megalopolis Living Lab

Kyobashi, tokyo

Future food Japan

In collaboration with our project partner Tokyo Tatemono, Future Food is building a sustainable food ecosystem in the Kyobashi area of Tokyo known as Kyobashi Living Lab. 

Through a series of interactive and impact-focused programs and activities, we strive to build a dynamic community comprised of individuals, organizations, and companies committed to sustainably improving food systems in Tokyo and beyond. 

Tokyo as a whole, and in particular the Kyobashi area, has a rich food and cultural history. We aim to highlight and support this history while also embracing innovation and the future of food via global exposure and local interaction.

Kyobashi Living Lab Venues

Tokyo Food Lab

A creative bridge between food tech and science, and the central hub for our activities, Tokyo Food Lab is a collaborative space to explore, test, and improve the future of food.

Suiba Kitchen Studio

Two floors, full test kitchen and open space for market validation and testing, R&D, product demos, building awareness, and more. 

City Lab Tokyo

Conference room for press releases, large scale meetings and seminars. Also serves as a perfect co-working space with related material for individual and group work. 

What We Do

Our programming focuses on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: urban farming, fermentation, food waste solutions and rural revitalization projects. We invite a variety of change-makers in the food world to join our ecosystem – everyone from chefs and restaurateurs to students, farmers, food entrepreneurs and more.

Future Food Japan organizes speaking panels, immersive boot camps, open format discussions, workshops, interactive dining occasions as well as a variety of innovative green markets in the Tokyo Square Garden plaza.

Japanese Food & Climate Shaper Boot Camp 

Future Food Institute’s global experiential learning program, Food & Climate Shapers Boot Camp, will offer a Japanese version of its program this fall.

How should we tackle climate change and various social issues?

The program is an hybrid experiential program that incorporates global perspectives and features lecturers from Japan who are active in food-related fields.

The Future Food Institute’s cutting-edge participatory active learning program is a combination of classroom lectures by experts on new methodologies and advanced case studies, as well as discussion of specific issues by participants and learning from prototype creation and other activities.

A report on the previous event is also available. Please click on the link below to learn more about the experiential learning experience that was full of empathy and inspiration.

Overview - JAPANESE BOOT CAMP 2023  

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023 – Saturday, November 18, 2023 (4 weeks)

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 18:00 – 19:30 JST

Location: mainly online (optional in-person participation will be possible on Tuesdays)

Target: People who are interested in and passionate about solving various social issues centering on food, corporate employees, start-ups, researchers, civil servants, students, sole proprietors, etc.

Language: Japanese (some interpretation will be provided)

Please confirm the contents and participation fees in the detailed materials below.

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