NewsPicks x 2017 Tokyo Motor Show: Special Events and Live Coverage


NewsPicks Inc., a group company of Uzabase Inc. (TSE Mothers: 3966), will collaborate with the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) during 27 October-5 November 2017, and launch events in JAMA's theme exhibition "Tokyo Connected Lab 2017".

Furthermore, it will be the first time for NewsPicks to try the broadcasting of live events through its smartphone app (NewsPicks). In addition, feature reports and original news articles about the 2017 TMS will be delivered through the app under the tab “Beyond the Motor” before and throughout the event (during 4–17 October­ and 27 October­–5 November, respectively).

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 is themed with “Beyond the Motor”, and around 150 enterprises and organisations across 10 countries worldwide will participate in the event at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center.

“Tokyo Connected Lab 2017” is aimed at enabling visitors to gain an understanding of the new values brought by the future of a mobile society and its connection with our daily lives more easily. Three participatory programmes—The Future, The Maze, and The Meet Up— will be held at the exhibition, and NewsPicks is the producer and co-organiser for The Meet Up talk sessions and pitching events. Please refer to the below information for more details.


1. Talk Session: The Future of a Mobile Society from the Eyes of Top Industry Runners


We will hold talk sessions to look into the future of a mobile society and the potential it holds with top runners from various industries, in addition to professionals in the automobiles industry.


<List of Topics>

 / Kaname Hayashi × Wataru Baba × Tomoharu Hijikata
 / Tsutomu Wakitani × Hideshi Hamaguchi
 / Yoshiki Ishikawa × Yoichi Ochiai
 / Yohei Sadoshima × Akihiro Nishino × Kenji Kohashi × Keishi Ohtomo
 / Asako Hoshino × Fumiaki Koizumi × Masamichi Toyama
 / Akio Yamamoto × Satoshi Sugie × Tsuyoshi Morioka

*Note: The NewsPicks app needs to be updated to the latest version to enable the streaming of these talk sessions. Please update your NewsPicks app through the links below.

- iOS:
- Android:


2. Pitching Event: A Presentation of Selected Innovative Ideas


Organised by JAMA and supported by Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support, this event welcomes executives and managers from venture companies who have passed our prior examinations to present their revolutionary products and services that challenge our understanding on the traditional automobile industry.


Official website for “The Meet Up”:


<Venture Companies to Join Us> 

- Hmcomm
- Global Mobility Service
- Nextremer
- Future Standard


<Pitching Contest Judges>

- Yoichi Ochiai (Media Artist, Advisor to President and Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba, Head of Digital Nature Group)
- Satoshi Sugie (CEO of WHILL, Inc.)
- Automobile manufacturers (Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor, Subaru, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus, etc.)
- Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support
- Norihiko Sasaki (NewsPicks Editor-in-Chief)


3. Limited-Time NewsPicks Tab “Beyond the Motor”


The limited-time tab “Beyond the Motor” is aimed to enable you to feel the future of mobility where new services and ideas are incubated one after another to enrich our lives, in addition to learning about new technologies. Under this tab, we will offer free NewsPicks originals and news reports on the 2017 TMS, as well as carefully selected news and articles from our media partners.



- Season 1: 4 October 2017–17 October 2017
- Season 2: 27 October 2017–5 November 2017


<Line-Up for Original Articles by NewsPicks Brand Design>

- Series: The Future of Mobility
- Why Don’t Cars Fly?
- Evolving Cars, Evolving Streets
- Vehicle Insurance: Drastically Changing Along with Commercialisation of Automated Driving
- Mobility for Super Ageing Population


<Media Partners>

- MIT Technology Review
- New Model MagX


About NewsPicks (Japanese Edition)


Launched in September 2013, NewsPicks is an economic news platform equipped with social networking functions. In addition to articles from 90 foreign and domestic media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, the service also delivers original articles by the NewsPicks editorial staff. NewsPicks users can check comments by prominent figures and experts from a variety of industries, thereby gaining an understanding of news from various perspectives.

With the NewsPicks Premium Service (JPY 1,500/month; JPY 1,400/month for the iOS version), users can access NewsPicks original content and read carefully selected articles from the world’s top media sources, such as The Wall Street Journal. In addition, NewsPicks also offers the NewsPicks Academia subscription (JPY 5,000/month), which enables users to participate in special lectures by well-known industry professionals and delivers NewsPicks Books each month.


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About Uzabase Inc. and NewsPicks Inc.


Company Name: Uzabase, Inc.
Date of Establishment: 1 April 2008
Representatives: Co-Chief Executive Officers Yusuke Inagaki, Yusuke Umeda
Securities Code: 3966 (TSE Mothers)
Registered Capital: JPY 1,306 million (as of end-June 2017)
Address: 10F, Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013


Company Name: NewsPicks Inc.
Date of Establishment: 1 April 2015
Representative: Chief Executive Officer Yusuke Inagaki
Address: 10F, Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013


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