Fall is often said to be the most beautiful season in Japan, the organizers behind Tokyo Autumn are making the most of the cool weather to plan a series of high profile creative events in the city.

Tokyo Autumn is the title of the platform organized by METI (the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) which will promote the creative events taking place in Tokyo throughout October and November. Various city districts will unite in order to convey to the rest of the world just how fascinating Tokyo is, and to attract international tourists.

In addition, the Creative Tokyo project has been launched with the aim of establishing Tokyo as a creative hub in Asia,  “The metropolis is a city which embodies the Japanese creative industries. This project is an attempt to bring in talented human resources, relevant information and funds from Asia, to create new industries and to further the potential of the Japanese economy.” say organizers.

In order to achieve this, Japanese industries, academia, the government and various districts in Tokyo will all unite with these aims in mind. In addition, as a kickoff event for the full-scale launch of the grand project, we will be hosting the “Creative Tokyo Forum” on Friday, November 4.”

In this symposium, key figures from Asian creative cities, influential debaters and creators will all come together to discuss the potential of the future creative industries, and the revival and reformation of Japanese society.

Date & Time: November 4, 2011 (Fri) between 10:30 – 21:00.

Venue: At Meijijingu Gaien, in the specially constructed dome for Tokyo Designers Week 2011 at at Meijijingu Gaien at 2- 3 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.

Speaker: Seigo Matsuoka, Naoki Ito, Fumio Nanjo and more.

Organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Admission: Free, reservation required from website http://creativetokyo.jp