Mind Change.

What does “disability” mean to you?

Everyday, we are surrounded by a diversity of lives being lived.
In these environments, we work to live, and eat to live.
How we enjoy our lives differ, depending on our individual values.
Our lives also differ depending on
the “environment” and “obstacles” that surround us.

There are people born with “disabilities,"
or are handicapped due to accidents or circumstances.
These individuals will have less life choices available to them.

What then is a “happiness” that can resonate with each individual?

A “disability” that you can see in a person, may not be an “obstacle” for that person.
Our world is moving towards an era where these “obstacles”
can be overcome by using technology.

When we “Change our Minds,”
and when we look at these obstacles as our own issues,
we can find the motivation to make the world a better place.

LIVES TOKYO 2019 - Programs -
※Registration needed for Hall A talk session (no cost): [ Register ]
※We request your understanding in allowing us to use any photos taken on-site for the Hands On Tokyo, LIVES Project website, SNS, etc.
Panel Discussion & Talks
Hall A 10:30 - 18:30
Part 1 10:30-12:40
"Change our Minds"
〜Open-Hearted to All the Challenges〜
Mr. Shinsuke Shimura (CEO, Dialogue in the Dark)
Mr. Shiro Oguni (Producer, The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders)

■Change our Working Minds
The Turning Point in our Working Minds
〜Impact of Education and Work Experience〜

Part 2 14:00-17:00
People, both with or without disability will speak for three minutes each on their experiences, future goals, and hopes for our society.
■Changing Perspectives
〜Fireside Chat with Mrs. Akie Abe〜
Moderator:Mr. Jesper Koll(CEO, WisdomTree Japan)

Fireside Chat #1
〜Coming Out - Uncovered〜
Mr. Atsuhisa Matsumura (CEO, DD Holdings Co., Ltd.)

Fireside Chat #2
〜Toward an Inclusive Culture〜
Dr. Shinichiro Kumagaya (Associate professor, The University of Tokyo)
Networking Reception
Networking 17:15-18:30
Following the discussions and talks at Hall A, a reception will be held for everyone to interact with one another.
Experiential Programs
Hall B 10:30 - 16:00
Experiencing both Disabilities and Technologies that assist Disabled Peoples
The Experience of overcoming “obstacles” by using technology.
Canopy Square 11:30 - 16:00
Para Athlete Talk Show, Para Sports and Prosthetic Experience
■Paralympic Sports Talk Show
MC:Ms. Maiko Kuge

Talk Show #1
Mr. Shinichi Shimakawa (Japan Wheelchair Rugby Player)
Mr. Toshiaki Hirose (Former Japan Rugby Player)

Talk Show #2
Mr. Nobukazu Hanaoka (Former Japan Paralympic Wheelchair Marathon Athlete, Vice Chairman of Japan Para Athletics, Japan Paralympic Committee Member)
■Prosthetic Experience
Prosthetic Foot Experience Booth by "Start Line Tokyo, Prosthetic Athletics Team.
■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 !
LIVES Food Truck『OOPEN!』(Canopy Square 11:30〜)
The concept of the LIVES food truck "OOPEN!" was born as a result of the LIVES TOKYO 2017 event, with a passionate wish to promote employment for people with disabilities. Starting after LIVES TOKYO 2018, "OOPEN!" visited university campuses and events. People with disabilities, together with student volunteers, will be selling delicious lunch meals.


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

  • LIVES TOKYO 2018 Movie

    The Movie of "LIVES TOKYO 2017" isHere


    Our vision is to create an 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.


    Markus Asset Management Inc.
    (in random order, as of 31, July, 2019)


    (in random order, as of 31, July, 2019)

    Special Thanks

    Cisco Systems G.K.
    Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd.
    NPO Ryoiku World
    Okumura Printing Co.,Ltd

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    Organised by


    If you have any inquiries, or need information about getting involved,
    please contact us by email: info@hataraku-taberu-warau.jp