The Soundscape Association of Japan (parent organization of JASE) met throughout 2016.
May 28-29: The 2016 General Meeting and Symposium was held at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. The symposium, entitled “The Soundscape of Tokyo Water System” began with introduction by Hiroshi Washino (art director) and keynote speech by Keiko Torigoe (professor at Aoyama Gakuin University), followed by comments of two panels, Hiroshi Kamiya (water line designer) and Kimio Takami (professor at Hosei University).
May 29: The 2016 Spring Research Seminar was held in ASTUDIO at Aoyama Gakuin University included two oral presentations and two demonstrations.
July 31: “Finding Sounds in Pictures” in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum consisted of 1) Workshop facilitated by Hideki Suzuki (teacher, Elementary School Attached to the Tokyo Gaugei University) and Teppei Kambayashi (teacher, Waseda Jitsugyo Primary School) and 2) keynote lecture by Kento Takahashi (doctoral student at Hirosaki University), followed by talk session together with Yoshihiro Kawasaki (sound artist, sound designer) and Tadahiko Imada (professor at Hirosaki University).
September 17: “Listening to Insects in the Mount Takao” was led by instructors Eiji Otani (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute) and Teruyo Oba (Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba).
November 13: “The Soundscape Formed by Festival Music” at the Sugunami Historical Museum in Tokyo featured Kohei Nishikawa, one of the most accomplished traditional Japanese transverse flutes' players.
December 18: The 2016 Autumn Research Seminar at Kumamoto University offered three oral presentations and two demonstrations. Questions or follow up may be directed to Tadahiko Imamada.