About Topos Conferences


People gather and discussions begin; at times theories are pitted against each other, and ties are born between the combatants. In ancient Greece, such a stage?or the gathering of knowledge intertwined with such a place?was called topos. Under the overarching theme of “Reshaping Japan, Asia, and the World”, w3i, too, aims to be a forum which encourages “the coevolution of Japan and the world in the 21st century” and “the rediscovery of Japan’s importance to an intellectual ecosystem” through discovering and connecting the multitudinous social and intellectual capital scattered across the globe. We will record and disseminate the various forms of discussion conducted therein.

■#1 TOPOS (September 2012)
The Future of Human Intelligence and Computer Science

■#2 TOPOS (January 28, 2013)
Social Innovation and 21st Century Capitalism
– Business and Society’s Path Opened through Community Design –

■#3 TOPOS (April 23, 2013)
National Security and Global Business
– Diplomatic Phronesis for Business Leaders –

■#4 TOPOS (Oct 2, 2013)
Innovating “INNOVATION”
– A paradigm shift in Japan’s innovation –

■#5 TOPOS (March 13, 2014)
Imagining Japan’s Social Landscape -Phronetic Leadership post Abenomics-

■#6 TOPOS (July 3, 2014)
Aging 3.0: Wise ways of living, working, and thinking towards 2050

■#7 TOPOS (November 27, 2014)
Wise Capitalism Manifesto – Shaping a New Capitalism from Japan’s Shores –

■#8 TOPOS (May 29, 2015)
Shocking Revolutions in Industry, Society, and Environment - Imagining the landscapes of Japan and the world in 100 years

■#9 TOPOS (November, 2015)
Innovating Cities: Smart Cities for the 21st Century

■#10 TOPOS (June, 2016)
Human Building in the Anthropocene Age: Creating Next Generation Pioneers

■#11 TOPOS (September, 2017)
Re-Conceiving Japanese Management for the 21st Century


*In order to create the dynamism made possible by the collaboration of diverse knowledge, at each conference we hope to actively encourage the bilateral exchange of opinions between speakers and between speakers and attendees.