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Educational Seminars / Workshop
Intensive educational seminars are held periodically over a few days for young designers. The courses, given by leading designers, consist of both lectures and workshops.

Research and study
Research and studies are planned and conducted under forward-looking themes such as environmental issues and packaging, universal design and packaging in local industries. The results are available in ‘The Forest of Information’ corner on the JPDA official site and reported in seminars for briefing. In addition, local workshops are held in various regions actively.

D-8 JDM (Japan Design Museum) Workshop / Design Protection Activity
Along with the Council of the Design Association of Japan (D-8), JPDA is collaborating on some projects under the guidance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. These include the protection of copyright design, research into strategic application of design and planning for the establishment of a design museum.