Podcast Program
SIAF Director's Lounge

This newly launched podcast is a program in which Director OGAWA converses with a
guest from a field that differs each time. Through various topics, they talk about the future, which is the keyword for SIAF2024.

In Hide's One Minute Keyword for SIAF2024, OGAWA introduces one keyword each time that can be a hint to explore SIAF2024.

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*Please note that the most episodes are available only in Japanese. Some episodes will be in English.


Vol. 04: Wednesday, July 27 *This episode is available only in Japanese.
[Guest: TANAKA Kensuke (Chairperson of Tanaka Gakuen / Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Special Advisor)]

The guest speaker for the fourth episode is TANAKA Kensuke, Chairperson of Tanaka Gakuen / Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Special Advisor. Today’s topic is “Education”. With his unique point of view as a former professional baseball player, TANAKA shares his stories from how he has got engaged in education after his baseball careers including Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and San Francisco Giants, to what he is currently challenging at the elementary school he has established in April 2022.


Vol. 03: Wednesday, July 13 *This episode is available only in Japanese.
[Guest: Mayunkiki (SIAF2020 Ainu Culture Coordinator)]

The guest speaker for the third episode is Mayunkiki. She was the Ainu Culture Coordinator of SIAF2020 which was canceled due to the impact of COVID-19. In this episode, she and Director OGAWA discuss together the behind the scenes of Upaste, the Ainu sub-theme for SIAF2024 prepared by Mayunkiki. She talks about the process and ideas for when she coins Ainu terms while explaining Upaste and Usa Mosir un Askay Utar Sapporo otta Uekarpa (Sapporo International Art Festival in Ainu).


Vol. 02: Wednesday, June 29 *This episode is available only in Japanese.
[Guest: MATSUSHIMA Michiaki (Editor-in-Chief of WIRED Japan)]

The guest speaker for the second episode is MATSUSHIMA Michiaki, Editor-in-Chief of WIRED Japan.
WIRED is known as a “media that implements the future”. While OGAWA was interviewed by MATSUSHIMA for the WIRED Japan VOL.45 “as a Tool” which was published on June 13, in this podcast episode, the interviewer is switched.
For surviving the climate crisis, and for heading toward the future, what can we see as a “tool”? How can we expand the concept of a “tool”? In this episode’s conversation, you can find some hints for future orientation.
Visit wired.jp for the OGAWA’s interview (the article is in Japanese)


Vol. 01: Wednesday, June 15 *This episode is available only in Japanese.
[Guest: AKIMOTO Katsuhiro (Mayor of Sapporo/Chair of SIAF Executive Committee)] 

OGAWA welcomes AKIMOTO Katsuhiro, Mayor of Sapporo, for the first episode.
They talk about the theme of SIAF2024 "LAST SNOW", the meaning of "snow" which is very close to Sapporo, and their thoughts and expectations for SIAF2024, while setting their viewpoints on the future.