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About Aoyama Design Forum


ADF is a non-profit organization established in Japan in 2009 to raise the social status of designers, artists, and architects and foster human resources who can play an active role on the global stage. Since its establishment, ADF has formed numerous business partnerships with design and architecture associations and organizations around the world, and since 2013 has set up an exhibition space at the Fori Salone during Milan Design Week, an annual event held in Milan. ADF aims to provide a platform to connect architects, designers, artists, and creators and is engaged in the award business as part of its CSR activities to support cultural and social contribution activities and branding and media, art, and social innovation and business matching businesses.

We will be absolutely delighted, if we could contribute through our activities to raise the quality of designers and encourage
bringing Japanese design to the world level. Thank you.


In addition, ADF participates in the "Regional Development SDGs Public-Private Partnership Platform" established by the Cabinet Office to promote approaches to the SDGs. The "Public-Private Partnership Platform for Regional SDGs" was established by the Cabinet Office in 2018 as a forum for public-private partnerships to deepen partnerships among a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, organizations, private businesses, and citizens, to promote the domestic implementation of the SDGs and lead to regional development driven by the SDGs. As of October 31, 2021, 6,013 organizations are participating in the platform.

The SDGs include 17 goals, 169 targets, and 232 indicators that serve as KPIs to measure the achievement of projects to create a sustainable world. Using these, a wide range of stakeholders can have a common language for local development, progress in understanding project goals, and promote rational collaboration.

Regional development aims to halt the declining birthrate and aging population, overcome regional population decline and shrinking local economies, and ensure growth potential into the future. Sustainable urban development and regional revitalization are essential for local regions to secure their growth potential in the future.

ADF will contribute to regional development by further promoting collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders in line with the principles of the SDGs, "8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all" and "11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"."


ADF became a supporting member of Metaverse Japan in 2023. Metaverse Japan will serve as a hub for the broad sharing of cutting-edge information and worldviews across industry and corporate boundaries, will serve as a cornerstone for discussion of the new concept of the Metaverse, and will help to promote Japan's IP and ADF is also an organization that respects diversity and strives to create a new social power that fosters happiness to increase opportunities for people to develop their potential and play an active role in society. ADF will also contribute as a new social force that encourages happiness, respects diversity, and increases the opportunities for people to fulfill their potential and play an active role.

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