Ghost in the Shell Realize Project Holds Symposium

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The Ghost in the Shell Realize Project partners with companies and university research and development teams to work towards creating the technology from Ghost in the Shell in the real world. The project will hold the "Kōkaku Symposium in InnoFes 2017" at the J-Wave radio station's J-Wave Innovation World Festa 2017 Supported by CHINTAI event.

The theme of the symposium will be discussing to what extent the technology from the Ghost in the Shell franchise can be created in the real world. Experts in the latest technology will discuss and show videos about topics such as robots and transportation.

The moderator will be The Virtual Reality Society of Japan president and University of Tsukuba professor Hirō Iwata. Guests will include Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director and writer Kenji Kamiyama, as well as wearable technology leader and Kobe University professor Masahiko Tsukamoto. Musician ☆Taku Takahashi (Space Dandy, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt music) will also appear at the event.

Innovation World Festa 2017 and the symposium will be held at the Tsukuba Capio event hall in Tsukuba, Ibaraki on June 3. The symposium will begin at 3:00 p.m. VIP tickets cost 13,000 yen (about US$114), regular tickets cost 7,000 yen (US$61), and light tickets cost 1,000 yen (US$9).

The official website for Innovation World Festa is streaming a digest video of last year's event.

The Ghost in the Shell Realize Project held the Ghost in the Shell Realize Project the Award 2016 ceremony in March. The event recognized Japanese companies and development teams that have worked to further leading technologies inspired by Ghost in the Shell.

The project launched in 2014 and revealed its WarpDrive project this past March. The initiative's focus last year was creating a half-size interactive Tachikoma robot. The project also held an award ceremony in 2016 to award one of 10 teams that furthered the project's mission alongside a lecture series.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Yuma)

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