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A variety of events were held in association with the G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa.
The events were very well attended, and allowed visitors to interact with various communication robots and to experience state-of-the-art ICT technologies first-hand.

For pictures of the events, please see the Photo Gallery.
ICT in Town
Commemorating the G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa
ICT Open Day in Takamatsu Central Shopping Mall

When: 11:00-18:00 (closes at 17:00 on Apr 30)
April 28 (Thu) - 30 (Sat) Where:Takamatsu Central Shopping Mall
(Hyogomachi, West Kataharamachi, East Kataharamachi, Lion Dori, Marugamemachi, Minamishinmachi, Tokiwacho, Tamachi)
[The stage will be in the plaza under the Marugamemachi Ichibangai Dome on April 29 (Fri, public holiday) - 30 (Sat)]
● Smartphone Town Rally
With your smartphone, go around to 7 checkpoints in the shopping mall.
Hold up your smartphone, and collect the different characters that appear!
Collect 4 or more, and take part in the raffle to win a prize.
* Check out the website (Japanese only) for the locations of the rally point signs.
Over the 3 days, 7 participants in total will each win a Fire HD 8 Tablet The first 750 participants will also be able to choose 1 of 3 fantastic giveaways!
* Numbers are limited and are subject to availability.
Get your smartphone ready before you leave for town
Download the special "Smartphone Town Rally" app (Japanese only)
● Stage events
Take a commemorative "G7 Summit" photo with some local characters!

All the local shopping mall characters will be there!

When:
(1) 11:30
(2) 15:00
April 29 (Fri, public holiday)
Where: Plaza under the Marugamemachi Ichibangai Dome
* Remember to bring your smartphone or camera if you want to take a photo.

Variety show featuring popular characters

Have fun at the quiz & photo session!

When:
(1) 11:30
(2) 15:00
April 30 (Sat)
Where: Plaza under the Marugamemachi Ichibangai Dome
* Remember to bring your smartphone or camera if you want to take a photo.

Experience "VoiceTra," a voice translation app!

Try the app and receive an original balloon!

When:
11:00 -18:00
April 29 (Fri, public holiday) - 30 (Sat)
Where:Plaza under the Marugamemachi Ichibangai Dome

Live smartphone broadcast by foreigners

Foreigners will use their smartphones to report live on local attractions and delights from tourist spots and events in Takamatsu City.

When:
(1) 11:20
(2) 14:50
April 29 (Fri, public holiday) - 30 (Sat)
Where: Plaza under the Marugamemachi Ichibangai Dome

For more detailed event information, please see the Takamatsu City website (Japanese only).

For queries about the Smartphone Town Rally and stage events, please contact the Information Policy Section, General Affairs Bureau, Takamatsu City

Tel +81-87-839-2170

Hands-on Exhibition of Advanced Technology

When: 10:00-18:00
April 28 (Thu) - May 8 (Sun)
Where: e-Topia Kagawa (Information and Telecommunication Interchange Room)

(1) Come play with communication robots!
Experience real communication robots equipped with artificial intelligence, sensor networks and other state-of-the-art technology. Meet Sota (a talking robot), TELENOID (a compact, remote-operated android) and PALRO (a healing robot).

(2) First ever Japanese exhibition of digital artworks by teamLabo, a crew of ultra-technologists
A mysterious world of beautiful flowers and butterflies, expressed using digital technology. What happens when you touch the butterflies? Come and see for yourself.
ICT Forum on the Future of ICT and Local Communities Closed

When: 13:30-17:00, April 21 (Thu)
Where: Small Hall 1, 4F, Sunport Hall Takamatsu

Free admission. Limited to 300 people (advance application required; accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis)
[Part 1] Digital Experience for Happiness
What technology can do for people's joy and happiness (tentative)

[Part 2] Panel Discussion
ICT and Urban Development: Looking to 2030
ICT Fair

When: 10:30-17:45, April 28 (Thu) - 30 (Sat)
Where: Citizens Gallery, 1F, Sunport Hall Takamatsu

Information will be communicated widely across the prefecture, covering Kagawa's distinctive ICT initiatives and future examples of ICT applications.

For more detailed event information, please see the special e-Topia website (Japanese only).

For queries about the Hands-on Exhibition of Advanced Technology, the ICT Forum on the Future of ICT and Local Communities, and the ICT Fair, please contact e-Topia Kagawa (Information and Telecommunication Interchange Room)

Tel +81-87-822-0111

Exhibition on the "Adoption of ICT throughout Society for 2020"

When: 10:30-17:45, April 28 (Thu) - 30 (Sat)
Where: Sunport Takamatsu Exhibition Hall and Decks Galleria

Kagawa's Takamatsu City is the site for a presentation of Japan's cutting-edge ICT by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) as it works towards "Adoption of ICT throughout Society for 2020."

For queries about the "Adoption of ICT throughout Society for 2020" exhibition, please contact the International Policy Division, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Tel +81-3-5253-5374

Exhibition: A Future You Can Feel and Experience

Google Street View

On display are the Google Cultural Institute's "Made in Japan" series which showcases Japanese culture, and the Google Street View Car which photographed the Tohoku area following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Amuse oneself: State-of-the-art drone and video recording

In addition to seeing the world’s most advanced drone, experience the virtual reality of 360° video footage recorded by the drone.

Google Street View

On display are the Google Cultural Institute's "Made in Japan" series which showcases Japanese culture, and the Google Street View Car which photographed the Tohoku area following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Amuse oneself: State-of-the-art drone and video recording

In addition to seeing the world’s most advanced drone, experience the virtual reality of 360° video footage recorded by the drone.

Cactus

Toyota: Personal mobility

Try riding the “Winglet,” a personal transport assistant robot that makes getting around fun.

Nissan: Personal mobility

On display is the NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT, an ultra-compact electric vehicle that offers new options for the ever diversifying needs of next-generation urban development.

PS Solutions: Personal mobility

Introduction to “Setouchi Karen”,which offers the most enjoyable way to get around Teshima Island.

When: 10:30-17:45, April 28 (Thu) - 30 (Sat)
Where: Decks Galleria

An exhibition by firms participating in the IoT Acceleration Lab. Experience the future, including a ride on Toyota's "Winglet" personal transport assistant robot, plus video footage from, and an exhibition of a Google Street View Car.

For queries about the "A Future You Can Feel and Experience" exhibition, please contact the Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Tel +81-3-3501-0397

Map of Sunport Takamatsu

◎ Please use public transportation when travelling to the venues.

During the events, the roads will become extremely congested. Please avoid travelling to the venues by car.

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