In July the Urban Lab of the UUA chair was invited to join six other universities in attending the International Asian Rim seminar organized by Saga University in Japan. Ten students from Eindhoven as well as professors Marcel Musch and Jochem Groenland stayed for eight days in the small town of Hizen-Hama-Shuku, which was the location of the project. 

Prior to the International Workshop in Hizen-Hama-Shuku, part of the Dutch team visited the Japanese cities Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. In preparation of the trip, students researched the Japanese concept of space and the Metabolist movement.

Tokyo, as seen from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.