Tokyo-based FM radio station, J-WAVE organizes the INNOVATION WORLD FESTA, which is a technology and music festival. It was held in the city of innovation, Tsukuba, Ibaraki in 2016 and 2017, and has been held in Roppongi, Tokyo since 2018.
TANAKA Precious Metals, which specializes in the manufacture of precious metals and supports the future of INNOVATION, has supported this event since 2018. In 2019, TANAKA collaborated with students from Tsukuba University to make the exhibition called “Tsukuba-Innovation-terrace”, and also invited deputy mayor of Tsukuba city and media artists to a talk show about “how to create a tech city in 2025”, which were very well-attended.

Speakers in 2019

Mikito Kezuka
Deputy mayor of Tsukuba city

Yoichi Ochiai
CEO / Co-founder at Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
Media Artists / Professor at Tsukuba University

Koichiro Eto
Media Artist
Senior Research Scientist at AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Tamotsu Ito
Deputy Editor-in-chief of Business Insider Japan