The operations of the Tokyo Midtown Design Hub are under the direction of
four institutions who think about the future in terms of design.
Established in 1969, the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) serves as Japan’s only institution with comprehensive advocacy towards the discipline of design. JDP operates the Good Design Award ("G" Mark) program, which has been continuing for over a half-century, disseminates information about design throughout Japan and around the world, and is engaged in various design promotion initiatives, such as supporting business through the use of design and human-resource training across the field of design.
Business hours : Weekday 9:00-17:00 / Closed : Saturday, Sunday, & holiday
Established in 1978, Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA) is the only association for graphic designers in Japan with some 2,800 members today. It utilizes the power of graphic design to improve the quality of communication environment by carrying out a variety of activities: publishing yearbooks, textbooks, and other publications; holding exhibitions and seminars; contributing to community revitalization and governmental policies through design; and protection of copyrights in design.
Business hours : Weekday 10:00-18:30 / Closed : Saturday, Sunday, & holiday
Ever since Musashino Art University's (MAU) establishment in 1929, our mission has been to nurture artists and designers equipped with fresh creative perspectives. MAU plays an active role in the realms of fine art and design education, and many of our graduates are forging outstanding careers around the world in these fields. MAU aims to utilize the Design Lounge as a new hub to offer relevant information on design-related issues, and to provide industry, academia, and society with a venue to promote further exchanges.
Business hours : Weekday 11：00-18：00 / Closed : Saturday, Sunday, & holiday
The International Design Liaison Center engages with private enterprise, designers, and students through an alliance of six academic research institutes overseas who own highly distinctive curricula, such as design strategy, design management, and design engineering. The center promotes design methodology in the 21st century, and supports the training of globally competitive human resources. Housed within the Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, a dedicated space (total 208 m2) is available for meetings and seminars to support the creation of events for active presentations and networking opportunities.
Business hours : Weekday 11:00-18:00 / Closed : Saturday, Sunday, & holiday