 (les@jiii.or.jp) for more details.