Start a Movement Together!

The LIVES project started with a vision of a perfect inclusive society-

a place where everyone's personality is valued and

every individual is able to work, eat, and laugh together,

regardless of their physical and mental capability.

In order to do so, we must get to know each other.

In 2017, 3000 participants from various backgrounds

helped create a welcoming atmosphere by learning about the situation

that surrounds people with disabilities in our society.

This year, the LIVES team will strive to create opportunities

to collaborate with various members of our community.

From learning about each other to working together,

we will connect ideas that will lead to action,

where everyone can work, eat, and laugh together - as ONE!


Sep 9.16 sun 2018 13:00~19:00
We will like to introduce the speakers for LIVES TOKYO 2018.
Representatives from top companies in various fields will be presenting.

Fireside Chat with Jesper Koll

“Realizing our Dreams through Technology”

  • Elly Keinan- President IBM Japan
  • Panel Discussion

    Panel Discussion

    “Learning from Foreign companies”

    • Barclays– Tetsuya Kodama – Chairman, Japan
    • Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. – Brady Brewer, COO
    • MGM Resorts International– Phyllis James, Chief Diversity Officer

    Collaboration of Business × People with Disabilities

    “Working with People with Disabilities: Several Approaches”

    • Cybozu: Yoshihisa Aono, CEO x Hisamu Sato
    • General Partners: Hitoshi Shindo, CEO x incurable disease & mental issues
    • Dentsu Inc.: Tozaki Ikumi × Masumi Shiraishi (Ryoiku World)


    14:35~ / 16:10~ "People with various disabilities will speak for three minutes"

    • Masatane Mutoh - Representative Director, WITH ALS
    • TAIGA&Jason Hancock - Special Beauty Japan
    • Shiho Yajima - General Partners Co., Ltd.
    • Takanari Ono - President, VALT JAPAN
    • Julia Olson
    • Takayuki Shigemitsu - Founder, Ryoiku World and feese

    Panel Discussion

    Table Discussion

    16:40~ "Experience Disabilities"

    We will all experience being disabled, using 'THINK BOX', and discuss about the challenges of the working environment for the people with disabilities.  

    Guest Speaker

    15:15~ U.S Paralympian / 16:30~ Sesame Street

    • John Register - Assoc. Director for Community and Veterans Programs, U.S. Paralympics
    • Manabu Nagaoka - Vice President, Executive Producer & General Manager, Japan Sesame Workshop International Media and Education

    Canopy square

    Sep 9.16sun 2018 11:00~16:00
    Experiential Programs on Canopy square


    Experience Paralympic sports

    11:30~/14:50~ Five-A-Side Football‘ Blind Soccer’

    Wear an eye mask and use the sound of the moving ball to experience the Paralympic Game of 5 people soccer !

    Panel Discussion

    Sesame Street Workshop

    12:00~/ 12:25~/ 15:00~/ 15:25~

    With the theme of "Diversity and Inclusion," the workshop aims to bring a place where all children, regardless of their age, gender, nationality, or disability, can talk about their dreams and express it in their own way. The autistic character ‘Julia’ and her friend, Elmo, from Sesame Street will deliver a message that "Everyone is different, Everyone is amazing !"      

    Paralympians talk show.

    13:00~:Fujimoto and Misaka /
    14:10~:Fujimoto and Nishikage

    • Fujimoto Satoshi - Judo Paralympic Medalist. Atlanta Gold, Sydney Gold, Athens Gold, Beijing Silver, Rio Bronze
    • Hiroyuki Misaka - Barclays. Paralympics Games, contributed as a coach in winning the Bronze medal at Rio Paralympics.
    • Nishikage Tomomi - Start Line Tokyo

    Usui Fumio - Prosthetist and Orthotist

    11:30 ~ 15:30

    Japan's best sports articial prosthetist, Fumino Usui, is a member of " Start Line Tokyo." He hopes to carry out the prosthesis experience.

    Panel Discussion

    Launching the LIVES Food Truck『OOPEN ! 』


    The concept of the LIVES food truck ‘OOPEN!’ was born as a r esult of LIVES TOKYO 2017 with a passionate wish to promote employment for people with disabi lities. Starting after LIVES TOKYO 2018, ‘OOPEN !’ will visit various university campuses. People with disabilities, together with student volunteers, will be selling delicious lunch meals.      

    Time schedule


    Tokyo Midtown

    9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

    By Subway
  • Toei Oedo Line: Direct passage from Roppongi Station (Exit 8)

  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line: Direct passage via underground passageway from Roppongi Station (Exit 4a)

  •  *Passengers with wheelchairs or strollers taking the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line are encouraged to go up to the ground level from Roppongi Station (Exit 4a)
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: 3-minute walk from Nogizaka Station (Exit 3)

  • Tokyo Metro Namboku Line: 10-minute walk from Roppongi-itchome Station (Exit 1)

  • By Bus
  • Toei Route 01: 2-minute walk from "Roppongi-ekimae" bus stop

  • Community Bus "Chi-i-bus": 1-minute walk from "Roppongi 7-chome" or "Hinokicho Koen" bus stop
  • Sponsors

    AllStars Foundation
    合同会社 日本MGMリゾーツ
    株式会社 パソナ
    HANWA Co., Ltd.
    Recruit staffing

    Special thanks

    Cisco Systems G.K. / THE RITZ-CARLTON TOKYO / Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Ltd. / Ubdobe / THINK UNIVERSAL

    Supported by

    United States Embassy in Japan / Embassy of Switzerland in Japan / Cabinet Office, Government of Japan / Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare / Minato-ku

    Planned by


    Organised by

    Donor List with special thanks

    - Alphabetical -

    Asako / Aya / Aya / Aya, Higa / Christina / Dawson Steven / Deva / DYS / Eichiro / Eli / Emma / Harumi / hide / Higa Industries / Hiromajiko / Hitomi / Joe / Joe / Joe / John Hoffman / Jonathan / kakalu / Kazuo Suetomo / Keiko Marsh / Keiko Marsh / Kuzuho / kyoko / Mako / Mariko Mori / Marina / Masahide / Masako Hotta / may / minakoiue / Motoko Kawaguchi / mutuki / netpost / Ninja Squirrel / on / Plumeriahale / Rachael / Rika Riordan / rose / Sachiko / sam / Seiko Nishimura Ishibashi / Shinsuke Kanai / Susan / Takano / Tsukasa Sato / Ueno / Yasuharu Tejima / yok / Yumiko Hara / いいこ / イシイノブユキ / シェン 裕子 / たーちゃん / たかこ / なっきー / のり / みつこ / ゆみわ / よこちゃん / 安倍昭恵 / 浦上聖子 / 山口 和宏 / 小築 由美 / 石川 れい子 / 村井 勝 / 田代 祐子 / 島田雅也 / 文ちゃん / 穂苅 透 / 林 裕子


    On-line registration for Hall A is now closed.If you wish to participate in Hall A sessions, please come to the registration desk. There may be possibility that all seats are full; and we may need to ask for stand-by.
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