Special Exhibition & Programs

JSAE 70th Anniversary Special Lectures and Exhibits

Changing Society, Changing Technology, Changing Cars

Automotive engineering has achieved repeated technological innovations that have spread and been refined to provide an inexpensive and convenient means of transportation and contribute to the development of society.
This year marks 70 years since the establishment of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan. The automobile is evolving in a new direction that is not a mere extension of its past. How will it collaborate with society and continue to progress in years to come? The new applications, potential, and roles of cars will be the subject of easy-to-understand presentations by specialists in those areas.


Number of seats: approximately 300 (includes both advance and on-the-day registration) Auditorium: includes both seats with and without desks

Venue: Presentations F201 and F202, Annex Hall, 2nd floor

Wednesday, May 24, 10:30 – 11:30
Thinking about Car’s Whereabouts
Makoto Tsukai,
Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University

Wednesday, May 24, 13:00 – 14:00
Impacts of Automotive Vehicle on our Society in the Context of Sustainable City and Transport Development
Katsutoshi Ohta, Professor Emeritus
The University of Tokyo

Thursday, May 25, 10:30 – 11:30
Trends in Next-Generation Automotive Technologies Promoted by IT Corporations Interpreted through Patent Analysis
Kenichi Nakajima, Director
Director,Analytics & Technology Consulting Group, Landon IP GK

Thursday, May 25, 13:00 – 14:00
Future, Role and Potential of Automated Driving in Transportation Services
Tsutomu Araki, Senior Executive Director
Yamato Group Research Institute

Friday, May 26, 10:30 – 11:30
Cars, People, Communities, and Monozukuri
Kota Nezu, Creative Director
rimOnO Corporation

Friday, May 26, 13:00 – 14:00
The Commoditization of Cars and the Road Ahead for Automakers
Hiroto Suzuki, Partner
Arthur D. Little Japan, Inc.




Exhibits 1st and 2nd floor Concourse

The exhibits area retraces the steps of past cars that have used innovative technology to successfully respond to the turning points of their day.



Special Presentation

Development engineers from an automaker will give a behind-the-scenes look at, talk about their vision of, the development of a new vehicle.

Wednesday, May 24, 15:30 – 16:30
The NSX Super Sport Model: Overview and Vision for Its Development
Jason Widmer
Chief Engineer, NSX Performance Development Leader
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Thursday, May 25, 15:00 – 16:00
The Story of the Development of the Safety and Driving Performance-Oriented New Impreza/ XV
Kazuhiro Abe
Senioir Project General Manager, SUBARU Product and Portfolio Planning Division,
Subaru Corporation

Friday, May 26, 15:30 – 16:30
Development of the NISSAN NOTE e-POWER
Chief Powertrain Engineer, Powertrain Engineering Division
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 

Free online advance registration.
Number of seats: approximately 300 (includes both advance and on-the-day registration) Auditorium: includes both seats with and without desks

Venue: F201 and F202, Annex Hall, 2nd floor


Ride & Drive

Experience the appeal of new vehicles featuring the latest technologies on public roads?

Driving Course:4 km
Duration:15 min.

Honda NSX
Toyota Prius PHV
Toyota Mirai
Mazda CX-5


Commercial Vehicle Zone

Environmental and Safety Technologies in World-Leading Commercial Vehicles

This zone features exhibits by three manufacturers (Hino Motors, Ltd., Isuzu Motors Limited, and UD Trucks Corporation), gathering the latest vehicles and products boasting high reliability and incorporating environmental and safety technologies under one roof.


2017 Spring Annual Congress Forums * Free admission

Consult the website for forum descriptions and further details.

Special 70th Anniversary Presentation

Thursday, May 25, 16:25 – 17:25
The Power of Sports: Dreams, Challenges, Future

Kaori Yamaguchi
University of Tsukuba 

Facilitator: Hiroshi Takemura (Chairman of the 70th Anniversary Implementation Committee)
Planning: JSAE 70th Anniversary Implementation Committee

Sports teach us that what once seemed impossible is made possible by ongoing efforts to achieve our dreams. People take up the challenge to achieve a technique no one else has, or to open up new horizons. The history of tackling challenges ties into the evolution of humanity and opens the door to the future. The Japan of today was reached by opening the door to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. What future will the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games lead to?

Main Hall, Conference Center


Through 30 minute presentations, exhibitors provided detailed information on topics including product technology, companies and the industry.

Venue: Harbor Lounge, Room1 ,Room2,Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor  
Number of seats: approximately 100 (includes both advance and on-the-day registration).
Auditorium: includes both seats with and without desks.