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History of JDF
1981

Nov. Japan Design Foundation Established
1982

Feb. Basic theme and fundamental idea decided for the International Design Festival, Osaka
Oct. International Design Seminar ('82, '85)
1983

Feb. International Design Symposium ('83, '85, '86)
May Screening for the 1st Awards, Osaka (held every other year until the 10th Awards, '01)
Aug. Final judging for the 1st Competition, Osaka (held every other year until the 10th Competition, '01. From 2002, the Competition was renewed and restarted.)
Oct. International Design Exhibition, Osaka (held every other year until the 10th Exhibition, '01)
Nov. Design Forum Osaka ('83, '85)
1984

Mar. °»Design Scene°… starts (ended in March '02, #54)
Aug. International Design Camp, Matsumoto ('84, '86, '88, '90, '92)
1985

Oct. Visit by the Crown Prince and Princess to the 2nd Design Exhibition
1986

May. International Design Competition Prize-winning Works Exhibition - Stuttgart, Germany (hereafter, the Exhibition was held in various locations in Japan, '86-'92, and '94-'96)
1987

Feb. International Design Convention ('87-'93)
May. Office move from Semba Center Building to present location
1990

Aug. Designers interaction group visited Pan-Pacific countries ('90-'94)
Oct. Pan-Pacific Design Forum ('90-'93)
1991

Dec. Commemorative ceremony and symposium of the 10th anniversary of JDF's founding
1993

Feb. Singapore Design Fair
Dec. Asia Pacific Design Network set up
Malaysia Design Fair (Kuala Lumpur)
1994

Jul. Asia Pacific Design Exchange Missions ('94, '95)
Aug. JDF Design Forum ('94, '98-'02)
Nov. Asia Pacific Design Conference ('94-'02)
Exchange Activities for Foreign Design Students ('94-'03)
Dec. Design Cooperation Promotion Program, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines ('94-'98), Indonesia ('94-'97, '99)
1995

Jul. Design Policy Advisers for long-term stay dispatched, Indonesia ('95, '96, '97)
1996

Feb. Asia Pacific Design Exchange Mission ('96, '97, '99-'02)
1997

Mar. Internet website set up
1998

Jul. Study on Master Plan for Promotion, Indonesia (to '00)
Asia Design Network Promotion (to '01)
Nov. Design Cooperation Promotion Program, China ('98-'02)
1999

Sep. Design Cooperation Promotion Program, Vietnam ('99-'02)
2000

Feb. Study on the Strengthening of Enterprise Management Capabilities, Jordan (to '02); Workshop ('01)
2001

Jun. Asia Design Action Plan Program (to '03)
Design Study Mission ('01, '02)
Jul. Design Promotion Center Development Advisers dispatched, Indonesia ('01, '02), Vietnam
2002

Sep. Distribution of E-mail Magazine started
Sep.-Nov. Overseas Design Case Study Seminar ('02, '03)
2003

Feb. International Design Competition Osaka 2003 (Entries accepted)
Oct. International Design Business Exchange Conference 2003
Nov. Design Cooperation Promotion Program, China, Laos ('03, '04)
2004

Jul and Dec. Design Management Strategy Forum
Sep. Asia Design Business Showcase (Shanghai)
Oct. Region-to-Region Initiative Project (Kansai Fair in Milan, 2004)
Nov. International Design Competition Osaka 2004 (Entries accepted.)
Asia Design Network Conference (Manila)
2005

Sep. Start of Storm Consortium Project
Asia Design Network Conference 2005 (Osaka, Japan)
Oct. International Design Competition Osaka 2005(Entries accepted.)
2006

Sep. International Design Competition 2006 (Entries accepted.)
Participation in Sanghai Design Biennial 2006
Nov. Asia Design Network Conference 2006 (Singapore)
Dec. Overseas Design Management Seminar
2007

Jul. [Storm Consortium] New Product development seminar with Design Seminar
[Storm Consortium] Company collaboration & business maching conferance
Sep. International Design Competition 2007 (Entries accepted.)
Design Coordinator Course
Nov. The Design Strategy Forum
Asia Design Network Conference 2007 (Malasia)
2008

Jan. The First °»JDF Get-together°…
Seminar °»DESIGN CULTIVATION - Study on Korea Design-°…
(Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)
May. Seminar °»Design Situation in India°…
Jul. Corporate Management Design Forum
Aug. International Design Competition Osaka 2008 (Entries accepted.)
Sep. Design Coordinator Course
Oct. International Design Seminar
Nov. Asia Design Network Conference 2008 (Osaka, Japan)
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