A future-oriented IT festival that explores the new connection of local regions and technology


Under the slogan of “Thinking about the future of Fukuyama with the strength of IT”, the festival offers programming tryouts for children and exhibitions of cutting edge technology.  The overall event targets all generations from preschoolers and elementary school children to high school and college students and working people.

The executive committee consists of NTT West (headquarters: Osaka, Japan / CEO: Kazutoshi Murao) and Castalia Co., Ltd (registered headquarters: Nagano, Japan / headquarters: Tokyo, Japan / CEO: Satoshi Yamawaki). The festival is co-organized with Fukuyama City and is supported by Fukuyama City Education Board.


IGNITION FUKUYAMA connects Fukuyama City and the future by way of technology.  Just as the name says, the event aims to become an “ignition device” for every generation to feel and learn something new from talk shows and tryouts of cutting edge technology and eventually take action.


Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Location: Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Admission: Free of charge
Targets: Preschoolers, elementary school children, junior high school students, high school students, college students, working people

Official website:             https://www.igntn.net/


- Ignition Talk (talk session): Lectures by people in the frontline of AI & robots, starting business, programming technology, design, career starting, SNS & media and programming education.

- Operation Programming: Targeting elementary/junior high school students and their parent, this is one of the largest programming tryout events in Japan.

“Ozobot de Go! in Fukuyama” makes Ozobot the micro-robot explore the city of Fukuyama; a programming workshop features “RoBoHoN”, a robot developed in the local Hiroshima by Sharp Corporation; another workshop is instructed by smart systems majors at Fukuyama University who will teach how to move the robots.

- Special exhibition: Displays and tryout booths of VR and drones.