Panel discussion

5 June 2005

Guest speaker: Soichiro Ohara

Chairman of Ohara Museum

role of local creativity in cultural life in Japan —

“New ideas and visions are budding in all corners of Japan and giving this beautiful country a fresh outlook with different hue and fragrances. HISHIO was founded to be a forum to nurture your dreams and explore the potential; its significance is possibly far greater than we foresee. Let us examine the role of HISHIO as a local creative organism in a broader perspective beyond the region.”