VENUES

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

MISSION

 

 

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. 

 

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. We will organize speaking panels, immersive boot camps, open format discussions, workshops, interactive dining occasions and more. We also plan on organizing a variety of innovative green markets in the Tokyo Square Garden plaza.

TEAM

CHRIS KRAUSE

DIRECTOR

FUTURE FOOD KYOBASHI LIVING LAB

Hazuki yasunaga

COMMUNITY MANAGER

FUTURE FOOD KYOBASHI LIVING LAB

SARA ROVERSI

FOUNDER

FUTURE FOOD INSTITUTE

TOSHIKAZU SAWA

BOARD MEMBER

FUTURE FOOD HUB IN JAPAN

SHINICHIRO SAKURAI

BOARD MEMBER

FUTURE FOOD HUB IN JAPAN

SHINTARO NISHIKAWA

BOARD MEMBER

FUTURE FOOD HUB IN JAPAN

VISION
CONTACT

Email

kyobashi@futurefoodinstitute.org

EVENTS

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Japan Plant Connect #3

Oct 28 2021

This session will focus on the food service sector – discussing plant-based menu items, consumer perception, challenges and opportunities. We will be presenting data and insights from our PB consumer survey, facilitating discussions and welcoming a special guest speaker.

 

Visions in Food Innovation vol.8

Reclaiming Food Sovereignty through the Commons

Nov 2 2021

This online event organised by WIRED.jp and Sigmaxyz will explore how we can strategically reverse climate change through regenerative food systems and reclaim food sovereignty.

World Food Forum: Indigenous & Traditional Practices from Japan

Oct 5 2021

This online event will focus on the food-related history & practices of the Ainu and Ryuku communities, and connect traditional food cultures to our modern food systems and communities.

 

 

World Food Forum: Next Generation Agriculture

in Japan

Oct 4 2021
A dynamic session on the future of agriculture in 🇯🇵 and how we might effectively engage and support the next generation of changemakers in this sector.
This event is part of World Food Forum 2021.
 
 

JASPORA TABEMONO

Sep 17 2021
Our first event in the series is “Journey to Ghana” – we had special guests from the Embassy of Ghana on hand to present and explore Ghanaian food culture and agrifood systems, and of course we got to taste some delicious Ghaniaian dishes served up from the Embassy chef!
 
 
 

Food Tech Venture Day

A special Masterclass event leading up to World Food Forum, featuring some of Japan’s top Food System Transformers. 

Fermenstation, BASE FOOD, Integriculture and others presented their game-changing innovations & unique approaches for improving the food world. Our own Sara Roversi also shared her thoughts on unlocking Japan’s full potential in the food innovation space.
 
 
 
 

JAPAN PLANT CONNECT

21/7/2021

JPC is a meetup for plant-based food players to connect and co-create the sustainable future food scene in Japan. For #2 we will be exploring plant-based market trends in North America, featuring a special guest speaker from the The Good Food Institute.

Join us from here

9/7/2021

OCEAN DIALOGUES 

In this event, we are thrilled to host renowned nature photographer 高砂淳二 Junji Takasago & environmental activist Masahiro Takemoto at City Lab Tokyo to discuss the beauty and wonders of the ocean and guide us in taking steps to protect it from pollution and further degradation. The conversation will be lead by journalist, Haruka Komatsu from Sustainable Brands Japan (サステナブル・ブランド ジャパン)

7/7/2021

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL.9

For vol.9 of Future Food Circle, we are thrilled to welcome Ruel Amparo, founder of Cropital, an agri-tech startup that supports small scale Philippine farmers to elevate their income and resilience through crowdfunding and community building.

13/5/2021

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL.8

For this session, we will hear from Mr. Paul Levins. We will dive into a variety of topics related to agritech, food systems and food waste, some best practices from Australia and how innovation is driving a number of sustainable solutions across the sector. .

1/4/2021
FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL.7
For this session, we will be hearing from Ms. Mei Batubara and Ms. Amanda Katili Niode from Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy Foundation.
They will dive deeper into traditional ingredients, practices and values and why they see those as being essential in building sustainable food futures in Indonesia.

18/2/2021

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL.6

We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Akkharawit Kanjana-Opas – CEO of FoodInnopolis, headquartered in Bangkok. Dr. Kanjana-Opas will touch on trends in the food & agricultural sectors in Thailand and share more about the development of FoodInnopolis in becoming one of ASEAN’s most comprehensive food innovation platforms.

11/12/2020

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL. 5

For our fifth volume in this series, We are pleased to welcome Matilda Ho, founder and managing director of Bits X Bites – an agrifood tech venture capital fund focusing on the Chinese market. Bits x Bites invests across the food supply chain, from precision agriculture, crop and animal health to protein alternatives and nutrition.

Join here

 

20/11/2020

Food & Climate Shaper Digital Bootcamp

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO] and the Future Food Institute [FFI] are developing joint advanced learning programs, including a digital boot camp and hands-on experience supported by a series of masterclasses, open conversations, hackathons and FAO e-learning courses, multilingual and accessible to all, anytime, anywhere, made to transfer knowledge, skills, and competencies and to empower youth, change-makers and food industry leaders.

06/11/2020

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE

Future Food Circle is a community event launched by Future Food Institue – a global ecosystem focused on sustainable food innovation and SIGMAXYZ -founder of Smart Kitchen Summit Japan to share knowledge and visions with food innovators from around the world and to take action together.

30/10/2020

FERMENTATION FRIDAY

This event is brought to you by Future Food Institute in collaboration with Hakko Farm, Sake Lovers Inc, Japan Travel and Elephant Kitchen. This will be a time to connect, eat, drink and discover a number of unique & delicious fermented specialities delivered by a team of passionate fermenters and foodies.

16/10/2020

UN WORLD FOOD DAY

Japan session for the “Voices of Food Systems” live global marathon in collaboration with the UN Food Systems Summit.

24/09/2020

FUTURE FOOD CAMP #3

In collaboration with Venture Cafe Tokyo, Future Food Camp is a series of programs focusing on the future of food. For this edition, we will dive into the concept of appreciating and re-presenting traditional Japanese ingredients and food customs in unique ways to align with the demands of the modern eater/consumer.

28/08/2020

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL. 3

Future Food Circle is a community event launched by Future Food Institute – a global ecosystem focused on sustainable food innovation and SIGMAXYZ -founder of Smart Kitchen Summit Japan to share knowledge and visions with food innovators from around the world and to take action together.

29/07/2020

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL. 2

We’ll have 2 very special guests presenting from India: Anusha Murthy & Elizabeth Yorke, Co-Founders Of Edible Issues – a food systems collective fostering thought and action on the Indian food system.We will discuss the current situation of Indian & Asian food systems, innovation, food tech, sustainability and impacts & implications of the pandemic.

18/06/2020

FOOD IS A CONVERSATION

SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY DAY

Join us for a conversation with Mr. Taichi Isaku – co-founder and CPO of CoCooking, the startup working to build a sustainable food system through its food-rescue app TABETE. Taichi San is also a board member of Slow Food Nippon.

Watch here.

08/06/2020

FOOD IS A CONVERSATION – WORLD OCEANS DAY

This is the starting point of a new series of Food is a Conversation events that Future Food Institute will launch on June 8 to celebrate the World Oceans Day, focused this year on the topic of biodiversity and on its preservation to enhance human and Planet’s health in a systemic and multilayered approach.

Watch here.

07/06/2020

FOOD IS A CONVERSATION – FOOD SAFETY

New series of Food is a Conversation events that Future Food Institute will launch on June 7 to celebrate the World Food Safety Day, promoted every year by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to inspire concrete and tangible actions to help prevent, detect and manage food-borne risks.

Watch here.

05/06/2020

FOOD IS A CONVERSATION – WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

A new series of Food is a Conversation events that Future Food Institute will launch from Japan, Italy and USA on June 5 to celebrate the World Environment Day, focused this year on the topic of biodiversity and on its preservation to enhance human and Planet’s health in a systemic and multilayered approach.

Watch here.

25/08/2020

FUTURE FOOD CIRCLE VOL. 1

First edition of Future Food Circle is a community event launched by Future Food Institute – a global ecosystem focused on sustainable food innovation and SIGMAXYZ -founder of Smart Kitchen Summit Japan to share knowledge and visions with food innovators from around the world and to take action.

 

22/05/2020

FOOD IS A CONVERSATION – INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY

The protection of biodiversity, of which the international day is celebrated on May 22, can act as a real key catalyst to transform agricultural and food systems and improve human health and the environment in which we live. These are the starting points of our Food is a Conversation: International Biodiversity Day – Japan

27/04/2020

REIMAGINING FOOD SYSTEMS

We invite you to join us on a deeper dive into our food systems to gain unique and impactful insights from sustainability-focused changemakers in Japan. A collaborative initiative between Boma Japan and the Future Food Institute.

22/04/2020

FOOD FOR EARTH DAY

Future Food Institute and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) e-learning Academy organize this huge global event that regardless of boundaries, time zones and geographical areas is aimed to rethink the business as usual and to regenerate food systems.