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Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology recommended event and lecture "Information Society and Traditional Culture" was held.

Ms. Mineko Tanaka gave a lecture titled "Information Society and Traditional Culture.The annual event was explained in detail.

Ms. Mineko Tanaka (President of Tomitaya Co., Ltd.), who conveys a traditional lifestyle while preserving machiya houses in Kyoto, gave a lecture titled "Information Society and Traditional Culture" at the Kyoto Station Satellite Hall of Kyoto Institute of Information on Friday, November 9, as an event recommended by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Education and Culture Week and a lecture for the Kyoto Prefectural University.While introducing traditional Japanese events, Mr. Tanaka said, "Whenever you challenge something new, not only in the field of IT, please study history.There will always be hidden clues," he stressed.

In his lecture, Mr. Tanaka explained in detail the annual events starting from "New Year" and "Kagami-biraki".We also explained about "Shitsuzukuri", decorating for events and seasons.Concerned about the current situation where the event is disappearing and being forgotten, he said, "I hope that all of you who study IT and are active in the world of IT will learn about and protect the traditional culture that Japan is proud of.

Mr. Tanaka's townhouse "Tondaya" (Tondaya: Ichijo-agaru, Omiya-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City), which he continues to protect as a kimono merchant, was built about 130 years ago.It is characterized by the fact that it retains the style unique to the Nishijin merchant house among the Kyoto machiya.It was designated as a registered tangible cultural property in 1999 and as an important building in the Kyoto City landscape in 2007.Ms. Tanaka has held a number of important positions, including director of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry Women's Association and executive director of the International Kyoto Studies Association.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has designated the week including Culture Day (November 3) (November 1-7) as "Education and Culture Week" in order to deepen the public's understanding of education and culture and to promote its enrichment.The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) and KCG agree with the purpose and hold various recommended events.

Mr. Tanaka stressed, "Before taking on a new challenge, be sure to study history.